President Gianni Merlo, unopposed for the position of AIPS chief, was unanimously reelected at the congress. The latest 4 year office term became the third for Merlo. Esat Yilmaer of Turkey, remained in the position of the First Vice-President.
The President Sports Media Austria Michael Kuhn will join the Executive as the AIPS treasurer.
A number of candidates have contested the positions of the Vice-President and members of the board. As the result of the voting, Laima Janusonyte-Steinhoff(Lithuania), Nickolai Dolgopolov(Russia), Mohammad Al Malki(Qatar) and Haifeng Zhang(China), who were also part of the previous executive were named Vice-Presidents.
The following journalists will fill in the positions of the members of the executive Board: Evelyn Watta (Kenya), Jalal Bouzrara (Morocco), Vicente Dattoli (Brazil), Dezso Dobor (Hungary), Emanuel Fantaneanu (Romania), Hee Dong Jung (Korea), Malik Amjad Aziz (Pakistan), Barry Newcombe (Great Britain), Ernesto Ortiz Gomez (Uruguay), Jura Ozmec (Croatia), Jean Paul Savart (France), Hiroshi Takeuchi (Japan) & Abdulla Ibrahim Bin Hussain (UAE)