Perurena re-elected as ICF president

José Perurena has today (Friday) been re-elected for a third term in office as president of the International Canoe Federation (ICF).

The 71-year-old Spaniard, who has led the ICF since 2008, was confirmed in the position for a further four years at the governing body’s congress in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Perurena (pictured with International Netball Federation president Molly Rhone), who also serves as president of the International World Games Association (IWGA) and is an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, stood unopposed for re-election.

Perurena’s re-election comes after ICF members yesterday (Thursday) approved a new governance proposal. The main changes see continental presidents added to the ICF Executive Committee, plus the assurance of representation of both genders across the three elected vice-president positions.

The vice-president positions were also decided today with Pan American Canoe Federation chief, Cécilia Farias of Argentina, being elected alongside German Canoe Federation president Thomas Konietzko and France’s three-time Olympic champion Tony Estanguet, who secured re-election.