LAUSANNE: Raffaele Chiulli, president of world powerboat federation UIM, has been confirmed as interim leader of GAISF – the Global Association of International Sports Federations – after the death of Patrick Baumann.

Chiulli, who will hold office through to next May’s general assembly, is also president of ARISF, the Association of Recognised International Sports Federations.

Speaking at the opening of the IF Forum in Lausanne today, Dr Chiulli reinforced his commitment to GAISF’s alignment with the International Olympic Committee and to GAISF’s future as an effective service provider to its members.

Council also confirmed the appointment of current head of administration Philippe Gueisbuhler as GAISF director.

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