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FIDE President elected to SportAccord Council

Sochi, Russia: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of FIDE and International Mind Sports Association has been voted into the SportAccord Council as the representative of the Associate Members.

Mr. Ilyumzhinov was elected unanimously as the Associate Members’Council member after the other two candidates withdrew from the election.

“Mr. Illyumzhinov replaces Mr. Jose Perurena in the SportAccord Council. He also presented the award for the Sport Hero at the inaugural SportAccord EuronewsAwards ceremony organized in Sochi on Thursday evening. SportAccord welcomes Mr. Illyumzhinov into the Council and awaits his guidance and leadership.”

SportAccord website

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

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