FIH Media Release

Upcoming FIH Congress to be held virtually

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20 April 2021

Lausanne, Switzerland: After a thorough analysis, the FIH Executive Board (EB) recently decided to give the possibility to each National Association delegate to decide whether they would attend the 47th FIH Statutory Congress either onsite – in Delhi, India – or virtually via an online platform.

However, considering the latest information available about the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is worrying both in India and in many other countries of the world, as well as the impact of this situation on international travel, the EB has now decided, upon proposal from FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, to review its previous decision and instead opt for a virtual Congress only, on the same date (22 May 2021).

Even though the FIH Congress usually is a wonderful opportunity for the global hockey community members to meet in person, it has always been very clear for FIH that the first of the priorities should be the safety and health of all Congress delegates and their families.

The Congress agenda will be published on 22 April. It includes, amongst others, elections for the position of FIH President and for four positions of EB Ordinary Member.

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