Appointment of PR Sreejesh as Co-chairman of FIH Athletes Committee

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PR Sreejesh, the star goalkeeper of the Indian team, and Camila Caram, a defender from the Chile women's side, have been appointed as co-chairs of the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) newly formed Athletes Committee.

An Overview of the News

  • The FIH Athletes Committee acts as an advisory body, making recommendations to FIH bodies.

  • It is expected to contribute to the 'Athlete First' approach under FIH's 'Empowerment and Engagement' strategy.


  • Liaising with the Athletes Commission of the International Olympic Committee and other sports organizations.

  • To share information and research to develop the game of hockey globally.

PR Sreejesh:

  • He belongs to a farming family from Kizhakkambalam village in Ernakulam district of Kerala. He made his debut for India at the 2006 South Asian Games in Sri Lanka and has participated in three Summer Olympics.

  • He played a key role in India's gold medal win at the 2014 Asian Games and bronze medal at the 2015 FIH Hockey World League Final.

  • Recognized for his achievements, he received the Arjuna Award in 2015 and the Padma Shri in 2017.

About FIH

  • The Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH), commonly known as FIH, acts as the worldwide governing body for field hockey and indoor field hockey.

  • FIH is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, serving as the central hub for its operations.

  • The organization is responsible for managing and regulating major international tournaments in the field of hockey.

  • Among these tournaments, the Hockey World Cup stands out as one of the most prestigious events overseen by FIH.

Headquarters - Lausanne, Switzerland

President - Tayyab Ikram

Founded - 7 January 1924, Paris, France

CEO - Thierry Weil

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