Dainius Zubrus, the Lithuanian who played more than 1,000 National Hockey League (NHL) games in a career that ended this year, has been elected as President of his national ice hockey federation - Hockey Lietuva - at what is a vital stage in its development.
International Judo Federation (IJF) President Marius Vizer has congratulated Battulga Khaltmaa after he was elected as Mongolia’s new leader.
European-only races at elite one-day meetings, to help the development of middle and long distance runners, are now being actively promoted internationally by the new European Athletics President, Svein Arne Hansen, who has used Mo Farah as an example of how to improve by racing at the right level.
Svein Arne Hansen, narrowly beaten in the last European Athletics Presidential election, achieved his aim at the Congress in Bled today as he was voted in as replacement for the outgoing Hansjörg Wirz, who has been in office since 1999.
European Athletics will have a new President for the first time since 1999 tomorrow as its annual Congress, taking place this year in Bled, Slovenia, votes on which of three men will replace Hansjörg Wirz.