Slovak Federation elected new President

Slovak Federation elected new President

17 Jun 2016 | Davide Tuniz

Martin Kohut succeeds controversial Igor Nemecek after a never-ending voting session


The extraordinary Congress of Slovak Federation held in Bratislava elected 45-years-old Martin Kohut as new President for the next three years. He won over other candidate, mr. Tibor Turan after just one round of voting with 150 votes out of 278 available. Despite the victory in the first round, the election was a marathon due to the complexities of procedure and....a false fire alarm that last for 14 hours the voting session. Kohut, a successful businessman, announced he will work for free, giving up a salary of 3500 Euros.

“People have decided that they want things to change which is represented by my program. I will try to take advantage of my experience, knowledge and everything that I have learnt so far in my life to help Slovak hockey. I can't promise the results, but I can promise to push our federation forward,” Kohut said.

Besides Kohut, the new elected Board included several former players as: Robert Svehla, Jozef Stumpel, Ivan Droppa, Lubomir Vaic, Eduard Hartmann and Peter Smrek

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