The new Board of the Polish University Sport Association has been elected ©AZS

The Polish University Sport Association (AZS) elected its new Executive Board in Warsaw during its General Assembly.

AZS President Alojzy Nowak, who is the rector of Warsaw University, was returned for another four-year term.

The vice-president positions were also filled with the re-elections of International University Sports Federation (FISU) vice-president Marian Dymalski and European University Sports Association President Adam Roczek.

Dariusz Piekut will remain as the AZS secretary general.

Organisers took into consideration the ongoing threat of COVID-19 when hosting the General Assembly, with numbers restricted to those necessary and in-line with Government guidelines.

Non-essential personnel were able to participate online.

Alojzy Nowak has been re-elected as AZS President ©AZS
Alojzy Nowak has been re-elected as AZS President ©AZS

During the Assembly, the AZS honoured 16 students with the Medal of Bronisław Czech, which is given to exceptional athletes.

Those included in receiving the honour were four-time Summer Universiade gold medallist and four-time world champion hammer thrower Paweł Fajdek, Nordic combined competitor Adam Cieślar, 10-time international medallist in swimming Konrad Czerniak and Summer Universiade shot put silver medallist Paulina Guba.

Others recognised include snowboarder Oskar Kwiatkowski and speed skater Jan Szymański, who are both Winter Universiade medallists.

Other representatives of the AZS received the title of honorary member, including Alexander Ronikier who is also a FISU honorary member.

The President of the Polish Olympic Committee, Andrzej Krasnicki, was among those in attendance alongside representatives from Poland's Ministry of Sport and the Ministry of High Education.

In a speech, Krasnicki wished the new AZS Board good luck and hoped for a successful four-year term.