New IBSA sport Chairs appointed
Date: November 26, 2021
The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Executive Board have appointed the Chairs for seven sport committees following a call for applications.
The committees are responsible for elements of the management of the sports such as the competition calendar, rules and development.
An application process was launched in October following the election of the new Executive Board, asking applicants to outline their motivations and experience. The board met in early November in Samsun, Turkey, to review all nominees and decide on who would be best to lead each committee for the next four years.
Several existing Chairs were reappointed. These include Sorin Lapadatu for IBSA Chess and Nezam Dodel for IBSA Powerlifting.
Fresh appointments include Elias Mastoras of Greece to the IBSA Football Committee, covering blind and partially sighted football, and Aurora Zanolin of Italy to IBSA Goalball. Janos Tardos, the former Sport Director on the IBSA Judo Committee, will now lead the sport.
Croatia’s Ruza Markesic and Zdenek Barlok of Czech Republic are the new Chairs for ninepin and tenpin bowling, respectively.
The Chair positions for IBSA Showdown and IBSA Torball are vacant.
IBSA Football – Elias Mastoras
IBSA Goalball – Aurora Zanolin
IBSA Judo – Janos Tardos
IBSA Chess – Sorin Lapadatu
IBSA Ninepin Bowling – Ruza Markesic
IBSA Powerlifting – Nezam Dodel
IBSA Tenpin Bowling – Zdenek Barlok
IBSA Showdown – vacant
IBSA Torball – vacant