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RÉUNIONS FIE • FIE MEETINGS • REUNIONES DE LA FIE Arbitres • Referees • Arbitros 8.4.01, 8:00-12:00/14:00-18:00 Directoire technique FIE • Directorio técnico FIE 8.4.01, 11:00 Chefs de délégation • Chiefs of delegation • Jefes de delegación 8.4.01, 14:00 Comité exécutif • Executive Comittee • Comité ejecutivo 15.4.01 Calendrier • Calendar • Calendario 16.4.01, 9:00 Assemblée générale • General Assembly • Asamblea general 16.4.2001, 9:00 DÉSIGNATIONS FIE • FIE APPOINTMENTS • DESIGNACIONES DE LA FIE Directoire technique FIE • Directoire technique FIE • Directorio técnico FIE Nancy ANDERSON (USA), Pres., Julius KRALIK (SVK), Julio Cesar GONZALEZ TIRADOR (CUB), Atef ISMAIL (EGY), Andras FELKAY (HUN), 1 membre de la Pologne/1 member from Poland/1 miembro de Polonia. Réserve/ Reserve/Reserva: Hee-Woo KIM (KOR) Délégués des Commissions FIE • Delegates of the FIE commissions • Delegados de las comisiones FIE Arbitrage • Refereeing • Arbitraje Emmanuel KATSIADAKIS (GRE), Pres., Arthur CRAMER (BRA), Salah FERJANI (TUN), Moris SAKHVADZE (GEO) Médicale • Medical • Médica George VAN DUGTEREN (RSA), Hosam EL SHERBINY (EGY) SEMI Göran ABRAHAMSON (SWE), Jacek BIERKOWSKI (POL), Daniel DE CHAINE (USA)

Chef du protocole • Chief of protocol • Jefe de protocolo Peter JACOBS, MH (GBR) Arbitres • Referees • Arbitros EUROPE • EUROPA BUL: Hristo HRISTOV ESP:Jesus TORRECILLA FRA: Gérard ROUSSEAU GBR: Keith SMITH GEO: David SAKHVADZE GER: Alexander BUHR GRE: Dimitris HATZISSARANTOS HUN: Peter ERDEI ITA: Marco SIESTO NOR: Faye BJORN ROM: Emilian NUTA SWE: Bjorn THULIN UKR: Sergei GOLOUBITSKY Réserve/Reserve/Reserva ISR: Efraim DVIR AUT: Friederike SCHLOSSER, AMERIQUE • AMERICA ARG: Daniel SABBADIN BRA: Regis TROIS DE AVILA CAN: Pascal CANTIN CUB: Alain TANDROM LAM USA: Vitaly NAZLYMOV VEN: Edgar José BRICENO Réserve/Reserve/Reserva CHI: Marcelo SALGADO ASIE-OCEANIE • ASIA-OCEANIA AUS: Garrison LIU IRI: Fathi ABDOL HAMID JPN: Hiroshi NAKAJIMA KAZ: Vilor DIAKOKIN KOR: Chang Gon KIM KUW: Fahad Al Mutairy MARZOOQ AFRIQUE • AFRICA ALG: Feriel Nadira SALHI EGY: Mohamed EL MOTOKAWEL TUN: Hassen M. ZOUARI

A snapshot of

Poland

The country Being at the crossroads between the Slavonic and Latin cultures, Poland will enchant art lovers who will be captivated by the wealth of its culture, its historic towns and its religious heritage; its cathedrals and churches with their art treasures. Nature lovers will find nature intact across a widely varying regional spectrum: from the sandy and amber covered beaches of the Baltic Sea in the north, through the great lakes of Mazuria in the north-west to the rocky peaks of the Tatras and the mountainous chain of luxuriously forested peaks. Area and Borders Total area: 312 683 km2 (690 km from east to west and 650 km from north to south). The Baltic coastline extends for 524 km. It’s seven neighbouring countries are: Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia. Geography The northern regions of the country, Pomerania and Mazuria, have a relief of low hills, the major feature being the large number of lakes and forests. A vast plain lies across the whole country from east to west through the centre, in the regions of Podlasia, Mazovia Greater Poland. It is here that the majority of the country’s fertile land is to be found. In the south Silesia, Lesser Poland and the Carpathians have a more mountainous relief with several summits over 1000 m. In the southern tip of the country, the Tatras are the only alpine type relief with high mountains (highest point 2499 m.) Climate: both oceanic and continental thanks to its northern coastline and high mountains in the south. Autumn is dry and sunny, winter severe and snowy, spring cool and damp and summer is hot and dry. Population: 39 million Language: polish—whose pronunciation and grammar are both difficult. English and German are spoken in large towns. Religion: 98% Roman Catholics. Poles are extremely devout. The rest are split between Protestant and Orthodox.

wrought iron work, works of art, etc. can be

up in a former Franciscan monastery, and the

bought here.

Holy Trinity church (Kosciol Swietej Trojcy –

• The old town (Stare Miasto) which developed in

XVth century) built during the gothic period.

the Xth century. The most interesting part runs alongside the Radunia canal with St. Catherine’s

Gdansk is also the birthplace of Solidarity (Soli-

church (XIIIth century), St. Bridget’s and the

darnosc). The monument to the workers of the

Great Mill (Wielki Mlyn) (XIVth century) which

naval dockyards (Pomnik Poleglych Stoczniow-

was the largest mill in mediæval Europe.

cow), was built to commemorate the workers

• The old suburbs (Stare Przedmiescie) (XV and

who died during the 1970 riots and represents

XVIIth century), reduced to ashes in 1945 and

three metallic crosses forty meters high each

reconstructed in the usual post-war style, held

bearing twelve bas-reliefs at its base. ●

the National Museum (Muzeum Narodowe), set

* FIE Communication.

Capital: Warsaw (Warszowa), population 2 million which was 85% destroyed during World War II, is the largest urban area. A dynamic and forward looking city, Warsaw is the political, economic, scientific and university centre of Poland. Currency and Exchange rate Currency: the zloty 1 zloty= 100 groszy 1 zloty = 0.45 CHF 1 CHF = 2.22 zloty = 0.27 US$ 1 US$ = 3.61 zloty = 1.59 FF 1 FF = 0.62 zloty Electricity: 220 volts Telephone International code: + 48 Warsaw code: 22 Gdansk code: 58

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