Not satisified with just his post as the International Handball Federation (IHF) President, Hassan Moustafa has decided to run for President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). He will be up against incumbent Swiss Denis Oswald, who is also head of the International Rowing Federation. The election will take place will on March 24 in Denver by secret ballot among the 26 sports federations
In my opinion, this has got to be one of the most extreme cases of hubris I've ever seen. Seriously, on what possible platform would you run? "Vote for me, I led International Handball through a unique and challenging Olympic Qualification process." Or perhaps, "Model accounting and finance practices for your federation too."
International Herald Tribune: Moustafa makes surprise bid for key Olympic job: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/03/11/sports/OLY-Moustafa-Election.php