UIPM has a total of 6 Committees all working closely with the Executive Board and Headquarters

Athletes’ Committee

Chairperson: Mrs Georgina Harland (GBR)
Members: Mr Sebastien Dietz (GER)
Mr Omar El Geziry (EGY)
Mr Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy (UKR)
Mr Andrei Moiseev (RUS)
Miss Adrienn Toth (HUN)

Overview: The Athlete’s Committee develops the relationship and maintains the communication with the athletes and represents their interests on the Executive Board. The Athletes Committee is constantly aware of decisions and guidelines given by the Executive Board and the UIPM Committee’s (in particular Technical, Business Affairs, Medical and Marketing and Media) in order to inform the athletes of changes and proposals taken into consideration. Athletes meetings are scheduled during the main competitions (World Championships, World Cup Final) to discuss issues needing to be brought to the attention of the Executive Board. The Athlete’s Committee is also involved in managing the distribution of equipment provided by UIPM Sponsors.

Technical Committee

Chairperson: Mr Janusz Peciak (USA)
Secretary: Mr José Maria Paula Santos (POR)
Members: Mr Marcelo Gonçales (BRA)
Dr Walid Sayed (EGY)
Mrs Corine Bouzou (FRA)
Mr Endre Kovats Bonamie (ESP)
Mr Pedro Petrushinski (GER)
Mr Carlo Passiatore (ITA)
Mr Dong-Kook Chung (KOR)
Mr Dmitry Menshikov (RUS)
Dr Vladimir Miller (SVK)

Overview: The Technical Committee is comprised of members who have had extensive experience as international judges in all five disciplines of modern pentathlon or who have had high level experience in administration of the sport. The 10 member committee is chaired by the Sport Director who is an Executive Board member. The Committee overseas all the rules governing the sport and makes recommendations for changes to the rules, competition format and technical requirements to the Executive Board. The Committee appoints 2 members to attend each of the Category A competitions and other high level competitions to ensure that the competitions are conducted according to the rules and regulations.

Business Affairs Committee

Chairperson: Mr Vjacheslav Aminov (RUS)
Members: Mr Martin Dawe (GBR)
Mr Andrejus Zadneprovskis (LTU)
Mr Andrey Kuzmanov (BUL)
Mr Horacio De La Vega (MEX)
Mr Roman Markowski (POL)
Mr Robert Stull (USA)

Overview: The Business Affairs Committee (BAC) is comprised of the Finance, Marketing and Media Commissions. The BAC duties are to provide the UIPM Executive Board with proposals regarding the financial, marketing and media issues, and undertake projects related to financial, marketing and media issues as requested by the UIPM Executive Board. Some of the specific UIPM projects that the BAC oversees include the monthly UIPM newsletter, the bi-annual UIPM magazine, relationships with UIPM Sponsors, and the UIPM website. The BAC also seeks out new sources of financial support for UIPM.

Coaches Committee

Chairpersons: Mr Samy Awad (EGY) & Mrs Kim Raisner (GER)
Members: Mr Gianfranco Cardelli (ITA)
Mr Alexei Khaplanov (RUS)
Mr Istvan Nemeth (GBR)

Overview: The Coaches Committee develops the relationship and maintains the communication with the coaches and represents their interests on the Executive Board. The Coaches Committee is constantly aware of decisions and guidelines given by the Executive Board and the UIPM Committee’s (in particular Technical, Business Affairs, Medical and Marketing and Media) in order to inform the coaches of changes and proposals taken into consideration.

TUE Committee

Chairperson: Prof Fabio Pigozzi (ITA)
Members: Prof. Joseph Cummiskey (IRL)
Prof. Alessia Di Gianfrancesco (ITA)
Prof. Paolo Borrione (ITA)

Overview: If an athlete, to treat a pathological condition, requires a medication falling under the Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) may give that athlete the authorization to take the medicament he needs. Any decision regarding the grant, withdrawal, denial and recognition of TUE’s are taken by the UIPM Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUEC). The TUEC is composed by at least 3 physicians with experience in the care and treatment of athletes and a recognized knowledge of clinical, sports and exercise medicine. The TUEC may seek whatever medical or scientific expertise it deems appropriate in reviewing the circumstances of any application for a TUE. A Therapeutic Use Exemption will be granted only in strict accordance with the following criteria:

  1. The athlete should submit an application for a TUE on a form provided by the UIPM.
  2. The athlete would experience a significant impairment to health if the Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method were to be withheld in the course of treating an acute or chronic medical condition.
  3. The therapeutic use of the Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method would produce no additional enhancement of performance other than that which might be anticipated by a return to a state of normal health following the treatment of a legitimate medical condition.
  4. There would be no reasonable therapeutic alternative to the Use of the otherwise Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method.

Medical Committee

Chairpersons: Prof Fabio Pigozzi (ITA)
Members: Dr Natalia Ofitserova (BLR)
Mr Marco Michelucci (BRA)
Dr Atanas Andreev (BUL)

Overview: The Medical Committee is aimed at promoting the management of all sports medicine aspects of Modern Pentathlon. Specifically with regard to the application of UIPM Medical Rules at UIPM competitions, with special emphasis on:

  • Prevention of any illness and injury
  • Medical assistance in competition, with special attention to environmental conditions influencing the athletes’ health and safety
  • Nutritional care in sports events
  • Veterinarian care of horses 

In addition the committee strives to support the scientific and medical in-depth investigation of biological, and physiological topics related to Modern Pentathlon. For the prevention and education of sports participants, the committee further works to improve the study of problems connected to the phenomenon of doping, and provides supervision and management of doping controls in and out-of-competition, with and without the assistance of WADA.