New Zealand's Robert Henderson has been elected as the new President of the World Air Sports Federation (FAI) for a four-year term. Henderson assumed the role at the 112th FAI General Conference in Luxor in Egypt.
Upon his proposal, the FAI General Conference bestowed the title of President of Honour upon the outgoing Frits Brink.
The General Conference also saw Azerbaijan become an active FAI class 10 member and Palestine become a temporary FAI member.
“Air sports are a very important part of The World Games programme. We are confident that under Mr Henderson’s guidance the FAI will continue to be a strong supporter for the development of our Games, the next edition of which will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2021”, says IWGA President José Perurena.
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 15-25 July 2021. 3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in the Games.