FISU General Assembly Elects New President

International University Sports Federation (FISU) elected a new Executive Committee at the 32nd General Assembly on August 9, 2011 in Shenzhen, China. The board will be chaired by the French Claude-Louis Gallien, former 1st Vice-President of the federation. The former French University Hammer Throwing Champion won the election against incumbent George Killian (USA) with 76 votes to 67. Oleg Matytsin (RUS) was elected as 1st Vice-President Just shy of his 69th birthday, Mr Gallien holds a PhD in Biology and a State Doctorate in Natural Sciences.

Subsequently, newly elected FISU President Claude-Louis Gallien asking the FISU membership to grant incumbent FISU President George E. Killian the title of Honorary President for all his dedication and commitment to sport and university sport in particular. Mr. Gallien’s proposal was accepted by the Assembly with acclamation. The Assembly also voted to transfer the seat from Brussels, Belgium to Lausanne, Switzerland.