Ron Froehlich, chairman emeritus of the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors, was re-elected as president of the International World Games Association (IWGA) during the organization’s General Assembly of the Association in Dubai. The World Games is held every four years during an Olympic year for those sports that are not included in the Olympic program. Froehlich also serves as the International Gymnastics Federation auditor and attends the FIG’s Presidential Commission.
Originally from South Africa, Froehlich has more than 40 years of experience in sport administration. In 1992, he was elected president of the World Games Association and became a member of the Executive Committee of the AGFIS (General Association of International Sports Federation/GAISF). In 1997, he presided over the ARISF (Association of the IOC Recognized International Sports Federations). Froehlich’s other appointments include the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Commission for the Promotion of the Olympic Movement in 1998-99 and the IOC Program Commission. For the International Trampoline Federation, Froehlich served as general secretary from 1974-90 and as president from 1990-98, when the FIT merged with the FIG. He was vice president of the South African Gymnastics Federation from 1966-76. He served as Board chairman of USA Gymnastics from 2001-08.
Froehlich currently resides in Birmingham, Ala.
— Information courtesy of IWGA and the International Gymnastics Federation