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Jose Alberto Álvarez re-elected FEDDF President

José Alberto Álvarez. Image credit: Diariode CLM
José Alberto Álvarez.  Image credit: Diariode CLM

José Alberto Álvarez. Image credit: Diariode CLM

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.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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