World hockey’s new president Tayyab Ikram said the sport is aiming towards dry turf, perhaps in time for Paris 2024, but certinly by the time environmentally-conscious Los Angeles hosts the 2028 Olympics.
Pakistan-born Ikram defeated Belgium’s Marc Coudron 79 votes to 47 to become FIH president on Saturday, the second time in a Congress vote that the latter had been beaten.
With sustainability and the environment remaining a hot topic, as well as 10,000 plus litres of water needed for its international turf, Ikram said that the sport was on track to fulfil its desire to use water-free turf.
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