Aivaz Omorkanov, the new IIHF vice-president for Asia and Oceania, during his speech in September where he was elected to the council and ousted Hong Kong’s Thomas Wu in the process. Photo: IIHF
Aivaz Omorkanov, the new IIHF vice-president for Asia and Oceania, during his speech in September where he was elected to the council and ousted Hong Kong’s Thomas Wu in the process. Photo: IIHF

Beijing 2022: IIHF’s Aivaz Omorkanov aims to clean up Asian ice hockey and lift fortunes of underachieving regional teams

  • The youngest vice-president ever elected to the IIHF has his work cut out for him with Asian teams considered the paupers of global ice hockey
  • Gregory Smyth, who runs Hong Kong’s largest ice hockey organisation, the China Hockey Group, says he is excited to work with the new IIHF boss for the region

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
Aivaz Omorkanov, the new IIHF vice-president for Asia and Oceania, during his speech in September where he was elected to the council and ousted Hong Kong’s Thomas Wu in the process. Photo: IIHF
Aivaz Omorkanov, the new IIHF vice-president for Asia and Oceania, during his speech in September where he was elected to the council and ousted Hong Kong’s Thomas Wu in the process. Photo: IIHF
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