As of June 1st, 2018 the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) will change its sports structure and hire a delegate for Bobsleigh and a delegate for Skeleton. Numerous applications were reviewed and analyzed by the IBSF in the past days and as a result Jos Mattli (SUI) and Michael Grünberger (AUT) were appointed as delegates for Bobsleigh respectively Skeleton. The delegates will work closely with the coordinators of each series as well as the various IBSF committees. Additionally, they will be responsible for the development of the Jury and Material Controllers. Under the successful leadership and in close cooperation with our sports secretary Martin Kerbler they will report to the Secretary General Heike Groesswang. They will also be present at future Executive Committee Meetings to report on sport specific matters in coordination and cooperation with the Vice-President of Sports.
Ivo Ferriani: „Recent years have shown that the activities in the sports sector, i.e. in the bob and skeleton areas - actually the core areas of our Federation - have been growing steadily. In consultation with our Vice-president Sport, Darrin Steele, we have become aware of the necessity to appoint one expert for each of these areas. These experts will deal in detail with the respective discipline. With Jos Mattli, our experienced World Cup Coordinator, and Michael Grünberger, a former athlete and successful coach, we have now to staff members who combine the specific expertise with their passion for our sports. Together with Martin Kerbler, our reliable, well experienced Sports Secretary, who is as passionate as they are, this new staff structure of our sports sector will further enhance the professionalism and efficiency of our Federation. Together with the Coordinators of the various series and our Sports and Material Committees they will contribute decisively to the future of our Federation. We are looking forward to the cooperation.”
Michael Grünberger: “It will be a new situation for me to be part of the International Federation. I am very excited to actually shape the skeleton sports in an active role. This is a great opportunity. With the wide experience of my colleagues I am sure we will make a difference in the next four years!”
Jos Mattli: “I have been functioning in a similar position in the past years interim already. I am even happier working with Michael Grünberger as a colleague for Skeleton as I know him as a very experienced and reliable coach from the World Cups for many years.”
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