on the FIG elections …

NORA SCHULER posted an insightful interview with Wolfgang Willam, unsuccessful candidate for vice president, current Executive Committee member.

Were you surprised that Bruno Grandi was re-elected by such a large majority?

I wasn’t surprised he was re-elected. But it was surprising that it was such a large majority since it was the first time he had two opponents. In this respect it was an impressive result for him personally.

I’m in Senegal, Africa right now. Bruno Grandi is extremely popular here. He’s been tireless in trying to help smaller nations grow FIG sports.

I’m looking forward to what he does in this last mandate, freed from the need to run again in 2016. From his most recent Newsletter (#67):

… the Codes of Points are a priority on my agenda. I am getting a variety and increasing number of signals telling me to revisit the format and handling of our competitions, which no longer meet the needs of our public. This is of utmost importance …

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