Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Princess Haya to run for 2nd term as president of world equestrian body - Full Article


LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Princess Haya of Jordan will stand for a second and final four-year term as president of the International Equestrian Federation.

The 35-year-old princess, who competed in jumping at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, said Wednesday she wanted to continue giving something back to her sport.

"It's been an honour to serve our sport and our federation over the last four years. I have loved the job," Princess Haya said in a statement. "We have built a fantastic team that it would be a privilege to continue to work with."

The election is scheduled for November at the federation's annual assembly in Taiwan.

Princess Haya was elected FEI president in 2006, and the next year was voted on to the International Olympic Committee.

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