Pat McQuaid, president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), was elected to the council of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) during its 33rd general assembly, which took place in Denver, Colorado, on March 24 alongside the SportAccord conference.
At the first meeting of the newly-elected council, McQuaid was made an ASOIF vice-president. Denis Oswald was re-elected president of the association.
The ASOIF council is made up of the president and six members, who are all international federation presidents. One of those members is designated vice-president. All members are elected for a term of four years.
The ASOIF, which was founded in 1983 and is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, now has 26 members. Its main purpose is to defend the common interests of its member federations and to strengthen links between them, in order to promote their authority and independence.