Federación Española de Deportes de Personas con Discapacidad Física reported today on Facebook that Jose Alberto Álvarez has been re-elected as President of the organization.
43 of the 45 total votes went Álvarez’s way, with the remaining two votes being null votes. Álvarez’s new term will last four years, from 2014 to 2018.
Álvarez has a long history with Spanish disability sport. He has led the Federación de Deportes para Personas con Discapacidad Física del Principado de Asturias (FEDEMA) since it was created in 1994. He has been an active participant in disability sport, playing wheelchair basketball from 1995 to 2011. In October 2010, he became the Vice-President of FEDDF before going on to become the President of the organization in 2011.
According to English Wikipedia, FEDDF is “is one of five disability sport organizations aligned with the Spanish Paralympic Committee that works towards support disability sport in Spain, and in this case specifically for people with physical disabilities.” Sports the organization supports include athletics, wheelchair basketball, cycling, fencing, winter sport, swimming, boccia, wheelchair tennis, table tennis, sports shooting, archery, volleyball, powerlifting and sailing.