Strong endorsement from Danish Olympic Committee
05 July 2021
Henrik Bach Nielsen, President of the Danish Ice Hockey Union and International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Council Member, has today announced that he is running for the position of IIHF President. Henrik has been nominated as a Presidential candidate by the Danish Ice Hockey Federation and is also fully supported by the Danish National Olympic Committee (NOC).
Upon the announcement of the Presidential candidacy, Hans Natorp, President of the Danish NOC, stated:
Danish Ice Hockey Federation was recently awarded the Danish Federation of the Year Award. It has done exceptionally well in a difficult corona time. Their membership has increased by 10 per cent despite the barriers that corona presented. It has also had a strong and courageous voice in the international sports policy debate. Henrik has taken Danish Ice Hockey from a weak sport in our country, to a strong position on the international level. This is due to the strong leadership of Henrik and the hard work of his team. I know that he is capable of accomplishing great things on the international level. Our full support is behind Henrik and we wish him the best of luck.