|17 May 2008|
Ingo Weiss, the president of the German Basketball Federation has been elected as a new member of the Board of FIBA Europe, by the delegates of the General Assembly in Malta, May 17.
Weiss, 44, who takes the position vacated by the late Peter Klingbiel, has been involved with the German Federation since 1994, serving as its vice-president before becoming president in 2006.
|Ingo Weiss is FIBA Europe's new Board member|
"Ingo Weiss is without any doubt an accomplished, hard-working person, who has proved how much he cares about basketball. He is more than an ideal candidate to continue the work of Peter," said FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin.
Weiss received the majority of the delegate votes in the first round of voting and consequently was elected immediately. The two other candidates were Mindaugas Balciunas of Lithuania and Mirsad Donlagic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
"I saw the very good work done by FIBA Europe when I watched the presentation made by (Secretary General) Nar Zanolin (in the General Assembly 2008) and when I saw it, I felt that I would be proud to support this work and help with new ideas for the future of the sport in the spirit of the late Peter Klingbiel," said Weiss.
"I would also like to say how proud I am to take the place (in the Board) and remember Peter's great work for European and German basketball."
|Clyde Puli, Malta's Secretary for Youth & Sport|
Delegates from 46 FIBA Europe member countries attended the General Assembly at the town of St. Julian's in Malta.
Clyde Puli, Malta's Parliamentary Secretary for Youth & Sport, opened the day's proceedings.