The legislative body of the IIHF

 

The general congress is the IIHF’s highest legislative body and makes decisions about the rules of the game, the statues and bylaws. The General Congress, which is made up by representatives from all IIHF member associations, elects the president and the council. With some exceptions, the General Congress is held every fourth year. The General Congress was held for the first time in 1975. Prior to that, the federation elected the president and the council at the Annual Congress that usually was held in conjunction with the IIHF World Championship. The first IIHF Congress was in 1908.

 

History of General Congresses:

 

1975 Gstaad, Switzerland

1978 Sirmione, Italy

1982 Nice, France

1986 Colorado Springs, USA

1990 Saint Vincent, Italy

1994 Venice, Italy

1998 Lausanne, Switzerland

2003 Marbella, Spain

2008 Montreal, Canada

2012 Tokyo, Japan

 

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