Meeting between Xavier Cazaubon (FIPV) and Sheikh Ahmad (ACNO and OCA)

May 17, 2016

On the evening of 11th May in Mexico DF, in the framework of the side events of the FIFA Congress, the President of the FIPV, accompanied by the Vice President of Economy Lic. José Adolfo Murat, was welcomed by Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who is the Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, the President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

Sheikh Ahmad asked about the situation of our sport and about the actions developed by the FIPV since the last meeting held in the Congress of ANOC in Washington.  He invited the FIPV to participate in the Congress of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in Da Nang (Vietnam) on 23rd and 24th September 2016, and he reaffirmed his desire of having a formal presentation made by the FIPV at the plenary session of the General Assembly. He also requested the FIPV to participate in the General Assembly of ANOC in Doha (Qatar) on 13th and 14th of November 2016.

They all agreed to meet again on 12th May on the occasion of the visit of the President of ANOC to the headquarters of the Mexican Olympic Committee.

Later, during a working dinner, the CEO of the Olympic Council of Asia, Hussain Al Musallam, expressed his desire to see the FIPV working for its implementation in China, Hong Kong, the Central Asian Republics, India, Vietnam and Laos, with the support of the OCA. He defined the key points of a common strategy between the FIPV and the OCA to create an Asian Confederation of Pelota. He highlighted his enthusiasm towards the Frontball as an element for penetrating into new territories. He addressed the issues of the 2019 Pan American Games, as well as the 2024 Olympic Games.

He has organized a meeting in Mexico City between the FIPV and the President of the Olympic Committee of Hong Kong for May 12th. Other meetings, to be announced by the FIPV, are being arranged.

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