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