01 Jun 2023

Petra Sörling, President of the International Table Tennis Federation, was elected to the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) Council this week at the umbrella body’s General Assembly.

“I cannot thank the members of ASOIF enough for entrusting me to help lead the organisation,” Sörling said in a statement.

“I am truly honoured and humbled to be elected as a Council member of the ASOIF. It is a privilege to serve alongside esteemed colleagues in shaping the future of international sports governance. I am committed to upholding the values of the Olympic Movement.”

“For forty years ASOIF has been integrate in advocating for member federations in the Olympic Movement, and I am excited to join that legacy. With the 2024 Olympics in Paris less than two years away, there is much to be done in preparations to ensure they are the best Olympic Games ever.”

This is the first time an ITTF representative is sitting on the ASOIF Council. The ITTF nominated Ms. Sörling after she was elected the first ever female president of the federation and her work advancing sustainability and gender equality in her sport.

The ASOIF Council, a governing body of the ASOIF, consists of a President and six Members, each representing different Federations. Ms. Sörling succeeds International Triathlon Union President Marisol Casado who has finished her final term. Ingmar De Vos (International Equestrian Federation), Morinari Watanabe (International Gymnastics Federation) were re-elected for a second term of office as Council members.

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