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INTRODUCTION 4

4............................................................................................................................ foreword 5........................................................................... executive committee statements 7..................................................................... sportaccord convention welcome 8.....................................................................................sportaccord annual review 10................................................................................................... asoif annual review 12..................................................................................................aiowf annual review 14.................................................................................partner acknowledgements

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16.......................................................................................................opening ceremony 18.....................................................................2020 CANDIDATE CITY PRESENTATIONS 19........................................................................................................ sports demo zone 20...........................................................................................around the convention

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27...........................................................................................sustainability campaign 28................................................................ sportaccord spirit of sport awards 29....................................................................................................... lawaccord review city forum 30..........................................................Keynote Address: What’s Your Position? 32....Panel Session: The Right Fit - Matching Events With City Priorities 34...................................................................... Event Watch: Sweden’s Vasaloppet 38............................. Panel Session: Using Social Media To Maximise Benefit 42......................................... CASE STUDY: A Quick Guide To Multi-Sport Events conference day one 44.. Keynote Address: Winning the Future - Sport as Inspirational Player 45..............................................................POST-MATCH ANALYSIS: How Fit Is Sport? 47........................................DISCUSSION: Gains and Gambles for Government 49...................DEBATE: Meeting the Challenges of an Economy in Reverse 51..................................................INTERVIEW OF THE DAY: A Legend’s Perspective conference day two 53..... INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Smile, You’re on Camera (but frown if you’re not) 55.................................................................................................SOCHI IN THE SPOTLIGHT 57...............................SUPER HUMAN - Sport, and the Athletes of the Future 59.............................DEBATE: Brave New World - Bionic Sport of the Future 62........................................................INTERVIEW OF THE DAY: Life in the Fast Lane 64........................................................................................................listings directory 66..................................................................................................................... city listings 86................................................................................................................ games listings 92.............................................................................. IF & Associate Member listings


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Executive Committee Statements

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A PERFECT SETTING

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s I have stated several times during the months preceding SportAccord Convention 2013, this year’s Convention was an important moment for all sports and all people involved in activities related to sports. St. Petersburg offered a perfect setting for the numerous and significant decisions taken during the time of the Convention, for the many meetings that hopefully will end in strategic and key partnerships that will all contribute to the common goal that unites us: development of sport. I would like to thank for and emphasize the importance of the local government and officials’ support during the entire period. I believe that all participants, be it delegates or exhibitors, officials or media representatives were satisfied and finally able to carry out their activities without any impediments. As always, Russia proved that they are a nation who loves sport and a country that is ready to accommodate the most important sports events at any level.

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fter our time together in the beautiful city of Saint Petersburg, I hope that you will enjoy this annual reminder of the 11th edition of SportAccord Convention. It was a significant week for the world of sport, and I trust that you had an enjoyable and productive week. We were honoured to be presenting the Convention in Russia for the first time, and this monumental meeting would not have been made possible without the steadfast support of President Putin and the Russian Federation. I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge all our colleagues at the Saint Petersburg Organising Committee, for their dedication, passion and determination as we worked together to bring the Convention to life. It was enjoyed thoroughly. I would also like to thank our friends at SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF and the IOC, for their continued

support and guidance as we continue traveling the world together with this event. We are also most appreciative of our Gold Partners: CONTEMPORARY GROUP, MACAU SPORT DEVELOPMENT BOARD, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS, SPORTFIVE and SPORT EVENT DENMARK, who played such a huge role in making this event successful and meaningful for all of us. My sincere thanks also go to all of this year’s speakers and presenters, who provided a memorable conference programme, from which we all benefitted enormously. This year’s event was very special to me, as it was my last as Chairman of SportAccord Convention and President of SportAccord. As the event in Saint Petersburg has now came to a close, I can truly say we have officially begun our second decade, and are one of the highlight dates on the international sporting calendar. I now take the opportunity to reflect on

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‘Saint Petersburg offered a perfect setting for the numerous and significant decisions’

It is equally important to mention the contribution of the SportAccord Convention stakeholders – SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF and to thank the IOC for their presence and support. For me personally, SportAccord Convention 2013 coincides with my election as President of SportAccord. It is my intention to develop the concept of the Convention and take it even further in the years to come. We all know how important it is for all the stakeholders to meet, enhance dialogue and create networks – we live in a globalized world

where all this is essential for progress. Hopefully, the future editions of SportAccord Convention will bring about even more participants, more interest from the media and of course, offer more opportunities and the best services for the world of sports. In 2014, I hope to see you all again, along with a great number of newcomers in Belek/ Antalya for another successful edition of the SportAccord Convention!

Marius L. Vizer

President, SportAccord

looking forward

the growth and changes that have taken place during my tenure with SportAccord Convention. I look back with fondness on the amazing cities we have visited, the strong friendships that have come about, and the partnerships and initiatives that have flourished as a result of this annual gathering. 2013 has been, and will continue to be a year of change for many organisations within our sporting community. With change, unity and understanding are vital. Dialogue between individuals, organisations and countries remains an integral component in driving positive progress throughout the world, and helps us all make the most of our time together. Thank you once again for being a part of SportAccord Convention this year, and we look forward to seeing you next year in Belek/ Antalya.

Hein Verbruggen

Chairman, SportAccord Convention

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t is an honor and pleasure for me to be proposed unanimously by the SportAccord Council and then elected into the SportAccord Convention Executive Committee, an inclusion that was made this year on the 3rd of July by decision of the SportAccord Convention General Assembly The Saint Petersburg Convention has been a great success, a direct result of the Russian local organizers, the SportAccord Convention management and the over 2,400 participant members of the International Sport World. The increase in participation from the previous Convention in Québec City is driven by many factors. This increase is also direct evidence of the increased importance that sport is taking in society. Following the success of the Saint Petersburg Convention, the bar has been raised and I am looking forward to SportAccord Convention 2014 in Belek/ Antalya, it will be the task of the Executive

‘Following the success of the Saint Petersburg Convention, the bar has been raised and I am looking forward to SportAccord Convention 2014 in Belek/Antalya’

Committee and the management to ensure the Convention continues its growth with increased professionalism and quality.

Arkady Romanovich Rotenberg

Executive Committee Member


Executive Committee Statements

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ontinuing to promote the unity of the IFs for the collective enhancement of the Olympic and sports movement, whilst preserving the authority, independence and autonomy of the Summer Olympic IFs remains the main priority for ASOIF and our partnership as one of the three stakeholders of the SportAccord Convention helps us achieve that. The 2013 edition in Saint Petersburg was the biggest event in the Convention’s history reflecting the importance of the IFs to the sports industry and their success on the international sporting stage. ASOIF will continue to increase the scope of its representation and develop further major common projects for the benefit of our members in a proactive and robust manner aimed at enhancing the place of the summer Olympic IFs at the centre of decision-making in sport in all areas. The knowledge, expertise and experience that our members collectively possess is unrivalled and when harnessed effectively, can

‘The knowledge, expertise and experience that our members collectively possess is unrivalled’

be of great benefit to the Olympic and sports movement and the sports industry at large and contribute to the continued growth and development of SportAccord Convention. As an umbrella organization ASOIF has access to specialists and experts in all fields from within its membership. The creation of six specialist Consultative Groups has been a recent major step towards harnessing the wealth of expertise for the collective benefit of all. These groups, consisting of experts representing all 28 IFs, have been created to ensure that the interests

of all IFs are represented as fully as possible and they perform a number of key functions. The groups are already significantly contributing to increasing our “in-house” capability in many key areas, as well as enhancing inclusion and unity amongst our members, all of which strengthens the Convention and raises its importance to our members and the sports industry alike while building on the success of the event in Saint Petersburg.

Francesco Ricci Bitti President, ASOIF

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ear Colleagues and Friends, The 2013 edition of SportAccord Convention was another success and Russia proved to be a warm and hospitable host for thousands of participants from around the world. SportAccord Convention has grown into the annual event for all stakeholders of the sports industry and has served year after year not only as a platform to hold productive meetings amongst IFs and future Organising Committees, but also as a birthplace for gamechanging ideas and innovations in sport. After Saint Petersburg, the next time many of us will visit Russia will be in February 2014. The Sochi Games are an important milestone for AIOWF and it is with great anticipation that we look forward to Russia’s first Winter Olympics in history. The Convention’s recent edition has also brought about a change in the leadership of SportAccord. Mr Marius Vizer has replaced long-time President Hein Verbruggen at the helm of the

‘We extend a warm welcome to President Vizer who will undoubtedly continue the positive trajectory of SportAccord’

organisation. On behalf of all International Olympic Winter Sport Federations, I would like to seize this opportunity to convey our thanks to Hein Verbruggen for his many years of hard work and enthusiasm that turned the Convention into the big success it is today. At the same time, we extend a warm welcome to President Vizer who will undoubtedly continue the positive trajectory of SportAccord and the annual SportAccord

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Convention. I’m sure that Mr Vizer’s passion for sport will spark many successful new projects for the good of sport around the world. We look forward to seeing the Sports World soon again at the 2014 SportAccord Convention in beautiful Turkey.

René Fasel

President, AIOWF

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ear friends, thank you for joining us for the 11th edition of SportAccord Convention. I hope you all enjoyed a successful and productive week in Saint Petersburg. I know everyone appreciated the hospitality shown by the Saint Petersburg Organising Committee, encompassing senior level officials from the Russian Federation who were our very close and invaluable partners as we created and delivered the Convention at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex. Our hosts certainly made the week a memorable one, including giving us the oncein-a-lifetime opportunity of a private tour of the Hermitage Museum, among many other opportunities to see their beautiful city. This year’s event was our largest to date. Over 2400 delegates, 88 exhibitors, 34 partners and 52 speakers participated throughout the week. The Convention was also honoured to host many prominent international figures including Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and saw the election of the new SportAccord President, Marius L. Vizer. We are most grateful to our partners, exhibitors and delegates who return year after year as valued partners in this endeavour. Their contribution to our success cannot be

‘I hope you all enjoyed a successful and productive week in Saint Petersburg’ understated. This year’s Conference Programme was truly remarkable, and made possible by some extraordinary speakers who were enthusiastic about sharing their expertise, and committed to delivering value. A special thank-you goes to the SportAccord Convention team for their hard work and dedication this year, and to SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF, and our colleagues at the International Olympic Committee, whose involvement and support continue to play an integral part in the success of the Convention. Numerous initiatives came to fruition this year. International coverage of the Convention reached new heights, with help from our Official TV Production and Content Distribution Partners, who delivered daily broadcast-quality coverage that was picked up by a number of international TV stations. We will continue this endeavour going forward, in order to bring the activities and interests of

the IF community to a wider audience. This year, we were pleased to be able to deliver the SportAccord Convention Daily every morning via email, in addition to print. If you missed one of the editions, they are available via our website (www.sportaccordconvention. com). The popular Sports Demo Zone continued to be a hotspot for IFs to showcase their sport disciplines. Judging by the reactions, it looks as if several sports gained some new fans over the course of the week! It was a pleasure delivering the Convention this year, and being welcomed into the International Sports community. I now look forward to seeing you in stunning Belek/ Antalya for SportAccord Convention 2014!

Nis Hatt

Managing Director, SportAccord Convention


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portAccord has continued to make remarkable progress and the evidence of its wide range of activity and ambition was on full display during the 2013 edition of SportAccord Convention in Saint Petersburg. Our delegation from Lausanne appreciated the great organisation and atmosphere of the event. Numerous meetings pushed ahead a wide range of initiatives. On 31 May, the annual SportAccord General Assembly elected the new President Marius Vizer and accepted two new members in the organisation – the International Cheer Union (ICU) and Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Multi-Sports Games by SportAccord SportAccord continues developing the Multi-Sports Games concept and events’ portfolio. SportAccord has completed a strategic review of the Multi-Sports Games concept in order to enhance the positioning of these events in the marketplace and optimise the benefits to its key stakeholders including the International Sports Federations, the host

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cities and the sponsors. In 2013, SportAccord will deliver two events: the 2nd edition of the World Combat Games in Saint Petersburg (Russia) on October 18-26 and the 3rd edition of the World Mind Games in Beijing (China) on December 12-18. The upcoming World Combat Games will feature 15 martial arts and combat sports: Aikido, Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kendo, Kickboxing, Muaythai, Sambo, Savate, Sumo, Taekwondo, Wrestling and Wushu. The event will incorporate a cultural programme that reflects the ancient traditions of martial arts as well as the social and cultural values of the sports on display and the event as a whole. The World Mind Games, dedicated to the “gymnasium of the mind,” will feature again some of the world’s top players who will compete in Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go and Xiangqi (Chinese Chess). The mid-to-long term development of the Multi-Sports Games includes the launch of the World Beach Games (2014-15), the World Artistic Games (2014) and the World Urban Games (2015). The locations and dates of the first editions will be confirmed in the next coming months.

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We have recently launched the “online community platform” which will present our members with a world of new engagement opportunities with several strategic communities. We strongly encourage you to make use of this great tool which is free and was created for the purpose of increasing your exposure and networking opportunities. Visit www.sportaccord.com for more information.

illegal-betting and match-fixing including the launch of a revamped e-learning programme ‘RealPlayer’ in 2013, developed thanks to the support of our partners, the World and European Lotteries Associations and the coordination of LawAccord 2013 with a focus on match-fixing. Strategic alliances with Peace and Sport, Beyond Sport, WomenWin and the Athletes World Foundation have enabled continued support to the social responsibility efforts of SportAccord members including further development of grassroots programmes. A focus on sustainable event management has led to the development of exciting new tools for our members including sustainability e-learning. Several other programs have been further enhanced including the Spirit of Sport Award, the online Sports’ Social Responsibility map, the Sporting Goods to Go project, and the sustainability efforts with regards to our Multi-Sports Games.

Anti-Doping Action

Spirit of Sport Awards

We have now launched our formal bid to acquire the domain name “.sport” on behalf, and in the interest of, the sports movement thanks to the formal support we have received from the IOC and our membership. We hope for a successful conclusion of this bid during the late part of 2013 in order to be in the position to assist your organisation with the usage of .sport.

Community Platform

Our Doping-Free Sport Unit has now reached a 100% CodeCompliance rate with the World Anti-Doping Code across our entire IF membership; a rate which will have to be maintained until the next revision of the Code. This has required an on-going relationship with our members on a series of very important technical issues, and of course constant dealings with WADA and the IOC who are both contributors to this programme. The other important task has also been the development of our “atcost services”, for which now 21 Olympic and non-Olympic IFs are outsourcing to us all or part of their anti-doping programmes.

Social Responsibility and Integrity We are active on a wide range of projects linked to the fight against

The Spirit of Sport Awards were created in 2002 to commend the commitment and humanitarian spirit of SportAccord members. During the SportAccord Convention in Saint Petersburg, the following laureates were revealed: individual award winner Zahra Nemati, the first Iranian woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic or Paralympic level. The project award winners were “Wheelchair Tennis” nominated by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), “Out of Africa” recommended by the International Cycling Union (UCI), and “Ping Pong Paix” nominated by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). SportAccord hopes that the Spirit of Sport Awards will continue to inspire and promote the use of sport for creating positive social change in communities around the world.


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he Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) celebrated its 30th anniversary at SportAccord Convention. Since its founding in 1983, ASOIF has presided over immense growth in the success of the Olympic Games in which its Member Federations have played a central part, while the importance of sport in global society has reached unprecedented heights. ASOIF has made great strides in binding the Summer Olympic sports together and increasing their representation in all aspects of Olympic affairs within IOC Commissions, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said, “Celebrating our 30th anniversary at the magnificent Sheremetev Palace in Saint Petersburg as guests of President Alisher Usmanov from the International Fencing Federation was a very memorable experience.” President Ricci Bitti chaired his first ASOIF General Assembly as President in Saint Petersburg. The agenda included elections for three ASOIF Council positions, won by Pat McQuaid (UCI) and Sergey Bubka (IAAF) who re-elected, as well as C.K. Wu (AIBA).  During the General Assembly, IOC Sport Director Christophe Dubi presented the highly anticipated methodology of the review of

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the IF groupings, which provide a measure of each sport’s contribution to the Olympic Games based on extensive data and information collection from the London 2012 Games. ASOIF will now begin the task of determining the IF revenue distribution model for the Rio 2016 Games.   The General Assembly also heard presentations from WADA President John Fahey and Director General David Howman on the progress of the WADA Code Review. Other items on the agenda were progress reports from the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, and Rio 2016 Sport Director Agberto Guimarães. In addition, ASOIF presented a detailed update on the International Sports Information System project (ISIS). President Ricci Bitti stressed the importance of ISIS, and International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge reaffirmed the IOC’s commitment to the project in the joint ASOIF/IOC meeting held during the Convention.  President Ricci Bitti has made clear that he will continue to promote the unity of the IFs for the collective enhancement of the Olympic and sports movement, whilst preserving the authority, independence and autonomy of the Summer Olympic IFs, placing them at the centre of decision-making in sport.

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‘President Francesco Ricci Bitti has made clear that he will continue to promote the unity of the IFs for the collective enhancement of the Olympic and sports movement’


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he 2013 SportAccord Convention was a special edition for AIOWF (Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), one of the three foundation stakeholders of the event. It was the first time the Convention was held in the host nation for the Winter Olympic Games one year ahead of the

Games. Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin, who visited the Sochi 2014 exhibition stand during the Convention, has stated: “The Olympic venues and all the necessary infrastructure is at a high stage of readiness. We are determined to organise a real celebration in 2014, a festival of sport, deserving of its unique mission: to unite people around the world with really significant values – a healthy lifestyle, tolerance and equality.” During the Convention, the Olympic and Paralympic medals that will be awarded at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi were shown for the first time in a ceremony attended by IOC Coordination Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Killy and Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of the International Paralympic Committee.

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The highlight of the AIOWF General Assembly was a speech by Russian Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko in which he reiterated his government’s support for Russia’s first Winter Games in Sochi from February 7-23, 2014. Minister Mutko’s positive comments made a very good impression on the seven member federations of AIOWF. The General Assembly heard a detailed presentation on the preparations for the Games by Sochi 2014 Sports Director Irina Gladkikh, as well as presentations on the preparations for the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer (Norway) and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the first Winter Games to be held in South Korea. A team from the World Anti-Doping Agency updated representatives on their efforts and answered questions during the General Assembly. The focus of the AIOWF Members is now squarely on Sochi. The Torch Relay will start in Moscow on October 7, 2013 before passing through 83 Russian cities and arriving at the host city by the Black Sea.


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Sustainability Review

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ince 2010 SportAccord Convention has been working in close partnership with CH2M HILL to develop a sustainability programme that can be adapted from year to year, taking into account the new location of the event each year and the challenges and opportunities this presents. Below are some of the highlights from the SportAccord Convention 2013 in Saint Petersburg.

Going Social & Online SportAccord Convention and CH2M HILL took the sustainability campaign social in advance of the event, highlighting the important link between sport and sustainability, and the role that sport can play in improving sustainability. The campaign took place across Twitter, Facebook and Google+, engaging people on these different platforms through a question and answer approach, asking for the submission of great examples of delivering sustainable sports events. However, the highlight was the discussion during a Google+ hangout directed by Samantha Connolly, a Sustainability Consultant with CH2M HILL currently based in Rio, which also included Ingrid Beutler, Director, Social Responsibility and Integrity Units, SportAccord, and David McCrae, Vice President of MV Global Transport Logistics. The Google+ hangout can be watched by visiting www.youtube.com/sportaccord This year the Event Guide, Welcome Kit and each of the five issues of the Daily newspaper were published online, resulting in the same number of copies of both event guide and daily newspapers being printed as in 2012, even though in 2013 there was a 20% increase in the number of people attending. The aim is to reduce SportAccord Convention’s print requirements further in 2014 with greater use of technology.

was a local beer brewed and produced in Saint Petersburg. All printed materials were sourced locally, including signage, the Event Guide, Daily newspaper, note pads, accreditation badges etc., with various pieces of signage being recycled and reused for future events.

An Active Convention Each morning delegates were able to join a morning walk or run from each of the seven hotels being used to keep active during the Convention. On one morning the International Amateur Muaythai Association’s annual SportAccord Convention training session attracted approximately 50 delegates. The Sports Demo Zone inside the exhibition remained active across all three days of the exhibition, introducing delegates to a wide variety of sports and activities promoting inclusion and co-operation between challenged and able-bodied athletes. This was best demonstrated by the International Paralympic Committee during its dance sport and basketball presentations.

Transfer of Knowledge SportAccord Convention was able to assist in the transfer of event management knowledge to various organisations that made up the Local Organising Committee. Through many site visits and meetings various members of the Local Organising Committee improved their English, and SportAccord Convention staff also learnt some Russian! SportAccord Convention worked with volunteers that are due to work on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and Kazan 2013 Universiade, helping them to gain valuable experience working with sports administrators from around the world in advance of these major events taking place in Russia.

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Keeping it Local Leftover office materials (paper, pens, envelopes, etc.) were collected and given to a local school, with remaining delegate bags and their contents (note pads, pens, umbrellas, brochures, etc.) being given to the volunteers that assisted in the on-site delivery. Donations were collected from delegates for a local charity called Active Life. The money raised will be used to buy sports equipment for local disabled athletes via the Active Life Association. The beer served during the exhibition showcase cocktail receptions

In addition to educational, social and environmental sustainability, SportAccord Convention 2013 was the first time it was able to state it delivers economic sustainability as well. An economic impact study by PwC determined that hosting SportAccord Convention will boost Saint Petersburg’s economy by an estimated US$6.83 million and, perhaps more importantly, contribute to Saint Petersburg’s achievement of its longer-term development goals by promoting it as a business and cultural destination as well as help it attract future major sports events to the city.

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SportAccord Spirit of Sport Awards

portAccord’s annual Spirit of Sport Awards were presented during the SportAccord Convention on 29 May, in recognition of the use of sport as a tool for positive social change. The Award was created in 2002 to reward the efforts of SportAccord members committed to supporting sports programmes dedicated to social betterment. The 2013 edition of the Awards were determined based on key criteria that the Award Commission applied – chaired by Don Porter, President of the International Softball Federation (ISF) – including the promotion of the Millennium Development Goals, contribution to social change, the impact in changing individual lives and communities, sustainability and potential for replication. Ms Zahra Nemati, the first Iranian woman to win a gold medal at Olympic or Paralympic level, was awarded the prestigious Individual Award. The 2012 Paralympic archery champion, who was nominated by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), edged out Polish Aikido sensei Piotr Borowski to the top prize for helping to alter perceptions in Iranian society of disabled people and inspiring women to take up para-archery in her native country. The SportAccord member applications which the Award Commission deemed the worthiest of the Award due to their support to sport programmes dedicated to social betterment were “Wheelchair Tennis”, “Out of Africa” and “Ping Pong Paix”. The ‘Wheelchair Tennis’ initiative nominated by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), claimed first prize for its work since 2003 in establishing self-sustaining wheelchair tennis programmes

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in 35 predominately developing nations. The Wheelchair Tennis Development Fund (WTDF) aims to establish long-lasting wheelchair tennis programs, providing disabled children and adults with opportunities to enjoy an active and rewarding life. The initiatives help to grow wheelchair tennis predominately in developing nations where the disabled population is often excluded or segregated from society and caught in a cycle of poverty and disability. ‘Out of Africa’, recommended by the International Cycling Union (UCI), took second place for providing equipment, expertise and access to a sport that, while immensely popular in Europe and elsewhere is still on the road to development in Africa. The, until now, untapped cycling talent of Eastern Africa athletes is now being discovered and supported through the inception of Africa’s first pro team and a UCI-supported development centre. Athletes from all over the world – mostly from developing nations – are brought to Switzerland, taught skills and provided opportunities to excel. ‘Ping Pong Paix’, proposed by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), was awarded third place for promoting peace through a table tennis programme in the troubled lake region between Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where children are at risk of being recruited as soldiers. ITTF, Peace and Sport, and partners Butterfly and the German Table Tennis Federation targeted 4 villages, 2 either side of the border using table tennis as a vehicle for ongoing peace. After tapping into local NGO’s and training them for sustainability and implementing the projects locally, 1 boy and 1 girl from each village were invited to attend the World Championships in Germany.

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oordinated by SportAccord’s Integrity Unit and chaired by prominent sports lawyer, Steve Townley, LawAccord is an annual hub for the discussion of legal matters of relevance to the international sports movement. The 2013 edition of LawAccord held on 27 May at LenExpo focused on the growing match-fixing scourge. A high level panel of representatives from international sports organisations (cricket, football, rugby, IOC, SportAccord) exchanged on sports regulations and existing prevention tools. Another session focused on national and international legislation necessary for the global fight with representatives from various jurisdictions (UK, Finland, Switzerland, Australia) and from international organisations (Council of Europe and UNESCO). The conference was dynamically opened by Dr. Declan Hill, investigative journalist and author of “The Fix”. Dr. Hill underlined the responsibilities of the sports community to empower its officials and athletes. Provocatively outlining a blueprint for the sports movement to fight organized crime’s encroachment in sport, not only did he recommend the institutionalization of the fight against corruption in sport, he also strongly stressed the crucial role of gambling companies. They should, if they want to sponsor or advertise in sports share information about gamblers with sports integrity units and devote 0.25% of their gross gambling revenues to the fight against corruption in sport. Voting by the participants on the issues debated is what creates a unique dynamic at LawAccord between experts and the participants attending. During the first session dedicated to regulatory measures, panelists debated whether it should be forbidden to bet on competitions one is involved in, and whether it should also be prohibited to bet on one’s own sport. 87% of participants voted in favor of a ban on all betting on your own sport. Not only is it an ethical imperative, it was stressed that when one starts betting on one’s own sport,

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then it may be a gateway to bet on one’s own performance. It was stressed that the sports bodies should have Integrity Units in place to implement dedicated strategies. 76% of the participants supported this proposition, while those opposing it argued that for smaller organisations, an Integrity Coordinator might be sufficient, especially for those sports that are not subject to betting offers. Dr. Hill stressed that no sport should underestimate its potential to attract betting, and hence potentially be at the risk of fixing. Furthermore, match-fixing can be driven by other motivations than betting stakes. A key finding of the conference was that once rules are in place, education must be the corner stone of the regulation process. And indeed it is now time to put a real emphasis on education, and even to make it mandatory. SportAccord presented a practical initiative to be implemented at the World Combat Games 2013 in Saint Petersburg, where for the first time ever, it will be make mandatory for athletes to go through the SportAccord ‘RealPlayer’ e-learning programme. The second session addressed state regulatory frameworks acknowledging the complexity of the transnational betting paradigm yet betting regulations remain national. In his introductory speech, SportAccord President Hein Verbruggen

noted that “international sport can be a driver for universalism, setting the pathway of what responsible sports betting is and implies”. 96% supported the proposition that matchfixing should be codified and adopted as an offence in domestic legislation illustrating the solid consensus within the sports movement of the crucial need for the assistance of law enforcement authorities when it comes to fighting organised crime. 86% of the participants supported the proposition that sports federations should receive a financial contribution (economic return from betting operators) that supports the cost of safeguarding sports’ integrity, while some opposed argued that it would be very complex to implement as the monitoring of the betting markets is hindered by the weight of illegal betting. While it was also suggested that the sports community should only permit those countries who have implemented laws addressing matchfixing to enter teams or athletes in its major competitions, only half of the participants supported this stance, while those opposing stressed that athletes should not be hindered from taking part in competitions because of the weakness of their governments. LawAccord 2013 findings will be further presented in a report to be made by SportAccord Integrity Unit. Please contact: integrity@sportaccord.com


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city forum keynote address: what’s your position? Dr Beatriz Garcia, Head of Research, Institute of Cultural Capital, University of Liverpool

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t is no secret that sporting events can leave a lasting impact on a host city, whether through infrastructural changes, economic developments or perceptional shifts. However, the challenge of finding an event that can provide a destination with a positive legacy is more pressing than ever, particularly given the significant financial outlay that is often required from the public purse. In opening the City Forum at SportAccord Convention, Dr Beatriz Garcia, the Head of Research at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Cultural Capital in England, focused on the main challenges cities are facing in the context of hosting events. Garcia, who recently wrote a book entitled ‘The Olympic Games and Cultural Policy’ that was published in 2012, worked at the Olympic Games in Sydney, Athens and Beijing in 2000, 2004 and 2008, respectively. Having also carried out extensive research into the multiple effects of Liverpool being named the 2008 European Capital of Culture, and having participated in the cultural programme for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Garcia is well placed to give an expert viewpoint of a city’s ‘position’ in the ever-evolving eventhosting sector. Garcia opened her keynote address, by outlining the task facing host cities, to “develop phenomenal and wonderful economic infrastructures and have a positive environmental effect at the same time”. She added that establishing a distinct cultural programme as part of a sporting event can help to maximise engagement with the local community, ensuring long-term legacy and sustainability. However, Garcia added that cities are finding it increasingly difficult to come up with unique ways to approach the process of bidding for or staging a major event. “Now we are facing the situation where there is saturation and over-standardisation of the process, and that makes it very difficult for a city to stand out,” she said. “Different cities have the same approach of dressing and decorating,” Garcia added. “It is

‘Cities must make sure that the right infrastructure is in place, so that people can interact with the different spaces and have an opportunity to express themselves and do what they want to do’ Dr Beatriz Garcia, Head of Research, Institute of Cultural Capital, University of Liverpool really important though to involve local communities in the process of preparing for Games.” Garcia warned that if members of the community feel alienated, “unintended narratives” can emerge. She highlighted how disgruntled locals altered the tag line of the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games, ‘passion lives here’, to ‘repression lives here’ in graffiti daubed on walls throughout the Italian city. The cultural programme, though, can leave a positive impact on the community, as long as it is developed in line with the context of the region. In order to do this, those behind such a programme need to ensure that elements of sport are entwined with the local spirit. In using the example of the Olympics, Garcia insisted that the whole Games and city need to be taken into consideration – the ecosystem surrounding the entire event. Like many people, Garcia highlights the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as having been a game-changer, and said that the competitions at the Piscina Municipal de Montjuic swimming pool, which took place against the backdrop of the city skyline, had provided an enduring image of the Spanish city in connection with the Games. “It is one of the well-known images of the diving pool at the top of the hill, with the Barcelona skyline in the background,” she said. “These Olympic Games organisers were the first to develop iconic images that really

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blended the city, and integrated the city and its skyline into the sporting activity. “Then, in the case of the London Olympics, we had four years of a cultural programme, and therefore plenty of opportunity for people to get involved in the spirit of the Games.” Garcia also offered some practical advice for cities that want to make the most of the opportunities to develop cultural programmes surrounding an event. “Firstly, cities must make sure that the right infrastructure is in place, so that people can interact with the different spaces and have an opportunity to express themselves and do what they want to do,” she said. “Secondly, people should be allowed to interact with the spaces, so that local communities’ activities are incorporated into the whole make-up of the city.” Garcia gave examples of the 1968 Mexico City and 1972 Munich Olympics, which both made efforts to “not only celebrate sports, but also to tell the story of the city”. Thirdly, she underlined the possibilities presented by social media, with the public able to create “a mosaic of photos and stories online”. In concluding her keynote speech, Garcia said that preparing a city for a major event takes a huge amount of work and understanding of a city’s brand as part of a broad marketing strategy, and “a team of experts” are the best people to activate the plan.

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city forum Panel Session: The Right Fit – Matching Events With City Priorities Moderator: Peter Bayer, Managing Director, OSM – Opensportsmanagement Andrew Craig, CEO, The Craig Company LLC Hazem Galal, Partner, State & Local Government Sector Global Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers Qatar Nils Hoch, Head of Events/Sales Department, Olympiapark München GmbH Mike Laflin, CEO, Sportcal Dr Laurine Platzky, Deputy Director General, Strategic Programmes, Western Cape Government

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inding the right sporting event for your city can be a tough task. For a destination with big ambitions, there is always the danger that the lack of a reality check could lead to a city pledging promises that they are simply unable to keep. On the other hand, a city needs to find an event that can enhance its own prospects in some way, whilst offering the sporting property a reason for bringing the event there in the first place. The City Forum panel session, ‘The Right Fit – Matching Events With City Priorities’, looked at how cities can identify and attract events that will allow them to position themselves in the correct way and fulfil their goals in the long term.

The members of the panel were in agreement from the outset that early planning is crucial when it comes to gauging the ramifications of hosting a sporting event. Dr Laurine Platzky, Deputy Director General, Strategic Programmes, Western Cape Government, opened the discussion by highlighting the multiple impacts of South Africa hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. “For South Africa, hosting the FIFA World Cup was an amazing opportunity,” Platzky said. “It gave us not only the opportunity to show the world that we could do it, despite the negativity in the media around and before the actual tournament, but it also gave us enormously important infrastructure. “It was shown in the stadiums and transportation. Our airports were completely

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upgraded and our service culture became very important, both in actually welcoming people as well as the general organisational capability.” Returning to the importance of planning, she noted: “Legacy doesn’t just happen; you have to plan it, you have to strategise it and you have to budget for it.” The panel agreed that the legacy an event leaves behind will depend upon the city and what it needs. Hazem Galal, Partner, State & Local Government Sector Global Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers Qatar, offered an insight into one of the most exciting sporting destinations in the world. “If you are looking at a developing city, the legacy is going to be focused a lot more on establishing infrastructure,” Galal said. “In

Qatar right now for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the infrastructure build programme budget has just been increased from $70 billion to $100 billion. “Now the interesting thing is that the budget includes a lot of transportation, the metro, and all of the other infrastructural developments that were already part of Vision 2030 for the city. “So they were going to develop a lot of this infrastructure as part of a long-term development plan and the World Cup has served as a catalyst because it comes with a date and a lot of scrutiny from the international community to actually develop and implement these programmes on time.” Andrew Craig, CEO of The Craig Company, is working as an Advisor to the 2015 European Games, which is taking place in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan – a place that is committed to enhancing its perception in the international community through sport. “We looked for cities that wanted to communicate a very clear, European vision and we selected the city of Baku,” Craig said. “Baku is an emerging nation in a young, dynamic country with a relatively small population. “Very importantly, this is a nation that looks to the future, and what was important for Baku and for the state of Azerbaijan was to position the nation as being part of Europe, and there is probably no finer product to do that with than the European Games.” Craig also spoke about the reasoning behind the establishment of the European

‘Legacy doesn’t just happen; you have to plan it, you have to strategise it and you have to budget for it’ Dr Laurine Platzky, Deputy Director General, Strategic Programmes, Western Cape Government, Games, with the hope that the event will become a major force in the international sporting calendar. Nils Hoch, Head of Events/Sales Department, Olympiapark München, moved the discussion forward by explaining the contemporary shift from Munich from staging the Olympic Games in 1972 to hosting the X Games action sports series in the present day after missing out on staging the 2018 Winter Olympics to PyeongChang, South Korea. “We knew in the bidding process that life goes on even if you don’t get to host an event like the Olympic Winter Games, so when we heard about the plans of ESPN – which hosts the X Games in Los Angeles – to spread the X Games worldwide, starting in Europe, we thought it would be a good way for us to move the Olympiapark in a modern direction,” Hoch said. “We are trying to get into new target groups, trying to get the young people to

the Olympiapark to show them that we are into new sports, action sports. That’s what we think is the right approach for us in the future.” Mike Laflin, CEO of Sportcal, addressed the difficultly in judging the impact of an event on a host city due to the lack of standardised evaluation methodology. “I think that sport is in a situation where it’s not just about economics,” he said. “I see lots of economic impacts obviously, but a sporting event is very holistic and covers lots of different aspects, such as cultural and social, and really trying to understand what sport brings to a city needs more information. “A problem I see frequently in talking to cities is that they haven’t got the information they need to make these decisions. So what we’re trying to do is to encourage cities, sports, and International Federations to come together, to create some sort of standard methodology so we can really understand what an event is delivering. “Is the event delivering economic benefits, social benefits, sporting benefits and some media branding benefits for the city? That’s what sport is about. It’s not just about people coming into hotel rooms and restaurants. “So we’re working very closely with International Federations to encourage them to improve the way they gather their data. We frequently see that they are getting one piece of data from one host city and another piece from another host city, which makes knowledge transfer very difficult.” For host cities, it appears that they need to work together in order to maximise opportunities for future destinations to make the most of their sporting events.

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city forum Event Watch: Sweden’s Vasaloppet Anders Selling, Managing Director, Vasaloppet

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very year, some 80,000 people gather for a historic mass participation event that brings together three small Swedish communities, but is now renowned in the wider world of

winter sports. Vasaloppet is the biggest cross-country ski race in the world. The 90km trek starts in village of MalungSälen, travels through Älvdalen and finishes in the town of Mora. The journey of Swedish King Gustav Vasa on the same route in the 16th century proved the inspiration for the event, which was first held in 1922 thanks to the organisational efforts of local journalist Anders Pers.

Ninety-one years later, the event is still going strong, and has become a much-loved and hugely popular Swedish tradition. Viewing figures for the race remain huge, with only the Eurovision Song Contest outscoring Vasaloppet in the ratings, according to Anders Selling, the Managing Director of the event. “I think our success has something to do with the snow conditions and the fitness trend,” Selling said, addressing delegates at the City Forum. “If you go back a number of years, the Swedish public probably did not show a lot of interest in Nordic skiing, not as much as they do now. “Today we have a summer and a winter

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week with more than 10 different events to run.” Aside from the biggest race, which takes place on the first Sunday in March, the winter week includes seven other races, including a shorter race of 45km, a 30km race for women and a race of between 3km and 9km for youngsters. The summer week is known for its cycling, walking and running events. Selling explained that the Vasaloppet organisers are trying to focus their efforts on increasing the popularity of the summer events, and are not currently considering expanding the programme of winter events. “We now have 18,000 cyclists and 5,000 runners during the summer week, and we


‘We were born with this event and it has been running for 90 years, so everybody takes it for granted. It is my job to remind people of its meaning. We should understand the tourism and economic impact’ Anders Selling, Managing Director, Vasaloppet will increase these numbers,” he added. “As for running, we see a huge interest in this sphere, so, we will do probably a couple more events on top of the ones we already have.” Vasaloppet is a non-profit organisation with a core team of 30 staff members that is supplemented by up to 3,500 volunteers when it comes to the peak period during the winter week. Selling outlined the key selling point to sponsors of the event by adding: “Of course there is a big difference between a huge event with 65,000 participants and an event featuring the national team, and there are differences in terms of exposure. “However, what we can offer to sponsors is a meeting place with 65,000 potential customers. “Organising such an event is also a way of financing different sports. The contributions, coming from the registration fees, go back into the local sports clubs.” One of the biggest challenges, when it comes to the main race, is accommodation, with the number of participants outnumbering the population of some of the local communities. “Traditionally, people open their doors to everybody,” Selling added. “Guest beds are found everywhere – in hotels, schools and private houses. It is a tradition of Vasaloppet. “Yet if we want the event to attract more tourists in the future we should solve this question by building more hotels and restaurants.” Just 20 years ago, Vasaloppet had a very different outlook, though. The event was purely about the ski race, with little else to entertain spectators, viewers and participants. “In those days the participants could only find out their track time, and it was rather boring,” Selling said. “However, we have ensured now that not only are participants more excited, but also the viewers. “Spectators are able to follow the progress of particular athletes from beginning to end, and we work closely with television crews so that action can be shown on big screens.” Vasaloppet generates about €30m in annual revenues, but organisers are currently looking at ways to prolong the full schedule of the event beyond two weeks. “We were born with this event and it has been running for 90 years, so today everybody takes it for granted,” Selling said. “It is my job to remind people of its meaning. We should understand the tourism and economic impact of the event. “We have the VasaloppsArena, where competitions are held, but we only do it for two weeks of the year. “So we have been saying to local communities: ‘we have the arena – let’s do something there!’ This will help small businesses to grow and will attract tourists, and we want to find ways to work with communities in order to support these aims.” For its local communities, Vasaloppet will clearly continue to act as a driver for growth for many years to come.

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city forum Panel Session: Using Social Media To Maximise Benefit Moderator: David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World Lucien Boyer, President & Global CEO, Havas Sports & Entertainment Jens V. Holm, CEO, IMGA (International Masters Games Association) Eline Andersen, Event and Communications Manager, SportEvent Denmark Professor Andy Miah, Director of the Creative Futures Institute, University of the West of Scotland

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ocial media continues to evolve at a rapid rate, so it is no wonder that the sporting world is still trying to make the most of this unpredictable, but exciting communication

platform. For the penultimate session of the City Forum, a panel of experts tried to tackle the topic of this temperamental animal, which can provide a real buzz about a brand or organisation if it is utilised correctly, but can bite back in damaging fashion if care is not taken. In kicking off the Panel Session, ‘Using Social Media To Maximise Benefit’, Jens V. Holm, CEO of the International Masters Games Association, insisted that social media can act as a powerful tool for engaging the

public. “There is a need for fresh ideas from younger people in the sports business, and social media is a good way to stay in touch with those kinds of people,” Holm said. “Without question, athletes and sportspeople should use social media regularly to attract followers, and they should also interact with them.” However, as pointed out by Eline Andersen, SportEvent Denmark’s Event and Communications Manager, this is easier said than done. Andersen said that many professional athletes are still not active on social media platforms, and when it comes to sports organisations, the right sort of content needs to be made available for followers to keep their collective attention. Andersen added that social media had to live up to

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its name and actually be “social”. She said: “The new audience expects different content from social media – not content that the traditional media can offer them. “That is why the approach needs to be more personal, containing more behind-thescenes stories.” If companies want to sell their product to the audience of social media services, they have to know what the followers like. “We think that sporting events are very social in their nature, and interacting with people inside the social media sphere can help us to understand what they like and what they want,” Andersen added. Professor Andy Miah, Director of the Creative Futures Institute at the University of the West of Scotland, highlighted the challenge of engaging the right audience on

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social media, with the most active users on such platforms generally being of a younger age. Miah said that a tailored social media strategy is required to make the right impression. To succeed in social media, one needs a team ready to react to any event, according to Lucien Boyer, President and Global CEO at Havas Sports & Entertainment. “We should think about the practical aspect for our audience,” he said. “If we show competition results in real time, people who did not attend the event might feel that they were actually there. “By reporting weather changes, for example, we will help people to adjust their plans to the situation, which is another practical benefit of approaching social media in the right way.” When you post on Facebook, it is crucial to remember the “when factor”, Andersen added, since social media activity patterns differ before, during and after an event. “I think we should go back to the basics of communication, and that is listening and then understanding when it is our time to act,” Andersen said. The panel also agreed that it is important to decide which platforms to work on, with different social media websites often requiring different approaches, with the number of posts or the amount of content increasing during an event, to amplify the ‘buzz’ at the right time.

‘If you read the tweets of an organisation and then respond to them, your tweets are helping to develop an image of the organisation’ Professor Andy Miah, Director of the Creative Futures Institute, University of the West of Scotland

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Miah underlined the problem facing many organisations that are perhaps too formulaic in their ‘tweets’ on Twitter and fail to respond to users in a way that sparks interest. “If you read the tweets of an organisation and then respond to them, your tweets are helping to develop an image of the organisation, and that spreads,” he said. The conversation then turned to the opportunity to monetise social media – a topic that is still hotly debated throughout the industry. Boyer said that there is immense potential for profit through the right platform, and Miah echoed the viewpoint by saying: “LinkedIn, for example, has great potential for increasing an organisation’s profits, and so do many other services. You just need to operate effectively on every level.” Andersen added that communicating with the public by applying a one-size-fits-all approach is now a “thing of the past” thanks to social media. “If we want to use social media effectively, we need to engage our audience first, but we must also do it cautiously, without any hard lines drawn,” she said. Boyer agreed that social media strategies must be based on sound audience engagement principles. “What is important about social media is that you initiate a conversation with people instead of trying to push content,” he concluded. In wrapping up the discussion, the panel members agreed that social media is an area that sports organisations and companies cannot afford to take for granted. With this in mind, specialists need to be hired to look after activity on such platforms. Only then can sports organisations, with a thorough and committed strategy, begin to maximise their opportunities in this ever-changing space.

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city forum CASE STUDY: A Quick Guide To Multi-Sport Events Vincent Gaillard, Director General, SportAccord

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portAccord, the umbrella organisation for more than 100 international sports organisations, has changed markedly since it was founded as GAISF by 26 member federations back in 1967. In 2009, GAISF became SportAccord, and since then the organisation has continued to grow. In 2013, one of SportAccord’s major areas of focus lies in the event-hosting sector, where the organisation is putting in place plans to make a big impact through its Multi-Sports Games unit. In wrapping up the City Forum, SportAccord Director General Vincent Gaillard spoke of the importance of the project in uniting its members and promoting its member International Federations. “Multi-Sports Games were designed to promote different sports,” he said. “It is about giving IFs a chance to show not only big disciplines, but less popular ones, like FIFA with beach football or FIBA with 3x3 basketball.” SportAccord’s Multi-Sports Games unit is currently in the process of developing five Games concepts. The second edition of the SportAccord World Combat Games will take place in Saint Petersburg later this year, from October 18-26, while the third edition of the annual SportAccord World Mind Games will take place in December in Beijing, China. It is hoped that the inaugural edition of the SportAccord World Beach Games will take place in 2014, ahead of a major launch in 2015, while the SportAccord World Artistic Games and also the SportAccord Urban Games, which will focus on sports that form the fabric of youth culture, are also in the pipeline. “We only started our journey as a multisports event organiser in 2010 so it is still quite new for us,” Gaillard said. “Today we have launched two Multi-Sports Games and another three are about to launch.” Looking back at the first of the MultiSports Games to take place – the World Combat Games in 2010 in Beijing, China

– Gaillard outlined the structure of the event, and why it proved to be a success. “In these Games we have Olympic disciplines such as judo, boxing, fencing and wrestling alongside non-Olympic sports such as ju-jitsu, sumo, wushu and many others. “That is what we do through MultiSports Events – we bring our members in to showcase their sports.” In 2011, also in Beijing, SportAccord launched the World Mind Games, which comprised bridge, chess, draughts, go and xiangqi. “These Games are all about promoting the power of the human brain, strategy, intelligence and concentration,” Gaillard added. “We are about to bring together artistic disciplines at the World Artistic Games in 2014, although the host city has not been finalised yet. Trampoline, dancing, gymnastics, synchronised swimming and some other sports will make up a five-day programme that will close with the final festival, when the top participants will showcase their art.” The SportAccord Beach Games will feature a combination of beach and ocean sports, both Olympic and non-Olympic, with the likes of beach volleyball, beach handball, basketball, beach rugby, beach soccer, beach tennis, surfing, kiteboarding and a modified version of triathlon set to be staged. “We hope the inaugural edition of the SportAccord World Beach Games will take place in 2014, ahead of a major launch in

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2015,” Gaillard added, before outlining the fifth Games project. “Possibly our most exciting project is the World Urban Games, which we are going to launch in 2015. It is about urban sports that take place or are developed on the streets. We would like to have between six and eight sports for the first Games, with sports like 3x3 basketball and skateboarding. “We really want to combine the Games with grassroots sports and the community.” Gaillard insisted that these MultiSports Games differ from other existing competitions because they will bring a festival experience, and he cited as an example the gala final at the World Artistic Games. “The advantage of these Games is that they can combine this festival appeal with elite sporting events,” he added. “These Games will give them a chance to integrate sport with schools and universities, for instance. “It is also about making these sports and the events more accessible – not putting all the investment towards the opening and closing ceremonies, but making them much more open to local communities.” Gaillard concluded that the host cities of these Games would have to offer a unique local ‘flavour’, even though they will be for international participants and an international audience. “At the World Combat Games in Beijing we added Chinese chess (xiangqi) to the programme, and this sort of approach could be used elsewhere,” he said. “The host cities will benefit from staging Multi-Sport Games. First of all, high-level sports competitions will promote these city brands worldwide and will activate local communities. Besides, these Games will encourage the population to participate in the event and strengthen the link between elite and grassroots sport. “For the host city selection process, IFs will have to decide what make sense for them and which sports need to be promoted. Then it will be time for the host city to decide whether it makes sense for them, because it is also a question of budget.” With the Multi-Sport Games initiative developing quickly, Gaillard and SportAccord will certainly have a busy few months ahead.

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conference programme Keynote Address: Winning the Future – Sport as Inspirational Player Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi

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wing to the transformation of the sports sector into an increasingly sophisticated marketplace in recent years, it is sometimes easy to forget the passion that lies at the heart of this business-savvy industry. However, in setting the tone for the Conference Programme, Kevin Roberts, the CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi, made sure that delegates were reminded that passion and drive lie at the heart of success. Roberts urged delegates to make their brands “irresistible” as he opened day one of the Conference Programme with a captivating Keynote Address entitled ‘Winning the Future – Sport as Inspirational Player’. He said that his company approaches the concept of a VUCA world – representing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity – from a different perspective. “We live in a SUPERVUCA world – it is a vibrant, unreal, crazy and astounding world,” he said. “The world is vibrant now in the sense that it is full of life, full of hope, full of optimism and is liberated by technology and learning. “Earlier in my career, when I was with Procter & Gamble and Pepsi Cola, if you wanted to change the world, you had to have scale, resource, money, time, people and above all you needed size. “However, now if you want to change the world, you don’t need any of that stuff. In fact, now the only thing you need to change the world is an idea. We live in the age of ideas and that is unreal. “It is crazy in the sense that ‘all progress depends on the unreasonable man’,” Roberts added, quoting Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. “It is crazy because most institutions, most companies and most organisations are dedicated to killing ideas at birth. So we are here to kill the idea, to kill the initiative. “Finally it is astounding because before it took you three, four or five years, a campaign and a lot of spending to change the world.

‘The world is vibrant now in the sense that it is full of life, full of hope, and is liberated by technology and learning’ Now it just takes a short length of time. Social networks will change the course of the industry, sport and management – and that is astounding.” Switching the address to focus on sport, Roberts added: “The challenge that needs to be faced up to in the sporting world is how in a SUPERVUCA world you guys can get ahead, get in touch and stay connected with ideas and not become a defensive, fraternalistic bureaucracy. “Sport can produce a better world because it produces better people and because it unties everyone. The Olympics is the greatest example of sport as a unifying thing.” Throughout the entertaining address, Roberts used a combination of humour and video examples to illustrate his ideas. One of his key points was the notion of the ‘lovemark’ – his own creation. Roberts insisted that it was crucial to recognise the difference between a brand and a lovemark, which “is something people want to be a part of”. He added: “A lovemark is a movement that they not only respect, but they also love. Brands are ruled by bored managers, whereas love marks are ruled by the people who love them. “Brands build loyalty for a reason, but a lovemark creates loyalty beyond the reason.” Roberts expanded on his point by citing the example of Apple. “Everybody now has an iPad, iPhone or iPad, because Steve Jobs made Apple

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irresistible. That is what you should do with your brand. “There are three secrets to making your brand irresistible – a lovemark. You need to infuse it with mystery, sensuality and intimacy. “The heroes of the 21st century are the storytellers, and you all have the greatest stories to tell. In sport there are great stories made every day, and yet we keep drawing people into facts, stats and information. The secret is to add mystery. “More and more emotional empathetic storytelling is what is going to drive business in sport. Rational thinking leads to conclusions, and emotional thinking leads to actions. We need to get more emotions into the whole sport business. “Your website should be the ongoing narrative and when promoting your brand you should touch as much of the five senses as you can. “Intimacy leads to empathetic commitment and passion. Most organisations have lost it because of command control and not being empathetic. The secret is to put yourself at the heart of the audience.” Roberts concluded by underlining the role of the industry’s creative leaders, who will continue to develop innovative ways to engage the public. “Creative leaders ask only three things when they see an idea,” he added. “Do I want to see it again? Do I want to share it? And do I want to improve it?”

conference programme POST-MATCH ANALYSIS: How Fit Is Sport? Moderator: David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics, NBC Universal Donald Fehr, Executive Director, National Hockey League Players’ Association Vasily Kiknadze, CEO, Sports Broadcasting (Panorama) Lisa Murray, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon Worldwide

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he health of sport is an issue that draws contrasting opinions from its stakeholders. Many view the growing commercial success of sport as a sign of its health, while others express concern about participation levels and the dominance of some sports over others in particular markets. For the second session on the first day of the Conference Programme, a stellar panel of speakers attempted to answer the question: ‘How Fit Is Sport?’ The discussion covered a range of topics, from the evolution of sporting events to the influence of technology. To kick off the session, the panellists offered their opinions of the changing role of the sports fan. “I think that the fan represents a very resilient base,” Lisa Murray, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon Worldwide, said. “No matter what happens, the fan will come back and support their dreams of sport. “There is a time when they shy away, but they are resilient and they will come back because sport is like nothing else. That passion is stronger than any bumps in the road along the way.” Less than a year on from the London 2012 Olympic Games, Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics, NBC Universal, was keen to emphasise the uniqueness of the Games – an event that even attracts the interest of people who have no real interest in sport. In referring to the Games, he also noted that London 2012 was the first Olympics to take place since the widespread introduction of the tablet into the public. “We were able to take that invention and connect with fans through it,” Bell said. “Happily, we found that be giving people information, content, stories and trying to connect them to the passion of the Olympics with their tablet and with their PC, they actually increased the amount of time that people spent watching the Olympics. “Being a big company like NBC Universal, a company that is owned by

Comcast, means that technology can be used to maximise the great passion people have around an event like the Olympics. “We found more ways for fans to consume this great, fantastic, worldwide cultural phenomenon that is the Olympics. Using technology, we were able to stream everything live.” Vasily Kiknadze, CEO, Sports Broadcasting (Panorama), offered a perspective of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, by echoing Bell’s

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comments. “It is an event where a huge number of people that know nothing about sport comes along to see what it is about,” Kiknadze said. “It’s a big task figuring out how to involve them in the process and how to present the events to them.” Bell expanded on the theme by adding: “If you have people who are following a league or a team, you don’t have to tell a story as much, because they already know it. “However, if you are trying to reach an audience that doesn’t really understand the sport or the background, then you have to tell a story like you would anywhere else because you need to draw them in. Everybody wants good stories.” Murray highlighted the importance of building a fan base through telling the story, rather than simply entertaining the viewers. As an example, she noted the success of NASCAR, the North American stock carracing series. “One of the reasons why NASCAR is so popular in the United States is that people get to know the stars up close and personal,” Murray said. “They want to know about the person and to have access to the sport. That’s

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‘Maybe we can use Lance Armstrong as an example to prevent young people and others from following this same way’ Vasily Kiknadze, CEO, Sports Broadcasting (Panorama)

where all of that passion comes from.” The health of sport, of course, can be damaged by the scourge of doping. Donald Fehr, Executive Director, National Hockey League Players’ Association, tried to put the issue into context. “I think there is a tendency sometimes to forget that sport is not divorced or separate from the society in which it takes place,” Fehr said. “So if there is a substance abuse issue in society, it would be strange if that did not appear in sport. What fans understand is that sport is not different from the rest of us – that’s why they are forgiving to the extent that they are.” The moderator, David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World, developed the point by mentioning the scandal involving disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. Kiknadze noted that the Armstrong case transcended the sporting world, but had the possibility to have a positive effect to wider sport in the long run. “He was a hero for dozens of years, not only in sport, but in the field of illness as well,” he said. “That is why there was such a media storm. Maybe we can use Armstrong as an example

to prevent young people and others from following this same way.” Shifting the discussion to the media reaction to major episodes and events in sport, Fehr said: “In terms of the coverage, especially in western societies, there is a tendency to fall in love and play everything as if it were a Greek tragedy, sometimes making more of it than it is. “However, the media at large does what the consumer wants the media to do. They show what people want to watch and they write what people want to read. It’s about stories.” In concluding the engaging panel session, Bell agreed with Fehr, and spoke of the example of tennis player John McEnroe. “He was this young hero who burst on the scene with the hair and the headbands,” Bell said. “Then suddenly he became this bratty guy, yelling at umpires and throwing his racket. The hero had become a bad guy. I don’t think we’re responsible for that. Those are the stories and that was what was happening.” Whatever the differing arguments about the ‘fitness’ of sport, one can be sure that there will continue to be engaging stories at every turn, and plenty of people will be willing to hear them.

conference programme DISCUSSION: Gains and Gambles for Government Moderator: Mike Miller, CEO, World Olympians Association Carlos Arthur Nuzman, IOC Honorary Member, President, Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games The Rt Hon Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and Tourism, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, United Kingdom

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government or local authority is always taking some sort of financial risk when it agrees to support the staging of a major international event. There are financial commitments, of course, but also the knowledge that a destination’s reputation as a capable event host is being put under the spotlight. In the third session on day one of the Conference Programme, two central figures in the previous and next editions of the Summer Olympic Games offered their insight on the topic of ‘Gains and Gambles for Government’. The Rt Hon Hugh Robertson, the UK’s Minister for Sport and Tourism, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, was able to look back at the experience of London hosting the highly acclaimed 2012 Olympics. However, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, IOC Honorary Member and President of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the

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Olympic and Paralympic Games, is fully focused on delivering a successful event in three years’ time. World Olympians Association CEO Mike Miller, who moderated the discussion, invited the panellists to speak of the work required to ensure success in hosting the

‘You should have cross-party support for the bid, because you never know what will happen if you win the bid’ The Rt Hon Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and Tourism, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, United Kingdom

largest sporting event in the world. The highprofile speakers agreed that political support is crucial in preparing for a major event. “The Key to our success in the bidding race for the Olympics was integration with the government and the support we received from the officials who all had a clear vision of what we would like to do,” Nuzman said. “A lot of people helped us to change the infrastructure of the city and in Brazil. Many political parties helped us, and there were even opposition political parties helping the cause. “National prestige depended on it, and with all the improved infrastructure, support of the youth, and all the sports organizations in Brazil helping us, it has made the job much easier. “We bid for the Games before, but the successful 2016 bid was the result of really hard work over many years.” Nuzman also revealed that that London’s successful bid for the 2012 Games had helped to inspire Rio to push the bar even

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higher. “The London Olympic Games was one of those Olympic successes that really inspired us and gave us the strength to keep working to win the bid, he said, before reflecting on the potential damage of losing an expensive bid for a major event. “It is important to do everything you can in order for the bid to succeed.” Nuzman added that the public must be convinced of the benefits of bidding. “The biggest concern a bid team might have is to convince people and the government that it should bid,” he said. “There might be worries that the country could lose a bid. However, there are real benefits of staging the Games for normal Brazilians. “The Games that will take place in Rio are not for Rio or even just Brazil. They are significant for the whole region. “People will remember the historic moment when the Games moved to Latin America. The Olympic Games in Rio will bring a new dimension to the country and a new dimension to the people.” Robertson referred back to Nuzman’s comments about the importance of garnering broad political support for bidding for such an event.

“You should have cross-party support for the bid, because you never know what will happen if you win the bid,” he said. “You could find yourself sitting in the hot seat. We were prepared, so it wasn’t a shock to us. “The relationship between the organisers and the government is very important. However, everyone needs to be very clear about the actions and zones of the responsibilities.” Both speakers agreed that media scrutiny of a host city is a positive thing as it drives the organisers to achieve the best possible result, even if some of the headlines before the event are pessimistic. One of the best ways to appease the media and the public at large is to project a clear vision for the legacy of the Games. “The Olympic games is a great opportunity to change life in the country for the better,” Nuzman added. “This is a very important challenge for the country and the city, but overall it really is worth it.” The Rio 2016 Organising Committee President also highlighted the possible cost-saving benefits of temporary facilities

whilst noting the security and transport infrastructure challenges that every destination has to face up to before a major event. Robertson agreed that facility planning should be a priority from the outset. In concluding the discussion, both speakers agreed that organizing a successful Olympics requires collaboration and effort at various levels, from local, regional and national administrations. “Organising an Olympic Games is a very long journey, and we need to stay under the same roof,” said Nuzman, who elaborated on his point by saying that politicians need to work in tandem with the relevant sporting bodies as well as organisers during the preparation phase. However, when asked whether they would urge other political establishments around the world to support bidding for the Games, both were clear in their support. “Of course, there are many difficulties and challenges,” Nuzman said. “However, despite the obstacles, it can provide great changes and improvements for a country. It can improve the image of a place, but also the situation within a country, which is always a good thing.”

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DEBATE: Meeting the Challenges of an Economy in Reverse Moderator: David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World Michael Forde, Executive Director / Director of Football Operations, Chelsea Football Club Shaila-Ann Rao, Chief Executive Officer, SPORTFIVE International Harvey W. Schiller, Ph.D, Vice Chair, America’s Cup 2013 Bill Squadron, President, Bloomberg Sports Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, Smith College

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n the challenging global economic climate over the past few years, sport, like most industries, has had to tighten its belt. Never before has there been such scrutiny of investment in sport – whether by sponsors, television companies or regional and national administrations. The financial downturn has unquestionably had an impact on many areas of the sports industry, with wage control and decreasing attendances towards the top of the agendas of Chief Financial Officers. However, even during times of austerity, the pressure is on to develop a sport or sporting property, as acknowledged by a panel of experts who discussed the topic of ‘Sport and the Global Economy’ on day one

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of the Conference Programme. Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, Smith College, provided a reality check at the start by pointing out that if sport is unable to increase demand through improving the quality of the product, then it only has one option left – to cut its expenditure. “Individuals, sports events and leagues have to turn to the cost side and try to control their costs. In order to do this one needs to develop proper institutions,” he said. To illustrate the two approaches in this sphere Zimbalist drew comparisons between the American and European sports competition models. “We have much more socialism in American sports leagues than in Europe,”

he added. “In the USA each league has effectively developed systems of revenuesharing and salary caps, which can effectively control the wage bills. “I have seen little revenue-sharing in Europe.” Shaila-Ann Rao, Chief Executive Officer at SPORTFIVE International, expanded on the theme by highlighting the challenge of determining budgets for particular markets. Michael Forde, Executive Director and Director of Football Operations at Chelsea Football Club, added: “At Chelsea, we try to think about new businesses and the potential growth of market share they could give us. “We achieved our success by staying in touch with traditional football markets and exploring the new ones, particularly in Asia.”

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One area that sports, particularly football, has struggled with is spiraling player salaries at the top, even though many observers argue that such contracts merely reflect market value for an individual against the backdrop of lucrative broadcast rights revenues for clubs and leagues. “In the US, sport on television is organised in such a way that viewers have to buy packages of several hundred channels in order to access coverage of competitions,” Zimbalist added. “We also have tablets and smartphones, so a lot of cable companies are trying to control the source of the programme because they own the rights.” Forde added: “Young people do not consume content in the same way they did it before. Instead of television, they are looking for new platforms to watch sport, and they are watching far more sport on tablets and mobile phones. “You can just put something on YouTube and there will be millions of kids all over the world who will watch it.” Harvey W. Schiller, Ph.D, Vice Chair, America’s Cup 2013, provided a perspective from an individual with a huge amount of experience in the sports industry. “Getting into new forms of distribution in the digital world is really where we’re going,” Schiller said. “We need to tap into revenues through specialized content.” The discussion then switched to betting in sport, always a controversial topic that polarizes opinion. Bill Squadron, the President of Bloomberg Sports, insisted that sweeping betting under the carpet was not the answer to ensuring a healthy future for sport. “You’re not going to stop people from gambling for sports; it’s human nature,” Squadron said. “The best approach to it is to do a very good focused job to regulate it, to license it, to monitor it and to tax it. “Rather than try to pretend it does not happen, or rather than trying to squash it, it should be approached in a way that is logical and allows you, at the very top levels, to prevent match fixing.” Consumer income is also an issue to consider when attempting to gauge the target market. Zimbalist underlined the contrasting spending power of members of the public by saying: “In the United States in 2007, the top 10 per cent of the population’s earners continued to see their incomes rise, while 90 per cent of the population had falling incomes. “In that respect it is therefore very hard to think about the price of broadcasting services and the price of ticketing.” Above all, though, the panel remained optimistic about the future of sport in spite of the financial challenges it faces. “What sports does – whether it is the Olympics or the World Cup or a local sporting event – is bring people together,” Zimbalist concluded. “It provides a sense of community and cohesion and passion that does not exist in other areas of life. “Sports teams have to be smart about this and they have to plan for uncertainty. So they have to diversify. It’s still a tough road ahead but there is terrific opportunity.” Without question sport has faced a tough time over the past five years. However, if a creative approach can be adopted, there is no reason why the industry cannot continue to grow in spite of squeezed budgets.

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INTERVIEW OF THE DAY: A Legend’s Perspective

Vyacheslav Fetisov, NHL Hall of Fame member and two-time Olympic Champion in conversation with Charmaine Crooks, C.M.

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here are few people who have made a bigger impact in Russian sport than Vyacheslav Fetisov. The two-time Olympic Champion was one of the first players to move from Russia to North America’s National Hockey League, where he became a member of the league’s Hall of Fame after winning two Stanley Cups with Detroit Red Wings. He then went on to manage and coach Russia’s national ice hockey team and also served as the country’s Minister for Sport for six years, witnessing a number of positive changes. In the final session on day one of

the Conference Programme, Fetisov, in conversation with Charmaine Crooks, C.M., promoted sport as an instrument to change people’s lives, as well as nations and society. He began by comparing his experience in North America and Russia. “I think that the United States has one of the best systems to give a chance to kids, especially from the poor areas, so they can get scholarships and become professional sportsmen,” he said. “For our government in Russia right now sport is a social phenomenon. “It offers youngsters a positive alternative to alcohol and drugs and gives them an opportunity to learn about rules,

communication and team-mates. However, in the world we have another problem right now with lots of kids living their lives on the internet. Sport can be a good tool to bring kids back together. “I think that International Federations should promote sport as the only thing that can unite people in times that are not easy. “With other people, I am trying to build a system that will give every kid in our country the chance to be healthy and become an Olympian.” Looking back to his switch from his home country to the United States in 1989, he reflected: “It was a different language and culture. There were lots of things to get used

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to, plus the political situation at the time. Sport gave us a chance to see so many people, new countries, and find new friends. “I was discriminated against a few times in my life. I remember my first international competition when I was 14 years old and people didn’t like us because we were from the USSR. “When I started my new career in the NHL it was very challenging as I felt there was discrimination again. I was challenged about the Soviet system and people didn’t like me because of where I was from.” However, Fetisov also remembered fondly the opportunity to play the sport he loves in a multi-national environment. “The players came from different cultural backgrounds and were educated to different levels, but we were fighting for a common cause and after the game we were drinking beer together. “At the end of the day we had so much respect for each other. Now the NHL is one of the most international leagues in sport.” Ice hockey has developed considerably over recent years, and the women’s version of the game is growing in popularity. Fetisov remembered when he asked his daughter, who was 10 years old at the time, to fill in for a missing friend when they were

‘I hope anti-doping will get more publicity and a greater stage to promote clean sport so there are no cheaters’ Vyacheslav Fetisov, NHL Hall of Fame member and two-time Olympic Champion playing in the back yard. “It was the first time she had put skates on in her life.” The forthcoming 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics is, of course, of great interest to Fetisov, who was a key figure in the bidding team that secured the Games. Fetisov, who is anticipating vociferous home support for the Russian participants during the Olympics added: “Of course the pressure on the athletes is going to be huge, but the support of the people will help. “It is a dream to have a home Olympic Games.” Political support for the Sochi Games has been hailed as crucial in preparing for next year’s event, and Fetisov expressed his hope that sport and governments can work together worldwide to further the reach of sport through events such as SportAccord Convention.

“It is a special tradition for the Convention and the IOC to recognize small organizations. I think the Convention gives us a chance to relive different”. As Chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athletes Committee, Fetisov is determined to play a part in ensuring sport rids itself of any doping cheats. “I hope anti-doping will get more and more publicity and a greater stage to promote clean sport so there are no cheaters on the Olympic stage,” he added. In concluding the fascinating conversation, Fetisov looked back on the highlight of his sporting career. “It was the best time of my life when I was a professional sportsman,” he said. “I have been a Minister and I have been a coach, but the best time was when I was an athlete. I played the sport I love every day.”

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he sports industry is bursting with creativity, but some key decision-makers remain wary of change. In opening the final day of the Conference Programme, David B. Hill, Senior Executive Vice-President, News Corporation, underlined the importance of looking forward with optimism and ideas. The session was entitled ‘INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Smile, You’re on Camera (but frown if you’re not)’ and Hill, a hugely respected figure in sports media, offered a fascinating insight into the role of television in sport through a changing media age. Hill opened his address by playing down the notion that television coverage matters less now than before due to the number of different media platforms that can offer exposure to a sport. “The way sport is produced on television is not just important now, but vital,” he said. “You should treat television coverage of your sport as the only realistic way that you can grow your fan base. “Your sport lives and dies – and you as an executive live and die – by how well television

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covers your sport. “The question that should be exercising the minds of executives of sports that do not contain the words ‘football’, ‘IOC’ or ‘F1’ in their title, is not how do we survive, but how do we thrive?” Hill cited the success of American football’s National Football League (NFL), which revamped television coverage to climb from number 23 in the list of most popular television shows to become the most popular form of entertainment on US television for each of the past five years. With only two per cent of NFL fans having ever attended a game, the league shifted its focus to how the majority of fans got their sporting experience; via television. “For the NFL, television and the way the game was presented on television, the way the game was produced – including the camera angles, the positions, the graphics, the sounds and the announcers – became not just important, but they became vital,” Hill said. “The NFL realised that the way to grow their fan base and grow their popularity was through the way their sport looked on television.”

Citing his experience at one of the biggest sports broadcasters in the United States, FOX Sports, Hill stressed the need to modernise the visual experience for fans in the face of intense competition from other forms of entertainment. “Dull, drab, ‘same old same old’ coverage will not only have the viewer turning off, but it will drive them to the vast sparkling myriad of entertainment choices that are out there,” Hill said. “There are more entertainment choices for human beings now than at any other time in the history of mankind. “You’re not just competing with other sports. You are competing with movies, TV shows, books, magazines, Facebook, games, apps and so on.” Hill emphasised the possibility of improving television coverage through technological enhancements. “Electronic enhancements will make your sport more understandable, exciting and watchable. If the viewer doesn’t understand what’s going on, he or she will not watch,” he said. Hill highlighted successful innovations

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such as the ‘glow puck’ in ice hockey, the ‘first-down line’ in American football, and the ‘Fox box’, a visualisation showing the score and time of a game on the screen at all times during coverage. He added that the ‘Fox trax’ system for motor-racing coverage had helped to spark a 50% increase in television ratings. “Take one or two per cent of your annual budget and hire a television expert to work with you to come up with the most dynamic way of televising your sport,” he suggested to delegates. “Imagine television has just been invented. Examine every single camera angle, examine where the best audio comes from, because remember close-up audio is far more impactful than close-up video. Find the best commentators who know your sport and can become missionaries for the sport and make the commentaries exciting and dynamic.” Hill stressed the importance of controlling the way sports are presented in the media by approaching and working with television partners in order to ensure the long-term growth of a sport. “It’s the responsibility of the people who run the sport to make it as visually attractive as they possibly can, and not take a ‘laissezfaire’ attitude to the television producers,” he

‘It’s most important to attract the viewer from the ages of 18 to 28 and make them become passionate’ said. “Insist that your television partners cover your sport in the way you want it done and not the way they want it to be done.” When targeting audiences for sport programmes, Hill acknowledged the need to capture the crucial younger demographic while simultaneously keeping coverage accessible to all viewers. “It’s most important to attract the viewer from the ages of 18 to 28 and make them become passionate because then you have them for the rest of their lives, and as they have children those children will become fans,” he said. “However, there should be no barriers so the viewer knows as much and gets

as much emotional pleasure from watching for the first time as the 67-year-old watching for the umpteenth time. That’s what a wellproduced sport event should be.” Technological changes and the growth of the entertainment industry, as well as the number of sports channels in countries such as the United States, are helping to level the playing field and offer a golden opportunity for smaller sports to capture audiences, according to Hill. “You have this very vibrant market in the US which is looking for a product for people to watch and enjoy,” he said. “There is an opportunity right now for sports that people have not heard of, but only if they work to make themselves entertaining. It’s all about supply and demand. “It’s not just the television screen – it’s the second screen experience. Interactivity is absolutely vital and we are moving into this incredibly brave new world in terms of television and the second screen experience. “This is the most exciting time in sport. We are now in a period where the only impediment is your imagination.” When it comes to generating interest, it would appear that a creative approach to television coverage of a sport remains as crucial a factor as ever.

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sochi in the spotlight Dmitry Chernyshenko, CEO, Sochi 2014 Organising Committee

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n February 2014, the eyes of the sporting world will turn to Russia, where Sochi will stage the Winter Olympic Games. After years of preparations, the start of the Games is finally edging over the horizon, and on the second day of the Conference Programme, Dmitry Chernyshenko, CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee, gave delegates a progress report in a session entitled ‘Sochi in the Spotlight’. According to Chernyshenko, one of the aims of the Olympics, which will run from February 7-23 before the Winter Paralympic Games takes place from March 7-16, will be to “change stereotypes and convince the world that Russia is an equal partner and is ready to be integrated further into the international community”. He added: “Sochi is a very ambitious project for our country, and we all want to turn the old summer resort into a modern, state-of-the-art international winter sports

destination and year-round recreational destination. “It is a beautiful city that will be competing to be a capital of sport and a capital of culture not only for Russia, but maybe for the world.” Chernyshenko went on to highlight the anticipated economic benefits for the region of hosting the Winter Games. “The Olympics represents an opportunity to act as a great accelerator to redevelop the whole region,” he said. “If we are talking about the economic impact, it would be unforgivable to spend such an enormous amount of time and effort on an event that only lasts for 18 days. “Of course we want there to be a legacy for generations to come, but we can already enjoy the legacy now because the Olympic factor has accelerated the rate of economic growth in the region and thousands of jobs have been created through the Olympics

project. The level of unemployment in the region is very close to zero and more than 560,000 jobs have been created.” As an example of some of the long-term infrastructural projects that are set to benefit the region, Chernyshenko cited the new international airport connecting Sochi with Europe’s transport hubs. “Our international airport will handle seven million passengers per year and the most important point to make is that the infrastructure of this recently renovated airport is ready to receive thousands of visitors at the critical moments of the Olympic Games,” he said. “From the international airport, you can take a train or travel by car for only 7km and you will be in the Olympic Park.” There is also the 157,000 square metre media centre that will be converted into a trade centre following the Games. “It is like seven Red Squares all joined together,” Chernyshenko added. “During the

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Games it will be occupied by more than 12,000 representatives of the media, but after the Games it will become one of the largest trade centres in Europe.” Chernyshenko added that construction work for the event would be completed by October, when the “process of the beautification and decoration of the city for the Games” would commence. Following the Games, there will be 20,000 new hotel rooms in the city, boosting Sochi’s long-term aspirations as a destination of choice for tourists. “Sochi is used to hosting lots of tourist every year, but traditionally it was during the summer,” he added. “Now we are expanding the accommodation facilities in Sochi and we are also fixing the rates of rooms so the prices stay at a very affordable level.”

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Chernyshenko acknowledged that there would be challenges in the coming months as those in charge go through the final preparations, but he added that Sochi organisers were fully prepared for all eventualities. “We are ready to organise the Games in any condition,” Chernyshenko said, referring to the unpredictability of the weather, which forced organisers of the previous Winter Olympics in Vancouver into activating contingency plans. “We learned a lot from the experience of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, which suffered from a shortage of snow. This past winter we successfully tested our ‘hot snow’ programme, which will guarantee that there is enough snow during the event even if there is abnormally warm weather.” Numerous test events have already taken place in Sochi, and more will be staged in the months leading up to the Olympics. “Some of the figures in terms of the number of spectators were comparable with the Games,” he said. “We have received very positive feedback from the athletes who successfully tested the venues and they were really happy to enjoy our beautiful, safe and convenient venues.” In developing the topic of security, Chernyshenko added: “Sochi is one of the safest cities in the world and state guarantees that he Games will be safe and secure.” Ahead of the Games, the torch relay will take the spirit of the Sochi Olympics to all parts of Russia, travelling through 3,000 cities, towns and villages over 123 days, starting from October 17. For the actual competitions at the Games, Chernyshenko said that ticket sales had been impressive to date. “Our ticketing campaign is one of the most successful in the history of the Games,” he said. “We have already sold about 70% of the tickets.” In wrapping up the session, Chernyshenko added that those interested in attending the Games need to hurry up if they want to secure a ticket, and with excitement building, few can doubt Sochi’s ability to stage an unforgettable Olympics.

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SUPER HUMAN – Sport, and the Athletes of the Future Professor Andy Miah, Director of the Creative Futures Institute, the University of the West of Scotland

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n the fast-moving world of sport, it can be incredibly difficult to predict the future. However, Professor Andy Miah, Director of the Creative Futures Institute at the University of the West of Scotland, is better placed to comment than most. Miah, who spoke on day two of the Conference Programme in a session entitled ‘Super Human – Sport, and the Athletes of the Future’, provided delegates with a glimpse of what sport could look like in the years to come. In kicking off his session, Miah spoke of the inspiration he garnered from American Paralympics star Aimee Mullins, who had both of her lower legs amputated at an early age. “I was influenced by one of the most miraculous athletes I’ve ever seen,” Miah said. “She was doing things that were just groundbreaking within sport. It was truly remarkable. “Athletes like her were revealing how technology, through prosthetic blades, can allow competitors to transcend normal limits and normal limitations. It was an indication of the future ‘superhuman’ status that would be awarded to today’s Paralympians. “These prosthetic devices, being so controversial in the world of sport, are now shown to be in parallel with their biological counterparts. “This goes beyond the conversation about ethics. The fact that the concept of disability shifts when we see an athlete like that compete on the world stage of the Olympic Games must be taken into account.” Addressing how the London 2012 Games altered the world’s perception of the Paralympics, Miah shared with the delegates in the audience an advertising trailer that was shown during the Games on UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4. “The trailer, ‘Meet the Superhumans’, conveyed the sense of change and a world in which one could imagine a one-Games future where the Olympic and Paralympic athletes compete against each other.” Miah noted the impact the trailer had on the public, gauging the effect on social media during the Games. “The superhuman ‘hashtag’ was one of the highest trending hashtags on Twitter during the Games,” he said. “The Paralympic Twitter account on Channel 4 achieved more followers than the BBC’s Olympic account.” However, as Miah outlined, the future of the prosthetic technology used at the Paralympics – and now the Olympics – is just the start. “Even the prosthetic limbs commonly used at the moment are really quite primitive compared to what’s available now,” he said. “For example there are ready-powered system limbs. One of the challenges of people who have lost their legs is that ascending stairs or other tough terrain is quite difficult, but if you can add some power, it might make things significantly easier.” Developing his point, Miah said that such enhancements could alter the sporting experience. “In the same way that we

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allow athletes in other types of sport to use technology, like in Formula One, we could also imagine a situation whereby the disciplines that people find exciting to observe are shaped in part by these transformations,” he added. However, such enhancements also come with a warning attached. As new technology becomes more sophisticated, so do the efforts to circumvent checks for doping in sport. “The designer steroid race has been well ahead of the anti-doping race for a long time,” Miah said. “The situation is that many of these products that are being developed in laboratories never reach commercialisation and are therefore unknown to people, but that does not necessarily mean that people can’t get hold of them if they want to get them. “We have a challenge as the technology that’s available for athletes to enhance their performance is far greater than the technology to detect what is going on, and this will become even more complicated in the future.” Even now, numerous sports administrators appear wary of stepping outside a sport’s comfort zone and into the unknown.

‘We have a challenge as the technology that’s available for athletes to enhance their performance is far greater than the technology to detect what is going on’ However, for Miah, exploring new ideas is an integral part of what makes sport such an intriguing breeding ground for technological innovations. “In cases when technology is tampering with biology, people get very upset,” he added. “Now my approach is quite broad. I think of the ways in which we can tamper with biology and the ways we can use technology have been quite diverse. “I’m not just thinking about genetic modification or enhancement, but I’m thinking simply about genetic innovation; how sports might compel athletes to use it, but also the kinds of positions and obligations they may have to athletes. “For example, if you’re a sports club, could you request an athlete to take a genetic test? “Another thought is how genetics might

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be used to transform one’s abilities and what response sport should make. It’s unfair that one person has it and others don’t.” Miah added that technology is already an intrinsic part of sport on a human level. “The ‘Fosbury Flop’ in high jumping is a technological insight into how people can move in certain ways to allow them to jump from certain heights,” he added. “The moment a running shoe hits a track, it is a technological encounter.” In concluding his entertaining session, Miah urged delegates to adopt an openminded approach to the inevitable convergence of sport and technology. “What is crucial is that when you create a terrain within sport that promotes inclusion and celebrates the different ways of being human, that in fact fulfils the mission of sport,” he said.

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DEBATE: Brave New World – Bionic Sport of the Future

Moderators: Charmaine Crooks, C.M, President, NGU Consultants Inc. 5-time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medallist and David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World Mihir Bose, Columnist for the Evening Standard, contributor to the Financial Times, writer and broadcaster for the BBC and other outlets David Grevemberg, Chief Executive, Glasgow 2014 Ltd. Professor Andy Miah, Director of the Creative Futures Institute, University of the West of Scotland David McCrae, Vice-President Major Events Division, MV Global Transport Logistics, former Paralympian Natasha Vita-More Ph.D, Designer, Theorist, and Transhumanist

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echnology has sometimes had an uncomfortable relationship with sport, but few would argue that the industry needs to look to the future and explore new opportunities to remain prosperous. On day two of the Conference Programme, a stellar panel of speakers gathered for a session entitled ‘Brave New World – Bionic Sport of the Future’ to

discuss the challenge of facing up to new technological trends in sport. The topic is always hotly debated, and with one of the panel members, Professor Andy Miah, Director of the Creative Futures Institute at the University of the West of Scotland, having already outlined some technological possibilities during the previous session entitled ‘Sport, and the Athletes of the Future’, delegates were eager to hear more about this intriguing subject.

Mihir Bose, Columnist for the Evening Standard, contributor to the Financial Times, writer and broadcaster for the BBC and other outlets, opened up the debate by questioning the competitive spirit of some events at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Bose cited differences in technological capabilities between different countries, leading to advantages for some athletes over others. “The idea that you can have athletes using

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technological means that give them an advantage is completely wrong to me,” he said. However, David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014 Ltd., felt that the use of technology at the London Games was “always secondary”. “The inspiration is what made the Paralympics a brand, along with the stories of the athletes,” he said. “The quality of the competition at the Games focuses on the four principles of fairness, inspiration, excitement and guaranteed legitimacy. “The inspirational piece we found to be absolutely essential. If you make it about the technology and not about training and character, you lose that inspirational aspect around the human element – the human determination. “The International Federations really need to think about the question of how far they are willing to push this ‘man versus machine’ debate, and it really comes down to the question of fairness.”

‘The Olympics seem to come down to the issue of technology and doping. If an individual wants to compete at the top level, technology has to be acceptable.’ Natasha Vita-More Ph.D, Designer, Theorist and Transhumanist Dr Natasha Vita-More

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Natasha Vita-More Ph.D, Designer, Theorist and Transhumanist, pointed out that the idea of what is natural and unnatural had changed. “The Olympics seem to me to come down to the issue of technology and doping,” she said. “I certainly think that if an individual wants to compete at the top level, technology has to be acceptable. “In a nutshell, it is a proactive world where technology is used to enhance the body to a level of better wellbeing, to allow us to live as long as possible. The idea of ‘normality’ changes over time.” David McCrae, Vice-President Major Events Division at MV Global Transport Logistics and a former Paralympian, offered a passionate defence of the technology that helped him to compete in top sporting events. “This piece of equipment helped me perform as a sportsman,” the single-leg amputee said, referring to his prosthetic blade. “I couldn’t have done it without this equipment. It enabled me to train longer and harder, but I can tell you one thing – it didn’t do it on its own. I made it do this. “I use my equipment for running, sprinting and jumping, but it doesn’t do anything beyond what my leg could do. My training and my experience make it do what it does.” Miah noted that the Paralympics are receiving an increasing level of exposure and are appreciated as a sporting event in its own right, with the technology being of secondary importance.

Bose added: “At the end of the day, sport was always the first goal for the Paralympic Games.” Grevemberg pointed out that there are more ways of enhancing performances in the Olympics than the Paralympics, with the rapid development of technology opening up more opportunities than ever before. “I think we’re constantly re-evaluating the situation,” McCrae said. “Several decades ago, organising committees would just say, ‘let’s not let him run’, and it would be over for an athlete. However, nowadays everything is different. “These are not complicated technologies. The steel is nice, because it is the steel from space, but ultimately this is just a piece of sports equipment. “You should not think that I have some sort of disability because of the loss of my leg and, let’s be real about this, the equipment does not give me an advantage.” The key, according to Grevemberg, is to take control of the issue of technology and ensure everyone takes the topic seriously. Bose followed up the point by echoing his own earlier comments that such

technology is out of the reach of many people around the world. In concluding the engaging debate, the panel agreed that technological enhancements have not only allowed athletes to feel more valued, but they have also improved the sporting performances on show. Looking ahead, Vita-More insisted that a very strong ethical standpoint needs to be maintained. “We should not just adopt new technology when it is first created,” she said. Bose said that the Olympic and Paralympic movements should work together in order to break through further boundaries to establish a bright future. “That for me is the great vision behind the Para-athletes, and that is, in my opinion, why we should use technology as effectively as possible in the sporting world,” he said. Technology has changed the landscape of sport, but as the equipment becomes more sophisticated it is obvious that International Federations and governing bodies will have to consider their options carefully.

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INTERVIEW OF THE DAY: Life in the Fast Lane Moderator: David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World Jean Todt, President, FIA

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s the President of Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), motorsport’s global governing body, Jean Todt is not a man who likes to

stand still. Todt has a wealth of experience in the fastmoving world of motorsports, having carved out a successful career in the industry for years before taking the reins of FIA in 2009. In the final session on day two of the Conference Programme, Todt was the subject of the ‘Interview of the Day: Life in the Fast Lane’. The interview began with Moderator David Eades, Journalist and Anchor at BBC

World, inviting Todt to look back at his life in motorsport so far. The Frenchman enjoyed a successful career as a rally co-driver in the World Championship and then worked his way up the administrative ladder at Peugeot Sport and Ferrari, which helped to give him a unique perspective of motorsport. “As you can see I have had quite a long career in motorsport, and it is amazing to see 47 years of your career in three minutes,” Todt said after a short film detailing his career to date was shown to delegates. “Since I was elected as President of FIA in 2009, I have been very busy.” Todt acknowledged that it is an exciting time for FIA, with the governing body facing

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a number of challenges and exploring various opportunities. Road safety is a major issue for the FIA, and Todt highlighted the need for participants to stay “in control”. “When you are a sportsman, you must be able to set an example,” he said. “When a racing driver is on a track, he has to be in control. “All of our drivers are trying to educate younger drivers and to offer powerful and valuable advice. If you have a racing driver telling people on the road that they need to behave, it will be more beneficial than any kind of politician.” Todt underlined the positive developments that have been introduced in road safety

in recent years in the fields of motorsport technology and engineering. “So much has been done for the safety of the driver,” he said. “Since the death of Ayrton Senna in Formula One in 1994, there have been a few accidents, but no fatalities in the championship, so it demonstrates all of the progress thus far. “All aspects of safety are improving, and it has to keep improving as motorsport will always have that element of danger.” Safety of the drivers is perhaps not the primary concern of viewers of championships such as Formula One, though, and Todt attempted to find a balance between ensuring races are as safe as possible without losing the adrenaline. “I do not think that anyone could claim that there is not enough speed in Formula One,” he said, before adding that road safety would remain a priority area of investment for the FIA. Todt added that the popularity of Formula One remains as great as ever, with the championship exploring new markets and enjoying unprecedented viewing figures in previously uncharted territories. “The Summer Olympic Games are held every four years, but our championships

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feature numerous races every year,” he said. Like many other parts of the industry, motorsport is more cost-conscious than ever. Todt acknowledged that the investment required for a team to become competitive in Formula One could put off many from entering the championship, but he added that those that have entered will benefit from increasing revenues. “I would say that I am in favour of making motorsport as affordable as we can, but realistically it will never be as affordable as other sports,” Todt added. “However, this year the teams will receive about three times more than they used to get five years ago. “Sport is competitive and motorsport is a very competitive category of sport, and people will want to spend as much as they can to succeed.” Looking at the wider landscape, Todt dismissed suggestions that Formula One could strive to secure a place on the programme of the Olympic Games. “We are very aware that it would not fit in as a sport,” he said. However, the FIA does have ambitions for new event projects, and with the Formula E competition set to launch in 2014, hopes are

high of engaging the public in a new series. Formula E will feature racing cars powered exclusively by electric energy. The plan is to launch with a grid of 10 teams and 20 drivers next year. In wrapping up his interview, Todt said that the development of the series would show FIA’s commitment to environmentallyfriendly initiatives. “The engine that will be used will be completely different from what we have now,” he said. “It will emit much less CO2 and will be much more friendly for the environment with about 35% less fuel consumption.” Todt added that the race destinations will also act as a crucial selling point of the new championship. “For us, the future of Formula E will lie in the cities. That is why we have decided to create a very attractive and innovative championship,” he said. “It will start next year and it will be hosted in 10 big cities around the world, like Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Miami, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, London, Rome and Kuala Lumpur. So it could be a very different kind of racing in the heart of these cities.” Even after nearly half a century in the motor-racing hot seat, it is clear that Todt is not willing to put his foot on the brakes just yet.

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SPORTS FACILITIES: Melbourne is home to some of the finest sporting facilities in the world, centrally located and easily accessible by public transport. Venues include the Melbourne Cricket Ground, with its 100,000 seat capacity located in the heart of the city; Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre; Rod Laver Arena, home of the Australian Open Tennis; Hisense Arena with its world class velodrome facility; the 54,000 seat Etihad Stadium with a retractable roof; AAMI Park, a 31,000 seat rectangular stadium; Lakeside Stadium, a newly developed home for athletics and the State Netball Hockey Centre, all offering facilities for a multitude of sports.

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Transport Infrastructure: Melbourne’s integrated transport system includes Melbourne International Airport’s global links and extensive road, train, tram, light rail and bus networks. Distance Airport/City Centre: 22 km, linked by an Expressway, with travelling time

approximately 20 minutes. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Melbourne offers something for everyone. From chic fashion stores to buzzing laneway cafés and bars, botanic gardens to sports events, elegant historic streetscapes to skyscrapers, film, music and food festivals to unique art exhibitions and international theatrical performances. Discover the diversity and beauty of regional Victoria with day trips to locations including the iconic Great Ocean Road, world-class wineries and natural springs, spectacular beaches and coastal villages. events previously hosted: From the 1956 Olympic games and 2006 Commonwealth Games to annual major events including the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, Australian Open Tennis, recent highlights on Melbourne’s calendar include The 2011 Presidents Cup, 2012 UCI Track World Championships, 2012 FIH Champions Trophy Hockey and the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour.

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Melbourne was ranked the Ultimate Sports City in 2006, 2008 & 2010 and the world’s most liveable city in 2011 and 2012. With world class stadiums and an array of outdoor event areas all within the city, Melbourne’s sporting infrastructure is unrivalled. Major events in Melbourne attract huge crowds through strategic alliances, marketing campaigns and collaborative efforts with key stakeholders.

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SPORTS FACILITIES: Commonwealth Stadium (60,000 seats – soccer, rugby, football), Rexall Place (hockey, skating, lacrosse), Telus Field (baseball), Foote Field (athletics, soccer, football, field hockey), Saville Centre (tennis, curling, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics) Transport Infrastructure: Light Rail Transit (subway), buses, taxis, trolley, air, rail Distance Airport/City Centre: 31 km TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Canada’s Festival City (over 30 Festivals year round); Greatest

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Québec city, canada Tel +1 418 641-6411 Population 638,000 Email Denis.paquet@ville.quebec.qc.ca Currency Canadian $ Language French, English Hotel rooms 16,860 Time Zone EST (GMT-5) Temperature Summer: 23-11°C Winter: -4--13°C website www.ville.quebec.qc.ca

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SPORTS FACILITIES: For international events: skiing (FIS homologated for DH, SG, GS, SL, XC), skating (speed, figure), ice hockey; aquatic sports, mountain biking, road cycling, baseball, indoor court sports, martial arts. 18,480-seat amphitheatre (Dec. 2015); 15,000-seat and 5,000-seat arenas; outdoor 12,600-seat stadium; 2 Olympicsize pools, 3,200-seat covered stadium, 17,000 sq.m. multifunction exhibition space. Distance Airport/City Centre: 16km TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: A UNESCO World Heritage Treasure, Québec City is the only walled city North of Mexico, with great outdoor facilities only minutes from downtown. Green, clean and safe, it features the best hospitality and leisure facilities, fine cuisine, culture and attractions. It is renowned for its locals’ warm welcome and friendliness. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: Yearly UCI World Tour road cycling (2010-…), Yearly FIS Snowboard World Cups and Championships (2013), UCI Mountain Bike World Cups and Championships (1998, 2010), FIS XC Sprint World Cup 2012, 2011 ISU Grand Prix Finale , 2008 IIHF World Championship, Red Bull Crashed Ice (2006-…), Québec City Marathon (yearly), WTA Tennis Challenge Bell (since 1993).

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SPORTS FACILITIES: Macao is a compact city boasting an array of sophisticated sport venues: Olympic Sports Centre including stadium (15,700 capacity), Aquatic Centre, Hockey Field, Multi-Purpose Zone, 3x3 Basketball Field and Badminton Zone; Macao East Asian Games Dome; International Shooting Range; Tennis Academy; Bowling Centre; Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion (3,300 capacity); Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre; Coloane Karting Track; Lin Fong Sports Centre (2,200 capacity); and Football and Athletics Field at MUST (capacity: 1,684 seats) among other facilities.

Indoor Show on Earth – West Edmonton Mall; Art Gallery of Alberta; Fort Edmonton Park; Elk Island National Park; close proximity to Jasper National Park events previously hosted: 1978 Commonwealth Games; 1983 Universiade Games; 2001 World Championships in Athletics; 2002 FIFA U19 World Championships; 2005 World Masters Games; 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup Canada; 2009 Olympic Curling Trials; 2012 FINA Men’s Water Polo Olympic Qualification Tournament

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Being a product of cultural exchange between East and West spanning over 400 years, the Historic Centre of Macau, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 2005, is the oldest array of European architectural legacy on Chinese territory. Macau

Special Administrative Region of PRC is accessible, offers luxurious accommodation, excellent retreats, conference facilities, entertainment and sport events backed by government support. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: International Marathon, Macau Golf Open, FIVB World Grand Prix (Finals), International Dragon Boat Races, International Kart Grand Prix, 31st OCA General Assembly, Macau Grand Prix, KMacau Open Badminton Grand Prix Gold, International Open Tenpin Bowling Champs and ABF Tour – Macau, China. Asian Table Tennis Champs, Thomas & Uber Cups Preliminaries Round-Asia Zone, Macau Open Badminton Champs, ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals, Asian Junior Wushu Champs, Asian Wushu Champs, Chelsea Asia Tour, Macau Galaxy Entertainment Stankovic Continental Cup, Asian Indoor Games, Sino-Australian Basketball Challenge, Team China v D-League’s Albuquerque Thunderbirds, Macau Badminton Open, Asian Junior Athletics Champs, Lusofonia Games, East Asian Games.

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SPORTS FACILITIES: Colombia has great sport facilities for all the sports disciplines, great cycling tradition, great soccer fields and different sports venues with free access for all the people. Transport Infrastructure: A mass transit system structured to satisfy the needs of the inhabitants. This system covers principal Colombian cities from south to north and east to west. Distance Airport/City Centre: The distance between Airport and Cities Centre in around 10 minutes in Bogotá, 27 minutes in Cali and around 40 minutes in Medellin

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arts and sports venues. We have an excellent gastronomy, great and important shopping centers and theaters and tourist attractions in many Colombian Cities such Cali, Bogotá, Medellin, Cartagena among others. events previously hosted: Track Cycling World Championship 1995 - Bogota; America Cup 2001 - Medellin, Cali, Bogotá, Barranquilla; XX Central American and Caribbean Games 2006 ; Women’s Volleyball South American Championship sub-20 - 2010 - Medellin; World Cup skating (races)- 2010 - Medellin; South American Games 2010 – Medellin ; Basketball South American Championship 2010, Neiva; World Cup FIFA U -20, Colombia 2011 ; World Cup Soccer 2011 - AMF - Villavicencio, Bucaramanga, Bello, Bogota

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Colombia is a great destination for sports because of its experience, its climate, the excellent venues, its people and all the great diversity of culture that our country haves to offer.

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SPORTS FACILITIES: Wavertree Aquatics Centre comprising of 50 metre 8 lane swimming pool; Wavertree Athletic complex with 10 lane track, IAAF certified with full field facilities, 2 Javelin runways, indoor/outdoor jumping facility; ACC Liverpool - Arena and Convention Centre waterfront complex comprising of Echo Arena and BT Convention Centre and the new Exhibition Centre, due to open in 2015. Total floor space of 15,200m² is all under one roof including Echo Arena 3,400m² floor space with up to 10,000 seats, BT Convention Centre 3,700m² and new Exhibition Centre 8,100m² which will be flexible and sub divisible into 3 separate sections.

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: The City has two

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cathedrals and has the largest collection of national museums and galleries outside of London including Museum of Liverpool, World Museum, Beatles Museum, Tate Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime and International Slavery Museum. The city is home to two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams, Liverpool FC at Anfield and Everton FC at Goodison Park. As well as football there is Aintree racecourse, England’s Golf Coast, Royal Liverpool and Royal Birkdale. The city is also a top 5 UK retail centre including Liverpool One, Met Quarter and Cavern Walks. events previously hosted: World Netball Series, World Cup Judo, World Cup Table Tennis, World Karate (WSKA), European Team Badminton Championships, European Senior Boxing Championships, European Cross Country Championships - Qualification, ITU Triathlon, British Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Davis Cup Tennis, International Handball, International Basketball.

Why liverpool?

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Liverpool is an ideal destination for hosting world class sporting events. Liverpool is easy to reach and the compact centre is appealing to athletes and officials alike with superb sporting venues, on-site accommodation and leisure and retail offers. Event organisers will be supported by an experienced local team that will deliver to the highest standard and support you to leave a long lasting event legacy.

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aalborg, denmark Tel +45 9931 1613 Population 201,100 Email st@aalborg.dk Currency Danish Krone Hotel rooms 1,644 Language Danish Temperature June: 11-19°C Time Zone CET website www.sporteventdenmark.com SPORTS FACILITIES: Gigantium includes ice skating rink, main sports hall, two training sports halls and a swimming arena. The City Centre is home to the Energi Nord Arena (Sports Stadium), Aalborg Athletics Stadium, Haraldslund Swimming Hall, Nordkraft, Nørresundby Sports Centre and Løvvang Bowling Centre. Distance Airport/City Centre: 6 km. Direct access to the city centre by car and bus. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Aalborg offers a wide range of exciting experiences such as Aalborg Zoo, the amusement street Jomfru Ane Gade, the Utzon Center, KUNSTEN, Nordkraft and many exciting museums and delightful urban oases around the city. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: Under21 European Championship (2011), EHF Women’s European Handball Championship (2010), European Golf Championship (2010), WTBA European Bowling Championships – Men (2009), FITA World Archery Indoor Championships (2005), WTBA World Bowling Championships – Women (2005) why aalborg? Aalborg has a lot of experience in organizing major events within sport, culture and commerce – and in connection with congresses of various kinds. Over the years we’ve developed an exceedingly strong network between the City of Aalborg, regional authorities, private companies, cultural institutions, Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre and Aalborg Tourist and Congress Bureau.

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copenhagen, denmark Tel +45 2338 3063 Population 1.7 million Email lvc@woco.dk Currency Danish Krone Hotel rooms 20,000 Language Danish, English Temperature June: 11-19°C Time Zone CET website www.sporteventdenmark.com SPORTS FACILITIES: City Centre boasts the national stadium and many supplementary sports facilities. The brand new Copenhagen Arena will open late 2015. Velodrome and state-of-theart BMX track, world-class golf, sailing, kite surfing, cable wake boarding and waterskiing facilities. Downtown harbour for swimming and city beach for triathlon and FINA Open Water events. Distance Airport/City Centre: Just 12 minutes by train, Metro or taxi. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: The Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens, Amalienborg Palace, Kronborg, the Viking Museum, Carlsberg, Christiania. Manors and castles. Walk or bicycle: Copenhagen is a vibrant, green and modern city. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: FITA World Cup Final Archery, UCI World Cup BMX Supercross, UEFA Congress, 121st IOC Session & Olympic Congress , WTF World Taekwondo Championships , UCI World Track Cycling Championships. Challenge Copenhagen Ironman, CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup, UCI World BMX Championships, UCI World Road Cycling Championships, ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup

aarhus, denmark Tel +45 29209047 Population 319,094 Email fl@aarhus.dk Currency Danish Krone Hotel rooms 1,900 Language Danish Temperature June: 11-19°C Time Zone CET website www.sporteventdenmark.com SPORTS FACILITIES: NRGi Park & Arena: Comprising stadium, indoor athletic training hall and four sport arenas. Special attention: NRGi Park Stadium, capacity: 20.000. NRGi Arena, capacity: 5,000; Danish National Equestrian Centre, capacity: 3.000; The Bay of Aarhus and Aarhus Marina; Aarhus Swim Stadium: 50-meter pool Distance Airport/City Centre: Aarhus Airport 38 min/42 km; Billund Airport 65 min/98 km. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: ARoS Art Museum with Your Rainbow Panorama, The Old Town, Moesgaard Museum, Women’s Museum, The Viking Museum, Sculpture by the Sea, The Latin Quarter, Aarhus Cathedral, The Tivoli Friheden. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: IHF World Cup Women’s Handball (2005-2012), IOF World Orienteering Championships (2006), FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (2006), ISAF Volvo Youth Sailing World Championship (2008), UEFA European Under-21 Championship (2011), Challenge Aarhus (triathlon) (2011), ISAF A-Cat Worlds (2011), WDSF European 10-dance Championship 2012, UEG European Team Gym Championship 2012, WDSF European Standard Dance Championship 2013

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Tel +4596201050 Population 62,000 Email db@arenanord.dk Currency Danish Krone Hotel rooms 700 Language Danish, English Temperature June: 11-19°C Time Zone CET website www.sporteventdenmark.com SPORTS FACILITIES: Arena Nord: Multi arena capacity: 4.000; Ice Center North; Yachting Harbour; Golf Courses . Distance Airport/City Centre: 60 km / 45 min TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Skagen / Top of Denmark, museums, palm beaches, harbour EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: Forza Denmark int. Badminton (2011-2013), IFF World Floorball Championship – women (2007), ISAF World Match Racing Tour (2008), ITTF Pro Tour Table Tennis (2009), ISAF Dragon Gold Cup (2009), Nordic Fight Night (2012 – 2013) why frederikshavn? In our city an event feels like THE event – not just a number of several events and thus gets a lot of attention.

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esbjerg, denmark Tel +4576161616 Population 115,000 Email madst@esbjergkommune.dk Currency Danish Krone Language Danish Hotel rooms 1,380 Time Zone CET Temperature June: 12-19°C website www.sporteventdenmark.com SPORTS FACILITIES: Esbjerg Olympic Park includes Esbjerg Stadium, the Ice Hockey Arena with two rinks, the Swim Stadium, the Badminton Centre and the Athletic Stadium. Esbjerg Golf Courses is close by. Distance Airport/City Centre: Esbjerg Airport 15 min (9 km), Billund Airport 45 min (58 km), Copenhagen Airport 3 hours (330 km). TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: The Waddensea National Park and the famous Island of Fanø. Legoland is one of Denmarks most famous attractions for families. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: Tall Ship Race (2014), WCF World Womens Curling Championship (2011), European Youth Olympic Festival (EOC), European Golf Championship – Senior 2008, European Golf Championship – Junior (2006) why esbjerg? Esbjerg offers very good facilities for Sport Events and is close to the metropolis like Copenhagen and London.

herning, denmark Tel +45 9628 8641 Population 89,000 Email Bekec@herning.dk Currency Danish Krone Hotel rooms 1,500 Language Danish, English Temperature June: 11-19°C Time Zone CET website www.sporteventdenmark.com SPORTS FACILITIES: The 12,000-capacity Jyske Bank Boxen multi-arena; The MCH-arena football stadium (10,000); Kvik Hockey Arena with two ice rinks; Sportscenter Herning: squash, shooting, badminton, handball, gymnastics, wrestling, boxing Distance Airport/City Centre: Billund 45 minutes (60 km), Karup 20 minutes (25 km) TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Some of the tourist attractions near Herning are: Legoland, The North Sea, Zoo, Art museums and sculptures. Besides that good stores for shopping. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: Giro d’Italia start 5th.-7th. may 2012, ETTU European Table Tennis Championships October 2012, UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2011, EHF Women’s European Handball Championship 2010, WBF European Badminton Championships 2008, Motocross Super X (annual), FILA World Wrestling Championships 2009 why herning? The city of Herning is easy to access by car, train and plane and has nice hotels for your event. The flexible facilities within the venues in the city are excellent for creating functional and professional events. The distance between hotels and venues is very short so you will maximise your time spent in Herning.

why aarhus? Being in the top leagues of a larger number of sports, Aarhus boasts a wealth of opportunities in the form of a large number of different sports and leisure facilities, which makes Aarhus one of Denmark’s most preferred venues when it comes to hosting both national and international sports events.

why copenhagen? Guaranteed a host city with the proven ability to organise successful events in creative, green and beautiful surroundings. Copenhagen is one of the most popular event and congress cities in the world due to its easy accessibility, general level of efficiency and low crime rate. Copenhagen - Likeable, Liveable, Loveable

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odense/funen, denmark Tel +45 404502 03 Population 500,000 Email ejmo@udviklingfyn.dk Currency Danish Krone Hotel rooms 3,000 Language Danish Temperature June: 11-19°C Time Zone CET website www.sporteventdenmark.com

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randers, denmark Tel +45 51562004 Population 94,000 Email meb@randers.dk Currency Danish Krone Hotel rooms 360 Language Danish, English Temperature June: 11-19°C Time Zone CET website www.sporteventdenmark.com

SPORTS FACILITIES: Arena Fyn (4,500), Odense Sports Centre (2,500), Football Stadium (16,000), Athletic Stadium (8,000), Ice Hockey Stadium (4,500), Cycling Track (8,000)

SPORTS FACILITIES: AutoC Park (football stadium for super liga), Skyline Arena Randers (handball, volley, basket liga), Brusgårdbanen international motocross, Open Water events.

Distance Airport/City Centre: Copenhagen Airport, 160 km / 1 hour 30 min; Billund Airport, 105 km / 1 hour

Distance Airport/City Centre: Århus 40 min/47 km, Aalborg 1 hour/85 km

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Museum of world famous fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. The countryside is a treasure trove of well-maintained relics of the past. In all there are 123 manors and castles on the island; e.g. Egeskov Castle from 1554 - the best preserved moat castle in Europe. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: Hans Christian Andersen Marathon (2000- ?), FEI World Cup Dressage (2007-2011), WBF Super Series Badminton (2007-2011), FIG/European Trampoline Championships (2008), ISAF European Championships Match Racing (2009), ISAF RSXWindsurfing World Championships (2010), European Championship Young Riders Dressage 2011 (2011). 7’s Rugby Grand Prix (2008/10/12)

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Randers Tropical Zoo, Graceland Randers, Djurs Sommerland EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: World Championship Motocross MX3, European Championship Motocross MX2 (20072009), IDSF Youth European Combi Dance (2010), European Championship Beach Handball (2013) why randers? Good infrastructure, walking distances between hotels and sport arenas, unique nature at the River Gudenaa.

why odense/funen? Funen has a long tradition for hosting international sport events on a professional level, starting back in 2001 with hosting FIG World Championships in Trampoline. More than 50 others events have followed since and our qualified staff of 10 persons are ready to help you plan and run your next event.

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Why tokyo?

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Tokyo 2020’s three core strengths speakers for itself - delivery, celebration and innovation. Tokyo will deliver a top-quality event with maximum benefits. For celebration, Tokyo will host a dynamic and welcoming party that will inspire everyone. And for innovation, we will use our world-renowned creativity to benefit sport worldwide.

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EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: FIFA Football World Cup (2006), IHF Men’s Handball World Championships (2007), ISU Allround World Championships Speed Skating (2008), IAAF World Championships in Athletics (2009), CEV Beach Volleyball European Championships (2010), European Championships Artistic Gymnastics (2011), FIFA Women’s Football World Cup (2011), IPC Swimming European Championships (2011), FIVB Men’s World Qualification Tournament (2012)

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why turku? Turku has been hosting and organising all kind of events, especially for the year of the European Capital of Culture 2011. We have reliable and experienced event personnel in the city organisation. Turku offers also the same unique benefits as whole of Finland offers: safe and peaceful circumstances, trustable concept of time, highly educated personnel and as a bonus – lot of free space and clean air!

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Unter den Linden / Friedrichstraße, Museum Island, Checkpoint Charlie, Alexanderplatz and TV Tower, Nikolai Quarter, Bebelplatz, Hackesche Höfe, Berlin Cathedral, Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin Central Station, East Side Gallery, Potsdamer Platz and Sony Center, Jewish Museum, Kurfürstendamm, KaDeWe, Zoological Garden, Charlottenburg Palace, etc

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EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: Four gigantic Tall Ships Races (1996, 2003, 2009, 2011), UEFA Women’s Euro 2009, Ice hockey World Championships 2003, Orienteering World Cup 2013 round 2 + many international and national sports.

Distance Airport/City Centre: 20 minutes away from the city center, easily accessible by public transport.

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Turku is the oldest city in Finland, former capital of Finland and a European Capital of Culture 2011. Beautiful river and guest harbour, medieval castle and the cathedral, art galleries and music festivals. Home town of the Olympic legend, Paavo Nurmi and Paavo Nurmi Sports Park and the home museum.

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Distance Airport/City Centre: 8.7km

SPORTS FACILITIES: The Olympiapark with the Olympiastadion Berlin represents one of the largest sports complexes in Europe. Sportforum Hohenschönhausen is Berlin’s second largest sporting complex and home of the Olympic base. Max-Schmeling-Halle, Velodrom and Europapark Swimming and Diving Center are further modern sporting venues. The multifunctional O2 World Berlin holds up to 17,000 spectators.

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SPORTS FACILITIES: All sports and games, especially ice hockey, ice skating, athletics, swimming, football, volleyball, sailing. No tracks for motor sports.

Tel +49 30 90223 2975 Population 3.5 million Email poststelle@seninnsport.berlin.de Currency Euro Language German Hotel rooms 40,500 Time Zone CET Temperature Summer: 20°C Winter: 0°C website www.berlin-sportmetropole.de

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Powered by a culture

events previously hosted: Tokyo’s organisational knowhow is unparalleled. In 2012, Tokyo hosted 21 international sports competitions, including: Asian Water Polo Championship, Tokyo Marathon, FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, Yonex Open Japan (Badminton) and the FITA Archery World Cup Final. Japan was also selected to host the 2019 IRB Rugby World Cup and everybody remembers the successful 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.

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why tampere? Tampere is a city of sports. Hundreds of competitions and championships have been organized in close partnership between city and the local sport clubs. Active club members are involved in event organising as volunteers. In Tampere facilities, hotels and attractions are within walking distance in a compact, intimate city centre. Furthermore Tampere has passion for events.

Transport Infrastructure: Safe, quick, reliable transport for everyone: 1056 tracks of 760 train stations; 25.7 million daily passengers; Trains every 3 minutes

of innovation and a dynamic youth population, Tokyo’s unique combination of hypermodern and tradition has made it a popular tourist destination. Some popular spots include: Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest broadcasting tower at 634 metres; Shibuya crossing, one of the coolest intersections in the world with its blazing neon lights and enormous video screens; Meiji Shrine, with its 40-foot high torii gate surrounded by beautiful greenery; Sensoji Temple, the iconic landmark in the traditional Asakusa district.

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EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: EU Swimming Invitational 2012, Judo European Cup 2012, Student Futsal European Championships 2011, Long Distance Triathlon European Championships 2011 , European Junior Championships in Synchronised Swimming 2010, Volley World League 2010, European Youth Olympic Festival 2009, UEFA Women’s EURO (Football) 2009, European Wrestling Championships 2008

SPORTS FACILITIES: Tokyo 2020 will provide a world-class and easy-access platform in the heart of the world’s most forward-thinking city. Some of the venues include: Kasumigaoka National Stadium, on the site of the 1964 Olympic Stadium and to be built by 2019, becoming one of the most advanced stadiums in the world; Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium hosting Table Tennis in 2020; Yoyogi National Stadium hosting Handball in 2020; Nippon Budokan hosting Judo in both 1964 and 2020; Our sports facilities enable athletes to perform at their best and spectators to have a safe, comfortable, rewarding and exciting experience.

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Tampere is a popular destination for sports events, festivals, congresses and holidays. It is located between two beautiful lakes. In Tampere you can find Näsinneula Observation Tower and Särkänniemi Amusement Park, Museum Centre Vapriikki, atmospheric Tallipiha Stables Yard, impressive Finlayson Factory area, Old Market Hall and beautiful Tammerkoski rapids.

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SPORTS FACILITIES: Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre (TESC): for gymnastics, futsal, volleyball, basketball (capacity in biggest hall 10,800); Tampere Stadium: for athletics, football, concerts (capacity 17,000); Tampere Ice Stadium: for ice hockey, skating, wrestling, concerts (capacity 7,800); Tampere Arena: for floorball (capacity 4,000)

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turku, finland Population 180,000 Currency Euro Language Finnish, Swedish Time Zone UTC+02:00 website www.turku.fi

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Tel +358 50 587 6200 Email Perttu.pesa@tampere.fi Hotel rooms 3,000 Temperature Summer: 20-25°C Winter: -5-20°C

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Distance Airport/City Centre: Tokyo International: 16 km; Narita International: 70 km

EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: FIS World Championships in Nordic Skiing six times; FIS World Cup in Nordic Skiing yearly; WMA World Masters Athletics Championships 2009; UEFA Women’s European Championships 2009; FIA World Rally Championship 2011; TTR 5 Star BIG AIR Stars of the Stadium 2012; ESC European Championships 10 m Air Weapon 2012 why lahti? Lahti is committed to green events because it is surrounded by lakes and amazing nature. Every event is quaranteed maximum visibility to all visitors due to the size and nature of Lahti. Facilities within walking distance, city support, active sports clubs and their volunteers are here for you. Organizing event in Lahti is easy and care free, thanks to the experience Lahti has as a Host City.

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Population 215,000 Currency Euro Language Finnish Time Zone GMT +3hr website www.tampere.fi

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why helsinki? Helsinki is extremely easy to reach – by air, rail or sea. Helsinki is the ideal setting for competitions, sport seminars and events of every description. The city centre has many beautiful parks, and the nearby forests offer an ideal setting for peaceful and quiet walks or running. Plenty of centrally located, Sport arenas, full-service hotels and other services, plus word-class communications technology, are just part of what makes Helsinki a dedicated sporting events city. Our four vibrant and distinct seasons create a variety of rich city experiences.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Passenger Harbour area with great leisure services and a water way to Finnish Lake district. The unique concert and congress hall Sibelius Hall with modern wood design in the old brick factory. Lahti Sports Center area with sightseeing platform, ski museum, outdoor pool and restaurant. Päijänne National Park with drinkable lake water.

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EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships (May 2012/2013), ISU World  Junior Synchronized Skating Championships (2013) Tall Ships Races (2013) European Athletics Championships (2012) FEI Helsinki International Horse Show (October 2012), Finnair Masters Golf Tournt-Women (August 2011) Open European Sailing Championships (July 2011), International youth football Competition, Helsinki Cup (July 2012), Your Move Youth sports event, participants 20,000 (May & July 2011), IFF Floorball Championships (December 2010)

Distance Airport/City Centre: Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport 100 km

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: The capital of Finland offers lots to see, do and experience for visitors of all ages: Ateneum art museum, Cathedral, Esplanade Park, Helsinki Zoo, Linnanmäki Amusement Park, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, National museum of Finland, Sea Life Helsinki, Senate Square, Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Temppelinaukio Church, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral. for more, visit www.visithelsinki.fi

SPORTS FACILITIES: Lahti Sports and Event Center; max capacity 70,000 - ice hall, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, football, track and field stadium, gym; Lahti Fair Center; capacity 70,000 multisport facilities, indoor sports, Trade Fair facilities; Finnish Sports Institute, capacity 5,000 - multisport facilities, conference and exhibition facilities; Pajulahti Sport Institute, capacity 600 - multisport facilities, conference facilities

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Distance Airport/City Centre: Helsinki-Vantaa airport 20km from City of Helsinki.

Tel +358 50 3710512 Email tiina.kallio@lahtitravel.fi Hotel rooms 2,000 Temperature Summer: 20-25°C Winter: -5--20°C

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SPORTS FACILITIES: Olympic Stadium: arena for athletics, football, concerts etc. (capacity: 40,000); Hartwall Arena: for ice hockey, figureskating, horse shows, concerts etc. (capacity: 14,000) Facilities for running events, sailing events, golf tournaments etc.

Population 100,000 Currency Euro Language Finnish Time Zone UTC+02:00 website www.lahtiregion.fi

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Tel +358 9 310 25903 Population 1.3 million Email saila.machere@hel.fi Currency Euro Hotel rooms 8,000 Language Finnish, Swedish Temperature June: 18.9°C Time Zone UTC/GMT+2hrs Feb: -7.9°C website www.visithelsinki.fi

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kuala lumpur, malaysia

POPULATION

the philippines

thailand

1.5 million

area

malaysia Kuala Lumpur

australia

Tony Nagamaiah +603 2034 2090

currency

Malaysian Ringgit

email

tony@myceb.com.my

language

Malay/English

hotel rooms

time zone

GMT +8hrs

30,000+ 22-32ºC

dialling code

+60

average temperature

SPORTS FACILITIES: Sports venues in Kuala Lumpur (KL) consist of world class stadiums, indoor arenas, renowned golf courses and motorsport racing tracks. The city also offers venues for adventure and extreme sports. The major sports venues in KL are purposebuilt and designed with all the latest features encompassing sound & lighting, digital boards, corporate hospitality suites, etc. These world class facilities are home to various international sporting events such as Formula 1, PGA, ATP & WTA. Transport Infrastructure: High speed trains, inner-city train, bus and taxis. Connecting highways from KL to each state.

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landmarks pepper the cityscape and intertwined with modern skyscrapers. A city that preserves its cultural heritage and yet provides the most modern conveniences. Making it a city that rewards exploration. events previously hosted: Kuala Lumpur is the host to world famous motorsports events such as F1 Grand Prix, Moto GP and Super GT annually. It is also the home to PGA, LPGA, ATP, WTA & Asian Water-ski and Wakeboards Championship. Previously it has hosted the 1998 Commonwealth Games, Thomas/Uber Cup and Hockey World Cup 2002.

Distance Airport/City Centre: 70km by car and 28 minutes via Express Railway Link (ERL) to city centre. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Kuala Lumpur is a heady mix of history & culture within one of the bustling and aesthetic metropolises. Historic

Why kuala lumpur?

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auckland, new zealand

Kuala Lumpur is a value for money destination, a shopper’s paradise, a gourmet’s haven, an architect’s inspiration and an artist’s muse. It is a city where one can find different tempos – from the tranquillity of a health spa to the frenetic beat of the nightlife. A Beautiful Experience Awaits You!

POPULATION

1.3 million

contact

Jennah Wootten

area

4,894 km2

telephone

+64 (0)9 365 0600

currency

New Zealand Dollar

email

language

English

hotel rooms

9,000

time zone

GMT +12hrs

dialling code

+64

average temperature

Summer: 23ºC Winter: 14ºC

SPORTS FACILITIES: Auckland has a range of unique, world-class venues including three major stadia - Eden Park (50,000 capacity), North Harbour Stadium (25,000 capacity) and Mt Smart Stadium (23,000 capacity). Versatile indoor venues include Vector Arena (12,000 capacity), North Shore Events Centre (5,000 capacity), Waitakere Stadium (5,000 capacity), ASB Stadium (3,700 capacity) and the Viaduct Events Centre (2,800 capacity). There are other sports-specific venues plus a harbour providing outstanding opportunities. Whatever you’re planning, Auckland has the solution to fit your event. Auckland

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TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE: Auckland has an extensive motorway and road network. Public transport includes bus, train and ferry options. DISTANCE AIRPORT/CITY CENTRE: Auckland International Airport is 21km from the centre. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: When you visit Auckland, you’ll appreciate how easy it is to jump from one adventure to something totally different.

Why auckland?

www.aucklandnz.com

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One minute, you can be in the central city, with skyscrapers, designer stores and outstanding restaurants. Not 30 minutes later you can be on the beautiful Waitemata Harbour heading for an island escape, a dolphin encounter, a jet-boat adventure or sailing. Within 45 minutes of downtown Auckland, you can be in wine country or hiking through subtropical rainforest. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: ISF World Softball Championships 2013, Ironman 70.3 Auckland Asia-Pacific Championships 2013, ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2012, FIA World Rally Championship 2012, Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover 2012, Rugby World Cup 2011, ISA World Junior Surfing Championship 2010, FIBA U19 World Championship 2009, FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2008, World Netball Championships 2007. UPCOMING: UCI BMX World Championship 2013, Table Tennis World Veteran Championships 2014, Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover 2014/2015, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, FIFA U20 World Cup 2015, World Masters Games 2017.

Auckland is a modern, international city with the physical attributes and organisational capability to ensure all your technical specifications are exceeded. Its events people have an impressive track record of delivering major events to the highest standards, backed by a population eager to support international events and a beautiful natural setting to showcase your sport.


gwangju, republic of korea

POPULATION

1.45 million

contact

Kim Jun Young

area

501 km2

telephone

+82 62 613 3550

currency

SK Won

email

Tkd1058@korea,kr

language

English

hotel rooms

time zone

GMT +9

1,261 35ยบC/ 13.7ยบC

dialling code

+82

average temperature

SPORTS FACILITIES: Gwangju Worldcup Stadium, Football field, Mudeung Baseball Stadium; Gwangju Aquatics center Distance Airport/City Centre: 10 mins

gil, National 5.18 Democratic Cemetery events previously hosted: 2002 FIFA World Cup/ World Human Rights City Forum, Urban Environment Accord/

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Mudeung National Park, Gwangju Lake Ecological park, Jeungsimsa Temple, Jungoe park, Gwangju Biennale, Mudol-

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Gwangju is the host city of 2015 Summer Universiade which is Sports festival of University Students. Historically Gwangju is known for as city of Arts and Culture. With hosting the Universiade we will have infra for Sports and Gwangju is bidding for 2019 Summer Universiade not only as city of culture but also Sports Loving city.


edinburgh, scotland

POPULATION

495,000

area

Edinburgh

u.k.

germany

email

language

English

hotel rooms

12,910

time zone

GMT

dialling code

+44

average temperature

High: 13ºC Low: 6ºC

Transport Infrastructure: The city is well linked to road, rail and flight networks. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Edinburgh’s festivals are world famous. Every summer the city’s population doubles for the International Festival, Fringe and other festivals celebrating film, literature, television and jazz. During the summer the city streets buzz with music and performers from around the world. In winter Edinburgh takes on a magical quality. The climax of Winter Festivals is the celebrated Hogmanay street party

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+44 131 529 7911

Sterling

Distance Airport/City Centre: 10 miles france

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SPORTS FACILITIES: Edinburgh has a wide selection of prestigious sports venues. The picturesque backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and great access to local parks, makes Edinburgh an attractive choice for outdoor events. The city’s facilitiy portfolio includes the newly refurbished Royal Commonwealth Pool, which is set to host the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Diving Competition. Playing host to many several international events annually, the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena is Europe’s largest indoor climbing arena. ireland

contact

Stephanie-anne.harris@edinburgh.gov.uk

in Princes Street, when thousands gather to enjoy music and fireworks, and join in arguably the world’s best New Year celebrations. Year round the city attracts tourists drawn by its beauty, wealth of galleries and museums and the warm welcome of its people. The city centre is both beautiful and compact, and the sights of the Old and New Towns can easily be covered on foot. events previously hosted: Edinburgh has an international pedigree in hosting sports events. This includes the FINA World Diving Series 2013 and ATP Champions of Tennis 2013, IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2008, ITU Duathlon World Championships 2009, World Archery Championships 2010 and World Youth Climbing Championships 2009. Looking to the future, the newly refurbished Royal Commonwealth Pool will host the Diving Competition at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The venue will make history by being the only facility to have hosted three Commonwealth Games sports competitions. Edinburgh has hosted the Games on two previous occasions: 1970 and 1986.

Why edinburgh? www.edinburgh.gov.uk

The iconic back drop of Edinburgh Castle, beautiful landscapes of Edinburgh and pedigree in delivering a world class events programme, make it an attractive host city for many events.

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glasgow, scotland

Glasgow ireland

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france

spain

MY

POPULATION

1.75 million

area

telephone

+44 141 566 0800

Sterling

email

language

English

hotel rooms

18,389

time zone

GMT

dialling code

+44

average temperature

Winter: 1-5ºC Summer: 17-22ºC

SPORTS FACILITIES: As a result of more than £300 million of investment in world-class sports facilities over the past 25 years, events in Glasgow, including the 2014 Commonwealth Games, are being held in high quality permanent venues. New venues include: The Hydro and the Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Scotstoun Sports Campus is the home of Glasgow’s athletics stadium and national badminton centre. Tollcross International Aquatics Centre reopens in 2013 with two international standard 50m pools. Scotland’s national stadium Hampden holds 52,000 spectators and hosted Olympic football matches in 2012. TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE: Glasgow has a modern, efficient and integrated transport network comprising a newly enhanced motorway system, fast intercity rail service, buses, subway, taxis and is serviced by three International Airports.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Glasgow has a wide

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range of tourist attractions including more than 20 museums and galleries – many of them free – such as the unique Burrell Collection, stunning Mackintosh House, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Science Centre, Riverside Museum, Botanical Gardens and one of the top 15 most visited museums in the world - Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The Riverside Museum, designed by world renowned architect Zaha Hadid, is the new home of Glasgow’s transport collections. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: Scottish Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships 2013; Monte Carlo Rally Historique Start 2013; Revolutions Cycling 2013; London 2012 Olympic Football; UCI Track World Cup 2012; British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships 2011; World Irish Dancing Championships 2010; Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships 2009; World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships 2008; Sudirman Cup World Team Badminton Championships 2007; UEFA Cup Final 2007; Special Olympics GB National Summer Games 2005.

The “Glasgow Sports Events Strategy to 2018” launched at Sportaccord 2012 reinforces the City’s commitments to event delivery excellence. Host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow is a welcoming, vibrant city with a passion for sport and recognised as one of the world’s top ten sporting cities.

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madrid, spain

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Madrid

italy

POPULATION

3,251,442

contact

Ignacio Gómez Acebo

area

6,498 km2

telephone

1922020

currency

Euro

email

language

Spanish

hotel rooms

42,427

time zone

UTC/GMT+ 1

dialling code

+ 34 91

average temperature

High - 19.4ºC Low - 9.7ºC

SPORTS FACILITIES: Madrid has hosted an incredible number of first class sport events, thanks to the excellency of its sports infrastructure. Some of Madrid’s most important facilities where national and international sport events are held are: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Caja Mágica, Palacio de los Deportes, Hipódromo de la Zarzuela, eight first class Golf courses, Vicente Calderon Stadium, Aquatic Center M86, Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Valdebebas Sport City, Las Rozas Futbol City. The people of Madrid can practice all kinds of sport in more than 40 public multi-sport pavilions situated in every district of the city. Transport Infrastructure: Road Network, Barajas Airport, Rail Infrastructure, High Speed Trains, Subway Rail, Urban and Interurban Buses. Distance Airport/City Centre: 12 km TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Madrid, a lively cosmopolitan and friendly city where everyone feels at home. A place for business and new trends, the capital of Spain offers a safe,

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sweden

POPULATION

9.3 million

contact

area

450,000 km2

telephone

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currency

Swedish Krona

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language

Swedish

hotel rooms

100,000+

time zone

CET

Temperate climate

dialling code

+46

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SPORTS FACILITIES: Stockholm - Ericson Globe (indoor stadium), seats 14,000; Friends Arena, seats 50,000; Tele2 Arena, seats 30,000.

comfortable setting where taking time out and doing business are equally enjoyable. Its rich artistic and natural heritage, cutting-edge transport network, quality accommodation, fine cuisine and the passion locals show when enjoying their city’s day and night life, make it one of the most attractive cities in the world. Madrid is a cosmopolitan and inviting city known for its rich artistic heritage and for the friendly and passionate nature of its inhabitants. events previously hosted: Handball World Championship (2013), Judo World Championship (2012), Padel Pro Tour (2012), Fina Diving Grand Prix (2012), Mutua Madrid Open ATP 1000 (yearly), Final Champion League (2010), Semifinals Davis Cup (2008), Basketball European Championship (2007), European Championship Indoors Athletics (2005), Triathlon World Cup (yearly), European Swimming Championship (2004), Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Madrid (yearly – 10,000 participants), Popular Marathón of Madrid (yearly – 12,000 participants), San Silvestre Marathon (yearly – 40,000 participants).

Gothenburg - Ullevi (outdoor stadium), seats 4,300; Gamla Ullevi (outdoor stadium), seats 19,000; Scandinavium (indoor stadium), seats 12,000

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Transport Infrastructure: Sweden has a great infrastructure system for all kinds of transportations all over the country. Distance Airport/City Centre: Stockholm - Arlanda 42 km; Gothenburg – Landvetter 25 km; Malmö – 30 km TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Sweden can offer a vast diversity of attractions in a beautiful countryside and in modern cities. From the northern part with the world famous Northern

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light, the Ice Hotel and skiing in beautiful nature in places like Åre, host of FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007, to the southern part with beaches, lakes and modern cities that provides all kinds of international entertainment. Sweden is also a great country for food and drink and three of the wold´s best 50 restaurants can be found here. events previously hosted: Sweden has a long tradition of organizing and hosting all kinds of events. 2012, Sweden hosted 37 sport events on World-and European championship and World Cup level. A great variety of successful events has been hosted through the years: Ice hockey World Championship several times, World Cup handball 2011, U21 football 2009, ITU World Triathlon series 2012, European Orienteering Championship 2012, European Championship Curling 2012, European Athletics Indoor Championships 2013 to mention a few.

Why sweden?

Why madrid? www.madrid2020.es

Malmö - Malmö Arena (indoor stadium), seats 15,000; Swedbank Stadion (outdoor stadium), seats 24,000; Malmö stadion (outdoor stadium), seats 26,500

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Few cities can boast a more passionate backdrop to showcase the Olympics than Madrid. Celebrated for its art, culture, cuisine and sunny welcome and first class sport facilities, the Spanish capital is one of the world’s premier tourist destinations. As such, it provides a natural fit for staging the Games.

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Openness, transparency, safe modern arenas, organizers who speak several languages, enthusiastic spectators. Wherever you decide to place your event, you will have access to beautiful surroundings as well as a smooth operation. Swedes like to think outside the box in turning a sports competition into a great event.

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lausanne,

switzerland

POPULATION

135,000

area language

French

hotel rooms

time zone

GMT +1hr

dialling code

+41

average temperature

Transport Infrastructure: 25 urban lines, eight regional lines and two metro lines make up the densest networks, not only in Switzerland but also in Europe in terms of the number of electric vehicles in circulation.

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In Prevision: Football stadium, Athletic stadium, Indoor Olympic swimming pool and a Multipurpose indoor hall.

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SPORTS FACILITIES: Olympic Stadium (football games and athletic events), Malley Ice Rink (multifunctional), Beaulieu Congress Center and the Rolex Learning Center.

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Distance Airport/City Centre: Lausanne is situated some 60 km from Geneva international airport. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: A landscape city, overlooking Lake Geneva and facing the majestic Alps. At the door of Lavaux terraced vineyard, UNESCO world heritage. A city of history : beautifull gothic cathedral, Townhall, a historical and cultural crossroad in the center of Europe. A

sabrina.attias@lausanne.ch 5,300 beds High: 20.5ºC Low: 3ºC

city of sport : the Olympic Capital, headquarters of the IOC since 1915 and home to close to 50 International sports organisations including a vast number of international federations, and a multitude of active companies offering varying services to the world of international sport. events previously hosted: 2012 World Orienteering Championships, 2011 14th World Gymnaestrada, 2011 Triathlon World Championship (sprint distance) 2010 Triathlon World Cup, 2009 Billard World Championship - 3 cushions, 2008 European Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships, 2006 Triathlon World Championships, 2004 Triathlon European Championships, 2003 European Latin Dance Championships, 2003 World Cross Country Championships, 2002 European Skating Championships, 2001 World Curling Championships, 2000 European Basketball Cup Final (Saporta), 2000 Stage of the Tour de France Cycling Race

Kaohsiung, taiwan Tel +886 7 722 9449 Population 2.78 million Email Currency Taiwan New $ niao0713@kcg.gov.tw Language Mandarin Hotel rooms Time Zone GMT +8 Temperature 38°C/12°C website www.kcg.gov.tw/EN

new taipei city, taiwan Tel +886 2 29981382 Population 3.94 million Email af5098@ntpc.gov.tw Currency Taiwan New $ Hotel rooms Language Mandarin Temperature 37°C-10°C Time Zone GMT +8hrs website foreigner.ntpc.gov.tw

SPORTS FACILITIES: Stadia, Domes, Gyms for all sports

SPORTS FACILITIES: Stadia, Domes, Gyms for all sports

transport infrastructure: Subway, high way, international airport, train, high speed rail

transport infrastructure: Subway, high way, international airport, train, high speed rail

Distance Airport/City Centre: 15 km

Distance Airport/City Centre: 23 km

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: 1 million per year

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: 1.8 million

EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: 2009 World Games

EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: 2009 Deaflympics (co-host city)

why kaohsiung? The World Games 2009 has made a record of “The Best World Games Ever”. Through the experience of the World Games, Kaohsiung City has been promoted and recognized among all the international cities. The remarkable upgrade and increase on the worldwide visibility and the soft power for city competitiveness have indicated the proven capability to host and organize an international sports event.

why new taipei city? There are 29 districts in New Taipei City with diverse folk cultures and natural landscapes. The cultural and natural assets in the city have become a rich resource necessary for the development of tourism. The magnificent natural scenery and culture are good reason for you to approach. You may enjoy the romantic mountains, sea, and rivers, and appreciate local culture, famous delicacies and food, especially the friendly people. This is a vibrant and attractive city.

Why lausanne?

www.olympiccapital.ch

switzerland

germany

switzerland france

The Olympic Capital is a perfect place for your sports events, including your meetings and conferences. In the home of international sport all of your special needs are understood, and during the event everything is done to make sure you feel like you are at home! Learn more at www.olympiccapital.ch

POPULATION

8 million

contact

area

41,285 km2

telephone

+41 323276111

currency

Swiss Franc

email

info@baspo.admin.ch

language

German, French

hotel rooms

188,000

time zone

UTC/GMT +1

dialling code

+41

average temperature

Summer: 18-28ºC Winter: -2-7ºC

Fed Office of Sport

Transport Infrastructure: Switzerland has a highly developed transportation system, with a dense road network and comfortable, efficient trains.

Trümmelbach Falls – in the Valley of the 72 Waterfalls; Lauterbrunnen;Seven Springs - sources of the Simme River; Lenk i.S. Experience the authentic charm of a wonderful country!

Distance Airport/City Centre: 3 main airports: Zurich, Geneva, Basel

events previously hosted: Some past Sport Events in Switzerland: 2008: Football – EURO 2008 (Switzerland/Austria); 2009: WM Road cycling (Mendrisio); 2010: WM Mountain bike (Champéry); 2011: Gymnaestrada (Lausanne); 2012: WM Orienteering (Lausanne)

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Switzerland has long been one of the world’s great tourist destinations. It boasts an extraordinary abundance of natural beauties and interesting attractions. Switzerland’s tourist attractions are as diverse as its cultural identity. For Example: Rhine Falls - Spectacular Falling Water; Neuhausen; Swiss National Park; National Park; Aare Gorge - in Hasli Valley; Meiringen; Open Air Museum Ballenberg;

Why switzerland?

Whatever the needs for your event – Switzerland can make it happen

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istanbul, turkey

POPULATION

13.9 million

contact

area

5,343 km2

telephone email

currency Turkish

hotel rooms

72,000

time zone

EET (UTC+2)

dialling code

+90

average temperature

Summer: 26-29ºC Winter: 4-6ºC

Transport Infrastructure: Two worldclass international airports; suburban rail, tram, metro, and Europe’s first Bus Rapid Transit system.

Istanbul

Distance Airport/City Centre: Ataturk International Airport lies 25km west of the city.

turkey

greece

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: A 10-year tourism boom has seen Istanbul climb to the fifth most-visited city in the world, with 11.6 million visitors annually drawn to its vibrant arts scene, nightlife, Eurasian cuisine and 9,300-plus palaces,

syria

+90 532 769 65 03 info@istanbul2020.com.tr

language

SPORTS FACILITIES: İstanbul, the 2012 European Capital of Sports, features approximately 100 world-class venues – 35 of which are suitable for international competitions. These venues are operated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Between 2003 and 2013, more than 200 internationalstandard venues have been built and 58 have been renovated. The inventory will be increased by 718 new venues built throughout the country before 2020. bulgaria

Ayca Sahin

mosques, museums and monuments. Istanbul’s combination of natural and architectural beauty has made it a global city of inspiration for thousands of years, and won it starring roles in films and literature. The city’s world-renowned historic sites include the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Sülemaniye Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Basilica Cistern. events previously hosted: Over the past decade Turkey, and in particular Istanbul, have demonstrated their ever-expanding capacity to host and conduct first-class national and international sporting events. This experience includes a list of multi-sport events such as the Summer and Winter Universiades, plus individual world and professional championships in archery, tennis, judo, wrestling, basketball, football, cycling and F1. Most recently, Istanbul played host to the IAAF 2012 World Indoor Championships, the WTA World Tour Finals and FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships.

Why istanbul?

www.istanbul2020.com.tr

cardiff, wales

Istanbul is one of the most iconic cities on the planet: a physical and philosophical bridge, where East meets West, where the ancient meets the contemporary and where youthful dynamism meets proven excellence. Istanbul guarantees the proven delivery security, the world-class hosting quality and the breathtaking setting for unique sports experiences.

POPULATION

300,000

Cardiff

+44 (0)29 20871846

Sterling

email

language

English, Welsh

hotel rooms

7,552

time zone

GMT

dialling code

+44

average temperature

High: 13ºC Low: 7ºC

Transport Infrastructure: Good Rail, Road, Sea and air network – see http://www. visitcardiff.com/travel-information.

ireland

Meet in Cardiff

currency

SPORTS FACILITIES: Millennium Stadium – capacity 74,500, Cardiff City Stadium – capacity 28,000, SWALEC Stadium – capacity 15,643, Cardiff Arms Park – capacity 12,500, Cardiff International Sports Stadium - capacity 2,613. Other sporting facilities include: Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff University Sports Training Village, National Indoor Athletics Centre

Distance Airport/City Centre: Cardiff airport is 12 miles west of Cardiff City Centre and has direct flights over 50 destinations and

u.k.

contact telephone

area

hello@meetincardiff.com

connecting flights to over 800 destinations worldwide. Bristol International Airport is only 1 hour away with flights from 112 different countries TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: http://www.visitcardiff.com. events previously hosted: Rugby World Cup 1999, RBS 6 Nations matches, FA Cup finals, Speedway Grand Prix, 11 x Olympic Football matches 2012, Ryder Cup opening concert and gala dinner at Millennium Stadium, Wales Rally GB stages for the last 10 years, Extreme Sailing Series, ICC Champions Trophy, Rugby League World Cup 2013 and Rugby World Cup 2015 matches.

germany

france

spain

www.visitcardiff.com/about-cardiff

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Why cardiff?

Cardiff is home to five top stadia – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff City Football Stadium, Cardiff Arms Park, SWALEC Stadium and the Cardiff International Sports Stadium. Additionally, Cardiff’s International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay has become a top water sports venue where there’s a 50 metre Olympic standard pool, Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey training base and Cardiff International White Water Centre which offers rafting and kayaking. Future plans include an Indoor Surf Rider and SnowVillage. Many of Wales’ international standard sports facilities were used by the 24 Olympic and Paralympic teams preparing for the London 2012 Games.

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Games Listings 2nd Asian Youth Games Nanjing 2013 (nanjing, china)

x games munich (munich, germany) event dates

June 27-30, 2013

year games awarded to host May 2012 regularity of event Annually 2013 to 2015 Number of sports

germany

poland

5

SPORTS included: Skateboard (Street, Park, Vert, Big Air), BMX (Park, Big Air), Moto X (Best Whip, Step Up, Speed & Style, Freestyle, Enduro), Mountain Bike (Slopestyle), Rally Car sports venues to be used: Olympic Ice Sports Center, Olympic Hall, Olympic Stadium, Olympic Lake, Olympic Hill, Race Track in Fröttmaning

Munich france italy

Other major events hosted ahead of the games: Olympic Games 1972, Soccer World Cup 1974, European Championships in

event dates

Expected number of participating countries Unknown Expected number of athletes and team officials 500-600

regularity of event

Expected number of volunteers 150 Expected number of venues

4 years

Number of sports

6

15

vision/legacy: With the slogan of “Celebrating Youth, Passionate Asia”,AYG Nanjing 2013 encourages young people to take part in sports, cultural and educational activities more actively and develop a healthy lifestyle.

Athletics 2002 (in general), Air & Style, Red Bull Crashed Ice, X-Fighters (Action sports) vision/legacy: Never think it stops here. Tourist Attractions: An international event centre, a sports and leisure park and a tourist attraction of world-wide renown – this is the Munich Olympic Park. events previously hosted: Deutschland Cup (Ice Hockey), Audi FIS Ski World Cup, Holiday on Ice

August 16-24, 2013

year games awarded to host 2010

china

Nanjing

india

Why munich?

Tourist Attractions: Historic and prestigious Jinling 48 Scenic Spots are scattered across 10 major scenic zones, including Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum, Confucius Temple, Presidential Palace, Yuejianglou Tower and Ming Dynasty Culture Village.

Expected number of participating countries 45 NOCs Expected number of athletes and team officials 3,500 Expected number of volunteers Expected number of venues 17 + 7 training venues events previously hosted: AFC Champions League 2012; EABA Basketball Championship 2011; 10th National Games 2005; Women’s Wrestling World Cup 2010; China Football Super League; China Basketball Association (CBA) League

Why nanjing?

There are few cities where tradition and progress are as closely linked as they are in Munich. This spirit will also play an important role at X Games Munich, which will make history in 2013 by becoming the first ever X Games to feature the discipline of Mountain Bike Slopestyle.

A regional centre in China, Nanjing is known for a history of 2,500 years and as the capital for 10 dynasties. Today Nanjing has a population of nearly 8 million including about 2.8 million young people, and ranks among Top Three cities in China by science and education development.

the world games 2013 (cali, colOmbia) event dates

July 25-Aug 4, 2013

year games awarded to host 2009 regularity of event Every four years Number of sports

COLOMBIA

venezuela

Cali

Peru

brazil

Why cali? Cali brings considerable experience as an organizer of major sporting events to the challenge of staging The World Games. In 2008 Cali was host to the Colombian national multi-sport games with over 6,000 participants. The city was also an acclaimed host to the Pan-American Games and hundreds of large-scale international championships in the past. Cali has the necessary infrastructure to accommodate The World Games. Even if all events will be hosted at existing venues, Cali has already embarked on a number of projects to improve them even further.

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Official: 26 Invitational: 5

SPORTS included: Air Sports, Water Sky, Lifesaving, Flying Disc, Inline Hockey, Climbing, Orienteering, Speed Roller Skating, Finswimming, Billiards, Archery, Bowling, Boules, Korfball, Beachhandball, Squash, Fistball, Rugby, Racquetball, Sumo, Canoe Polo, Karate, Ju-Jitsu, Artistic Roller Skating, Sport Dance, Gymnastics, Tug of War, Powerlifting, Road Roller Skating, Duathlon, Wushu, Softball. sports venues to be used: Cañaveralejo Bull Fighting Ring, Billiard Coliseum, Del Valle University (Indoor-outdoor), El Ingenio Park, Department Club Rio Pance, Mariano Ramos Combat Coliseum, Marco Fidel Suarez Air Base, San Antonio Hills Park, Mundialista Roller Skating, De la Caña Park, El Pueblo Coliseum, Bowling Coliseum, Los Andes Club, Alberto Galindo Swimming Pool, Hernando Botero O´Byrne Swimming Pool, Comfenalco Valle del Lili, Pascual Guerrero Stadium, Evangelista Mora Coliseum, Cañasgordas Club, Rink 9th Street, Baseball Diamond, Alcides Nieto Velodrome (Indoor-Outdoor), Inline Hockey Coliseum, Mundialista Coliseum)

Expected number of participating countries 120 Expected number of athletes and team officials 4,000 Expected number of volunteers 3,500 Expected number of venues

26

Other major events hosted ahead of the games: VI Panamerican Games (July 30th to August 13th/1971), World Roller Speed Skating Championships (August 2007), Soccer World Cup Under 20 (2011) vision/legacy: To develop the popularity of the sports that are governed by its Member Federations. To improve their prominence through excellent sporting achievements, and to conserve all the traditional values of sport. Tourist Attractions: Calima Lake: a place with winds all the year, ideal for water sports such: Waterski, windsurfing, etc. Leisure activities, vocational centres, restaurants and camping zones. Humpback whale watching in the Pacific Ocean (3 hours from Cali); Colombian Coffee Zone (3 hours from Cali); Sugar Cane Museum (30 m. from Cali) events previously hosted: FIBA Basketball World Cup (August 28th/1982); Underwater Rugby World Cup (1995); World Championships of Swimming (1975)

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SportAccord World Combat Games 2013 (saint petersburg, russia) event dates

Oct 18-26, 2013

year games awarded to host 2011 regularity of event Every two years Number of sports

finland

Saint Petersburg

sweden

estonia latvia lithuania

poland

russia

belarus ukraine

15

Expected number of participating countries 105

event dates

regularity of event

Expected number of volunteers 2,000 Expected number of venues

sports venues to be used: Yubileyny (Savate, Jujitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, Muaythai), Spartak (Taekwondo, Wushu, Karate, Sambo), Peterburgsky Scc (Sumo, Kendo, Fencing, Associated Wrestling Styles, Judo, Aikido), Ice Palace (Opening Ceremony)

Tourist Attractions: The city centre and a group of monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Numerous architectural ensembles, bridges of the Neva River, and the White Nights attract millions of tourists from all over the world.

Other major events hosted ahead of the games: SportAccord International Convention 2013

events previously hosted: 2007 World Fencing Championship; 2008 World Sambo Championship; 2010 World Ju-Jitsu Championship; 2010 WTF European and ParaTaekwondo World Championships

Why saint petersburg?

Every 4 years

Number of sports

4

the Martial Arts and Combat Sports integrate elements of culture, wisdom, and friendship for an elite sports competition at the SportAccord World Combat Games - Art of Combat.

7-16 March 2014

year games awarded to host 2007

Expected number of athletes and team officials 1,650

SPORTS included: Aikido, Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kendo, Kickboxing, Muaythai, Sambo Savate, Sumo, Taekwondo, Associated Wrestling Styles, Wushu

vision/legacy: Promoting values of selfcontrol, determination and technical mastery,

Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games (sochi, russia)

5

SPORTS included: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross Country, Ice Sledge Hockey, Wheelchair Curling sports venues to be used: Shayba Arena, Ice Cube Curling Centre, Laura Cross Country Ski & Biathlon Centre, Rosa Khutur Alpine Centre

Expected number of participating countries 45 approx Expected number of athletes and team officials 1,200 approx Expected number of volunteers 25,000 Paralympic and Olympic Expected number of venues

5

vision/legacy: Sochi 2014 is integrating best practice from previous Paralympic Games into their efforts to deliver the most convenient Games ever. events previously hosted: Various test events in March 2013

russia ukraine

kazakhstan

Sochi turkey

Why sochi?

The top priority for Sochi 2014 is the creation of a barrier free environment in the host city ensuring that everything being constructed for the Games – transport, roads, sporting and public facilities – will be accessible, and act as a blueprint for the rest of Russia for future years.

With over 5,500 existing sports facilities enables it to host internationally elite sporting competitions - without additional infrastructure costs. And with its more than 35’000 Martial Arts and Combat Sports youth praticitioners, St. Petersburg is an ideal location to continue to spead the values of the SportAccord World Combat Games.

SportAccord World mind Games 2013 (beijing, china) event dates

Dec 12-18, 2013

year games awarded to host 2012 regularity of event Number of events

Annually 5

Expected number of participating countries 40 Expected number of athletes and team officials 160 Expected number of volunteers 200 Expected number of venues

1

SPORTS included: Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go and Xiangqi sports venues to be used: TBC

Beijing

china india

vision/legacy: The Event brings together the world’s best players for a competition of intellect, strategy and mental stamina. Then through use of new media and games software, an online tournament offers the opportunity for online players to “play with the Pros” – in Beijing. Tourist Attractions: Alongside 7300 cultural, historic sites and over 200 scenic spots - the Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven are considered the most popular tourist attractions.

why beijing?

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award - 5th Edition 2013

events previously hosted: SportAccord World Mind Games 2012; SportAccord World Mind Games 2011; 14th World Conference on Sport For All 2011; SportAccord World Combat Games 2010; Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2008

Besides being well experienced in organising huge events and providing facilities that meet the highest standards, one of Beijing’s assets is the popularity of Mind Sports. Minds sports are deeply rooted in Chinese culture, for example, Go was invented 3000 years ago and today played by millions in China alone.

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The award reflects the thought and philosophy of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. He is indeed the first athlete to believe in creativity as a mental ability allowing its possessor to overcome hindrances, find solutions and fine-tune ideas in an unprecedented manner; “If you ever face a challenge that needs a solution or a decision making, you will have two options to make; either you emulate a previously known idea, or initiate your creative and mental capabilities to develop a new idea and framework.” This year 2013, on its 5th Edition of the Award extended to include the International Sports Federations, and it is divided into three main categories based on a specific aspect in order to identify the nature of the accomplishment that is subject to competition namely: • Individual Creative Sports Award – this award is granted to players, coaches, referees and administrators who achieve sportive innovations on the Local, Arab and International Levels.

• •

Team Creative Sports Award - this award is granted to sports teams having accomplished sportive innovations on the Local, Arab and International Levels. Corporate Creativity Sports Award - this award is bestowed upon sports entities having achieved sportive innovations on the Local, Arab and International Levels.

On this occasion, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award is privileged to invite creative individuals, teams and organizations in the UAE and Arab countries, as well as international summer sports federations with demonstrated creativity and outstanding achievements inspiring human innovations in sports, to submit their distinguished creative works in bidding for the 5th Edition 2013 of the Award. To receive the applications has been already started last April 1st, 2013 and the deadline to receiving the applications is on August 31st , 2013. The much anticipated Awarding Event which is honored by attending the “Ruling Family of Dubai”, on 6th January, 2014.

“Be the winner…Participate”

For queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the following: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award Dubai Sports Council: P.O. Box 9888 – Dubai , U.A.E. Email Address : info@mbrawards.ae Mobile No.: + 971 50 9483300 Fax No.: + 971 04 3244513

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Baku 2015 European Games (baku, azerbaijan) event dates

12.06.2015 – 26.06.2015

year games awarded to host 2012 regularity of event Every four years Number of sports

15 (TBC)

SPORTS included: Aquatics, Boxing, Fencing, Futsal, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Karate, Rugby 7s, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling (TBC)

russia

sports venues to be used: 13 Other major events hosted ahead of the games: 2013 Judo Grand-Prix, 2013 Fencing European Championship, 2014 European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship

azerbaijan turkey

Baku

Expected number of participating countries 49 Expected number of athletes and team officials 5,000 (TBC) Expected number of volunteers (TBC) Expected number of venues

13

Tourist Attractions: Baku is a place that fascinates its visitors with its unique blend of UNESCO World Heritage sites and modern architecture. A true crossroad between the East and the West. events previously hosted: 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, 2011 Boxing Wold Championships, 2011 IJF Judo World Cup

vision/legacy: To inspire the local population to engage in sports and to introduce and new and growing part of Europe to the world.

iran

Why baku?

By hosting the European Games Baku wishes to set the standard for the celebration of sport in Europe. We wish to introduce Baku to the world and stage an unforgettable event that will solidify Azerbaijan’s as a strong member of the European sports community.

THE WORLD GAMES 2017 WROCLAW (wroclaw, poland) event dates

3-13 August, 2017

year games awarded to host 2012 regularity of event

Every 4 years

Number of events

30+

SPORTS included: IWGA Member Federation’s Sports plus max. 5 Invitational Sports / Sport Disciplines sports venues to be used: Various sport halls, stadia, open areas, river and lake

germany

poland czech rep

Wroclaw

belarus

ukraine

Other major events hosted ahead of the games: European Capital of Culture 2016, Wroclaw Global Forum 2013, FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship 2014 vision/legacy: Exploiting our experience and knowledge in the organization of a top class international multidiscipline sport event by providing a perfect competition and working

why wroclaw?

Expected number of participating countries 100+ Expected number of athletes and team officials 4,500 Expected number of volunteers 4,000 Expected number of venues

20+

environment leaving incredible memories and new standards. Tourist Attractions: Beautiful Market Square, Old Town, Centennial Hall a UNESCO World Heritage site, amazing multimedia fountain, Panorama Racławicka the 1710m2 painting, wide range of cultural institutions, rich nightlife and urban spaces. events previously hosted: UEFA EURO 2012tm matches, Wroclaw Global Forum 20102012, European Culture Congress 2011, Sport Acrobatics World Cup 2010, FIBA European Basketball Championship 2009

“Wroclaw-the meeting place” - an accomplished city for sports, business, cultural, private and countless other encounters. Breathtaking spaces for unexpected memories. Very old and very modern. Multicultural, rich, exciting. Highly developed in recent years for your stay, event and competition. Amaze yourself soon and in 2017 at The World Games!

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IF & Associate Member Listings Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)

Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)

Badminton World Federation (BWF)

INTERNATIONAL BASEBALL FEDERATION / WORLD BASEBALL SOFTBALL CONFEDERATION (IBAF/WBSC)

sport

Air sports

sport

Aquatics

sport

Badminton

sport

Baseball/Softball

president

Dr. John Grubbström

president

Dr. Julio C. Maglione

president

Young Joong Kang

president

Riccardo Fraccari

GENERAL SECRETARY/CEO

Jean-Marc Badan

GENERAL SECRETARY/CEO

Cornel Marculescu

GENERAL SECRETARY/CEO

Thomas Lund

sec general/exec director Israel Roldan/Michael Schmidt

event bidding contact

Robert Hughes sports@fai.org

event bidding contact

Cornel Marculescu sportsdep@fina.org

event bidding contact

Darren Parks d.parks@bwfbadminton.org

event bidding contact

Francesca Fabretto francesca.fabretto@ibaf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Giancarlo Sergi gsergi@fame.aero

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Cornel Marculescu sportsdep@fina.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Thomas Lund t.lund@bwfbadminton.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Francesca Fabretto francesca.fabretto@ibaf.org

Maison du Sport International, Av. de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 345 10 70 Fax: +41 (0) 345 10 77 Email: info@fai.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

107

major competitions/world championships: FAI World Air Games (every 4 years/ next edition in 2015); World and Continental Championships generally every 2 years in Aerobatics, Aeromodelling, Ballooning, General Aviation, Gliding, Hang Gliding, Microlight, Parachuting, Paragliding, Paramotor and Rotorcraft. event portfolio: 2013: 57th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett (Nancy, France), 7th FAI Women’s World Gliding Champ (Issoudun, France), 27th FAI World Aerobatic Champ (North Texas Regional Airport, USA), 21st FAI World Precision Flying Champ (Bautzen, Germany), FAI World Champ Model Helicopters (Wloclawek, Poland), 13th FAI World Paragliding Champ (Sopot, Bulgaria), 12th FAI European Formation Skydiving Championships (Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina), 1st FAI World Paramotor Slalom Champ (Aspres sur Buech, France)

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Archery

203

Number of National Associations Worldwide

major competitions/world championships: BWF World Championships (annual); BWF World Senior Championships (biennial); BWF World Junior Championships (annual); BWF Thomas and Uber Cups (biennial); BWF Sudirman Cup (biennial); BWF World Superseries (annual, 13 legs) event portfolio: 2013: BWF Sudirman Cup (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), BWF World Championships (Guangzhou, China), BWF World Junior Championships (Bangkok, Thailand), BWF World Senior Championships (Ankara, Turkey) 2014: BWF World Championships (Copenhagen, Denmark)

www.fina.org

www.bwfbadminton.org

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS (IAAF)

124

major competitions/world championships: World Baseball Classic (every 4y); IBAF Premier 12 (every 4y); IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup (every 2y); IBAF 21U Baseball World Cup (every 2y); IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup (every 2y); IBAF 15U Baseball World Cup (every 2y); IBAF 12U Baseball World Cup (every 2y) event portfolio: 2013: World Baseball Classic (Tokyo, Fukuoka (Japan), Miami, FL– Phoenix, AZ, San Francisco, CA (USA), Taichung (China Taipei), S. Juan (Puerto Rico); 18U Baseball World Cup (Taichung, China Taipei), 12U Baseball World Cup (Taipei City, China Taipei) 2014: Women’s Baseball World Cup (TBA), 21U Baseball World Cup (TBA), 15U Baseball World Cup (TBA) 2015: IBAF Premier 12 (TBA) 2017: World Baseball Classic (TBA)

www.ibaf.org

International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Basketball

IBAF, 54, Av. de Rhodanie, 1007 LAUSANNE, Switzerland Fax: +41.21.3188240 Email: office@ibaf.org

CONTACT DETAILS

179

major competitions/world championships: FINA World Championships (Odd Years), FINA World Swimming Championships (25M) (Even Years), FINA Water Polo World League (annual), FINA Diving World Series (annual), FINA Synchro World Trophy (annual), FINA Swimming World Cup (annual), FINA 10Km Marathon Swimming World Cup (annual) event portfolio: 2012: FINA World Swimming Championships (25M) (Istanbul, Tur), 2013: FINA World Championships (Barcelona, Esp), 2014: FINA World Swimming Championships (25M) (Doha, Qat), 2015: FINA World Championships (Kazan, Rus), FINA World Masters Championships (Kazan, Rus), 2016: FINA World Swimming Championships (25M) (Windsor, Can), 2017: FINA World Championships (Guadalajara, Mex), FINA World Masters Championships (Guadalajara, Mex)

www.fai.org

World Archery Federation (WA)

Unit 17.05 Level 17, Amoda Building, 22 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +6 03 2141 7155 Fax: +6 03 2143 7155 Email: bwf@bwfbadminton.org

CONTACT DETAILS Avenue L’avant-Poste 4, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 3104710 Fax: +41 21 3126610 Email: sportsdep@fina.org

International Federation of Pelota Vasca (FIPV) sport

Pelota Vasca

president

Prof. Dr. Ugur Erdener

president

Lamine Diack

president

Yvan Mainini

president

Dominique Boutineau

GENERAL SECRETARY/CEO

Tom Dielen

GENERAL SECRETARY/CEO

Essar Gabriel

GENERAL SECRETARY/CEO

Patrick Baumann

general secretary

Ángel Arraiza

event bidding contact

Juan-Carlos Holgado jcholgado@archery.org

event bidding contact

Essar Gabriel essar.gabriel@iaaf.org

event bidding contact

Predrag Bogosavljev bogosavljev@fiba.com

event bidding contact

Beatriz Martínez beatriz@fipv.net

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Didier Mieville dmieville@archery.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Stephan Brubacher Stephan.brubacher@amsworld.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Frank Leenders leenders@fiba.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Beatriz Martínez beatriz@fipv.net

sport

CONTACT DETAILS

Maison du Sport International, Av. de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne Switzerland Tel: +41 21 614 30 50 Fax: +41 21 614 30 55 Email: info@archery.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

152

Athletics

sport

CONTACT DETAILS

17, rue Princesse Florestine, B.P. 359, 98007, Monaco Tel: +377 93 10 88 88 Fax: +377 93 15 95 15 Email: info@iaaf.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

212

sport

CONTACT DETAILS

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PRIMARY REFERENCE

51 – 53, Avenue Louis Casaï, CH - 1216 Cointrin / Geneva, Switzerland Tel: +41 22 545 00 00 Fax: +41 22 545 00 99 Email: communications@fiba.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide 213

CONTACT DETAILS

Bernardino Tirapu 67, 31014 Pamplona (Navarra), Spain Tel: +349 48 16 40 80 Fax: +349 48 16 25 25 Email: info@fipv.net

Number of National Associations Worldwide

30

major competitions/world championships: World Archery Championships (every odd year); World Archery Indoor Championships (every even year); World Archery Field Championships (every even year); World Archery Youth Championships (every odd year); Archery World Cup Stages (4) and Final (every year); Archery Indoor World Cup stages (3) and Final (every year ) event portfolio: 2013: Indoor Archery World Cup Stage 3 and Final (Las Vegas, USA), Archery World Cup Stage 1 (Shanghai, CHN), Archery World Cup Stage 2 (Antalya, TUR), Archery World Cup Stage 3 (Medellin, COL), Archery World Cup Stage 4 (Wroclaw, POL), Archery World Cup Final (Paris, FRA), World Archery Championships (Belek Antalya, TUR), World Archery Youth Championships (Wuxi, CHN)

major competitions/world championships: IAAF World Championships (biennial); World Indoor Championships (biennial); World Junior Championships (biennial); World Youth Championships (biennial); World Cross-Country Championships (biennial); World Half Marathon Championships (biennial); World Race Walking Cup (biennial); Continental Cup (every 4 years); World Relays (annual); Diamond League Circuit. World Challenge. event portfolio: 2013: IAAF World Cross Country Championships (Bydgoszcz, Poland), IAAF World Youth Championships (Donetsk, Ukraine), IAAF World Championships (Moscow, Russia) 2014: IAAF World Indoor Championships (Sopot, Poland), World Junior Championships (Eugene, USA), Continental Cup (Marrakech, Morocco), World Race Walking Cup (Taicang, China), World Half Marathon Championships (Copenhagen, Denmark)

major competitions/world championships: FIBA Basketball World Cup Men/Women (quadrennial); FIBA U19 World Championship for Men/Women (biennal); FIBA U17 World Championship for Men/Women (biennial); FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men/Women (quadriennal) event portfolio: 2012: FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men (Caracas, Venezuela), FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women (Ankara, Turkey), FIBA 3x3 World Championship (Men and Women) (Athens, Greece), 2012/2013: FIBA 3x3 World Tour (Sao Paulo, Vladivostok, New York, Istanbul, Madrid, Miami Brazil, Russia, USA, Turkey, Spain), 2013: FIBA U19 World Championship for Men (Prague, Czech Republic), FIBA U19 World Championship for Women (Vilnius, Klaipeda, Panevezys Lithuania), 2014: FIBA Basketball World Cup (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Seville, Granada and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain), FIBA World Championship for Women (TBA, Turkey)

major competitions/world championships: FIPV World Championships (every 4 years - the period between two Word Championships): FIPV World Championships under 22 years (annual, 3 legs); FIPV World Cups (annual, 3 legs); event portfolio: 2010: World Championships (Pau,France) 2011: World Cup (Brive,France), World Championships under 22 years (Guadalajara, México) 2012: World Cup (Pamplona, Spain), World Championdships under 22 years (Tarbes, France) 2013: Sub-22 World Championships (Mercedes, Uruguay), World Cup (Le Haillan, France) 2014: World Chamnpionships (Toluca, México)

www.worldarchery.org

www.iaaf.org

www.fiba.com

www.fipv.net

92 – IF Listings

IF Listings – 93


WORLD CONFEDERATION OF BILLIARD SPORTS (WCBS)

Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT)

Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ)

International Boxing Association (AIBA)

sport

Billiard Sports

sport

Bobsleigh/Tobogganing

sport

Bowling Sports

sport

Boxing

president

Jean-Claude Dupont

president

Ivo Ferriani

president

Kevin Dornberger

president

Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu

general secretary/CEO

Jim Leacy

general secretary/CEO

Heike Groesswang

general secretary/CEO

Vivien Lau

executive director

Ho Kim

event bidding contact

Jean-Claude Dupont wcbs-president@telenet.be

event bidding contact

Heike Groesswang office@fibt.com

event bidding contact

Vivien Lau secgeneral@fiq.org

event bidding contact

Ameline Gerbel ameline.gerbel@aiba.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Jean-Claude Dupont wcbs-president@telenet.be

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Heike Groesswang office@fibt.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Vivien Lau secgeneral@fiq.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Christian Monzani christian.monzani@bmaboxing.com

Kortrijkse Steenweg, 205/6 9830 Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium Fax: +31 9 282 75 96 Email: wcbs-president@telenet.be

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

114

Avenue de Rhodanie, 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 601 501 01 Fax: +41 21 601 79 23 Email: office@fibt.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

65

major competitions/world championships: In the three divisions: WPA, IBSF and UMB each: World Championship Individual; World Championship for Women; World Championship Juniors; World Championship for Teams; World Championship Artistic – Trick shots. Each division has also his own World Cup circuit. event portfolio: 2013: Euro Tour (Italy), Blackball Tour (Blackpool,England), Amway Cup Women (Taipei, Taiwan) 2012: Under 21 Snooker WCH (Wuxi, China), WCH Snooker Men, Women, Masters (Bulgaria) 2013: WCH 3C Juniors (Athens, Greece), WCH 3C Individual (Antwerp, Belgium), 8-Ball WCH Men (Dubai, UAE)

major competitions/world championships: World Championships – every year, not Olympic Year; Continental Championships – every year; World Cup Series – every year event portfolio: 2013: FIBT Bauhaus World Championships (St.Moritz, Switzerland) 2013/14: Viessmann FIBT World Cup Series (several cities world wide)

www.billiard-wcbs.org/

www.fibt.com

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS (IFBB) Bodybuilding

sport

Boules Sports

president

Dr. Rafael Santonja

president

Romolo Rizzoli

general secretary/CEO

Jean-Pierre Campana

event bidding contact

Carmen Melian internacional@santonja.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact CONTACT DETAILS

Tel: +34 915 352 819 Email: internacional@santonja.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

188

major competitions/world championships: World Men’s Championship (annual); World Fitness Championship (annual); World Children’s Fitness Championship (annual); World Junior and Master’s Championship (annual); World Classic Bodybuilding Championship (annual); Arnold Classic Rio de Janeiro (annual); Arnold Classic Europe (annual) event portfolio: 2013: Central American Games (San Jose, Costa Rica), Arnold Classic Rio (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), European Fitness, Junior and Master’s Santa Susanna (Barcelona, Spain), South Pacific Championship (Papeete, Tahiti), Bolivarian Games (Lima, Peru), World Men’s Championship (Marrakech, Morocco)

www.ifbb.com

94 – IF Listings

Room 2004, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Tel: +852 2808 0970 Fax: +852 2808 0843 Email: secretariat@fiq.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

CONTACT DETAILS

Maison du Sport International, Av de Rhodanie, 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 321 27 77 Fax: +41 21 321 27 72 Email: info@aiba.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

142

major competitions/world championships: Tenpin 1. World Tenpin Bowling Championships for Men / Women / Men and Women (every 4th year) 2. World Tenpin Bowling Championships for Youth / Seniors (every 2nd year) Ninepin 1. Single / World Team / U18 / U23 World Championships NBC for women and men every 2 years 2. World Championship NBS for women and men every 2 years event portfolio: 2012: World Single Championships (Limassol, Cyprus) 2013: World Team Championships Classic (Zalaegerszeg, Hungary), U18 World Championships Classic (Zalaegerszeg, Hungary), World Championships Schere (Pétange, Luxemburg), World Senior Championship – Men and Women (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA), World Championships- Men and Women (Henderson, Nevada, USA) 2014: World Youth Championships (Hong Kong)

194

major competitions/world championships: AIBA World Boxing Championships (biennial); AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (biennial); AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships (biennial); AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships (biennial); AIBA Women’s Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships (biennial) event portfolio: 2012: AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships (Yerevan, Armenia) 2013: AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships (Kiev, Ukraine), AIBA World Boxing Championships (Almaty, Kazakhstan), AIBA Women’s Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships (TBC) 2014: AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships (Sofia, Bulgaria), AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (TBC, Canada)

www.fiq.org

www.aiba.org

CONFEDERATION MONDIALE DES SPORTS DE BOULES (CMSB)

sport general secretary/CEO

CONTACT DETAILS

MAKING SPORTS COME TO LIFE

event bidding contact

Infostrada Sports offers innovative and unique services to the sports industry.

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Marketing Commission presidenza@federbocce.it

CONTACT DETAILS

Via Vitorchiano, 113/115 Rome Tel: +39/06/36856565 Fax: +39/06/36856657 Email: presidenza@federbocce.it

Number of National Associations Worldwide

116

major competitions/world championships: World Championships (Individual and Team) Men, Women, Youth (more ones annual). Lyonnaise, Raffle, Petanque; European and Continental Championships (Individual and Team) Men, Women, Youth (biennial). Lyonnaise, Raffle, Petanque; World Cup Club - (quadriennial). Raffle; European Cup Club . Lyonnaise and Petanque (annual) event portfolio: 2012: World Championship men Petanque (Marseille,France), World Championship women Lyonnaise (Mersin, Turkey) World Championship team Raffle (Puerto Iguazù, Argentine) 2013: Mediterranean Games Raffle, Lyonnaise, Petanque (Mersin, Turkey), World Games Raffle, Lyonnaise, Petanque (Santiago de Cali, Colombia), World Championship women Raffle (Brazil), World Championship youth Petanque (Montauban, France), World Championship men Lyonnaise (Bahia Blanca, Argentine)

www.cmsboules.com

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www.infostradasports.com


WORLD BRIDGE FEDERATION (WBF)

International Canoe Federation (ICF)

International Cheer Union (ICU)

World Chess Federation (FIDE)

sport

Bridge

sport

Canoeing

sport

Cheer Sports

sport

Chess

president

Gianarrigo Rona

president

José Perurena López

president

Jeff Webb

president

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

general secretary/CEO

Georgia Heth

general secretary/CEO

Simon Toulson

general secretary/CEO

Karl Olson

general secretary/CEO

Ignatius Leong

event bidding contact

event bidding contact

Heny Ahadpour hengameh.ahadpour@canoeicf.com

event bidding contact

Karl Olson karl@cheerunion.org

event bidding contact

Nigel Freeman nigelfreeman@fide.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Catherine Wieser catherine.wieser@canoeicf.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Karl Olson karl@cheerunion.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Geoffrey Borg geoffrey.borg@gmail.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Maison du Sport International, Av de Rhodanie, 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 544 7218 Fax: +41 21 601 2315 Email: president@worldbridgefed.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

127

Avenue de Rhodanie, 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: 021 612 02 90 Fax: 021 612 02 91 Email: info@canoeicf.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

158

major competitions/world championships: World Teams Championships every two years (odd years); World Games (included in IMSA Games) every four years ; (Summer Olympic Year); World Series every four years (even year non Summer Olympic); World Youth Teams Championships every two years (even years); World Youth Open Championships every two years (odd years) event portfolio: 2013: World Teams Championships (Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia), World Youth Open Championships (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) 2014: World Series (Hainan, China), World Youth Teams Championships (Istanbul, Turkey)

major competitions/world championships: Canoe Sprint World Championships (annual); Canoe Slalom World Championships (annual); Canoe Marathon World Championships (annual); Wildwater Canoeing World Championships (annual); Dragon Boat Racing World Championships (annual); Canoe Polo World Championships (biannual); Canoe Freestyle World Championships (biannual); Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships (biannual) event portfolio: 2013: ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships (Duisburg, Germany), ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (Prague, Czech Republic), ICF Wildwater Canoeing Sprint World Championships (Slokan,Slovenia), ICF Ocean Racing World Championships (Porto,Portugal), ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships (Nantahala, USA), ICF Dragon Boat Club Crew World Championships (Kiev, Ukraine), ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships (Copenhagen, Denmark), ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships (Welland, Canada)

www.worldbridge.org

www.canoeicf.com

INTERNATIONAL CASTING SPORT FEDERATION (ICSF)

UK Sport’s Gold Event Series is an ambitious strategy to build a strong major events legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The £27 million programme will work in partnership with International and European Federations with the aim of bringing more than 70 of the world’s most prestigious sporting events to the UK, including 36 World and European Championships between 2013-19. Upcoming Events: — 2015 ICF World Canoe Slalom Championships, London — 2015 FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Glasgow — 2015 EuroHockey Championships — 2017 IPC World Athletics Championships, London — 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships, London More information at

www.uksport.gov.uk/events

6745 Lenox Center Court, Memphis, TN 38115, USA Fax: +19013874358 Email: info@cheerunion.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

105

major competitions/world championships: ICU World Cheerleading Championships (annual) - 24-25 April 2014, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA; ICU/ECU European Cheerleading Championships (annual) - 29-30 June 2013, Commonwealth Arena, Glasgow, Scotland UK; ICU Asia Cheerleading Open (annual) - 14-15 September 2013, Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan event portfolio: 2013: ICU Southeast Asia Cheerleading Open (Singapore), ICU World Cheerleading Championships (Orlando, Florida, USA), ICU Eastern European Cheerleading Championships (Moscow, Russia), ICU/ECU European Cheerleading Championships (Glasgow, Scotland, UK), ICU Asia Cheerleading Open (Tokyo, Japan, ICU Central American and Caribbean Cheerleading Open (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago)

www.cheerunion.org

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)

sport

Casting Sport

sport

Commonwealth Games

president

Kurt Klamet

president

HRH Tunku Imran

general secretary/CEO

Josef Dolezal, M.D.

general secretary/CEO

Michael Hooper

event bidding contact

event bidding contact

Michael Hooper m.hooper@thecgf.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Peter Murphy p.murphy@thecgf.com

CONTACT DETAILS Dr. Josef Dolezal, Novosuchdolska 37, 165 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic Tel: +420 603 418 049 Email: dr.dolezal.crs@volny.cz

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Number of National Associations Worldwide

31

major competitions/world championships: World Championship in Casting ( catt. Adults) (annual); Juniors World Championship (annual); Veterans World Championship ( each 2 years); World Cup – annual (consists of 4-5 competitions) event portfolio: 2012: World Championship juniors (Cabar, Croatia), World Championship adults (Tallinn, Estonia) 2013: World Championship veterans (Nymburk, Czech Republic) 2012: WC World Cup final (Halle Germany) 2013: World Championship juniors (Frydek-Mistek Czech Republic), World Championship adults (Ipswich, United Kingdom), WC - final World Cup (Sostanj, Slovenia)

www.castingsport-icsf.com

96 – IF Listings

FIDE

GENS UNA SUMUS

2nd Floor, 138 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NR, United Kingdom Tel: +44 20 7491 8801 Fax: +44 20 7409 7803 Email: office@thecgf.com 71

major competitions/world championships: Commonwealth Games held on a 4 year cycle; Commonwealth Youth Games held on a 4 year cycle event portfolio: 2010: Commonwealth Games (Delhi,India) 2011: Commonwealth Youth Games (Douglas, Isle of Man) 2014: Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland) 2015: Commonwealth Youth Games (Apia, Samoa) 2017: Commonwealth Youth Games (St Lucia) 2018: Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast, Australia)

www.thecgf.com

CONTACT DETAILS

FIDE, 9 Syggrou Avenue, 11743 Athens, Greece Tel: +30 210-9212047 Fax: +30 210-9212859 Email: nigelfreeman@fide.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

178

major competitions/world championships: FIDE World Chess Championship (biannual); FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship (biannual); FIDE World Chess Olympiad (biannual); FIDE Grand Prix (biannual, 6 legs); FIDE Women’s Grand Prix (biannual, 6 legs); FIDE World Junior Championship (annual); FIDE World Youth Championships (annual) event portfolio: 2013: World Senior Championships (Opatija, Croatia), World Cup (Tromso, Norway), World Rapid and Blitz Championships (KhantyMansiysk, Russia), Women’s World Team Championship (Astana, Kazakhstan), 2013 Candidates Matches (London, England), World Schools Individual Championships (Halkidiki, Greece) 2014: European Individual Championship (Yerevan, Armenia), World Chess Olympiad (Tromso, Norway)

www.fide.com

FIDE

GENS UNA SUMUS


WORLD ION

World Darts Federation (WDF)

LD

DA

World Draughts Federation (FMJD)

AT

WORLD CURLING FEDERATION (WCF)

WOR

International Cricket Council (ICC)

R T S F E DE

R

®

sport

Cricket

sport

Curling

sport

sport

Draughts

president

Alan Isaac

president

Kate Caithness

president

president

Harry Otten

general secretary/CEO

David Richardson

general secretary/CEO

Colin Grahamslaw

general secretary/CEO

General Secretary/CEO

Frank Teer

event bidding contact

Campbell Jamieson campbell.jamieson@icc-cricket.com

event bidding contact

Colin Grahamslaw info@worldcurling.org

event bidding contact

Taina Nurmela wdfevents@dartswdf.com

event bidding contact

Harry Otten otten@meteo.nl

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Campbell Jamieson campbell.jamieson@icc-cricket.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Colin Grahamslaw info@worldcurling.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Dave Alderman DaveRAlderman@dartswdf.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Sh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai Sports City, Street 69, PO Box 500070, Dubai, UAE Fax: +971 4 3828600 Email: enquiry@icc-cricket.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

106

major competitions/world championships: ICC Cricket World Cup – every four years; ICC World Twenty20 – every two years; ICC World Test Championship – every four years from 2017 event portfolio: 2013: ICC Champions Trophy (various, England & Wales) 2014: ICC World Twenty20 (various, Bangladesh) 2015: ICC Cricket World Cup (various, Australia & New Zealand)

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

50

major competitions/world championships: All annual – World Women’s Curling Championship (WWCC); World Men’s Curling Championship (WMCC); World Junior Curling Championships (WJCCs) (Men & Women); World Wheelchair Curling Championship (WWhCC) (Mixed Gender); World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship (WMDCC); World Senior Curling Championships (WSCCs) (Men & Women) event portfolio: 2013: WWCC (Riga, Latvia), WMCC (Victoria, Canada), WSCCs (Fredericton, Canada), WMDCC (Fredericton, Canada) 2014: Winter Olympic Games (Sochi, Russia), WJCCs (Flims, Switzerland), Winter Paralympic Games (Sochi, Russia), WWCC (Saint John, Canada)

www.icc-cricket.com

INTERNATIONAL CYCLING UNION (UCI)

World Curling Federation, 74 Tay Street, Perth Ph2 8Np, Scotland, Uk Tel: +44 1738 451630 Fax: +44 1738 451641 Email: info@worldcurling.org

www.worldcurling.org

WORLD DANCESPORT FEDERATION (WDSF)

sport

Cycling

sport

Dancesport

president

Patrick McQuaid

president

Carlos Freitag

general director

Christophe Hubschmid

general secretary/CEO

Shawn Tay

event bidding contact

Gerrit Middag gerrit.middag@uci.ch

event bidding contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Nicole Gruber-Gil nicole.gruber-gil@uci.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

CONTACT DETAILS Ch. de la Mêlée, 1860 Aigle, Switzerland Tel: +41 24 468 58 11 Fax: +41 24 468 58 12 Email: admin@uci.ch

CONTACT DETAILS

C. Oriente 78-84, Floor 1, Office 14, 08172 Sant Cugat, Spain Tel: +34 93 544 23 92 Fax: +34 93 583 11 04 Email: office@idsfspain.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Number of National Associations Worldwide

92

178

major competitions/world championships: UCI Road, Track, BMX, Cyclo-Cross, MTB and Trials, Indoor, Paracycling World Championships (annual); Cycling For All (UCI World Cycling Tour (Road), Track, MTB, Cyclo-Cross) (annual); UCI World Tour (annual, +/- 28 competitions) event portfolio: 2013: Road World Championships (Florence, Italy), BMX World Championships (Auckland, New Zealand), MTB and Trials World Championships (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa), Indoor Cycling World Championships (Basel, Switzerland), Paracycling Road World Championships (Baie-Comeau, Canada), Track Cycling Juniors, World Championships (Glasgow, United Kingdom) 2014: Track Cycling World Championships (Cali, Colombia), Cyclo-Cross World Championships (Hoogerheide, The Netherlands)

major competitions/world championships: WDSF Grand Slam Series (5 Per Year); WDSF Grand Slam Final (annual); WDSF World Latin Championship (annual); WDSF World Standard Championship (annual); WDSF World Ten Dance Championship (annual); WDSF World Showdance Standard Championship (annual); WDSF World Showdance Latin Championship (annual); WDSF World Cup Latin (annual); WDSF World Cup Standard (annual); WDSF World Cup Ten Dance (annual) event portfolio: 2013: European Latin Championship (Krasnodar, Russia), European Standard Championship (Aarhus, Denmark), World Youth Latin Champ. (Chengdu, China), World Showdance Std and Lat (Beijing, China), World DanceSport Games (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), World Ten Dance Championship (Vienna, Austria), World Standard Championship (Kiev, Ukraine), World Latin Championship (Berlin, Germany)

www.uci.ch

www.worlddancesport.org

98 – IF Listings

CONTACT DETAILS

Darts

4 Byron Place, Croespenmaen, Crumlin, Newport, NP11 3BP, Wales Tel: +44 1495 247732 Fax: +44 774 704 8025 Email: DaveRAlderman@aol.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

70

major competitions/world championships: WDF World Cup (odd numbered years); WDF Americas Cup (even numbered years); WDF Asia/Pacific Cup (even numbered years); WDF Europe Cup (even numbered years) event portfolio: 2012: Americas Cup (Belize City, Belize), Asia/Pacific Cup (Darwin, Australia), Europe Cup (Kemer, Turkey) 2013: World Cup (St.Johns, NL, Canada)

www.dartswdf.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Johan Bastiaannet, Orteliusstraat 147 Hs, 1057 Ax Amsterdam (Netherlands) Tel: +31-20-616 7402 Fax: +31-20-616 8413 Email: fmjd.office@worldonline.nl

Number of National Associations Worldwide

64

major competitions/world championships: World Championships & Matches ‘100’ Men/Women (biannual); World Championships ‘100’ Juniors/Cadets/Mini-Cadets/Hopes (annual); World Championships ‘64 Russian-Brazilian’ Men/Women/Youth (annual); World Championships & Matches ‘Checkers’ (annual); World Cup (Youth) Olympiads (annual), Continental Championships Adults/ Youth (annual) event portfolio: 2013 17th Panamerican Ch ‘100’ (Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago), Wch Men ‘100’ (Ufa, Russia), Wch’s Cadets ‘100’ (Tours, France), Wch’s Youth ‘64’, In All Age Categories (Kranevo, Bulgaria), World Cup ‘100’ (Wageningen, Netherlands), Wch Women ‘100’ (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia), Wch’s Hopes & Mini-Cadets ‘100’ (Belarus), 3rd Sportaccord World Mind Games (Beijing, China)

www.fmjd.org


Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)

International Fencing Federation (FIE)

World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF)

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

sport

Equestrianism

sport

Fencing

sport

Flying Disc

sport

Football

president

HRH Princess Haya

president

Alisher Usmanov

president

HRH Princess Haya

president

Joseph S. Blatter

general secretary/CEO

Ingmar De Vos

general secretary/CEO Frédérick Pietruszka/ Nathalie Rodriguez

general secretary/CEO

Volker Bernardi

general secretary/CEO

Jérôme Valcke

event bidding contact

event bidding contact

Nathalie Rodriguez nr@fie.ch

event bidding contact

Volker Bernardi ed@wfdf.org

event bidding contact

Iñaki Alvarez Inaki.alvarez@fifa.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Stephane Mottaz Stephane.Mottaz@fie.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Volker Bernardi ed@wfdf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Christopher Axer sales@fifa.org

HM King Hussein I Building, Chemin de la Joliette 8, 1006, Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 310 47 47 Fax: +41 21 310 47 60 Email: info@fei.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

132

Avenue de Rhodanie, 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 21 320 31 15 Fax: +41 (0) 21 320 31 16 Email: info@fie.ch

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

148

CONTACT DETAILS Neckarstraße 11, D – 55296 Harxheim, Germany Tel: +49 (0) 6138/9020868 Fax: +49 (0) 6138/9020869 Email: ed@wfdf.org

CONTACT DETAILS FIFA-Strasse 20, P.O. Box, 8044 Zurich, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0)43 222 7777 Fax: +41 (0)43 222 7878 Email: contact@fifa.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Number of National Associations Worldwide

58

major competitions/world championships: FEI World Equestrian Games™ (every four years); FEI World Championships (every two years); FEI Continental Championships (every two years); FEI World Cup™ Series in Jumping, Dressage, Driving & Vaulting (annual); FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping and Eventing (annual) event portfolio: 2013 FEI Asia Eventing Championships (Pattaya, Thailand), Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping (Dublin, Ireland), FEI European Reining Championships (Augsburg, Germany), FEI European Eventing Championships (Malmo, Sweden), HSBC FEI Classics™ (Burghley, Great Britain), FEI European Endurance Championships (Most, Czech Republic), FEI European Driving Championships four-in-hand (Budapest, Hungary) 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (Normandy, France)

major competitions/world championships: FIE World Championships (annual, except in Olympic years); FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships (annual); FIE World Cup circuit (annual); FIE Zonal Championships (Africa, Asia, Europe, Pan-America) event portfolio: 2013: World Championships (Budapest, Hungary), Cadet and Junior World Championships (Porec, Croatia), African Championships (Cape Town, South Africa), Asian Championships (Shanghai, China), European Championships (Zagreb, Croatia), Pan-American Championships (Cartagena, Columbia)

major competitions/world championships: WFDF holds World Ultimate Championships every second year as National and or Club Championships alternatively. The same system applies to Continental Championships for Asia/Oceania and Pan/ Americas. Events include World Championships of Beach Ultimate and World Overall Championships in field events. event portfolio: 2012: World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) (Dublin, Ireland), World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) (Sakai, Osaka region, Japan) 2013: European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU) (Calafell Beach, Tarragona, Spain), World Overall Championships (WOC) (Norrköping, Sweden), IWGA World Games, Ultimate event (Cali, Colombia), Asia Oceania Ultimate Club Championships (AOUCC) (Singapore), Pan American Ultimate Club Championships (PAUCC) (Aguas de Lindóia City, São Paulo, Brazil) 2014: World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC) (Lecco, Italy)

www.fei.org

www.fie.ch

www.wfdf.org

International Fistball Association (IFA)

International Floorball Federation (IFF)

International Go Federation (IGF)

209

major competitions/world championships: World Cup™ (four years); Confederations Cup (four years); Club World Cup (annual); Men’s Olympic Football Tournament (four years); U-20 World Cup (two years); U-17 World Cup (two years); Women’s World Cup™ (four years); Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (four years); U-20 Women’s World Cup (two years); U-17 Women’s World Cup (two years); Futsal World Cup (four years); Beach Soccer World Cup (two years); Youth Olympic Football Tournaments (four years); Interactive World Cup (annual); Blue Stars/ Youth Cup (annual) event portfolio: 2013: FIFA Ballon d’Or 2012 (Zurich, Switzerland), FIFA Congress (Pailles, Mauritius), FIFA Confederations Cup (Brazil), FIFA U-20 World Cup (Turkey), FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Tahiti), FIFA U-17 World Cup, (UAE), The Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ (Bahia, Brazil),FIFA Club World Cup (Morocco)

www.FIFA.com

International Golf Federation (IGF)

sport

Fistball

sport

Floorball

sport

Go

sport

Golf

president

Weiss Karl

president

Tomas Eriksson

president

Koichiro Matsuura

president

Peter Dawson

general secretary/CEO

Hannes Dinböck

general secretary/CEO

John Liljelund

general secretary/CEO

Yuki Shigeno

general secretary/CEO

Antony Scanlon

event bidding contact

Josef Andolfatto j.andolfatto@ifa-fistball.com

event bidding contact Stefan Kratz kratz@floorball.org

event bidding contact

Yuki Shigeno igf@nihonkiin.or.jp

event bidding contact Antony Scanlon info@igfmail.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Karl Weiss, Hannes Dinböck office@ifa-fistball.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Filip Suman suman@floorball.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Yuki Shigeno igf@nihonkiin.or.jp

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Antony Scanlon info@igfmail.org

CONTACT DETAILS

International Fistball Association - IFA, Münchner Bundesstrasse 9 5020 Salzburg, Austria Tel: +43 662 423198 Email: office@ifa-fistball.com

CONTACT DETAILS

IFF, Alakiventie 2, 00920 Helsinki, Finland Tel: +358-9-454 214 25 Fax: +358-9-454 214 50 Email: office@floorball.org

CONTACT DETAILS

c/o The Nihon Ki-in, 7-2 Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan Tel: +81(0)3288-8727 Fax: +81(0)3239-0899 Email: igf@nihonkiin.or.jp

CONTACT DETAILS

Maison du Sport International, Av Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switz Tel: +41 21623 12 12 Fax: +41 216 01 64 77 Email: info@igfmail.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

39

Number of National Associations Worldwide

55

Number of National Associations Worldwide

74

Number of National Associations Worldwide

132

major competitions/world championships: World Championships Men, Women, U18 Men, U18 Women (every 4 years); European Championships Men, Women, U18 Men, U18 Women (every 2 years); European Championships U21 Men (annual); Worldcup Men, Women (annual); European Cup Men, Women (annual); Southamerican Championship Men, Women (annual); Southamerican Cup Men, Women (annual); World Games Men (every 4 years) event portfolio: 2013: European Indoor Cup Men (Frauenfeld, Switzerland) and Women (Rohrbach, Austria), European Cup Men (TBA, Germany) and Women (Kremsmünster, Austria) IFA-Cup (Kremsmünster, Austria), European Championship U18 Male and Female (Vöcklabruck, Austria), World Games (Cali, Colombia), European Championship U21 Men and Women (Prelouc, Czech Republic), World Cup Men (Windhook, Namibia), and Women (Curitiba, Brazil), South American Championship Men and Women (Missiones, Argentina) 2014: World Championship Women (Dresden, Germany)

major competitions/world championships: Men’s And Women’s World Floorball Championships (every second year - Men’s in even, Women in uneven years) with 16 Teams, Four-Six Regional Qualifications; U19 WFC Men in uneven and Women in even years with regional qualifications; Two annual club competitions with qualifications Champions Cup and Euro Floorball Cup. event portfolio: 2013: Men’s U19 World Floorball Championships (Hamburg, Germany), Men’s & Women’s Champions Cup (Tampere, Finland), Women’s World Floorball Championships (Brno & Ostrava Czech Republic) 2014: Men’s World Floorball Championships qualifications (Wellington, New Zealand, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Bratislava, Slovakia, Riga, Latvia, Toronto, Canada), Women’s U19 World Floorball Championships (Wolzstyn, Poland), Men’s U19 WFC qualifications (Kiev, Ukraine), Men’s & Women’s Champions Cup (Bern, Switzerland), Men’s World Floorball Championships (Gothenburg, Sweden)

major competitions/world championships: World Amateur Go Championship (annual); International Amateur Pair Go Championship (annual); World Mind Sports Games (every 4 years); Sportaccord World Mind Sport Games (annual) event portfolio: 2013: World Amateur Go Championship (Sendai, Japan), International Amateur Pair Go Championship (Tokyo, Japan), SportAccord World Mind Games (Beijing, China)

www.ifa-fistball.com

www.floorball.org

www.intergofed.org

100 – IF Listings

major competitions/world championships: World Amateur Team Championships (biannual) event portfolio: 2012: WATC (Antalya, Turkey) 2014: WATC (Karuizawa, Japan) 2016: WATC (Cancun, Mexico)

www.igfgolf.org

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Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG)

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Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF)

sport

Gymnastics

sport

Handball

sport

Judo

sport

Ju-Jitsu

president

Prof. Bruno Grandi

president

Dr. Hassan Moustafa

president

Marius L. Vizer

president

Panagiotis Theodoropoulos

general secretary/CEO

André F. Gueisbuhler

general secretary/CEO

Amal Khalifa

general secretary/CEO

Jean Luc Rouge

general secretary/CEO

Dana Mihaela Murgescu

event bidding contact

André F. Gueisbuhler agueisbuhler@fig-gymnastics.org

event bidding contact

Patric Strub patric.strub@ihf.info

event bidding contact

Vlad Marinescu mvlad@ijf.org

event bidding contact

Luc Mortelmans luc.mortelmans@fin-q.be

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Olivier Strebel ostrebel@fig-gymnastics.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Luc Weber luc.weber@ihf.info

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Vlad Marinescu mvlad@ijf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Luc Mortelmans luc.mortelmans@fin-q.be

Peter-Merian-Strasse 23, P.O. Box 4002, Basel, Switzerland Tel: +41 61 228 9040 Fax: +41 61 228 9055 Email: ihf.office@ihf.info

CONTACT DETAILS Avenue de la Gare 12, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +4121 321 55 10 Fax: +4121 321 55 19

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Number of National Associations Worldwide

133

190

Maison du Sport International, Av de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +361 302 7270 Fax: +361 302 7271 Email: president@ijf.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

200

CONTACT DETAILS Leutschenstrasse 9, CH 8807 Freienbach, Switzerland Fax: +0040.318.148.846 Email: dmurgescu@gmail.com Number of National Associations Worldwide

major competitions/world championships: Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships; World Cup & World Challenge Cup (all annual); Aerobic – Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships (two years); World Gymnaestrada – Gym For Life Challenge (four years) event portfolio: 2013: ART Worlds (Antwerp, Belgium), RG Worlds (Kiev, Ukraine), TRA Worlds (Sofia, Bulgaria), Gym For Life Challenge (Cape Town, South Africa)

major competitions/world championships: IHF Men’s and Women’s World Championships (every two years); IHF Men’s and Women’s Junior World Championships (every two years); IHF Men’s and Women’s Youth World Championships (every two years); IHF Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball World Championships (every two years) event portfolio: 2013: Men’s World Championship (Granollers/Barcelona, Sevilla, Zaragoza, Madrid, Spain), Men’s Junior World Championship (Sarajevo, Zenica, Banja Luka, Ljubuški, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Men’s Youth World Championship (Érd, Budaörs, Hungary), Ordinary IHF Congress (Doha, Qatar), Women’s World Championship (Belgrade, Nis, Novi Sad, Zrenjanin, Serbia) 2015: Men’s World Championship (Doha, Qatar), Women’s World Championship (TBA, Denmark) 2017: Men’s World Championship (TBA, France)

major competitions/world championships: 3 Annual World Championships for Seniors (Individual, Team and Open); World Judo Tour composed of yearly 10 Grand Prix, 4 Grand Slams and a World Masters at the end of each season; Annual World Championships - Juniors, Cadets and Veterans. event portfolio: 2012: Senior World Championships Teams (Salvador Bahia, Brazil) 2013: Senior World Championships Individual and Teams (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 2014: Senior World Championships Individual and Teams (Chelyabinsk, Russia) 2012-2016: Grand Slam (Paris, France) 2012-2016: Grand Slam (Tokyo, Japan) 2012-2016: Grand Slam (Moscow, Russia) 2012-2016: Grand Slam (Baku, Azerbaijan) 2012-2016: Grand Prix (Miami, USA)

major competitions/world championships: JJIF Senior World Championships (annual); JJIF Junior and Aspirant World Championships (every other year); JJIF Senior Continental Championships (annual except Europe); JJIF Senior European Championships and European Cups (every other year); JJIF Junior and Aspirant Continental Championships (every other year) event portfolio: 2012 PanAmerican Championship (Montevideo, Uruguay), European Championship – junior and aspirant (Genova, Italy), African Championship (Dakar, Senegal), World Championship - seniors (Vienna, Austria) 2013: PanAmerican Championship (Cali, Colombia), European Championship - seniors (Walldorf, Germany), World Games (Cali, Colombia), World Championship – junior and aspirant (Bucharest, Romania)

www.fig-gymnastics.com

www.ihf.info

www.ijf.org

www.jjif.info

International Hockey Federation (FIH)

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION ICESTOCKSPORT (IFI)

WORLD KARATE FEDERATION (WKF)

International Kendo Federation (FIK)

sport

Hockey

sport

Icestocksport

sport

Karate

sport

Kendo

president

Leandro Negre

president

Manfred Schaefer

president

Antonio Espinos

president

Yoshimitsu Takeyasu

general secretary/CEO

Kelly Fairweather

general secretary/CEO

general secretary/CEO

George Yerolimpos

general secretary/CEO

Yukio Sato

event bidding contact

Sarah Massey Sarah.massey@fih.ch

event bidding contact Manfred Schaefer M.u.M.Schaefert-online.de

event bidding contact

Antonio Espinos wkf@wkf.com.es

event bidding contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Sarah Massey Sarah.massey@fih.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Dr. Victor M. Garcia-Barrios v.garcia@cuas.at

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Pilar Herrera wkf@wkf.com.es

event sponsorship enquiries contact

CONTACT DETAILS

Rue du Valentin 61, CH-1004 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 641 06 06 Fax: +41 21 641 06 07 Email: info@fih.ch

CONTACT DETAILS

Address: Postbox 24 06 31, D-68176 Mannheim/Germany Tel: +49 171 837 42 48 Fax: +49 621 82 76 65 Email: info@eisstock.org

CONTACT DETAILS

C/ Boix Y Morer, 15, Bº B. 28003, Madrid, Spain Tel: +34 91 5359632 Fax: +34 91 5359633 Email: wkf@wkf.com.es

Number of National Associations Worldwide

42

Number of National Associations Worldwide

2F Yasukuni Kudan Minami Bldg 2-3-14 Kudan Minami, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo Japan 102-0074 Tel: +81 3 3234 6271 Fax: +81 3 3234 6007 Email: kendo-fik@kendo.or.jp

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Number of National Associations Worldwide

CONTACT DETAILS

188

Number of National Associations Worldwide

52

major competitions/world championships: Hockey World League – Four rounds over a two year cycle with more than 100 teams; Champions Trophy – Top 8 men’s and women’s teams annual; Champions Challenge – Next 8 men’s and women’s teams annual; Hockey World Cup – Top 16 men’s and women’s teams every 4 years event portfolio: 2013: Hockey World League Semi-Finals (Rotterdam, Netherlands; Johor, Malaysia; London, England), Hockey World League Finals (Argentina, New Delhi, India), Hockey Junior World Cup (Mochengladbach, Germany; New Delhi, India) 2014: Champions Trophy (TBA, Argentina), Champions Trophy (TBA, India), Hockey World Cup (The Hague, Netherlands)

major competitions/world championships: Each second year (even years): World Championships For Women And Men; Junior World Championships; Each Second Year (odd years): Open European Championships For Women, Men, Juniors And Youth (U19 And U16); Annual: Open European Cups for club-teams; Each Second Year (odd years) Africa – Cup; America – Cup event portfolio: 2013: Open European Championships For Youth And Juniors (Vienna, Austria), Open European Championships For Women And Men (Bled, Slovenia), Open European Cup (Distance Competition9 (Unterneukirchen/Bavaria, Germany), America-Cup For Women And Men (Asuncion, Paraguay), Africa-Cup For Women And Men (Windhoek, Namibia), Open European Cup For Women And Men (Regen/Bavaria, Germany) 2014: Open European Championships For Youth (U19 And U16) And Junior World Championships (Innsbruck, Austria), 2014 WorldChampionships For Women And Men (Innsbruck, Austria)

www.fih.ch

www.eisstock.org

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major competitions/world championships: World Junior, Cadet & -21 Championships (bi-annual); World Senior Championshps (bi-annual); Wkf Youth World Cup & Training Camp (annual); Karate 1 – Premier League ( 8 competitions in 2013); Karate 1 – World Cup (2 competitions in 2013) event portfolio: 2013: WKF Youth World Cup & Training Camp (Corfu, Greece), Karate 1- Premier League (Tyumen, Russia), 2013 Karate 1 – Premier League (Jakarta, Indonesia), World Junior , Cadet & -21 Championships (Guadalajara, Spain), Karate 1 – Premier League (Salzburg, Austria) 2014: World Senior Championships (Bremen, Germany) 2015: World Junior, Cadet & -21 Championships (Jakarta, Indonesia)

www.wkf.net

major competitions/world championships: Wold Kendo Championships ( once every three years); European Kendo Championships ( twice every three years); Latin American Kendo championships (twice every three years); National Kendo Championships (every year, at each country) event portfolio: 2012: World Kendo Championships (Novara, Italy) 2013: European Kendo Championships (Berlin, Germany), Latin American Kendo Championships (Medellin, Colombia), World Combat Games (St. Petersburg, Russia)

www.kendo-fik.org

IF Listings – 103


WORLD ASSOCIATION OF KICKBOXING ORGANIZATIONS (WAKO)

INTERNATIONAL KORFBALL FEDERATION (IKF)

International Life Saving Federation (ILS)

International Luge Federation (fil)

sport

Kickboxing

sport

Korfball

sport

Life Saving

sport

Luge

president

Ennio Falsoni

president

Dr. Jan Fransoo

president

Graham Ford

president

Josef Fendt

general secretary/CEO

Espen Lund

general secretary/CEO

Graham Crafter

general secretary/CEO

Dr. Harald Vervaecke PhD

general secretary/CEO

Svein Romstad

event bidding contact

Ennio Falsoni falsoni@wakoweb.com

event bidding contact

Frank Buvens office@ikf.org

event bidding contact

Dr. Harald Vervaecke PhD haraldvervaecke@hotmail.com

event bidding contact

Christoph Schweiger schweiger@fil-luge.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Espen Lund Espen.Lund@adecco.no

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Frank Buvens office@ikf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Dr. Harald Vervaecke PhD haraldvervaecke@hotmail.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Babett Wegscheider wegscheider@fil-luge.org

Address Via A.Manzoni 18, 20900 Monza (Italy) Tel: +39 039 321804 Fax: +39 039 2328901 Email: falsoni@wakoweb.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

120

P.O. Box 417, 3700 Ak Zeist, The NetherlandS Tel: +31 34 34 99 655 Fax: +31 34 34 99 655 Email: office@ikf.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

59

CONTACT DETAILS Gemeenteplein 26, 3010 Leuven, Belgium Fax: +32 16 89 70 70 Email: ils.hq@telenet.be

CONTACT DETAILS Rathausplatz 9, 83471 Berchtesgaden, Germany Tel: +49 8652 66960 Fax: +49 8652 66969 Email: office@fil-luge.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Number of National Associations Worldwide

135

53

major competitions/world championships: World senior championships (every two years); World Cadet/Junior Championships (every two years); Continental senior Championships (every two years); Continental Cadet/Junior Championships (every two years); Asian Indoor Games by OCA (every 4 years); World Cups (every year); International Open Tournaments (every year) event portfolio: 2013: World Military Kickboxing Championships (Anatananarivo, Madagascar), Asian Indoor Games (Incheon, Korea), European Cadet/Junior Championships (Krynica Zdroy, Poland), World senior Championships ( k-1 Rules, Low-Kick) (Sao Paulo, Brazil), World senior Championships ( 5 styles) (Antalya, Turkey)

major competitions/world championships: IKF World Korfball Championship (every 4 years); World Games (every 4 years); IKF Asian Oceanian Korfball Championship (every 4 years); IKF All-African Korfball Championship (every 4 years); IKF European Korfball Championship (every 4 years); IKF Pan-American Korfball Championship (every 4 years); IKF Europa Cup (annual) event portfolio: 2013: IKF Europa Cup (Budapest, Hungary), World Games (Cali, Colombia) 2014: IKF Europa Cup (Papendal, The Netherlands), IKF Asian Oceanian Korfball Championship (TBA), IKF All-African Korfball Championship (TBA), IKF Pan-American Korfball Championship (TBA), IKF European Korfball Championship (Lisbon, Portugal), IKF U21 European Korfball Championship (Antalya, Turkey)

major competitions/world championships: World Championships for National Teams; World Championships for Youth National Teams; World Championships for Masters; World Championships for Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRB); World Championships for Surfboats; World Championships for Interclub Teams; World Championships for Youth Interclub Teams (all every two years) event portfolio: 2012: World Championships (Adelaide, Australia) 2014: World Championships (Montpellier and La Grande Motte, France) 2016: World Championships (Eindhoven and Noordwijk, The Netherlands) 2018: World Championships (TBA)

major competitions/world championships: Luge competitions during Olympic Winter Games; FIL World Championships (annual except in Olympic years); FIL European Championships (every two years in even years); FIL Junior World Championships (annual); FIL World Cups (eight to ten events per year) event portfolio: 2013: FIL Europen Championships (Oberhof, Germany), FIL World Championships (Whistler, Canada), Junior European Championships (Oberhof, Germany), FIL Junior World Championships (Park City, USA) 2014: FIL Europen Championships (Sigulda, Latvia), FIL Junior World Championships (Innsbruck-Igls, Austria) 2015: FIL World Championships (Sigulda, Latvia), FIL Junior World Championships (Lillehammer, Norway)

www.wakoweb.com

www.korfball.org

www.ilsf.org

www.fil-luge.org

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International Masters Games Association (IMGA)

sport

Lacrosse

sport

Masters Games

sport

Military Sports

president

Stan Cockerton

president

Kai Holm

president

Kalkaba Malboum

general secretary/CEO

Feffie Barnhill

general secretary/CEO

Jens V. Holm

general secretary/CEO

Christine Whitecross

event bidding contact

Ron Balls ronballs@btinternet.com

event bidding contact

Jens V. Holm jvh@imga.ch

event bidding contact

Olivier Verhelle Olivier.verhelle@cism-milsport.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Ron Balls ronballs@btinternet.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Jens V. Holm jvh@imga.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Olivier Verhelle Olivier.verhelle@cism-milsport.com

CONTACT DETAILS

3 Concorde Gate, Suite 306, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 3N7 Tel: +1 905 432 4686 Fax: +1 416 426 7070 Email: stan.cockerton@filacrosse.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

46

major competitions/world championships: FIL Women’s World Cup (every four years); FIL Men’s World Championship (every four years); FIL World Indoor Championship (every four years); FIL Women’s U-19 World Championship (every four years); FIL Men’s U-19 World Championship (every 4 years) event portfolio: 2013: FIL Women’s World Cup (Oshawa, Canada) 2014: FIL Men’s World Championship (Denver, US) 2015: FIL World Indoor Championship (Syracuse & Buffalo, US), FIL Women’s U-19 World Championship (Edinburgh, Scotland) 2016: FIL Men’s U-19 World Championship (Coquitlam, Canada) 2017: FIL Women’s World Cup (Guilford, England)

www.filacrosse.com

e-mail: info@mtd.net or visit: www.mtd.net

INTERNATIONAL MILITARY SPORTS COUNCIL (CISM)

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CONTACT DETAILS

Maison du Sport International (MSI), Av. de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switz Tel: +41 21 601 81 71 Fax: +41 21 601 81 73 Email: info@imga.ch

Number of National Associations Worldwide major competitions/world championships: World Masters Games (every 4 years); World Winter Masters Games (every 4 years); European Masters Games (every 4 years) event portfolio: 2013: World Masters Games (Turin, Italy) 2015: World Winter Masters Games (Sestriere, Italy), European Masters Games (Nice, France) 2017: World Masters Games (Auckland, New Zealand)

www.imga.ch

CONTACT DETAILS Rue Jacques Jordaens, 26. 1000 Brussels. Belgium Tel: +32 2 647 6852 Fax: +32 2 647 5387 Email: cism@cism-milsport.com Number of National Associations Worldwide 133 major competitions/world championships: CISM World Military Games (4 years); CISM World Winter Games (4 years); CISM World Cadet Games (4 years); CISM World Football Trophy (4 years); CISM annually organises over twenty Military World Championships for 26 different sports. event portfolio: 2013: 2nd CISM World Winter Games (Annecy, France), 46th World Military Sailing Championship (Bergen, Norway), 35th World Military Judo Championship (Astana, Kazakhstan), CISM World Football Trophy (Baku, Azerbaijan), 49th World Military Naval Pentathlon Championship (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), 46th World Military Orienteering Championship (Eksjo, Sweden), 23rd World Military Cycling Championship (Leopoldsburg/Beringen, Belgium), 22nd World Military Taekwondo Championship (Fort Bliss, USA)

www.cismmilsport.org

IF Listings – 105


International Mind Sports Association (IMSA)

World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF)

sport

Mind Sports

sport

Minigolf

president

José Damiani

president

Dr. Gerhard Zimmermann

general secretary/CEO

Thomas Hsiang

general secretary/CEO

Hans Bergström

event bidding contact

José Damiani contact@imsaworld.com

event bidding contact

Bengt Svensson office@minigolfsport.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

José Damiani contact@imsaworld.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Bengt Svensson office@minigolfsport.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Maison du Sport International, Avenue de Rhodanie,54 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland

Number of National Associations Worldwide major competitions/world championships: Each four years: 2008 – Beijing (China); 2012 – Lille (France) event portfolio: 2014: WMSG (UFA, Russia) 2016: WMSG (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) Modern Pentathlon

sport

Motorcycling

Klaus Schormann

president

Vito Ippolito

general secretary/CEO

Shiny Fang

general secretary/CEO

Stéphane Desprez

event bidding contact

Karen Myers uipmhq@pentathlon.org

event bidding contact

Stéphane Desprez stephane.desprez@fim.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

James Hamill-Reeves communications@pentathlon.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Jeremy Pernet jeremy.pernet@fim.ch

sport president

CONTACT DETAILS P.O.Box 13141, SE-40252 Gothenburg, Sweden Tel: +46 703180201 Email: office@minigolfsport.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Number of National Associations Worldwide

44

Stade Louis II – Entrance E, 13, avenue des Castelans, MC – 98000 Monaco Tel: +377 9777 8555 Fax: + 377 9777 8550 Email: uipm@pentathlon.org 104

major competitions/world championships: World Championships (uneven years); Youth World Championships (even years); European, Asian, American Open Championships (even years); Youth European Championships (uneven years); Senior European Championships (annual); European Cup for national club team Championships (annual) event portfolio: 2013: Youth Minigolf European Championships (Portel, Portugal), Minigolf World Championships (Bad Münder, Germany), Seniors Minigolf European Championships (Appelscha, Netherlands), Minigolf European Cup (Holešov, Czech Republic) 2014 Youth Minigolf World Champions (Lahti, Finland), Minigolf European Open Championships (Neutrabling, Germany), Seniors Minigolf European Championships (Murnau, Germany), Minigolf European Cup (Schriesheim, Germany)

major competitions/world championships: UIPM Senior World Championships (annual); UIPM Junior World Championships (annual); UIPM Youth A World Championships (annual); UIPM Biathle & Triathle World Championships (annual); UIPM Champion of Champions (annual); UIPM World Cup Final (annual); UIPM World Cup Series (4 editions – annual) event portfolio: 2013: World Cup #1 (Palm Springs, USA), World Cup #2 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), World Cup #3 (Chengdu, China), World Cup #4 (Budapest, Hungary), World Cup Final (Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia), Junior World Championships (Budapest, Hungary), Youth A World Championships (Wuhan, China), Senior World Championships (Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei)

www.minigolfsport.com

www.ijf.org www.pentathlon.org

www.imsaworld.com

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CONTACT DETAILS 11 Route de Suisse, CH‐1295 MIES (VD, Switzerland Tel: +41 22 950 95 00 Fax: +41 22 950 95 01 Email: info@fim.ch Number of National Associations Worldwide 108 major competitions/world championships: 66 World Championships And World Cup Split Up In 6 Main Disciplines: Road Racing 11 World Championships/World Cups; Motocross 14 World Championships/World Cups; Trial 9 World Championships/ World Cups; Enduro 7 World Championships/World Cups; Track Racing 16 World Championships/World Cups; Cross‐Country Rallies 9 World Championships/World Cups event portfolio: 2013: 7 April FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (Doha/ Losail,Qatar), FIM Endurance World Championship Bol D’or (24 Hours) (Magny‐Cours, France), FIM Mx1/Mx2 Motocross World Championships Gp (Valkenswaard, The Netherlands), FIM Trial World Championship (Motegi, Japan), FIM X‐Trial World Championship (Sheffield, Great Britain), Motul FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship Final 1 (Krasnogorsk, Russia), Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship (Talca, Chile), FIM Cross‐Country Rallies World Championship (Desafio Ruta 40, Argentina) WADA_quarterpage.pdf

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Mountaineering and Climbing

sport

Muaythai

president

Frits Vrijlandt

president

Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan

general secretary/CEO

Gurdeepak Ahuja

general secretary/CEO

Stephan Fox

event bidding contact

Gurdeepak Ahuja gurdeepak.ahuja@theuiaa.org

event bidding contact

Charissa Tynan ifmaadmin@gmail.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Sophie Gerard sophie.gerard@theuiaa.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Charissa Tynan ifmaadmin@gmail.com

CONTACT DETAILS

UIAA Office, Monbijoustrasse 61 Postfach CH-3000 Bern 23, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0)31 370 1828 Fax: +41 (0)31 370 1838 Email: office@theuiaa.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide 81

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International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA)

International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA)

I F M A

1029 Navamin 14, Navamin Rd, Klongjan, Bangkapi , Bangkok 10240, Thailand Tel: +66 2 661 6263 Fax: +66 2 661 6265 Email: ifmaadmin@gmail.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

128

International Netball Federation (INF)

International Orienteering Federation (IOF)

INTERNATIONAL ORIENTEERING FEDERATION

Netball

sport

Orienteering

Hon. Molly Rhone OJ CD

president

Brian Porteous

general secretary/CEO

Urvasi Naidoo

general secretary/CEO

Barbro Rönnberg

event bidding contact

Urvasi Naidoo urvasi.naidoo@netball.org

event bidding contact

Stéphane Desprez bjorn.persson.iof@orienteering.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Urvasi Naidoo urvasi.naidoo@netball.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Barbro Rönnberg barbro.ronnberg@orienteering.org

sport president

Albion Wharf, 19 Albion Street, Manchester, M1 5LN Tel: +44 161 234 6515 Fax: +44 161 234 6516 Email: inf@netball.org

CONTACT DETAILS

CONTACT DETAILS Radiokatu 20, FI-00093 VALO (Helsinki), Finland Tel: +358 40 558 1817 Fax: +358 9 3481 3113 Email: iof@orienteering.org Number of National Associations Worldwide 74

Number of National Associations Worldwide

major competitions/world championships: UIAA World Cups (annual, 5 events); UIAA World Championships (every 2 years, 2 events); UIAA Continental Championships (every 2 years, 2 events); UIAA Youth Championships (every 2 years , 1 event) event portfolio: 2013: UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup & Championship (Lead) (Cheongsong, Korea), UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup (Saas Fee, Switzerland), UIAA Ice Climbing Youth World Championship (Saas Grund, Switzerland), UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup (Rabenstein, Italy), UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup (Busteni, Romania), UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup & Championship (Speed) (Kirov, Russia)

major competitions/world championships: IFMA World Championships (annual); IFMA World Junior Championships (annual); IFMA Continental Championships (5 events annually); IFMA President’s Cup (annual); King’s Cup (annual); Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games (quadrennial); Asian Beach Games (biennial); SportAccord World Combat Games (biennial) SEA Games (biennial) event portfolio: 2012: IFMA World Championships (St. Petersburg, Russia), IFMA World Kids & Junior Championships (Istanbul, Turkey), Asian Indoor & Martial Art Games (Incheon, Korea), World Combat Games (St. Petersburg, Russia), Southeast Asian Games (Naypitaw, Myanmar) 2014: Asian Beach Games (Phuket, Thailand), IFMA World Championship (Langkawi, Malaysia)

major competitions/world championships: World Cup – Every 4 Years Next held in Sydney in August 2015; World Youth Cup Every 4 Years Next held in Glasgow in August 2013; World Netball Series held annually next held in Auckland in November 2013 event portfolio: 2009: World Netball Series (Manchester, UK) 2010: World Netball Series (Liverpool, UK ) 2011: World Netball Series (Liverpool, UK ), World Netball Championships (Singapore 2012: World Netball Series (Auckland, New Zealand) 2013: World Youth Netball Championships (Glasgow, UK), World Netball Series (Auckland, New Zealand) 2014: World Netball Series (Auckland, New Zealand)

major competitions/world championships: World Orienteering Championships (annual); World MTB Orienteering Championships (annual); World Ski Orienteering Championships (biennial); World Trail Orienteering Championships (annual); World Cups (Orienteering and MTB Orienteering annual, Ski Orienteering biennial); Junior World Championships (annual); World Masters Championships (annual) event portfolio: 2012: World Orienteering Championships (Lausanne, Switzerland), World MTB Orienteering Championships (Veszprem, Hungary) 2013: World Ski Orienteering Championships (Ridder City, Kazakhstan), World Orienteering Championships (Vuokatti, Finland), World MTB Orienteering Championships (West-Viru, Estonia) 2014: World Orienteering Championships (Lavarone/Asiago, Italy), World MTB Orienteering Championships (Bialystok, Poland) 2015: World Ski Orienteering Championships (Hedmark, Norway)

www.theuiaa.org

www.ifmamuaythai.org

www.ijf.org www.netball.org

www.orienteering.org

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PANATHLON INTERNATIONAL (PI) sport

Panathlon

president

Giacomo Santini

general secretary/CEO

Leo Bozzo

event bidding contact event sponsorship enquiries contact

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CONTACT DETAILS

Villa Queirolo – Via Aurelia Ponente 1 – 16035 Rapallo (Ge) Tel: +39 0185 65295 6 Fax: +39 0185 230513 Email: info@panathlon.net

Number of National Associations Worldwide

28

event portfolio: 2012: General Assembly (Siracusa, Italy), International Congress (Siracusa, Italy) 2013: Panamerican Congress (Guayaquil, Ecuador), Flambeau d’Or (Roma, Italy) 2014: General Assembly (Rapallo, Italy), International Congress (Rapallo, Italy)

Zaun has also supplied The English Football Association Training Centre at St George's Park, Dubai's Meydan Racecourse and the Donington Park Racing Circuit, home to the British Motorcycle Grand Prix

www.panathlon.net

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International Racquetball Federation (IRF)

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Powerlifting

sport

Racquetball

president

Sir Philip Craven

president

Dr. Richard T. Caleel

president

Gaston Parage

president

Osvaldo Maggi

general secretary/CEO

Xavier Gonzalez

general secretary/CEO

Dr. Richard T. Caleel

general secretary/CEO

Emanuel Scheiber

general secretary/CEO

Luke St Onge

event bidding contact

event bidding contact

Sandy Herron sandy@fippolo.com

event bidding contact

Gaston Parage Gaston.Parage@powerlifting-ipf.com

event bidding contact

lstonge@internationalracquetball.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Sandy Herron sandy@fippolo.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Emanuel.Scheiber@powerlifting-ipf.com

Emanuel Scheiber

event sponsorship enquiries contact

lstonge@internationalracquetball.com

CONTACT DETAILS Adenauerallee 212-214, 53113 Bonn, Germany Tel: +49 228 2097 200 Fax: +49 228 2097 209 Email: info@paralympic.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Number of National Associations Worldwide

205 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, California 93013 USA Tel: +1 805 695 0142 Fax: +1 805 695 0522 Email: rcaleel@fippolo.com 76

Luke St Onge

CONTACT DETAILS Lehner-Au 152, 6444 Längenfeld, Austria Fax: +43 650 420 96 00 Email: Emanuel.Scheiber@powerlifting-ipf.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Number of National Associations Worldwide

92

Luke St Onge

1631 Mesa Av, Colorado Springs, Co. 80906 USA Tel: +1 719 433 2017 Fax: +1 719 634 5198 Email: lstonge@internationalracquetball.com 78

major competitions/world championships: Paralympic Games (every four years); Paralympic Winter Games (every four years); World Championships (every two years); Regional Championships event portfolio: 2013: IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France), IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada), IPC Powerlifting European Championships (Alexin, Russia), IPC Shooting European Championships (Alicante, Spain), Paralympic Winter Games (Sochi, Russia) 2014: Asian Para Games (Incheon, Korea 2015: Parapan American Games (Toronto, Canada) 2016: Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

major competitions/world championships: World Championship – every three years; World Championships Playoffs – every three years; European Championships- every two years; AMBASSADORS CUP- four/five each year; Childrens Tournamentthree each year; European Low Goal Championship - annual event portfolio: 2013: Snow Polo World Championship (Tianjin, China), 79h Ambassador’s Cup (Florida, USA), Col Suarez International Children’s Tournament (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 3rd International Pee & Junior Tournament (Guatemala), 80th Ambassador’s Cup (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

major competitions/world championships: IPF Open Powerlifting World Championships (annual); IPF Sub Juniors & Juniors Powerlifting World Championships (annual); IPF Open, Sub Juniors & Juniors Bench Press Championships (annual); IPF Classic Powerlifting World Championships (annual) event portfolio: 2013 IPF Open Powerlifting World Championships (Stavanger, Norway), Sub Juniors & Juniors Powerlifting Championships (Killeen, USA), Open, Subjuniors & Juniors Bench Press World Championships (Kaunas, Lithuania), IPF Classic Powerlifting World Championships (Suzdal, Russia), Powerlifting Event at the Wold Games (Cali, Colombia)

major competitions/world championships: 3 IRF World Championships( Junior, Senior Doubles, Senior Singles, each year, Pan American- Asian Championships each year, Pan Am Games, CACGs, CAGs, Bolivarian Games, World Games, Olympic Festival every 4 years IRF World Championships- Elite every two years. event portfolio: 2013: Central Am Games (San Jose, Costa Rica), Pan America Champ (Cali, Colombia), World senior Doubles (San Jose, Costa Rica), World Games (Cali, Colombia), Asian Championships (Seoul, Korea), World Senior Singles (Albuquerque, USA), IRF Junior Worlds (Sucre, Bolivia), Bolivarian Games (Lima, Peru)

www.paralympic.org

www.fippolo.com

www.powerlifting-ipf.com

www.internationalracquetball.com

UNION INTERNATIONALE MOTONAUTIQUE (UIM)

FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE ROLLER SPORTS (FIRS)

Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports

sport

Powerboating

sport

Roller Sports

president

Dr. Raffaele Chiulli

president

Sabatino Aracu

general secretary/CEO

Andrea Dini

general secretary/CEO

Roberto Marotta

event bidding contact

Andrea Dini uim@uimpowerboating.com

event bidding contact

Simona Mercuri communication@rollersports.it

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Andrea Dini uim@uimpowerboating.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Simona Mercuri communication@rollersports.it

CONTACT DETAILS

1, Avenue des castellans, 98000 Monaco Tel: +37792052522 Fax: +37792050460 Email: uim@uimpowerboating.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

55

major competitions/world championships: UIM Class 1 World Championship (annual, 5 legs); UIM F1H2O World Championship – (annual, 7 legs); UIM Aquabike World Championship (annual, 4 legs); UIM XCAT World Championship - (annual, 6 legs); UIM F.2 World Championship - (annual, 5 legs) event portfolio: 2013: Class 1 GP China (Sanya, China), F1H2O Brasilia GP (Brasilia, Brazil), XCAT World Cup (Dubai, UAE), F.2 World Championship (Stockholm, Sweden), Abu Dhabi Class 1 GP (Abu Dhabi, UAE), UIM Awards Giving Gala (Monte Carlo, Monaco), UIM General Assembly (Auckland, New Zealand), Aquabike World Champioship (Monte Carlo, Monaco)

www.uimpowerboating.com

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CONTACT DETAILS

When getting around the World requires a better solution

Viale Tiziano 74 00196 Roma, Italy Tel: +39 06 36858543/8449 Fax: +39 06 36858571 Email: info@rollersports.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide 117 major competitions/world championships: Junior/Senior Speed World Championships (annual) Junior/Senior Artistic World Championships (annual) Junior/Senior Inline Hockey World Championships (annual Junior/Senior Rink Hockey World Championships (biennal) Inline Downhill World Championships (annual) Inline Freestyle World Championships (annual) Inline Alpine World Championships (annual) event portfolio: 2013: Junior/Senior Artistic World Championships (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei), Junior/Senior Speed World Championships (Oostende, Belgium), Junior/Senior Inline Hockey World Championships (AnaheimCa, USA), Senior Rink Hockey World Championships (Luanda, Angola), Alpine World Championships (TBA), Freestyle World Championships (TBA), Downhill World Championships (Lione, France)

www.rollersports.org

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FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES SOCIETES D’AVIRON (FISA)

International Rugby Board (IRB)

International SAMBO federation (FIAS)

Federation Internationale de Savate (FISav)

sport

Rowing

sport

Rugby

sport

Sambo

sport

Savate

president

Denis Oswald

president

Bernard Lapasset

president

Vasily Shestakov

president

Julie Gabriel

general secretary/CEO

Matt Smith

general secretary/CEO

Brett Gosper

general secretary/CEO

Roberto Ferraris

general secretary/CEO

Gerhard Schmitt

event bidding contact

Colleen Orsmond colleen.orsmond@fisa.org

event bidding contact

Brett Gosper brett.gosper@irb.com

event bidding contact

event bidding contact

Gilles Le Duigou fisavate.office@gmail.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Andrew Couper andrew.couper@fisa.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Avan Lee avan.lee@irb.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Julie Gabriel fisavate@gmail.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Avenue de Rhodanie 54, CH - 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 617 83 73 Fax: +41 21 617 83 75 Email: info@fisa.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide 138

Huguenot House, 35-38 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: +353 1 2409 200 Fax: +353 1 2409 201 Email: irb@irb.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

117

CONTACT DETAILS

Maison du Sport International S.A. 54, Rhodanie, 1007, Lausanne, Switz Tel: +41 21 601 7015 Fax: +41 21 601 7016 Email: swissoffice@sambo-fias.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

79

CONTACT DETAILS 5 rue Alexandre Darracq, 94320 Thiais, France Email: fisavate.office@gmail.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

78

major competitions/world championships: World Rowing Cup (annual, 3 legs); World Rowing Junior Championships (annual); World Rowing Under 23 Championships (annual); World Rowing Championships (annual); European Rowing Championships (annual) event portfolio: 2013: Samsung World Rowing Cup (Sydney, Australia), European Rowing Championships (Seville, Spain), Samsung World Rowing Cup II (Eton, Great Britain), Samsung World Rowing Cup III (Lucerne, Switzerland), World Rowing Junior Championships (Trakai, Lithuania), World Rowing Under 23 Championships (Linz/Ottensheim, Austria), World Rowing Championships (Chungju South Korea)

major competitions/world championships: Rugby World Cup (quadrennially); Women’s Rugby World Cup (quadrennially); Rugby World Cup Sevens (Quadrennially, Men & Women); Hsbc Sevens World Series (annual, 9 Legs); IRB Women’s Sevens Challenge Cup (annual); IRB Junior World Championship (annual); IRB Pacific Nations Cup (annual) event portfolio: 2012 IRB Junior World Championship (Cape Town, South Africa), IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy (Salt Lake City, USA), 2012/2013 HSBC Sevens World Series (Gold Coast, Australia; Dubai, UAE; Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Wellington, New Zealand; Las Vegas, USA; Hong Kong; Tokyo, Japan; Glasgow, Scotland; London, England) 2013: IRB Junior World Championship (Nantes, Vannes, La Roche-SurYon, France), IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy (Antofagasta, Chile), IRB Pacific Nations Cup (Multiple Venues Canada, Fiji, Japan, USA), Rugby World Cup Sevens (Moscow, Russia)

major competitions/world championships: World Cup Stages: “Memorial A.Astakhov” Sp (M&W),Combat, World Cup African Open Champ. Sp (M&W), Combat; World Ch., youth and junior; World Sp and Combat Ch.; Asian Ch, adults, youth & junior, sp (M&W), combat, European Ch, sp (M&W), Combat (all annual) event portfolio: 2013: European Championships. Sports (M&W) and Combat SAMBO (Crema, Italy), Asian Championships. Adults, Youth and Juniors. Sports (M&W) and Combat SAMBO (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), World Cup stage «Memorial A.Astakhov». Sports (M&W) and Combat SAMBO (Caracas, Venezuela), 27th Summer Universiade (Kazan, Russia), World Cup stage African Open Championship. Sports (M&W) and Combat SAMBO (Casablanca, Morocco), World Championships among youth and juniors (Greece), World Championship among masters (men older 35 years) (New Jersey, USA), SA World Combat Games (St.-Petersburg, Russia)

major competitions/world championships: World Championships in Savate Assaut and Savate Combat in alternate years. World Championships in Canne de Combat (biannual). World Youth Championships (biannual). Continental Championships in Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe. event portfolio: 2012: World Championships Savate Assaut (Plovdiv, Bulgaria), World Championships Canne de Combat (St Herblain, France) 2013: World Combat Qualifying Tournament (Clermont Ferrand, France), World Youth Championships (Kladovo, Serbia), World Championship Combat Finals - men (Clermont Ferrand, France), World Championship Combat Finals - women (Hainan, China), World Championship Combat Finals – junior men (Hainan, China) 2014: World Championships Savate Assaut (TBA)

www.worldrowing.com

www.irb.com

www.sambo.com

www.fisavate.com

International Sailing Federation (ISAF) sport

Sailing

president

Carlo Croce

general secretary/CEO

Jerome Pels

event bidding contact

Alastair Fox Alastair.fox@isaf.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Jerome Pels Jerome.Pels@isaf.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Ariadne House, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, UK Tel: +44 (0)2380 635111 Fax: +44 (0) 2380 635789 Email: secretariat@isaf.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

SEE YOU ON OUR 2013 UNivERSiadES

138

major competitions/world championships: ISAF Sailing World Championships (4 years); ISAF Sailing World Cup (annual, 5 regattas); ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship (annual); ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship (annual); ISAF Match Racing World Championship (annual); ISAF Nations Cup (bi-annual); ISAF Team Racing Worlds (bi-annual) event portfolio: 2012-2013: Sailing World Cup (various), Youth Sailing World Championship (Limassol, Cyprus), Nations Cup (Regional Finals + Grand Final) (various) 2013 Women’s Match Racing World Championship (Busan, Korea), Match Racing World Championship (World Match Racing Tour) (various), 2013-2014: Sailing World Cup (various) 2014: Sailing World Championships (Santander, Spain), 2014 Youth Sailing World Championship (Tavira, Portugal)

www.sailing.org

www.fisu.net

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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SPORT FEDERATION (isf school sport)

International Skating Union (ISU)

International Ski Federation (FIS)

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SLEDDOG SPORTS (IFSS)

sport

School Sport

sport

Skating

sport

Skiing

sport

Sleddog Sports

president

Andrea Delpin

president

Ottavio Cinquanta

president

Gian Franco Kasper

president

Bengt Ponten

general secretary/CEO

Jan Coolen

general secretary/CEO

Fredi Schmid

general secretary/CEO

Sarah Lewis

general secretary/CEO

Bernard Pepin

event bidding contact

Jan Coolen jan.coolen@isfsports.org

event bidding contact

Fredi Schmid info@isu.ch

event bidding contact

Sarah Lewis lewis@fisski.com

event bidding contact

executivedirector@sleddogsport.net

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Héctor Cabrera hector@sponsorshop.cl

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Pierre Eymann Eymann@isu.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Marcel Looze looze@fisski.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Julie Hanson secretariat@sleddogsport.net

CONTACT DETAILS

Huis van de Sport, Boomgaardstraat 22 B39, 2600 Antwerp, Belgium Tel: +32 328 607 38 Fax: +32 328 607 47 Email: jan.coolen@isfsports.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

75

Address Ch. de Primerose 2, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 612 66 66 Fax: +41 21 61266 77 Email: info@isu.ch

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

87

Blochstrasse 2, 3653 Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland, +41 33 244 6161 Tel: +41 33 244 6161 Fax: +41 33 244 6171 Email: mail@fisski.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

115

CONTACT DETAILS

Bernard Pepin

Grensstraat 7, box 3, 1831 Diegem (Brussels), Belgium Tel: +32 2 725 94 24 Fax: +32 2 725 94 50 Email: secretariat@sleddogsport.net

Number of National Associations Worldwide

42

major competitions/world championships: SF Gymnasiade (quadrennial); World Schools Championship Football (biennial); World Schools Championship Basketball (biennial); World Schools Championship Handball (biennial); World Schools Championship Volleyball (biennial); World Schools Championship Athletics (biennial); World Schools Championship Swimming (biennial); Idem Badminton, Cross-Country, Orienteering, Ski, Table-Tennis, Tennis event portfolio: 2013: WSC Basketball (Ammochostos district, Cyprus), WSC Swimming (Herzliya, Israel), WSC Tennis (Albury/Wodonga, Australia), WSC Football (Bordeaux, France), WSC Orienteering (Vila Real/Castro Marim, Portugal), WSC Athletics (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic), ISF Gymnasiade (Brasilia, Brazil)

major competitions/world championships: ISU World Figure Skating Championships (annual); ISU GrandPrix of Figure Skating (annual); ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships (annual); Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships (annual) event portfolio: 2014: ISU World Figure Skating Championships (Tokyo or Saitama, Japan), ISU GrandPrix of Figure Skating (final) (Fukuoka, Japan), ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships (Montreal, Canada), Essent ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships (Heerenveen, Netherlands)

major competitions/world championships: FIS World Championships (biennial); FIS Junior World Championships (annual); FIS World Cups (annual series); Almost 7,000 annual competitions registered in the international FIS calendar event portfolio: 2013: FIS Alpine World Ski Championships (Schladming, Austria), FIS Nordic World Ski Championships (Val di Fiemme, Italy), FIS Snowboard World Championships (Stoneham, Canada), FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships (Voss, Norway) 2014: FIS Ski Flying World Championships (Harrachov, Czech Republic) 2015: FIS Alpine World Ski Championships (Vail / Beaver Creek, USA), FIS Nordic World Ski Championships (Falun, Sweden), FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships (Kreischberg, Austria)

major competitions/world championships: World Championships on snow (every odd year, 3 days); World Championships dryland (every odd year, 2 days); European Championships on snow (every even year, 3 days); European Championships dryland (every even year, 2 days); World Cup (annual); Europa Cup (annual) event portfolio: 2013: World Championships Dryland (Falze di Piave, Italy), World Championships on snow (North Pole, Salcha, Fairbanks, USA) 2012: European Championships Dryland (Christianslust, Germany), European Championships on snow (Kubalonka, Poland) 2011: World Championships Dryland (Borken, Germany), World Championships on snow (Hamar, Oslo, Norway) 2010: European Championships Dryland (Rastede, Germany), European Championships on snow (Skelleftea, Sweden)

www.isfsports.org

www.isu.org

www.fis-ski.com

www.sleddogsport.net

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INTERNATIONAL SKI MOUNTAINEERING FEDERATION (ISMF) sport

Ski Mountaineering

sport

Soft Tennis

president

Armando Mariotta

president

Sang-Ha Park

general secretary/CEO

Roberto Cavallo

general secretary/CEO

Tatsuo Kasai

event bidding contact

Pierre Dollo pdollo@ismf-ski.org

event bidding contact

Tatsuo Kasai info@istf.jp.net

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Pierre Dollo pdollo@ismf-ski.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Tatsuo Kasai info@istf.jp.net

CONTACT DETAILS

Via Boves, 2, 12089 Villanova Mondovì (CN), Italy Tel: +39 0174 554755 Fax: +39 0147 080155 Email: office@ismf-ski.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

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International Soft Tennis Federation (ISTF)

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CONTACT DETAILS

Room 201, 1-16-2, Ooi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0014, Japan Tel: +81-3-6417-1654 Fax: +81-3-6417-1664 Email: info@istf.jp.net

Number of National Associations Worldwide 50

major competitions/world championships: ISMF World Championships (biennial); ISMF European Championships (biennial); ISMF World Cup Circuit (annual); ISMF Certified Races (annual); ISMF Assessment Races (annual); event portfolio: 2013: ISMF World Championships (Pelvoux, Vallouise, Puy S. Vincent, France), ISMF World Cup-Alpiniski (Les Marecottes, Switzerland), ISMF World Cup- Skialp Race (Ahrntal, Italy), ISMF Certified race-Asian Championships (Yongpyong, South Korea), ISMF World Cup-Blatind race (Tromso, Norway), ISMF Assessment Race-Kamchatka Ski Mountaineering Race (Pertopavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia), ISMF Certified race-Championnat de France (Courchevel, France), ISMF Certified race-Olympus Ski Mountaineering (Elassona, Greece)

major competitions/world championships: World Soft Tennis Championships (every 4 years); World Junior Soft Tennis Championships (every 4 years); Asian Games (every 4 years); Asian Soft Tennis Championships (every 4 years); Chinese Cup International Soft Tennis Championships (every year) event portfolio: 2011: World Soft Tennis Championships (Mungyeong, Korea) 2012: Chinese Cup International Soft Tennis Championships (Taizhou, People’s Republic of China), Hungarian Soft Tennis International Tournament (Budapest, Hungary), Asian Soft Tennis Championships (Chiayi, Chinese Taipei) 2013: Chinese Cup International Soft Tennis Championships (Taizhou, People’s Republic of China), Hungarian Soft Tennis International Tournament (Budapest, Hungary), World Junior Soft Tennis Championships (New Delhi, India (under consideration)) 2014: Asian Games (Incheon, Korea)

www.ismf-ski.org

www.softtennis-istf.org

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IF Listings – 115


INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL FEDERATION / WORLD BASEBALL SOFTBALL CONFEDERATION (IsF/WBSC)

Special Olympics (SOI)

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SPORTS CHIROPRACTIC (FICS)

International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS)

sport

Softball/Baseball

sport

Special Olympics

sport

Sports Chiropractic

sport

Sports and Leisure Facilities

president

Don Porter

president/COO

Brady Lum

president

Dr. Sheila Wilson

president

Dr. Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner

general secretary/CEO

Beng Choo Low

CHAIRMAN/CEO

Timothy P. Shriver

general secretary/CEO

Dr. Philip Santiago

general secretary/CEO

Siegfried Hoymann

event bidding contact

Laurie Gouthro lgouthro@ISFsoftball.org

event bidding contact

Peter Wheeler pwheeler@specialolympics.org

event bidding contact

Dr. Tim Ray P944T86@msn.com

event bidding contact

Meinel, Klaus meinel@iaks.info

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Laurie Gouthro lgouthro@ISFsoftball.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Cynthia Court ccourt@specialolympics.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Dr. Tim Ray P944T86@msn.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Meinel, Klaus meinel@iaks.info

CONTACT DETAILS

ISF, 1900 South Park Road, Plant City, FL 33563 USa Tel: +1 813 864 01 00 Fax: +1 813 864 01 05 Email: info@ISFsoftball.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

128

major competitions/world championships: World Championships awarded three (3) years in advance. A Fast Pitch World Championship will be held every two years in each of the following divisions: Women, Junior Women, Men, Junior Men event portfolio: 2013: 13th Men’s World Championship (Auckland, New Zealand), 10th Central American Games (San Jose, Costa Rica), 10th Junior Women’s World Championship (Brampton, Ontario, Canada), 26th ISF Congress (Cartagena, Colombia)

CONTACT DETAILS

Special Olympics, Inc., 1133 19th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20036, USA Fax: +1 202 628 3926 Email: ltodd@specialolympics.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

225

major competitions/world championships: Special Olympics World Summer and Winter Games (held every 2 years); 7 Regional Games (held every 4 years); and more than 50,000 sports competitions held annually on local, state, national levels event portfolio: 2007: Special Olympics World Summer Games (Shanghai, China) 2009: Special Olympics World Winter Games (Sun Valley, USA) 2011: Special Olympics World Summer Games (Athens, Greece) 2013: Special Olympics World Winter Games (PyeongChang, Korea) 2015: Special Olympics World Summer Games (Los Angeles, USA) 2017: Special Olympics World Winter Games (Schladming and Graz, Austria)

www.ISFsoftball.org

The World Academy of Sport partners with International Federations, education centres and the global sports industry to create unique education pathways for the communities we serve.

WWW.WORLDACADEMYSPORT.COM

www.fics-sport.org

www.iaks.info www.sb.iaks.info

Confédération Internationale de la Peche Sportive (CIPS) sport

Sport Peche (Fishing)

Marco Maria Scolaris

president

Marcel Ordan

general secretary/CEO

Debra Gawrych

general secretary/CEO

Gianrodolfo Ferrari

event bidding contact

Jerome Meyer sportmanager@ifsc-climbing.org

event bidding contact

Ugo Matteoli presidente@fipsas.it

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Anne Fuynel communication@ifsc-climbing.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

segreteria@fipsas.it

81

CONTACT DETAILS

Viale Tiziano, 70, 00196 Rome, Italy Tel: +39 06 87980514 Fax: +39 06 3685 8109 Email: segreteriainternazionale@fipsas.it

Number of National Associations Worldwide 135

major competitions/world championships: Ifsc World Championship (every 2 years, on even years from 2012); Ifsc World Youth Championship (annual); Ifsc Paraclimbing World Championship (every 2 years, same place, date, location as the WCh); Ifsc World Cups (annual) event portfolio: 2011: IFSC World Championship And Paraclimbing Championship (Arco (Trento), Italy), IFSC World Youth Championship (Imst, Austria) 2012: IFSC World Championship And Paraclimbing Championship (Paris, France), IFSC World Youth Championship (Singapore) 2013: IFSC World Youth Championship (Central Saanich, Canada) 2014: IFSC World Championship (Lead And Speed) And Paraclimbing Championship (Gijon, Spain), IFSC World Championship (Boulder) And Paraclimbing Championship (Munich, Germany), IFSC World Youth ChampIonship (Noumea, New Caledonia)

major competitions/world championships: Sport Fishing (FIPS-Mouche – FIPSed – FIPS-Mer) European Championships – 5 a year; Sport Fishing (FIPS-Mouche – FIPSed – FIPSMer) World Championships for Clubs and Nations– 31 a year event portfolio: 2013: Coarse Angling World Championships for Youth (U14-U18-U23) (Rieux, France), Feeder Fishing World Championship (Bloemhof, South Africa), Coarse Angling world Championship for Nations (Warsaw, Poland), Big Game Fishing world Championship (Port St. Louis du Rhon, France), Shore Angling world Championships Ladies and Men (Malaga, Spain), Fly Fishing European Championship (Liptov, Slovakia), Fly Fishing World Championship (Vefsna, Norway), Carnivorous Artificial Baits Boats Angling World Championship (Enniskillen, Ireland)

www.ifsc-climbing.org

www.cips-fips.com

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7

event portfolio: 2013: IAKS Congress for the Design, Construction, Modernization and Management of Sports and Leisure Facilites (Cologne, Germany), IOC IPC IAKS Award (Cologne, Germany)

Sport Climbing

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Eupener Str 70, 50933 Köln, Germany Tel: +49 221 168023-0 Fax: +49 221 168023-23 Email: iaks@iaks.info

major competitions/world championships: The International Federation of Tug-of-War (TWIF); Supported the 2012 Olympics with Chiropractors event portfolio: 2013: TWIF (Assen, Netherlands) 2014: TWIF (Castlebar, Ireland), TWIF (Madison, USA) 2015 TWIF (Belfast, N. Ireland)

president

Corso Ferrucci 122, 10141 Torino, Italy Fax: +39 (0) 11 41 21 773 Email: administration@ifsc-climbing.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

sport

CONTACT DETAILS

WORLD SPORT’S EDUCATION PARTNER

Number of National Associations Worldwide

www.SpecialOlympics.org

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SPORT CLIMBING (ifsc)

421 21st Avenue, Suite 40, Longmont, CO 80501, USA Tel: +1 303 776 5520

CONTACT DETAILS

IF Listings – 117


Association Internationale De La Presse Sportive (AIPS)

WORLD SQUASH FEDERATION (WSF)

International Surfing Association (ISA)

International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)

sport

Sport Press

sport

Squash

sport

Surfing

sport

Table Tennis

president/COO

Gianni Merlo

president

N. Ramachandran

president

Fernando Aguerre

president

Adham Sharara

CHAIRMAN/CEO

Roslyn Morris

general secretary/CEO

George Mieras

general secretary/CEO

Bob Mignogna

general secretary/CEO

Judit Farago

event bidding contact

event bidding contact

Andrew Shelley andrew@worldsquash.org

event bidding contact

Bob Mignogna bobmignogna@isasurf.org

event bidding contact

Judit Farago jfarago@ittf.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Andrew Shelley andrew@worldsquash.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Bob Mignogna bobmignogna@isasurf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Anders Thunstrom at@tmsin.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Maison du Sport International, Avenue de Rhodanie 54,1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 601 39 80 Fax: +41 21 601 79 23 Email: info@aipsmedia.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

156

event portfolio: 2013: AIPS Congress (Sochi, Russia) 2014: AIPS Congress (Baku, Azerbaijan)

CONTACT DETAILS WSF, Administrative Office, 25 Russell Street, Hastings, TH34 1QU, UK Fax: +44 1424 430737 Email: wsf@worldsquash.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Number of National Associations Worldwide 73

142

5580 La Jolla Blvd. #145 La Jolla, CA, 92037, USA Tel: +1 (949) 584 2093 Fax: +1 (858) 551 8563 Email: bobmignogna@isasurf.org

major competitions/world championships: World Individual Championships (senior and junior) annually, Team championships (senior and junior) biennially, World Cup and Under-21 World Cups (mixed team), World Masters and World Doubles biennially. event portfolio: 2013: World Junior (Wroclaw, Poland), World Men’s Team (Mulhouse, France), World Cup (TBA), Men’s World Champ (Manchester, England), Women’s World Champ (TBA)

major competitions/world championships: Hainan Wanning Riyue Bay International Surfing Festival (annual); ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (annual); ISA World Masters Surfing Championship (annual); ISA World Surfing Games (annual); ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (Annual); ISA World Longboard Championship (annual); ISA World Bodyboard Championship (annual) event portfolio: 2013: Hainan Wanning Riyue Bay International Surfing Festival (Wanning, Hainan Island, China), ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship (Miraflores, Lima, Peru), ISA World Masters Surfing Championship (Montañita, Ecuador), ISA World Surfing Games (Santa Catalina, Panama), ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (Jiquiliste Beach, Tola, Nicaragua), ISA World Longboard Championship (Huanchaco, Trujillo, Peru), ISA World Bodyboard Championship (Venezuela)

www.worldsquash.org

www.isasurf.org

www.aipsmedia.com

INTERNATIONAL SUMO FEDERATION (IFS)

World Taekwondo Federation (WTF)

sport

Sumo

sport

Taekwondo

president

Hidetoshi Tanaka

president

Dr. Chungwon Choue

general secretary/CEO

Takahiro Ono

general secretary/CEO

Dr. Jean-Marie Ayer

event bidding contact

Hidetoshi Tanaka ifs2@nifty.com

event bidding contact

Jeongkang Seo sport@wtf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Hidetoshi Tanaka ifs2@nifty.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Eil Chul Kim marketing@wtf.org

CONTACT DETAILS

1-15-20 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 169-0073, Japan Tel: +81 3 3360 3911 Fax: +81 3 3360 4020 Email: ifs2@nifty.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide 88

CONTACT DETAILS

7148-4, Taepyeong-dong, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, Korea 461-855 Tel: 82-2-566-2505/557-5446 Fax: +82-2-553-4728 Email: wtf@wtf.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide 204

major competitions/world championships: Sumo World Championships (annual); World Games (every 4 years); World Combat Games (every 2 years) event portfolio: 2014: 19 th Sumo World Championships, 10th Women Sumo World Championships, 12th Junior Sumo World Championships, 4th Women Junior Sumo World Championships (TBD, Chinese Taipei) 2015: 20th Sumo World Championships, 11th Women Sumo World Championships, 13th Junior Sumo World Championships, 5th Women Junior Sumo World Championships (TBD, Japan); 3rd World Combat Games (TBA)

major competitions/world championships: WTF (Men’s and Women’s) World Taekwondo Championships ; WTF World Taekwondo Junior Championships (all biannual); WTF World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships; WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships; WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships; WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series ; WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships(2-4 legs) (all annual) event portfolio: 2013: 4th WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships (Lausanne Switzerland), Swiss Open (Lausanne, Switzerland), WTF World Taekwondo Championships (Puebla, Mexico), 8th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championhips (Bali, Indonesia), WTF World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships (Libreville, Gabon), WTF World Grand-Prix (TBA) 2014: WTF Qualification Tournament for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei), 10th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships (New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei )

www.ifs-sumo.org

www.wtf.org

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IF Listings – 119

CONTACT DETAILS

Chemin De La Roche 11, 1020 Renens Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 340 70 90 Fax: +41 21 340 70 99 Email: ittf@ittf.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

217

major competitions/world championships: ITTF World Championships (annual); ITTF World Cup (Men, Women – annual); ITTF World Team Cup (biannual); ITTF World Junior Championships (annual); ITTF World Tour (annual); ITTF Global Junior Circuit (annual); ITTF World Para Championships (quadrennial) event portfolio: 2013: World Tour (20 different), World Team Classic (Guangzhou, China), LIEBHERR World Championships (Paris, France), STARTS Women’s World Cup (Kobe, Japan), LIEBHERR Men’s World Cup (Verviers, Belgium), World Cadet Challenge (Istanbul, Turkey), World Junior Championships (Rabat, Morocco)

www.ittf.com


international TENNis federation (itf)

International Triathlon Union (ITU)

Confederation Mondiale des Activites Subaquatique (CMAS)

International University Sports Federation (FISU)

sport

Tennis

sport

Triathlon

sport

Underwater Sports

sport

University Sports

president

Francesco Ricci Bitti

president/COO

Marisol Casado

president

Achille Ferrero

president

Claude-Louis Gallien

general secretary/CEO

Juan Margets

CHAIRMAN/CEO

Loreen Barnett

general secretary/CEO

Alessandro Zerbi

general secretary/CEO

Eric Saintrond

event bidding contact

Kris Dent Kris.Dent@itftennis.com

event bidding contact

Antonio Arimany antonio.arimany@triathlon.org

event bidding contact

Giusy Cafini

event bidding contact

Dejan Susovic d.susovic@fisu.net

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Jan Menneken Jan.Menneken@itftennis.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Christian Toetzke christian.toetzke@upsolut.de

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Alessandro Zerbi

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Dejan Susovic d.susovic@fisu.net

CONTACT DETAILS

Bank Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5XZ, UK Tel: +44 208 878 6464 Fax: +44 208 878 7799 Email: communications@itftennis.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

210

#221, 998 Harbourside Dr., North Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7P 3T2 Tel: +1 604 904.9248 Fax: +1 604 608.3195 Email: ituhdq@triathlon.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

169

major competitions/world championships: Davis Cup by BNP Paribas (annual); Fed Cup by BNP Paribas (annual); Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas (annual); Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas (annual); BNP Paribas World Team Cup (annual) (wheelchair) event portfolio: 2012: Davis Cup Semifinals (Gijon, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina), Davis Cup Finals (Prague, Czech Republic), Fed Cup Semifinals (Moscow, Russia; Ostrava, Czech Republic), Fed Cup Finals (Prague, Czech Republic) 2013: Davis Cup Semifinals (Venue TBC), Davis Cup Finals (Venue TBC), Fed Cup Semifinals (Venue TBC - Italy, Russia), Fed Cup Finals (Venue TBC)

major competitions/world championships: ITU World Triathlon Series (annual, 8 Events); ITU Triathlon World Cup Series (annual, 8-15 Events); Mixed Relay Triathlon, Duathlon, Long Distance Triathlon, Winter Triathlon, Cross Triathlon, Aquathlon, & Long Distance Duathlon World Championships (annually). Multiple Paratriathlon events event portfolio: 2013: World Triathlon Series Events (7 events); World Triathlon Series Grand Final (London, United Kingdom) 2014: World Triathlon Series Events (7 events), World Triathlon Series Grand Final (Edmonton, Canada), Mulisport World Championships (multiple - Open for Bids), ITU Triathlon World Cup (multiple - Open for Bids) 2015: World Triathlon Series Events (7 events) (multiple - Open for Bids), World Triathlon Series Grand Final (open for bids)

www.itftennis.com

www.triathlon.org

Tug of War International Federation (TWIF)

CONTACT DETAILS

V.le Tiziano 74 Tel: +390632110594 Email: cmas@cmas.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide 137 major competitions/world championships: Finswimming World Championship (each year); Finswimming World Cup, CMAS Games (every 4 years) event portfolio: 2013: CMAS Games (Kazan, Russian Federation)

International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)

Tug of War

sport

Volleyball

president

Cathal McKeever

president

Dr. Ary S. Graça

general secretary/CEO

Glen Johnson

general secretary/CEO

Carlos Martins

event bidding contact

Anton Rabe anton@hortgro.co.za

event bidding contact

Carlos Martins Carlos.martins@fivb.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Anton Rabe anton@hortgro.co.za

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Guido Betti guido.betti@fivb.org

PO Box 77, 4742 S. State Road 213, Orfordville WI 53576 USA Email: twif@t6b.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

66

CONTACT DETAILS

163

major competitions/world championships: Summer Universiade (every uneven numbered year); Winter Universiade (every uneven numbered year); World University Championships (every even numbered year); FISU forum (every 2 years); Rector’s Forum ; FISU Conference (every 2 years) event portfolio: 2011: Winter Universiade (Erzurum, Turkey); Summer Universiade (Shenzhen, China) 2013: Summer Universiade (Kazan, Russia), Winter Universiade (Trentino, Italy) 2015: Winter Universiade (Granada, Spain), Summer Universiade (Gwangju, Korea) 2017: Winter Universiade (Almaty, Kazakhstan), Summer Universiade (Taipei, Chinese Taipei)

www.fisu.net

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Château Les Tourelles, Edouard-Sandoz 2-4, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 345 3535 Fax: +41 21 345 35 45 Email: info@fivb.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide 220

major competitions/world championships: World Indoor and Outdoor Tug Of War Championships every even year: 10,12,14, etc. European Championships Every Odd Year 11,13,15 Etc; Junior World Championships every year with the World and European Outdoor Championships; World Games every fourth year. event portfolio: 2012: World Indoor Championships (Perth, Scotland), World Outdoor Championships (Appenzell, Switzerland) 2013: European Championships (Assen, Netherlands) 2014: World Indoor Championships (Ireland), World Outdoor Championships (Madison, WI, United States) 2015: European Championships Belfast Northern Ireland 2012,13,14: Junior Outdoor Championships (in conjunction with the championships listed above)

major competitions/world championships: FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships (biannual); FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour (annual, 10 Grand Slams); FIVB Volleyball World Championships (quadrennial); FIVB Volleyball World Cup (quadrennial); FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships (annual); FIVB Volleyball World League (annual); FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix (annual) event portfolio: 2013: FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship Stare (Jablonki, Poland), FIVB World League (Finals – Men’s Volleyball) (Mar Del Plata, Argentina), FIVB World Grand Prix (Finals – Women’s Volleyball) (Sapporo, Japan), FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships (TBA, Brazil, TBA, Switzerland), FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour (Various cities 4 continents) 2014: FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship (Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Lodz, Wrocław, Poland), FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship (Bari, Milan, Modena, Roma, Trieste, Verona, Italy) 2015 FIVB Volleyball World Cup (TBA, Japan)

www.tugofwar-twif.org

www.fivb.org, www.fivbheroes.com

120 – IF Listings

MSI - 54 Avenue de Rhodanie, CH-1007 Lausanne - Switzerland Tel: +41 (0)21 6130810 Fax: +41 (0)21 6015612 Email: fisu@fisu.net

Number of National Associations Worldwide

www.cmas.org

sport

CONTACT DETAILS

CONTACT DETAILS

IF Listings – 121 gc2018.com

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International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (iwwf)

INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION (IWF)

International World Games Association (IWGA)

Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées (fila)

sport

Waterski & Wakeboard

sport

Weightlifting

sport

World Games

sport

Wrestling

president

Kuno Ritschard

president/COO

Dr. Tamas Ajan

president

Ron Froehlich

president

Nenad Lalovic

general secretary/CEO

Gillian Hill Miller

CHAIRMAN/CEO

Wenguang Ma

general secretary/CEO

Joachim Gossow

general secretary/CEO

Michel Dusson

event bidding contact

Kuno Ritschard president@iwwfed.com

event bidding contact

Aniko Nemeth-Mora aniko@iwfnet.net

event bidding contact

Joachim Gossow j.gossow@theworldgames.org

event bidding contact

Nenad Lalovic lalovic@fila-wrestling.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Kuno Ritschard president@iwwfed.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Attila Adamfi Attila.adamfi@iwfnet.net

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Joachim Gossow j.gossow@theworldgames.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Michel Dusson lalovic@fila-wrestling.com

CONTACT DETAILS

AIte Landstrasse 19, Postbox 564, 6314 Unteraegeri, Switzerland Tel: +41 41 752 00 95 Fax: +41 41 752 00 99 Email: president@iwwfed.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

92

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

189

major competitions/world championships: World Championships ( all bi-annual) in the following disciplines: Tournament U21, Tournament Junior, Barefoot, Cableski, Disabled, Racing, Wakeboard Boat, Wakeboard Cable, Show Ski; World Cup Tournament (annually, several legs); World Cup Wakeboard (annually, several legs); World Cup Wakeboard Cable (annually, several legs); FISU World Waterski Championships (bi-annually) event portfolio: 2012: World Wakeboard Cable Championships (Clarke, Philippines), FISU World Waterski Championships (Santiago, Chile), World Junior Championships (Mulwala, Australia) 2013: World Cup – Tournament and Wakeboard (Mandurrah, Australia), World Open Championships (Santiago, Chile), World Wakeboard Championships (Busan, Korea), World Cup – Tournament and Wakeboard (Palembang, Indonesia), World Disabled Championships (Milan, Italy)

major competitions/world championships: IWF World Championships (annual); IWF Junior World Championships (annual); IWF Youth World Championships (annual); IWF Grand Prix (3/ years) event portfolio: 2013: IWF Youth World Championships (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), IWF Junior World Championships (Lima, Peru), IWF World Championships (Warsaw, Poland) 2014: IWF World Championships (Astana, Kazakhstan), IWF Junior World Championships (Vladivostok, Russia) 2015: IWF World Championships (Houston, USA)

www.iwwfed.com

www.iwf.net

International Workers & Amateurs in Sports Confederation (CSIT)

CONTACT DETAILS An den Wieen 87, 47239 Duisburg, Germany Tel: +49 2151 1517935 Fax: +49 2151 941162 Email: j.gossow@theworldgames.org

CONTACT DETAILS Rue du Château 6, 1804 Corsier sur Vevey, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 312 84 26 Fax: +41 21 323 6073 Email: Evelyne@fila-wrestling.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide 32

Number of National Associations Worldwide

major competitions/world championships: The World Games (quadrennial) event portfolio: 2013: The World Games (Cali, Colombia) 2009: The World Games (Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei) 2005: The World Games (Duisburg, Germany) 2001: The World Games (Akita, Japan)

www.theworldgames.org

International Wushu Federation (iwuf)

sport

Workers and Amateurs Sports

sport

Wushu

president

Harald Bauer

president

Zaiqing Yu

general secretary/CEO

Wolfgang Burghardt

general secretary/CEO

Beijian Liu

event bidding contact

Wolfgang Burghardt office@csit.tv

event bidding contact

Beijian Liu iwuf@iwuf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Wolfgang Burghardt office@csit.tv

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Beijian Liu iwuf@iwuf.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Steinergasse 12, 1230 Vienna,Austria Tel: +43 1 869 32 45 20 Fax: +43 1 869 32 45 28 Email: office@csit.tv

Number of National Associations Worldwide

43

major competitions/world championships: Every 2 years our major event “CSIT World Sports Games” take place (up to 8000 participants). These are Sports for All - Games for amateurs & workers, young, old, competitive (20 sports) & non-competitive from all over the world; a festival of friendship, tolerance, respect, sustainability & fair play. event portfolio: 2013: CSIT WORLD SPORTS GAMES (multi -sports) (Varna, Bulgaria); 100. Anniversary Festival (Brussels / Gent, Belgium)

CONTACT DETAILS

122 – IF Listings

major competitions/world championships: Senior World Championship each year; Senior Europe Championship each year; Veteran World Championship each year; Cadet world championship each year; Junior World Championship each year; Cadet Europe Championship each year; Junior Europe Championship each year; Senior World Cup 3 times a year; Junior World Cup each year event portfolio: 2012: FW Senior World Championship (Strahconcounty, Canada) 2013: GR Senior World Cup (Tehran, Iran), FS Senior World Cup (Tehran, Iran), FW Senior World Cup (Ulaanbator, Mongolia), Senior Europe Championship (Tbilisi, Georgia), Junior World Championship (Sofia, Bulgaria), Cadet World Championship (Zrenjanin, Serbia), Senior World Championship (Budapest, Hungary)

www.fila-official.com

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No. 3, Anding Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China Tel: +86 1064912162 Fax: +86 10 64912151 Email: iwuf@iwuf.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide 145 major competitions/world championships: The IWUF organizes World Wushu Championships, World Junior Wushu Championships, Sanda World Cup and World Traditional Wushu Championships every two years. The IWUF will organize World Taijiquan Championships beginning from 2014 and it will be held every two years, too. event portfolio: 2013: World Wushu Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), World Taijiquan Classic (Chengdu, China) 2014: World Junior Wushu Championships (Antalya, Turkey), World Traditional Wushu Championships, Sanda World Cup, World Taijiquan Championships (Chengdu, China)

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www.iwuf.org

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“SportAccord Convention gives us an opportunity to meet others from International Federations and cities as well. Everybody who is involved in the sports industry is here and we can not only meet up with them in official meetings – there are lots of other networking opportunities too. It’s great for us to be able to promote our city at an event like this, so it has been great for us.” Suzanne Roy, Accountant Executive, Québec City Tourism “The Convention has been very interesting and we have met numerous interesting people from different spheres of the industry. We are hoping to see a lot of them in Kazan!” Guzel Gabbasova, Marketing Department, Executive Committee of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan “For our delegation from Singapore it has been about connecting with people and reminding our colleagues, friends and potential partners that we’re open for business in 12 months’ time. It’s a simple message that we are conveying, and it’s been a great event.” Rob Abernethy, Deputy Managing Director, Singapore Sports Hub “The atmosphere has been fantastic. The calibre of the people here at the Convention – both on the conference programme and the general delegates – has been brilliant. From a business perspective, the networking has been outstanding. It’s a fantastic Convention and I will definitely be back again.” Catherine Dunkerley, European Marketing Manager, Australian Trade Commission

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