Former British ski racer and Secretary Basic of the FIS, Sarah Lewis OLY OBE, has been named as the brand new Deputy Secretary Basic of FISU, as of the first January 2023.
FISU, the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire, based in 1949, is the Worldwide College Sports activities Federation and a key driver to develop the position and attain of college sport world wide, together with staging bi-annual Winter Video games.
A former Workforce Nice Britain skier, having competed on the 1988 Olympic Winter Video games in Calgary, Lewis was Secretary Basic of the FIS – the Worldwide Ski and Snowboard Federation – for greater than 20 years.
“I’ve lengthy admired the work of FISU and have skilled first-hand the way in which its occasions have served as an vital stepping stone in the direction of success for a lot of Winter Olympians. On the identical time, it’s clear that worldwide sport is a extremely beneficial life expertise for all of the college and school college students served by FISU and its members,” mentioned Lewis. “I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to contribute to the long-term management of an organisation which is clearly so vital in serving to form so many younger lives.”
Simply days after taking on her put up, Lewis will be part of the FISU workforce guaranteeing the secure and profitable supply of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World College Video games.
Along with the competitions that includes 1000’s of the very best college winter sports activities athletes, the occasion will embody a FISU World Convention on the theme of Save Winter, geared toward addressing the problem confronted by winter sport on account of local weather change.
“FISU is delighted to have somebody of Sarah’s calibre as a confirmed chief in sport to affix our senior workforce as we glance to the long run,” mentioned FISU Performing President Leonz Eder, who added, “Sarah has beneficial expertise in all the important thing areas which are so vital to FISU: occasion administration, sourcing host cities, rising broadcast and business attraction, and doing all of this in a sustainable method. I’m certain she’s going to make an excellent and lasting contribution to the way in which through which FISU and our members present alternatives in sport and bodily exercise for college kids all around the world.”
“It has all the time been crucial to me and to my colleagues within the FISU management to make sure the organisation is in good palms as I method my anticipated retirement in 2025,” added FISU Secretary Basic and CEO Eric Saintrond, including, “Sarah and I’ve been colleagues in sport for a few years. Throughout 2023 and 2024, she could have the chance to assist lead the supply of a full two-year cycle of FISU World College Video games, FISU World College Championships and FISU World Cups, along with all our institutional conferences, earlier than I hand over to her after 40 years of exercise in FISU and 18 years as SG/CEO.”