IOC President Thomas Bach and FIH President Tayyab Ikram met at the Olympic House – the IOC headquarters – on 3 May.

Tayyab Ikram updated Thomas Bach about the launch of the global development strategy of FIH – with engagement and empowerment as key pillars – that will occur at the next meeting of the FIH Executive Board which will take place precisely at the Olympic House on 6 June.

The 2024 Olympic Games and 2026 Youth Olympic Games, set to be staged in Paris and Dakar respectively, were also discussed, with President Ikram give a full preparation update.

Both Presidents also discussed a few political and security challenges that the Olympic movement is facing.

And the FIH President already extended a personal invitation to Thomas Bach to the future FIH events.

“I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to President Bach for his time, attention and advices, which are always very much welcome. We had really fruitful discussions and I look forward to the opening of our next EB meeting by Thomas Bach himself, at the Olympic House. This is a great honor for the global hockey community.”