Franz Reindle became president of the World Ice Hockey Federation IIHF, aiming for the next phase of his career.
The 66-year-old has been frolicking for a long time and now he has announced his decision at the IIHF conference ahead of the World Cup in Riga. The German Ice Hockey Federation (DEP), a three-time Olympic bronze medalist from Innsbruck in 1976, was nominated on Saturday.
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I can only imagine it so well, I officially threw my hat into the ring and announced my candidacy, “Rindle said. SPORT1.
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Reindle is aiming for the victory of Swiss Rene Basel, who has announced his retirement after 27 years at the helm of the World Cup. His application must be confirmed by the IIHF by the end of June, after which the former national player is considered the official candidate. Rindell wants to present his plan before the election at the half-yearly conference in St. Petersburg / Russia in September.
Rindle has already played various roles in DEB
Karmich-Bartenkirchen native has been chairman of the DEB since 2014, for which he previously served as sports director, general secretary and briefly interim national coach in 2004 for various functions. He served as president of the organization at the 2001, 2010 and 2017 home world championships.
After being elected president, Rindle specialized in financially complex DEB and implemented massive advances in youth work as part of the “Powerplay 26” concept. Winning the Olympic silver in 2018 and advancing the national team to the World Cup semi-finals in Riga, as well as early victories at young stars Moritz Cedar (20) and Tim Stats (19). Since 2016 he has been a member of the Board IIHF Council of the World Association.
As a player, the former striker has won three German championship titles with SC Risersey and S.P. Celebrated with Rosenheim. With the national team he competed in nine World Championships and the Olympics in 1976, 1980 and 1984. Winning a bronze medal at Innsbruck is the highlight.