During a recent meeting in Barcelona, FIH President Tayyab Ikram had the pleasure of meeting with two former FIH Presidents, Juan Ángel Calzado and Leandro Negre. The gathering also included EuroHockey President Marcos Hofmann, Spanish Hockey Federation President Santi Deo, and Real Club de Polo President Curro Espinós de Pascual. It was a special occasion as it brought together three past FIH Presidents at the same place at the same time.
At the meeting, President Ikram expressed his honor and respect for Juan Ángel Calzado, his predecessor at the helm of hockey’s world governing body from 1996 to 2001. The interaction between them was particularly meaningful as they exchanged a FIH memento. It was also significant that the meeting took place at the site of the first FIH Hockey World Cup (Men’s) in 1971, adding historical significance to the gathering.
In addition to this meaningful exchange between the FIH Presidents, President Ikram had important discussions with EuroHockey President Marcos Hofmann about developing hockey and how FIH and EuroHockey can work together to support its growth. He also expressed his gratitude for the hospitality he received during his time in Barcelona and looked forward to more collaborations and interactions in the future.