Another northern hemisphere winter is slowly drawing to a close and the indoor season is at a concluding stage in many countries.In the absence of a World Indoor Championship the season now ending is lacking a high profile conclusion with the result that athlete commitment, in many cases, has not been as absolute as otherwise might have been the case.
Every Association does, of course, continue to work with the normal everyday matters of administration and certainly I can verify that this is very much the case with the TWIF Executive. In mid January we had a meeting in London with a very intensive agenda covering matters both past and future.A lot of preparation is required for our Annual Congress in April with not only quite a number of resolutions to be tabled but also the election or re-election of the TWIF Executive.The latter has traditionally taken place only once every four years although that will change in the future.
It is already known that there will be at least one change in the Executive as Tony Martin has made it clear that he will not be standing for election again.I will have more to say about that later but at this stage I wish to state that Tony has been a key member of our group and will be missed a lot.
A week or so before our Congress in Sweden I am due to attend the Sportaccord Convention in Sochi, Russia. This is a very important event which brings together many International Federations and provides an opportunity for face to face meetings with officials from organisations which have major relevance for us. I will update on that in due course