It was a special occasion when FIH President Tayyab Ikram met with former FIH Presidents Juan Ángel Calzado and Leandro Negre in Barcelona. 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. This marked the first time that three past FIH Presidents gathered together at the same place and time.
During the meeting, President Ikram expressed his honor and respect for Juan Ángel Calzado, who had been his mentor and predecessor at the helm of hockey’s world governing body from 1996 to 2001. They exchanged a FIH memento, making the interaction particularly meaningful. The meeting took place at the site of the first FIH Hockey World Cup (Men’s) in 1971, adding historical significance to the gathering.
In addition to this meaningful exchange between the FIH Presidents, President Ikram also had important discussions with EuroHockey President Marcos Hofmann. They discussed the development of hockey and how FIH and EuroHockey can work together to support the growth of the sport. President Ikram expressed his gratitude for the hospitality he received during his time in Barcelona and looked forward to more collaborations and interactions in the future.