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THE SPORTACCORD CONVENTION ANNUAL 2012

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Québec City Convention Centre – May 20-25, 2012

sportaccord convention 10th anniversary


SportAccord Convention 2012

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INTRODUCTION

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Merci d’avoir visité la ville de Québec! À très bientôt! Thank you for visiting Québec City! See you soon!

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4.....................................................................................foreword: hein Verbruggen 5...................................................................................introduction: anna hellman 6..................................................... introduction: nis hatt/meet the new team 8.....................................................................................sportaccord annual review 10................................................................................................... asoif annual review 12..................................................................................................aiowf annual review 14...........................................................................................sustainability campaign

picture galleries

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conference summaries

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sportaccord convention listings

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16.......................................................................................................opening ceremony 18.................................................................................................association meetings 20...........................................................................................around the convention 28..................................................................................................................closing event

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GOLD partners

host city partners

city forum 30...............interactive panel: taking it to the streets – City Activation 32..................................... Hot Topic: FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 and 2015 34............................................................Interactive Panel: Who pays for what? conference day one 37.........................................keynote address: inspiring the next generation 40........................................................Plenary Panel Session: What will the top ‘Game Changers’ in sport be over the next decade? 44........................................................Trend Watch: Quick Hits and Mobile Clips 47..............................The Big Picture: Fulfilling Sport’s Promise to Society 50........................................................................................ Case Study and Interview: Hosting the World’s Largest Tailgate Party 51....................................................Plenary Panel Session: Show me the money conference day two 55.........................................................keynote address and opening interview 57............................................................Something to Make You Stop and Think 59.................................... Plenary Panel Session: Socially Responsible Sport 62......................................................................................................... Debate: Fan Power 65.................................................................. Round Table: Survival of the Fittest 68...............................................................................London Preview: 64 Days to Go 70........................................................................................................listings directory 72..................................................................................................................... city listings 90................................................................................................................ games listings 93.................................................................... international federation listings


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anna hellman Dear friends,

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hope you enjoy this annual reminder of our recent time together in the beautiful, historic City of Québec, for the 10th Anniversary Edition of SportAccord Convention. It was a momentous week, and one that I trust was successful for everyone. Thanks must certainly go to Mayor Labeaume, and our colleagues at the Québec City Organising Committee, for their dedication, enthusiasm and creativity as we worked together to bring the event to life. It was a true pleasure. I would also like to thank the members of the Canadian Olympic Committee for their assistance, and our friends at ASOIF, AIOWF and the IOC, for their continued support and guidance as we enter our 2nd decade traveling the world together with this event. We are also most appreciative of our Gold Partners: CONTEMPORARY GROUP, MACAU SPORT DEVELOPMENT BOARD, 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. Ten years is quite a milestone. It has been an eventful decade for us as an annual event, as an organisation, and collectively, as a global sporting community. SportAccord Convention has evolved dramatically during this time, as has the rest of the world. Here are some words we weren’t using ten years ago at the first SportAccord gathering in Madrid: Social Media, Cyberspace, Google, Blog, Wikipedia, Skype, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Spotify, Pinterest, iPhone, iPad, iPhoto, Apps, Kindle, Xbox, the Cloud, Crowdsourcing, Webcast, Podcast, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Ten years ago, we hadn’t even heard them and now they are part of everyday life for billions of people around the world. Our vocabulary has changed over this decade. How we communicate, learn and exchange ideas and do business is different than it was 10 years ago. How we follow and relate to sport and athletes has been completely transformed. Information, movies, news and, indeed

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we, ourselves, are now available…24/7, whether we like it or not. Despite the ease and speed of electronic communication now, there is still great value to be had in meeting face-to-face…. in person, not just with FaceTime! The core ethos of SportAccord Convention still exists, and, in many ways is more important than ever. Reaching out and connecting with individuals, increasing our circle of colleagues, sharing common goals and ways of achieving them, and expanding our horizons, were the cornerstones of this event ten years ago and remain so today. In difficult times, unity and understanding are vital. Dialogue between individuals, organisations and countries remains a crucial factor in driving economic, social and environmental progress throughout the world. It is why our time together is so meaningful, and so valuable. And so necessary. Thank you once again for your participation at SportAccord Convention this year, and we look forward to seeing you next year in St. Petersburg.

Hein Verbruggen

Chairman, SportAccord Convention

Thank you for joining us for the 10th Anniversary edition of SportAccord Convention, and helping us to celebrate this important milestone in the life of this event. I hope you all enjoyed a successful week in Québec City. I know all of us appreciated the assistance and hospitality of the Local Organizing Committee, with whom we worked over the past 18 months. From the spectacular and creative Opening Ceremony to the final, elegant Closing Reception at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Hotel, our hosts went above and beyond the call of duty to help us deliver a memorable event, and make all 1850 of us feel welcome in their beautiful city. This 10th Anniversary edition of SportAccord Convention was our largest to date. We had 1850 delegates, 83 exhibitors, 18 sponsors and 62 speakers participating throughout the week. Several of our recent initiatives really blossomed this year, in particular. The recent on-line Networker tool continued to be a popular, and much-used device, enabling attendees to prearrange meetings during this week. According to our records, approximately 3275 individual messages were sent via the Networker during the lead-up to the Convention. The SportAccord Daily publication grew by a few pages this year and remains a useful and entertaining communication device for all our attendees. If you missed one of the editions, they are now available via our website (www. sportaccordconvention.com). As many of you will have noticed, we have also been developing a more active social media campaign surrounding the event – both on Facebook and Twitter. I’d encourage all of you to check these out, and join the growing network of friends from all over the world, who keep up with what’s going on at SportAccord Convention throughout the year. We were particularly proud of our Sports Demo Zone this year, a luxury we were able to include at the Québec City Convention Center, as we had ample space for a change! I know everyone enjoyed being able to watch and learn more about some of the various sport disciplines, and I’m sure those sports that participated in this gained several new fans during the course of this week. The past ten years have been quite an adventure…watching this event, and this organisation, evolve and grow into the impressive gathering you saw in Québec City. We have, quite literally, travelled the world together. We have also assembled an incredible team, too, and I would like to thank them all for the enormous and complex job they do, delivering this event in a different venue, and in a different country, year after year.

It isn’t easy, and they do an amazing job. I would also like to thank SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF and our colleagues at the IOC for their help and support over the years as we nurtured and helped this event ‘grow up’. They have been wonderful ‘foster parents’ to the convention, and their guidance and thoughtful encouragement throughout our 10 year history, has been vital to our success. The fact that so many of our sponsors, exhibitors and delegates return year after year is a tribute to the value they place on this event, and to the importance they find in having an opportunity to meet with our stake-holders and core constituents regularly. We all have much to learn from each other, which is why these occasions are so important. As most of you know, SportAccord Convention 2012 was my last event as Executive Director, and the torch has now passed to a new team in Lausanne. So, there will be some new faces when SportAccord Convention takes place in St. Petersburg next year! I know you will be in good hands, and I would like to wish them all the best of luck for the future. It has indeed been a pleasure to join with all of you every year for this gathering, and I thank you again for your support and friendship. I hope our paths will cross again in the future and that this Annual will be an enjoyable reminder of our week together in Québec City!

Kind regards, Anna Hellman


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Meet the new team

This year’s gathering in Québec City was the first edition for the new members of the SportAccord Convention team who will become familiar faces to delegates in the future. Based in Lausanne, they bring enthusiasm as well as expertise to their specific roles in delivering SportAccord Convention’s events and services...

NIS HAtT

Nis Hatt

Managing Director

A message from the SportAccord Convention Managing Director

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uring the past ten years SportAccord Convention has established itself as the pre-eminent gathering of the leaders of international sport. It has become a mustattend event for sport and business leaders. Travelling to ten different cities on three continents in its first decade, the Convention has reached out to partners around the world. In establishing itself as an annual event, SportAccord Convention has opened up new possibilities for bringing together all the various organisations and people whose interaction makes sport possible and successful. So, SportAccord Convention has much to celebrate in marking its tenth anniversary. I believe that working closely

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together with the SportAccord Convention stakeholders will help push forward and leverage the true value of the Convention. During the coming decade, there is likely to be ever more communication and collaboration across all the many businesses and organisations involved in sport. And SportAccord Convention will seek to play an equally important role in facilitating this communication and collaboration, creating new opportunities for interaction, keeping sport responsive and vibrant in a fast-changing world. I look forward to working with our stakeholders and our partners and new friends in ensuring the SportAccord Convention continues to provide real value as an annual event and as a platform serving sport and the people who make sport happen.

Nis Hatt

Nis takes the helm of SportAccord Convention after more than 14 years of managing global meetings and events for some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, most recently as Global Head of Events for F. Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. Prior to entering the pharmaceutical industry, he honed his leadership skills as a long-serving Officer in the Danish Army.

John Hewitt

Event Operations Manager, communications

Prior to completing his Master of Sports Administration and Technology (MSA) at the AISTS in Lausanne, Switzerland, John owned an indoor sports facility in Toronto, Canada for eight years. After graduating from AISTS, he worked for the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) in a communications and project management role. He joined SportAccord Convention in April, as the Event Operations Manager, Communications responsible for the core communication functions of the Convention. In his spare time, John can be found on the volleyball courts and golf courses of Lausanne.

Nicolet de Zwart

Christina Bouziouri

Event Operations Manager, Logistics

Event Operations Executive

Over the past 12 years, Nicolet has worked at various sporting events such as EURO 2000, X-adventure Raid Series & the Raid World Championships (multi-sport adventure races) and at the International Cycling Union. After developing a passion for sailing, she participated in two legs of the Clipper Round the World Race. She joined SportAccord Convention in February as the Event Operations Manager, Logistics, and is responsible for the core logistical functions of the Convention. In her spare time, Nicolet can be found in the mountains, in the snow, ski touring or climbing, hiking and biking.

Christina is the most recent addition to the SportAccord Convention team, joining in time to take an active role at the Convention in Québec City. She works on the operational and logistical side of all SportAccord Convention events, including the IF Forum in Lausanne. She recently arrived back in Europe from Qatar, where she had roles with the local organising committee of the 2011 Asian Cup and the Qatar Olympic Committee during the 2011 Arab Games. She also worked on the Athens 2004 Olympic Summer Games in her native Greece.


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he invigorated SportAccord has continued to make remarkable progress and the evidence of its wide range of activity and ambition was on full display during the 2012 edition of SportAccord Convention. Numerous meetings pushed ahead a wide range of initiatives. The annual General Assembly of SportAccord in Québec City voted to accept two new members in the organisation – the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) and the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA). The decision increases the number of SportAccord members to 107. 

The first event fulfilled the goals SportAccord had set out for the Games – namely to stage an event that satisfied the participating players and International Federations; to secure worldwide television coverage; and to attract a large number of people to an online tournament linked to the event.

World Combat Games

The next edition of the multi-sport event will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia from October 18-26, 2013, and will be organised in collaboration with the Russian Union of Martial Arts. The elite event has been created to promote values of self-control, determination and technical mastery, with the martial arts and combat sports on display World Mind Games integrating elements of culture, wisdom and friendship. The SportAccord World Mind Games will return to Beijing later this The 2013 Games will feature the following 15 martial arts and year with the aim of building on the success of the inaugural event in combat sports: Aikido, Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kendo, the same city in China in December 2011. Kickboxing, Muaythai, Sambo, Savate, Sumo, Taekwondo, Wrestling The multi-sport event is dedicated to the “gymnasium of the mind.” Last year, some of the world’s top players gathered in Beijing to and Wushu. Additionally, the Games will incorporate a cultural compete in Bridge, Chess, Draughts, Go and Xiangqi (Chinese Chess). programme that will reflect the ancient traditions of martial arts as well as the social and cultural values of the sports on display and the event Expectations are high that the second edition of the Games will be as a whole. even more memorable.

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SportAccord Annual Review

Beach Games & Artistic Games SportAccord continues to prepare other multi-sports events for imminent launch. The SportAccord World Beach Games, featuring both sand and water sports, bring young people from around the world to celebrate an elite sports festival with a unique beach culture. Participants will take the values of social and environmental sustainability back to their home countries. The SportAccord World Artistic Games celebrate traditional and trendy artistic sports together on centre stage. Fusing sports performance with music and creative expression, the SportAccord World Artistic Games will conclude with a gala finale telling stories of how culture, art and movement influence sport. SportAccord welcomes interested host cities!

.sport Initiative As part of the ICANN proposed expansion of the new generic top-level domain space for the internet, SportAccord has made the decision to apply for the .sport domain. Based on a mandate taken from its members, and with support from the IOC, ASOIF, AIOWF and ARISF, SportAccord has identified CORE Internet Council of Registrars (CORE) as the best partner to provide the technical platform for the registry operation with the ultimate objective to protect the sport values and the interests of the sports movement and stakeholders. With CORE serving as the primary provider, the .sport top-level domain will be operated in a manner consistent with the business of sport, with a strong focus on protecting trademarks and the interests of sports stakeholders. To ensure consistent usage policy, SportAccord has created a Policy Advisory Board (PAB) to develop consensus best practices for .sport domains and to safeguard the interests of the sport community in connection with the expanse of the domain namespace.

Anti-Doping Action In a short time the SportAccord Doping-Free Sport Unit (DFSU)

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has become an important part of the sporting movement acting as a central point for all SportAccord members in actively promoting doping-free sport, bringing its expertise to members and providing them with advice and services. Working in close collaboration with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the IOC, the DFSU facilitates the work of SportAccord members by building direct relationships, evaluating their needs and proposing customised services. This includes assisting members in setting up their testing programmes, including whereabouts management, proposing at-cost customised services to IFs based on their needs and developing a doping risk assessment tool, among other initiatives.

Sports’ Social Responsibility and Integrity The SportAccord Sports’ Social Responsibility Unit has expanded its range of specialised services across six Special Projects in the areas of Child & Youth Development, Sport and the Environment, Sport and Gender, Sport and Health, Sport and Persons with Disabilities and Sport and Peace. During the IF Forum in Lausanne in November 2011, the Sports’ Integrity Unit organised the first meeting for member federations on integrity issues in sport, where experts and federations shared knowledge in this complex area.

Spirit of Sport Awards The Spirit of Sport Award was created in 2002 to commend the commitment and humanitarian spirit of SportAccord members. During SportAccord Convention in Québec City, the Awards Ceremony was included for the first time in the main conference programme giving more significant media exposure to the laureates: individual award winner Sylvana Mestre of the IPC (Paralympics) and project award winners FIDE (Chess), the ITTF (Table Tennis) and CISM (Military Games). SportAccord hopes that the Spirit of Sport Award will continue to inspire and promote the use of sport for creating positive social change in communities around the world.


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his year’s SportAccord Convention was a particularly eventful one for ASOIF with major decisions taken in Québec City which will shape the coming years for the organisation and its member federations. During the ASOIF General Assembly ITF (Tennis) President, Francesco Ricci Bitti, was unanimously elected as the new President of ASOIF, and will take up office on 1 January 2013. AIBA (Boxing) President, C.K. Wu was approved as the ASOIF nomination as candidate for the IOC Executive Board for election at the IOC session in July 2012 in London.  The General Assembly also approved changes to the statutes to allow that, in future, the ASOIF President will be elected in the year of the Summer Olympic Games thus harmonising the term with that of ASOIF’s representative on the IOC Executive Board. 

Financial Security During the General Assembly it was agreed that ASOIF would immediately establish a four-year operating reserve (so as to guarantee full service levels are maintained between Olympic Games) and to pay off the balance of all outstanding loans. A project fund was also created in order to finance major common projects.  

ASOIF International Sports Information System (ISIS) The General Assembly approved funding to progress the ASOIF International Sports Information System (ISIS), a project that would store elite athletes’ historical and biographical data on a single technology platform, maintained and verified by the respective IFs. Discussions with the Winter Olympic IFs were continued in Québec and they will work to support involvement in the project.  

WADA  Following ASOIF’s research into the costs of WADA Code compliance and IF obligations under the Code and the fight against doping, a high-level working group was established and subsequently made recommendations to WADA.  A presentation was given to the General Assembly by the WADA on progress to date on the ten points ASOIF raised.  It remains to be seen to what extent WADA acts on these points but ASOIF would expect to see a number of them given consideration within the current WADA Code review.

YOG Age Groups ASOIF is pleased by the IOC’s move to allow greater flexibility for the IFs to decide on the age-groups for the YOG as was requested. This is an important step which will allow the IFs to align more closely their own competition age-groups with that of the YOG creating better harmony within the overall sporting competition calendar.

Proposed EOC Games During the General Assembly ASOIF members unanimously agreed to a resolution stating that they could not support the initiative of the EOC Games (proposed by the European Olympic Committees) in the foreseeable future due to the particular circumstances of sport in Europe such as the already crowded calendar, pressure on the

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‘President Oswald’s tenure has been a period of unity and growing influence for the ASOIF membership. ASOIF has made great strides thanks to his vision’ European sponsorship and broadcast rights pool in the current economic climate.

Olympic Games Preparations Looking beyond London 2012, ASOIF will focus increasingly on the Games of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro and its members expect to see an immediate acceleration of preparations and delivery.   In connection with future Games, it was also proposed that the IOC would consider finding a way to ensure that the significant and valuable experience of the IFs in organising major competitions in potential Olympic Games host cities might be used better by giving each IF president a vote in the final decision on the host city.

President Oswald’s Legacy SportAccord Convention 2012 was the last one for Denis Oswald, President of FIS (Rowing), as President of ASOIF after twelve fruitful years of leadership. President Oswald launched the first ASOIF Strategic Plan in 2001 – and it was updated in 2005 and 2009. Between 2000 and 2012, Olympic revenue has increased 150200%. President Oswald was the first ASOIF representative on the IOC Executive Board. An IF President has led the Co-ordination Commissions of the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Games and ASOIF was granted use of the Olympic Rings in its logo in 2001. Currently 22 of the 28 Summer IFs are involved in ASOIF Commissions, Boards, IOC Commissions or in WADA, CAS and other important bodies. ASOIF has also set up ASOIF Consultative Groups for Medical, Legal, Sports Development and a fourth for Marketing, Broadcast, Media will be in place by the end of this year. ASOIF staff has expanded with an increasing role on behalf of members. Seeing the benefits for IFs brought by the Maison International du Sport since its opening in 2006, ASOIF acquired a floor in the building in 2011.  President Oswald’s tenure has been a period of increasing unity and growing influence for the ASOIF membership. ASOIF has made great strides thanks to his vision and leadership, based on his policy of involving all members, consensus and compromise, and he will leave it with a sound financial base from which his successor can develop the organisation further.

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Co-Ordinating ‘The General Assembly heard reports on preparations for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi’

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uébec City was a familiar setting for many winter sports delegates at SportAccord Convention in 2012. The week was a very productive one for AIOWF (Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), one of the three foundation stakeholders in the Convention. Every four years, AIOWF nominates its representative for a place on the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee. The 2012 AIOWF General Assembly selected International Ice Hockey Federation President René Fasel, who is also President of AIOWF, to retain his place as the AIOWF representative for the next four years.

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The decision was to be confirmed by the IOC in London. A comprehensive debrief at SportAccord Convention in Québec City was the first opportunity for the AIOWF members to share the experiences and lessons of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) which took place in Innsbruck (Austria) in January of this year. The General Assembly heard reports on preparations for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi (Russia) in 2014, and on the next YOG in Lillehammer (Norway) in 2016. Sochi is now very much the central focus of AIOWF attention. Additions to the sporting programme of future Winter Games were announced during SportAccord Convention in London in 2011. The seven member

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our Priorities federations of AIOWF will participate at the Coordination Commission meetings in Sochi next year. This will be the second time they have taken part, following the introduction of the policy in the run-up to Vancouver 2010. During SportAccord Convention Week, AIOWF representatives met with their counterparts from the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). This Board-level meeting, following the first such gathering at the Convention in London, was again highly constructive as all the sports were able to discuss the many issues of common interest for both winter and summer sports. Next year’s SportAccord Convention in St. Petersburg promises to be an extra special one for AIOWF. The Russian edition will mark the first time the Convention is held in the host nation for the Winter Olympic Games one year ahead of the Games.


Sustainability Review

With thanks to our Partners

setting the bar higher:

A sustainable SportAccord Convention

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he 10th annual SportAccord Convention was a first-ofits-class sustainable event made possible by the close collaboration with Sport Accord Convention’s Sustainability & Legacy partner CH2M Hill, with support from Takt-etik, overseeing on-site sustainable actions. Going above and beyond the status quo, the organising committee opted for an anything but conventional approach. This led to many successful initiatives that were put in place and will provide a benchmark for all future editions of the Convention. Here are some of the highlights.

First things first: choosing a green venue Choosing a sustainable destination and venue is the first step towards making an event sustainable. In this respect, selecting the Québec City Convention Centre was a winning decision. For over a decade, it has been committed to being one of the most sustainable convention centres in the world. It is recognized for its exceptional environmental management efforts through LEED-EB Silver certification, awarded by the Canadian Green Building Council. It also boasts a level 3 BOMA BEST certification. During the SportAccord Convention, more than 90% of all energy used was from hydroelectric power and many delegates will have used the numerous water saving devices.

Fresh, local, and really tasty Choosing sustainable food is first and foremost about choosing tasty food! Fresh, local ingredients make for a great gastronomic experience and the SportAccord Convention delegates had the chance to taste Québec at its best. In addition to the Convention Centre’s exclusive food and beverage partner sustainable actions, a special financial contribution was offered by a regional association (the Conférence régionale des élus de la CapitaleNationale) to showcase and promote a wide range of local products including baked goods, spring vegetables, farm-raised meat, cheeses and wild mushroom. Not only did local food come to delegates, they were invited to reach out to find it. Through a one-of-a-kind initiative, the SportAccord Convention created a “Québec City Dining Experience” that allowed the discovery of local cuisine in one of the 40 selected restaurants. It was an exquisite success!

Let it be remembered Long after the SportAccord Convention is over, Québec City will remember its significant impact on the region. Following the event, the Local Organising Committee of SportAccord Convention 2012 in Québec City donated $25,000 to Québec’s School Sport Concentration Program. This generous contribution will help ensure that Québec youth, from elementary school to university, will be encouraged to pursue their passion and practice their favourite sport while attending school. On a smaller, yet very significant scale, all unserved food (400 servings – five appetizers equals a serving) was distributed to local charities. Leftover promotional material from the exhibitors will take a similar route, with more than 1,600 pens finding a second life in local schools.

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sportaccord convention GOLD partners

A sound mind in a healthy body Group Run, Walk with a Purpose, Tabata, Muay Thai were delegates’ favourite morning activities! Escorted by athletes of the “Rouge et Or” track and field team of Laval University, these activities were organized with the support of Active Network. A great way for delegates to connect with locals, discover Québec City’s unique parks and donate a significant contribution to the track and field development team.

SILVER partners

Waste management: a second nature Reducing, recycling and composting waste was crucial to making the SportAccord Convention more sustainable and it couldn’t have been achieved without a true partnership with the Québec City Convention Centre. With a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle philosophy in mind, communication between event organizers and attendees were mostly done electronically. During the registration process, 13% of all delegates chose to only receive an electronic version of the programme. We are looking forward to seeing this number go up in the upcoming editions of the event helping reduce paper usage and ecological footprint. Thanks to an efficient waste management system, waste generated by the event was precisely tracked. On a daily basis, up-to-date information was collected by the Convention Centre’s eco-advisor and displayed on the LCD screen system, making it possible for delegates to witness first-hand the evolution of the event’s ecological footprint. Resources saved Water: 96,766 litres Energy: 34.6 gigajoules Wood: 8,023 tonnes GHG emissions: 9.1 tonnes

Equivalencies 147 hours spent in the shower 53.3 months of watching TV 55 trees 186 trips between Montreal and Quebec City

Thanks to all these small steps, over 70% off all waste produced by the SportAccord Convention was either recycled (50%) or composted (23%), leaving a mere 27% of landfill-bound waste.

BRONZE partners

OFFICIAL delivery PARTNERS

HOST city PARTNERS HOST city SUPPORTERS

Moving places Moving around in a timely yet sustainable manner is always a challenge. To make this simpler, the SportAccord Convention set up a free airport shuttle service and regular transit from major hotels to the Convention Centre. Many delegates also chose their own two feet as the best way to travel between their hotel and the Convention Centre, adding to their experience of Québec City. Because transportation is often the biggest source of pollution associated with holding an international event, greenhouse gases emissions produced by the transportation of delegates, energy consumption and waste landfilling during the SportAccord Convention will be diligently calculated. This will provide a benchmark for future years as the Convention aims to decrease its carbon footprint over future events.

Behind the scene Many of you joined in on a special sustainability tour of the facility with the Québec City Convention Centre’s eco-advisor. This tour took delegates backstage where the eco-advisor presented the Convention Centre’s waste management system, SportAccord Convention’s actions and achievements, as well as some sustainability highlights from large sporting events in Québec City. This tour was greatly appreciated and great discussions on sustainability between delegates from various countries took place during and after the tour. Let’s hope this leads to even more sustainable large sporting events in the future!

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Conference Summaries Andrea Shaw

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city forum interactive panel: taking it to the streets – City Activation Hans den Oudendammer, Chief Executive Officer, Rotterdam Topsport Foundation Andrea Shaw, Vice-President, Sponsorship Sales and Marketing, Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Professor Terry Stevens, Founder and Managing Director, Stevens and Associates Jon Tibbs, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, JTA Jennah Wootten, Manager, Major Events, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd. Moderator: David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World

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ngaging the public is a key challenge of any major sporting event. Most hosts are now well aware that significant benefits can be realised by giving locals and visitors a sense of ownership of a major event, and involving spectators on a more creative level. The City Forum at SportAccord Convention opened with a session entitled ‘Taking it to the Streets’ which tackled the issue of what event organisers can do to heighten public engagement. For Hans den Oudendammer, Chief Executive Officer of the Rotterdam Topsport Foundation, bringing the public into the heart of a sporting event can achieve a long-term increase in sports participation. Throughout the session, he used Rotterdam’s successful hosting of the Prologue to the 2010 Tour de France cycling race as an example of how organisers can get it right. “We organised one year before the Tour de France all kinds of

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events to promote cycling in general,” said Den Oudendammer, who explained that physical inactivity is a major problem in the Netherlands, like many other countries across the globe. “We do that with every championship.” The organisers of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver adopted a broad approach to engaging spectators. They operated the longest torch relay in Olympic history across the huge host country but, according to Andrea Shaw, Vice-President of Sponsorship, Sales and Marketing for Vancouver 2010, that was only made possible by having partners who shared the vision. “We knew if we could stand shoulder to shoulder and have a ‘one-team’ approach, we could achieve this vision of really engaging a nation,” Shaw said. Shaw also highlighted the success of such a philosophy by explaining that, even in the midst of the global financial downturn, $760 million in domestic sponsorship revenue was raised for the Games.

Jon Tibbs, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of JTA, developed the notion of creative planning by citing the preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi. Tibbs said that enduring legacies in the Krasnodar region of Russia have already been established through careful planning. As an example, he mentioned that a culture of volunteerism has been established. The Games has also accelerated the development of the region into a year-round tourist resort and, above all, Sochi 2014 is being used as a catalyst for change. “City activation is already happening before the Games, and the legacy is happening today. It’s a barrier-free environment,” said Tibbs, referring to how the prospect of hosting the Paralympics had helped to transform the city and region. Tibbs also said that, thanks to the Games, environmental standards had been established that would be used as a benchmark for construction projects across the country for years to come. “A renaissance does not happen necessarily after an event,” Tibbs added. “It can happen in the build-up as well.” Public interest was never going to be a problem in Auckland – the centre of festivities during the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Boosted by the performances of the host country, which ultimately won the tournament for the first time since 1987, interest in Auckland’s main fan zone – a public area where supporters of any team were able to congregate – far exceeded expectations. Jennah Wootten, Manager for Major Events with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd., explained that planning was in place to respond, even in those times when the turnout exceeded expectations. More importantly, though, Auckland inhabitants were able to show pride in their city, and the number of visitors tested the city’s public transit system like never before. “In Auckland, it [the public transport system] isn’t something that is well utilised,” Wootten admitted. “[During the Rugby World Cup]

‘City activation is already happening before the Games, and the legacy is happening today. It’s a barrier-free environment’ Jon Tibbs, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, JTA more people travelled on the public transport system than in the whole of 2010.” Regardless of the scale of the event, though, the members of the panel agreed that the organisers must have a strong vision and someone in charge who is able to maintain the key relationships with partners, to ensure fan engagement can be achieved. “If we haven’t got the leadership to be the voice of the event, I don’t think we have the vehicle to carry it,” said Professor Terry Stevens, Founder and Managing Director of Stevens and Associates. It was also agreed that an event has to fit with the ambitions and goals of a city, and also the values of the city’s people. It was acknowledged that taxpayers, who are often helping to fund an event, must feel a sense of pride in their investment. “I think an event has to fit the city,” said Den Oudendammer. “Ask yourself why you want a particular event and whether it would fit the city. For example, we knew that the people of the city were very enthusiastic about the Tour de France.” As is the case with many events, it would seem that local enthusiasm is key to ensuring the public can play a big role in the success of the sporting spectacle.


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he 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany was a success on all fronts. From the attendances in the stadia to broadcasting and social media records away from the grounds, for many people around the world the tournament signalled the transformation of women’s football into a must-watch event. Ulrich Wolter, Managing Director, DFB Consulting & Sales Services, gave the first presentation of City Forum 2012’s Hot Topic segment, during which he outlined the strategy undertaken by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) in order to stage the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The competition followed on perfectly from the world’s biggest men’s football event – the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which also took place in Germany and left many cities targeting involvement in the women’s version of the tournament. Twenty-four cities submitted a bid to be part of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and in the end, nine were selected. The Olympiastadion in Berlin, the location of six matches during the 2006 FIFA World Cup, including the final, was one of the nine chosen venues. “I’ll be honest with you. In 2008, we did not believe we could fill such a big stadium as the Olympiastadion during the FIFA Women’s World Cup,” Wolter told delegates. However, they were able to fill it, and 73,680 people watched the host country beat Canada 2-1 on the opening night. The selected venues were spread across large cities such as Berlin, and smaller destinations such as the town of Sinsheim, which has a population of 36,000 and a stadium – the Rhein-Nekar Arena – that seats 30,000 people. The LOC implemented an innovative ticketing strategy by launching the sales process some two years before the event was scheduled to begin and offering the tickets at an average of more than 40 euros each. Wolter admitted that the organisers were unsure the approach would work, but explained that it was natural to charge premium prices for a premium event. The tournament cost 50.5 million euros and brought in almost 60 million euros. Not only did they break even, but “we made a profit in the end, which was really unexpected,” Wolter told the audience.

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Six National Supporter sponsors contributed 23 million euros to the tournament. “They helped us a lot, to be honest,” said Wolter, who proudly reported that five of six of those companies are still involved with women’s football in Germany in some capacity. With FIFA’s help, the LOC worked to increase the awareness of women’s soccer in Germany. They held 20 public relations events featuring the German national team, in all nine host cities, before the tournament began. Wolter said the move was Ulrich costly, but was worth it. Wolter “It was the right decision,” he explained. “You have to have the host city behind you for this [kind of] event.” Don Hardman, Vice-President, Venues, FIFA Women World Cup Canada 2015 National Organising Committee (NOC), the Canadian Soccer Association, began his presentation by reflecting on the success of the 2011 tournament and admitting his committee “definitely [has] big shoes to fill.” He added: “We’re excited about what the future has in store for us over the next three years.” The tournament will take place across five time zones – a first for any Canadian sporting event. Although football competes with a range of other sports for the attentions of Canadians, it is the No.1 participation sport for young people between the ages of five and 14. Hardman went on to outline the goals that the NOC has set out for the tournament. The top target is to host the most successful FIFA

‘When they put the maple leaf on, we want all those fans to engage and participate and become actively involved’ Don Hardman, Vice-President, Venues, FIFA Women World Cup Canada 2015 National Organising Committee, the Canadian Soccer Association Women’s World Cup in history, by executing several key strategies. Hardman explained that organisers want to sell out every stadium for every match. With the stadia ranging from capacities of 20,000 in Moncton to 60,000 in Montreal, Hardman admitted that it will be an ambitious target. The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup will feature 24 teams, up from 16 in Germany, and the NOC aims to broadcast every match in Canada with the help of their media partners, CTV Television Network and The Sports Network (TSN). Hardman hopes the television and radio broadcast schedule, as well as online and mobile coverage, will help to spark national interest in the tournament. “When they put the maple leaf on, we want all those fans to engage and participate and become actively involved in this event,” he said. Hardman also highlighted the financial support that has been provided by the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government. However, despite public funding, there will be still be a

shortfall of some 40-50 million dollars, and this gap will have to be plugged by other revenue streams. In terms of sponsorship, the NOC foresees competition from the popularity of the National Hockey League Stanley Cup playoffs, the 2015 Toronto Pan and Para Pan American Games, which will begin shortly after the football tournament wraps up, and also Major League Soccer and the Canadian Football League. All four organisations have agreed to work with the Women’s World Cup organisers in order to minimise potential conflicts. Another challenge stems from the fact that of the six stadia hosting matches during the tournament, five will have artificial surfaces. Hardman addressed the issue by saying that, when considering the climate of the country, such playing surfaces are the only practical solution. Additionally, after Russia, Canada is the second largest country by area, ensuring travel times will be another significant challenge. “A long commute for the Germany event was just over a one-hour flight,” he added. However, a flight from Moncton, New Brunswick, the easternmost host city, to Vancouver, British Columbia, the westernmost host city, is an eight-hour journey and a four-hour time difference. Hardman said the organising team would look at minimising travel times by the sensible scheduling of games. Above all, despite the distance, Hardman and the NOC want to streamline the experience for fans and athletes from coast to coast. “The distances in between are challenging, but we will be developing a plan to make sure [the experience] is consistent,” he said. With such planning already in place four years before the event, it is clear that the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup organisers are determined to keep the tournament on the rise.


city forum Interactive Panel: Who pays for what? Ronald Bidulka, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Jonathan Coxeter-Smith, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sagacity MCS Limited Don Elliman, Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver Diamil Faye, President and Chief Executive Officer, JAPPO Sports & Events Management Consulting Gerrit Middag, Marketing and Events Director, International Cycling Union (UCI) Janis Schmees, CSEE, Executive Director, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority Moderator: Don Schumacher, Executive Director, National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC)

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he issue of cost control and budget responsibility is something that event hosts cannot afford to ignore. In the second session of the 2012 City Forum at SportAccord Convention, several experts tackled the topic, with Moderator Don Schumacher kicking off the interactive panel entitled ‘Who pays for what?’ by noting the plethora of expenses that arise from hosting major events. Gerrit Middag, Marketing and Events Director at the International Cycling Union (UCI) opened the discussion by explaining the various cost areas of a major cycling event, and the issues that must be dealt with once the hosting rights are awarded. “The police, security, television production, closed streets – who is going to pay? The federal government, the city or the organiser? Everywhere you hold an event, it is different,” Middag said. “You need long-term solutions regarding how to solve that. You can’t have a major event without addressing those cost issues beforehand.” The solution from a city’s perspective, according to Middag, is to know which events to attract. “There are thousands of events a city could bid for, but you need to find positive things about hosting events,” Middag said. “Don’t just look at the big events; there are so many others that are more manageable for many people.” Jonathan Coxeter-Smith, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sagacity MCS Limited, developed the discussion by highlighting the need to understand how to apportion responsibility for costs. “The most common reason for failure is a lack of understanding within certain partnerships, usually between the private and public sector,” Coxeter-Smith said. “The private sector needs to realise some value out of something. They need a winning partnership. If they see risk, they say no. They need something that does work, and then you will have a successful event. Partnerships need to be built on an understanding of the values of the benefits.”

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Diamil Faye, President and Chief Executive Officer, JAPPO Sports & Events Management Consulting, agreed that all parties need to enjoy benefits when they invest in such events. “That’s the difficult part of striking up partnerships, and one of the biggest problems in hosting events in Africa, for example,” Faye said. “When you want to host a world championship, you need to convince people it is okay. Sponsors are sometimes hesitant because some people will want the money to go somewhere else, like education. Sponsors won’t go to something the people don’t want. “The private sector sometimes refuses to pledge its support because it does not see the value of a bid. It’s a process that needs to be cleaned up. There is a need to increase the education surrounding events.” Recognising what each party will get out of an event is a key component of building fruitful partnerships, according to Don Elliman, Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver. Only then can resources be allocated to achieve the right results, he said. “The

biggest single cost is the dislocation of resources,” Elliman explained. “Some of the most important people in your community can be taken into a new role, sometimes for years. The whole process needs to be explained thoroughly.” Ronald Bidulka, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, responded to this point by adding that the operating model of organising events has evolved over the past 10 years. Organisers have learned how to track preparations for an event in a way that does not lead to an incorrect allocation of resources. Bidulka said that such planning before an event can improve the chances that post-event legacy, particularly with regard to facilities, does not become an afterthought. “Post-games use is important,” he said. “In Canada, some interesting things have happened with facilities. If they are utilised well, they can help enhance partnerships with the private sector.”

‘Some of the most important people in your community can be taken into a new role, sometimes for years’ Don Elliman, Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver Innovation is to be encouraged in the pre-event planning stages and the post-event legacy, and Janis Schmees, CSEE, Executive Director, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, underlined some of the ideas that have sprouted up in the past surrounding local events that have smaller budgets. “Volunteer power and other special programs are beneficial,” Schmees said. “Without federal support, you are forced to find innovating ways to pay for events. For example, the 2012 Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games, which will bring in more than 15,000 athletes.” Schmees also spoke about how an intriguing program, which aimed to rehabilitate prisoners by offering them culinary training, was incorporated into the Games. “There are always arrangements to try and save money and there were many advantages in this case for lots of people,” Schmees said. In wrapping up the session, the members of the panel agreed that, although costs for major events can be hefty, if they are allocated in the right way, then they can make the investment worthwhile. “It’s about the legacy,” Elliman said. Schmees added: “It’s about the ‘halo’ effect and the after-glow in the community after an event. If it is something that people will be talking about for years, and is something that is seen as a ‘must-have’, then that is a huge factor when looking at bidding for an event.”


Charlie Denson

conference day 1 keynote address: inspiring the next generation Charlie Denson, President, Nike Brand, NIKE, Inc.

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ncouraging people of all ages to adopt more active lifestyles has become one of the key challenges of the 21st century. The emphasis, though, remains on the younger generation. Delivering his keynote address to open the two-day SportAccord Convention Conference, Charlie Denson, President, Nike Brand, NIKE Inc. highlighted the need for investing in youth. In his speech entitled ‘Inspiring the Next Generation’ he spoke of the need to provide better access to sport for a younger generation that many believe has become inactive. “I believe we all need to think differently and work together to help reverse the disturbing trends that continue to prevent young people around the world from having access to sport,” Denson said. Citing the Center for Disease Control in the United States, Denson said that many communities are built in ways that make it difficult or unsafe to be physically active. He also said that most teens fall short of the daily recommendation of at least 60 minutes of aerobic physical activity per day. “In a relatively short period of time, physical activity has been designed and engineered out of our lives with dramatically underestimated human, social and economic costs,” he added.

‘In a relatively short period of time, physical activity has been designed and engineered out of our lives’ Charlie Denson, President, Nike Brand, NIKE, Inc. “Frighteningly, for the first time in generations, the average 10-yearold today is expected to live a shorter and lower quality life than his parents or grandparents.” Denson called upon the industry to alter its approach and to implement a new way of thinking. He also stressed the need to adapt and work together to address the issues of access and opportunity for youth around the world to play sport. “Appropriately, this year’s SportAccord Convention theme is ‘A Decade of Change, A Future of Promise’,” Denson said. “We believe our industry must innovate dramatically in order to stay relevant to


the young athletes of today. We believe the future is now and to reach today’s young athletes, firstly we all need to recognise we are not in charge. They are in charge.” With dramatic changes currently taking place across the world’s political, economical and technological landscapes, Denson also urged delegates to focus on how they can engage the younger generation. “To engage the youth of today, you must speak to them in their language – through digital media. We need to support the sports they love and the dreams they have. To thrive and connect, we all need to evolve quickly to this world and go to where our consumers are. “They are online – all the time. Digital is the way of life for our consumers and for generations to come. There is no going back to the way it used to be. Today’s youth won’t accept being spoken at. They will only engage when listened to. It has to be a two-way conversation. “We have to create relationships that are authentic and personal and deliver experiences young athletes want to have with our brands.” With so many other interests competing for the attentions of youngsters, Denson insisted it was imperative to continue to promote sport as a compelling, healthy and fun choice for future generations. He reminded the audience that Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman once said: “If you have a body, you’re an athlete.” That remains one of the company’s core principles. “We need to think about the global communities we collectively represent and move to connect and inspire everyone who shares a common passion for sports,” Denson said. “We believe that sport transcends and has the power to educate, overcome barriers and empower people. We believe, as you do, in human potential. Sport is a powerful unifier and we should not take for granted how uniquely positioned we are to inspire change with sport. “We also understand that many sports organisations are eagerly searching for ways to have a greater impact on social change in today’s world. It has become increasingly clear that physically inactive lifestyles are the norm today in most major markets. Sport will not thrive with this as the backdrop.” The startling reality about the

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‘We believe that sport transcends and has the power to educate, overcome barriers and empower people’ Charlie Denson, President, Nike Brand, NIKE, Inc. health of today’s youth has inspired Denson to use the Nike brand as a vehicle for change in sporting communities around the world. The call for action will require collaboration between sporting organisations working towards a common goal that Denson believes will benefit everyone involved. “We believe that enabling access to sport and physical play – especially for kids – is one of the greatest investments society can make,” he said. “It can provide the next generation with skills such as teamwork, fair play, determination, self-confidence, creativity, resilience and of course, physical and emotional health. “We all need to work together to break cycles of physical inactivity where they are deeply entrenched, and to prevent the cycle in countries that are well on their way to adopting physically inactive lifestyles.” Denson said that Nike is already working with a variety of partners on a number of global initiatives focusing on getting younger people to be more active. “We need to work together at every level as the problem is systemic,” Denson said. “Providing access to sport to those populations where it is out of reach or inaccessible will be beneficial to everyone globally and I believe it will help us all to support the next generation of athletes and future Olympians. “We have an opportunity and a responsibility to inspire a new generation to participate in sport and achieve their dreams.”


conference day 1 Plenary Panel Session: What will the top ‘Game Changers’ in sport be over the next decade?

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he world of sport has undergone huge changes over the past 10 years, and few would dispute the claim that it will continue to evolve considerably over the next decade. The key issue, as ever, is how it will evolve. In kicking off a session that focused on SportAccord Convention’s theme in Québec City – ‘A Decade of Change, A Future of Promise’ – Omid Ashtari, Twitter’s Head of Sports and Entertainment, highlighted an area in which he has great expertise. Ashtari said that the changing platforms to engage and communicate with fans have had a huge impact on the sporting world, particularly in areas such as social media. However, he also explained that such new platforms have changed the roles of athletes themselves.

“Fans are closer to the people they idolise,” said Ashtari. “You see their personalities come through. They’re on a higher platform and you get to see who they are in person. All athletes now have an opportunity to establish a brand in terms of sponsors coming in.” Ann Wool, Partner, Managing Director, Ketchum Sports and Entertainment, expanded on this opening thought by saying: “We’ve entered a whole new state of athlete stardom as we can now connect with the superstars. Athletes are much more in control of their brands.” Stefan Szymanski, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, added that the increasing control over their individual brands will ensure athletes take home “a bigger share of the money”. Szymanski said: “In terms of changes, I can only see athletes getting


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stronger. What is there to stop some billionaires from across the globe getting together and forming a football league? Players will move to where the money is. Why wouldn’t they move to where the money is?” However, Wool countered that such ambitious developments may be difficult to achieve. “What the athletes will quickly find out is that it’s not easy to build an infrastructure and sustain it,” Wool said. “I don’t know that it could be so sustainable to put the athletes together somewhere new and create something.” Moderator David Eades then turned the discussion towards the issue of safety in sport and injury prevention – a topic that has been a key talking point for many years. Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer of EA, said that many athletes are in a state of confusion in this area, and used American football as an example. “The players are confused,” he said. “Do ‘big hits’ get you on television and get you contracts, or do they give you a huge fine and a suspension? Where do you draw the line on what is a respectable hit? “As we are starting to see, there are long-term concussive effects in some sports, and I believe that some leagues have not stepped in quickly enough to stop it.” The growing awareness athletes and fans have regarding the dangers of such injuries is ensuring the leagues themselves are more closely scrutinised than ever before when it comes to how they deal with such issues. “It’s a reputation issue,” Wool said. “Athletes have been saying openly that they do not want their kids to play certain sports. The good thing is that there is a debate about it. People are now asking: Does it endanger funding and kids wanting to participate?” Jane Geddes, Senior Vice-President, Talent Relations & Development, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., suggested a solution by saying that athletes “need to be better educated about when they have experienced an unhealthy hit”. Geddes added: “Athletes need to understand when that sort of thing happens. A big problem is that some athletes do not want to say it because they still want to compete. “They need to understand the seriousness of it. At the moment, they might not know when something has happened to their brain.” Ashtari warned, though, that sports administrators have to be careful not to dilute the core attraction when attempting to bring in new rules in this contentious area. “American football is one of the most aggressive sports, and if the tackling changed, it would change my perspective of the sport,” he said. There is therefore little doubt that sports have reached a new level of commercial appeal in comparison with 10 years ago. However, the members of the panel appeared to agree that, in order to protect the interests of a sport, the stars themselves need to be protected – even if, in so many ways, they are “stronger” than ever before.

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John Collins

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ill there ever be a time when viewers’ attention spans will be too short to watch a full live broadcast of a sports match? Will highlights – or short bursts of action – eventually take over from the communal experience of watching a big sporting event live with friends and family? What role will technology play in the transformation of the way we consume live sports coverage? These three questions and more were addressed during the panel discussion entitled ‘Quick Hits and Mobile Clips... Will sports TV

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viewers still watch live games and events in 10 years?’ Michel Masquelier, President of IMG Media, did not want to draw a divide between traditional media and new media. Instead, he suggested looking at what the “consumer of tomorrow” wants, and broke it down into three points. Firstly, he said, teenagers are more interested in consuming shortform rather than long-form content. Secondly, the older generation has no problem with paying for quality, whereas youngsters live in “the culture of the free” and will not pay for something if they do not have to. Finally, teenagers are deciding how much interactivity they want with the media they consume.

“I think it’s a requirement that the new and the classic [media] platforms adapt to the taste of what the kids want,” Masquelier said. John Collins, Chief Operating Officer of the National Hockey League (NHL), spoke about the impact digital media has had on his organisation. He insisted that the NHL also does not separate the labels of ‘new’ and ‘traditional’ media. “We really just think about video,” he said, before noting how some other leagues refuse to adopt the NHL’s approach of posting content on video-sharing website YouTube. “We’ve said we’d like to get hockey content out there and be as ubiquitous as we possibly can,” Collins explained. Pierre Karl Péladeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Québecor Inc., added: “Technology is integrating what media is all about. Something we know is that technology is accelerated in its execution and implementation, and the media business should be completely open to integrate that technology. “Technology provides many of the platforms, but sport is something that is bringing audiences together. It is bringing families together in a live event.” Mark Lazarus, Chairman of the NBC Sports Group, noted that when all of his company’s platforms are accounted for, his network will be broadcasting 5,300 hours of live coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games across the United States. On top of its television coverage, NBC will also be offering viewers the option of streaming events online. However, despite being an advocate of online opportunities, Lazarus insisted that “for the next 10 years, broadcast television will be the place of scale for viewers in sports”. Masquelier mentioned how in recent years there has been a shift from a few hours of live sports programming per week on television to non-stop sporting action. However, despite the abundance of available live

‘We really just think about video. We’ve said we’d like to get hockey content out there and be as ubiquitous as we possibly can’ John Collins, Chief Operating Officer, National Hockey League programming, he still believes that events such as the Olympic Games or the FIFA World Cup will continue to drive the audience towards their television sets as “people drop everything else” to watch these kinds of events. “It’s a question of balance, and that balance is ever-changing,” he added. Péladeau agreed with Masquelier and said that he does not think there is a saturation point for live television. In his opinion, the market will continue to grow, and mixing non-live events with live events is one way in which sports coverage will evolve in the future. “You need to be creative and you need to be innovative, but I’m sure there will always be a significant market for live events,” Péladeau said. The discussion touched upon technological advances associated with the production and consumption of live sports. Although Masquelier is a fan of high-definition television, he is not convinced 3D is here to stay. He went on to say that even if the consumer’s attention is always being divided by different kinds of technologies, “you will constantly have technology that will be there to


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help you enjoy the experience” of watching sport. Lazarus added that companies cannot take their eye off the ball by focusing on the technology and forgetting the content. “People still care about the content they watch,” he explained. Péladeau mentioned that from an equipment perspective, sport represents a great opportunity for forward-thinking technology manufacturers. He added that it is entirely possible that spectators will be surrounded by numerous screens at live events in the near future. Moderator David Eades then asked the members of the panel whether there will come a time when digital access is as important as in-home access. Lazarus responded by insisting that the two are linked, and offered an anecdote of when he once watched an ice hockey game on his phone on his way to his television screen at home. “I do think we have to be mindful of the short-form as a trend, but people will still migrate to the best screen available for big, communal sports events,” he said. “The power of broadcast television and cable television is not going to disappear.” Lazarus then highlighted his concerns about content piracy, saying that NBC Universal “will be vigilant in protecting the content that we pay for and that our customers pay for”. Collins concluded the discussion by saying that highlights can give someone who does not follow a sport very closely an idea of what a sport is like. “At the end of the day, though, I think people love sport because they want to be part of that community and they want to watch that game with friends and family,” he said. “I worked at the National Football League for 15 years before I came to the NHL and we used to say: ‘Nobody ever watches the Super Bowl game on their own.’ I think that’s still the case.”

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John Amaechi

conference day 1 The Big Picture: Fulfilling Sport’s Promise to Society John Amaechi OBE, Organisational Consultant, High-Performance Executive Coach, New York Times Best-Selling Author and former NBA Basketball Star

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he core tenets of sport are meant to have a positive impact upon society and teach important values and lessons that can be applied to various areas of life. However, according to Organisational Consultant, High-Performance Executive Coach, New York Times Best-Selling Author and former National Basketball Association star John Amaechi OBE, the reality is far removed from the aspiration. In a thought-provoking speech, Amaechi underlined his belief that sport is yet to deliver on its promise to society of establishing a lasting and positive legacy in the communities that they are supposed to serve. He told delegates that although the younger generation looks at sport as being fun and a healthy dose of competition, at the macro level, the dollars and cents of big business seem to overshadow the basic principles upon which the industry has been built. Amaechi opened the session entitled ‘Fulfilling Sport’s Promise to Society’ by saying, perhaps surprisingly, that he is not an avid sports fan, and warned delegates that some of them would disagree vehemently with his opinions.

Having been part of the sporting system in various countries, Amaechi said that he had seen first-hand a disturbing trend of sport failing to deliver on what he described as “big, empty promises”. “Modify the promises or start delivering,” Amaechi urged. “The ‘power of sport’ – people have bought into it and that it does great things, but when you talk about these promises, so many are bold and unregulated. “The problem I have is that it can work if we get it right. We have to re-examine sports.” One of the biggest issues raised by Amaechi was the false notion that sport was inclusive to everyone of all backgrounds. To illustrate his point he asked the audience to just imagine their days on a school playground, giving the example of children choosing unpopular classmates last when selecting members of their sports team. “One of the first myths we look at is that sport is for everybody and that it is inclusive, but it is clear it is not for everybody,” Amaechi said. “It’s naturally exclusive, on the playground right up to the elite. All the programmes we build will fail the young people who are different and those who are different.” Amaechi challenged International Federations to be more inclusive


and insisted that many sporting bodies need to change to deliver on their promises to society. “The idea that sport does good is something that needs to change,” he added. “Initiatives of sport will do exactly what we want them to do and nothing else. “I see too many initiatives where well-meaning is good enough, and sport is one of the curious areas we have the least qualified people and least interpersonal people. We need to address the people in sport.” Amaechi made it clear that it was not just the people at the top of the chain that need to be addressed but those involved in all levels of sport. He believes that the industry has accepted the idea that it is okay to be “anti-intellectual” in sport. “This is illustrated to me when you look at the difference between teachers and coaches,” said Amaechi, who runs a community sports centre in Manchester in the UK. “I sometimes stand with the parents of the opposing team and watch as their coach is screaming and yelling, jumping up and down, watching as he is six to eight inches away from the face of a 12-year old. “I look at them and say: ‘Let’s think about this for a second. If this was the end of a French class, if that was your French teacher speaking to your child like that, tell me you wouldn’t be pinning that guy to the ground.’ In sports we have created this phantom zone where this absolutely incredulous behaviour is okay.” Referring to his own sports centre, Amaechi said that his members of staff have bought into the idea that “sport can be amazing if we make it amazing”. In running his own sports facility, he has a very clear goal in mind. “We want to produce emotionally literate, intellectually-curious young people who can communicate both with their peers and adult authority figures,” Amaechi said. “We want that because we know these characteristics translate into future success in and outside of sport.” Those characteristics include being more resilient, more mentally astute and better role models, he added. Such benefits would save businesses more money in the long run, he said, and would provide “money in the bank for sport”. Amaechi believes sport can achieve and deliver on these promises, but only if the industry as a whole stops looking at macro-outcomes like making children happy and stopping juvenile crime. “We can make sport teach these kinds of lessons, but not if we believe it does it just by accident,” he concluded. “We can’t just think that any type of coach, any kind of team and any kind of environment will make it happen because it will not.” “We need to make sport do exactly what we need it to do or we need to stop making such big promises.”

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conference day 1 Case Study and Interview: Hosting the World’s Largest Tailgate Party Allison Melangton, President and Chief Executive Officer, 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee Interviewer: Charmaine Crooks, President, NGU Consultants Inc. 

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he National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl is arguably the highlight of the North American sporting calendar. For razzmatazz and spectacle, many think it is quite simply the greatest show on Earth. Every year, one city has the honour of hosting the Super Bowl and, for a few days at least, that destination is the sporting world’s focus of attention. The host city does not just benefit from global exposure to hundreds of millions of television viewers. On the ground, hundreds of thousands of American football fans stroll through the city to soak up the unique atmosphere. Indianapolis was the destination of Super Bowl XLVI earlier this year. On February 5, 2012, the New York Giants overcame the New England Patriots 21-17 to lift the Vince Lombardi trophy. However, for Allison Melangton, President and Chief Executive Officer, 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, the actual game was just one part of the festivities. Speaking in a session entitled ‘Hosting the World’s Largest Tailgate Party’, Melangton offered a fascinating insight into the challenges of staging one of the most popular sporting events on the planet. As only the second woman in the history of the Super Bowl to steer the famous game’s Host Committee, Melangton is hoping her experience can inspire others to forge a career in the sports industry. She admitted, though, that the choice of Indianapolis as Super Bowl host was not to everyone’s liking initially. “The setting usually needs to be warm and sunny in February, have exceptional golf courses, have glitz and glamour, a great nightlife, and be extremely attractive to celebrities,” Melangton said. “Indianapolis did not have much of that, so we had to come up with innovative ways to make our city attractive. This was a once-in-alifetime chance to rebrand our city.” The result of the Indianapolis Host Committee’s efforts was what many have called the greatest Super Bowl of all time. The key, Melangton said, was engaging the community in as many ways as possible. Owing to the fact that Indianapolis did not follow the template of a ‘normal’ Super Bowl city, the focus had to be different. “We made our residents our greatest asset,” she said. As a starting point, a programme was established for local people to become “Super Bowl certified”. It was offered to all residents and particularly those who would be working closely with Super Bowl tourists, such as hotel workers and taxi drivers. As a result, a total of 17,000 people signed up to receive guidance on how they could become “Super Bowl ready”. Melangton added: “Our people were so warm and friendly, and that made the experience so much better for everyone.” The Indianapolis residents also shone through their volunteer work.

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‘In the course of preparations, we had a total of 8,000 volunteers and more than 150,000 hours of work, with 26 community programmes. There was a huge sense of accomplishment and pride’ Allison Melangton, President and Chief Executive Officer, 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee “In the course of preparations, we had a total of 8,000 volunteers and more than 150,000 hours of work, with 26 community programmes just for the Super Bowl,” Melangton said. “We also had five million dollars in donated goods and services, mainly because we engaged everyone in the community. “There was a huge sense of accomplishment and pride within the community. It was a ‘home run’ for the city and the state. It was great.” Instead of just a four-hour American football game, the Super Bowl became a 10-day event. An enormous Super Bowl village was built downtown, and in this area more than 70 musical bands performed to the crowds. There were also other creative ideas to get the fans and residents excited, such as a dome that was filled with video games, which became a huge hit for youngsters. “We had four zip lines that took 10,000 rides in the course of the event, and that attracted a lot of people,” Melangton said. “We also took 32 Indy Cars and branded the logo of each NFL team on each car.” Murals were also put up across the city, courtesy of the artistic community of Indianapolis. In the end, the Super Bowl’s downtown festivities in Indianapolis attracted more than one million people over the course of 10 days. According to Melangton, the impact of the Super Bowl on the city will be positive for many years to come. “This particular project gave residents a lot of hope and it is something that will continue to be felt in the future,” she said. “This is my advice for cities the size of Indianapolis: use it to your advantage. Engage the community because it’s possible with smaller cities. This event caught the city’s imagination.”

conference day 1 Plenary Panel Session: Show me the money - the changing landscape of sports sponsorship Guido Betti, TV/Marketing Director, FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) Scott A. Blackmun, Chief Executive Officer, US Olympic Committee Thierry Borra, Director Olympic Games Management, The Coca-Cola Company Yann Le Moënner, Chief Executive Officer, A.S.O. Moderator: David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World


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hen it comes to the relationship between sport and its sponsors, over the past few years there has been an influx of new players and an emergence of fresh trends on the scene. In an informative Plenary Panel Session entitled ‘Show me the money - the changing landscape of sports sponsorship’, influential executives from the sporting world gave their expert insight into this ever-changing sector. The Coca-Cola Company has been one of the most recognisable brands in the sports industry for generations. However, Thierry Borra, Director of Olympic Games Management, The Coca-Cola Company, told the audience that over the past decade the partnership between Coca-Cola and the Olympics has changed more than at any other point in the company’s 84-year involvement in the movement. Coca-Cola’s campaign for the London 2012 Olympic Games brings music and athletes together through a series of initiatives that include advertisements and a 60-minute documentary. The goal, Borra said, is to bring Olympic sports to teenagers by combining their passions – music, sport and social media – in a way that will spark a conversation. “The key point is how we can keep the relevance to the consumers,” he explained. Engaging consumers is a challenge Guido Betti has been tackling in his role as the FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) Television and Marketing Director. Betti said that the International Federation realised that there was a responsibility to connect with people outside the volleyball community, and social media has proven to be a particularly

important tool in that regard. He went on to note that beach volleyball, which is often seen as a new and “trendy” branch of the game, can be used to increase interest in other forms of the sport, such as indoor volleyball. “What we want to do is to bring the ‘cool’ aspect of beach to indoor, and also bring the professionalism of indoor to beach,” Betti said. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has a number of high-profile commercial partners, but is also a registered charity. Scott Blackmun, Chief Executive Officer of the USOC, acknowledged how social media has been integrated into the organisation’s marketing campaigns. The USOC’s new campaign, ‘Raise Our Flag’, offers fans the opportunity to donate a stitch in the American flag for the 2012 Olympic Games for 12 dollars, and more than 11,000 have already become such ‘donors’. “It wouldn’t surprise me that by the time the 2016 Rio Games rolls around, we’re generating north of 40 to 50 million dollars per year,” he said. “I think one of the things that makes us different and makes us better is that we’re an Olympic movement based on values. Therefore we have protectors of those values. “We’re not just a business, and sometimes that creates disadvantages, but it also means that I think we’re more careful and perhaps slower to make changes.” Yann Le Moënner, Chief Executive Officer of the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), mentioned that one of the biggest changes taking place within his company is the focus on destinations. ASO is a

global name in sports event hosting, particularly in cycling, with the organisation hosting the world-famous Tour de France every year. “We need to treat the destination and the cities as private partners,” he said. “They want a return on investment and they want to attract tourists, and this is something that is very important for us.” For Le Moënner, broadcast exposure of ASO’s events is still crucial. “From an organiser’s point of view, if you look at the revenue, and if you compare TV revenue with new media, they are still a long way apart,” he said. Moderator David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World, asked Borra how companies such as Coca-Cola and McDonald’s can promote sport. Borra insisted that individual products should not be blamed for societal issues such as obesity and inactivity and pointed to the fact that Coca-Cola not only sells soft drinks, but juices, water and teas. Borra added that “as a brand, we’re not responsible for the health of the world”. In discussing the health of the world, and the general population, Le Moënner then noted the burgeoning popularity of mass participation events, such as the Boston Marathon, as examples of how people are taking more care about their health. “People aren’t only going to the game to watch, they’re going to participate,” he explained. Going forward, the members of the panel had different ideas about what the sponsorship landscape would transform into over the next five to 10 years.

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Le Moënner said that the next big media shift would change the way many organisations will do business, and reiterated his earlier comments that despite the growth of new media, television remains king. Borra was of the opinion that “what we need to pay attention to is staying on top of the evolution and to change ourselves”. He added: “We always need to do that, even if you have been doing this for 100 years or two years. You are in the same position because the world is moving too fast to be too confident.” Blackmun added: “One thing that probably won’t change is that our greatest value is inspiration and the best way that we can do that is by telling the stories of our athletes.” He also said that the USOC is using social media to tell those stories “in a different way and on different platforms”. In concluding the discussion, Betti spoke of his belief that the marriage of social media and events that connect volleyball players with the general public will bring future success to his own sport, and these lessons could be applied more broadly to the industry. “These people, behind the player, behind the hero, are human,” he said of the athletes. “I think that if we create this connection, in virtual or in real life, this probably is the future for the establishment of the sport in the long term.”

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t goes without saying that hosting an Olympic Games is no small feat. From massive venue construction programmes to transportation and security, ensuring an Olympics is a success is a huge undertaking that involves thousands of workers. The ‘Interview of the Day’ session on Day Two of the 2012 SportAccord Convention Conference Programme represented a chance to call on those running the London Olympics to update the sporting world on whether their vision is coming together in the way they had planned. In a relaxed chat with interviewer David Eades, Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG, and Hugh Robertson, MP, British Minister for Sport and the Olympics, gave delegates a progress report on preparations for the 2012 Games. Coe, an Olympic track gold medal-winner at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics, wasted no time in speaking about the vision of the London 2012 Games by saying that the goal remains to use the event to get young people more involved in sport and a healthy lifestyle. “It was important to establish the vision very early on,” Coe said. “I

don’t mean the vision statement but the actual vision – something that got to the heart of why we were doing this.” Robertson admitted that it would take a long time before stakeholders in London 2012 would know whether the Olympics had been a successful vehicle for change, but added that there had been a number of positive developments already. “There are half a million more cyclists on the road in the UK since the 2008 Beijing Olympics,” Robertson said. Coe explained that a number of LOCOG’s corporate partners had started their own initiatives to get people fit. Coe also said that he was delighted the likes of Dow Chemical, BP and Rio Tinto had signed up as commercial partners and added that he did not expect significant protests against certain companies during the Games, despite concerns in the media. “We live in a democratic society and as long as protests don’t slip into public disorder then I think we have a lot to be thankful for,” he said. Transportation is always a huge challenge at the Olympics, and to help ease the strain, organisers have asked workers to work from


‘I said that our Olympic legacy in that stadium would be track and field. I said that and I delivered on it’ Sebastian Coe, Chair, LOCOG home, if at all possible. “I think it sends a very sensible message,” Robertson said. “It frees up transport for people to get to and from the Games.” When London secured the Games back in 2005, the global financial downturn was still a few years away. In mentioning the number of construction jobs that had been created as a result of the Games and the revitalisation of a previously run-down area, Coe said that the Olympics had helped the country during tough financial times.

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In turning the discussion towards ticketing, and the unprecedented interest in the 2012 Games, Robertson defended the organisers’ efforts to make sure as many people as possible had been left satisfied by the process. “When you talk about ticketing you never hear from the pleased people who have got the tickets,” he said. Coe added: “I don’t think we could have done it differently given the extraordinary level of demand.” Alongside ticketing, security has been a key talking point in the build-up to the London Olympics. “If you can ever be confident about that sort of thing I am entirely confident that we can deliver a safe and secure Games,” Robertson said. “If you would rather be uncomfortable or safe, most people would say they would rather be safe.” After the Games, the main Olympic Stadium, the centrepiece of the Olympic Park, will have a football club as a tenant. Although the identity of the club has not yet been confirmed, Coe is happy that the stadium will offer an athletics legacy through the presence of a running track. As a starting point, the stadium will be hosting the World Athletics Championships in 2017. “We were always very clear about it. Track and field is a core anchor legacy and tenant,” Coe said. “I said that our Olympic legacy in that stadium would be track and field. I said that and I delivered on it.” Eades wrapped up the discussion by asking what the ultimate vision for the Games should be, from an operational point of view. Coe said that the key goal would be to make sure everything is covered from an organisational perspective, so that the athletes have nothing inhibiting them from competing to the very best of their abilities. After a seven-year wait from the announcement of the winning bid for the 2012 Games, Coe, Robertson and all other London 2012 stakeholders will not have long to wait until finding out whether that aim has been realised.

Professor Jan-Anders Månson

conference day 2 Something to Make You Stop and Think: When Innovation Challenges Sport Professor Jan-Anders Månson, President of AISTS and Director of LTC, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

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port is often seen as a breeding ground for innovation, and technological advancements are continuing to drive new ideas in the industry. According to Professor Jan-Anders Månson, President of AISTS (the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology) and Director of LTC, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, sports are “guinea pigs of technology”. He offered delegates at SportAccord Convention an in-depth slide presentation on the topic of ‘When Innovation Challenges Sport’, with members of the audience given an insight into how technology will influence the future of high-performance sport and what should be done to prepare for such changes. Månson started his presentation by explaining that sport is often a very early adopter in terms of innovative technology. “There is a fantastic power in sport innovation,” he said. “If we look at how fast technology comes into the market and if we look at aerospace, for example, we are talking about 10 or 15 years before the technology hits the market. In sport it only takes one or two years. This is the fantastic value that sport has. “I have been working with three International Federations that have faced big technological changes, and to see how they react and get exposed is very interesting and a learning experience for me.” Månson has had first-hand experience of seeing how technological innovation has challenged sport, and he said that the best example of it happening, from a personal perspective, was from his work with Fédération Internationale de Natation, the International Aquatics Federation. Following the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a large number of world records were broken using non-textile suits coated with water-repellent nanoparticles. Seeing an unfair advantage over other athletes, FINA banned the swimsuits to level the playing field. “FINA took very, very


‘If I were an athlete, of course you use the best stuff. You train for years, you suffer, you use the best’ Professor Jan-Anders Månson, President of AISTS and Director of LTC, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology strong action and a new regulation was put together to put that back on track again,” Månson said. “You should know that there is much more technology than what you think would go into the suit.” Citing that example, Månson warned about an inherent “hidden risk” when dealing with technology in sport. “Is it the athlete or the equipment? Be very, very concerned when we deal with technology,” he said. Månson was also stern in instructing the audience to never use the phrase “technology doping” as he said that it implies dishonesty and cheating. However, he did sympathise with athletes simply wanting to use the best equipment to produce the best result possible. “If I were an athlete, of course you use the best stuff. You train for years, you suffer, you use the best,” Månson said. “Extremely stiff, extremely light and peak performance – that is what all sports equipment design is all about.” With the sports industry continually looking to improve, Månson said that new equipment should complement, rather than challenge the athlete. He acknowledged that all sport is exposed to risk, but he

added that technology can be used to manage and minimise any risk. “I think there is a need for technical regulation,” he added. “We need innovation policies.” Carbon fibre composites are often used in equipment in a number of sports, such as cycling, motor sports and ice hockey. As a result of being lightweight and stiff, Månson said that the equipment is also sometimes brittle as well. This can lead to some materials breaking and falling apart into small pieces. He highlighted Formula One as the leader in showcasing new innovations in safeguarding technology by producing carbon fibre that bends but does not break after collisions. In concluding his presentation, Månson said that he believes products will continue to be designed so they are consistent with an athlete’s feel and control, with the aim of ensuring exceptional performance. He also said that new devices would be created with nanotechnology and miniaturisation as well as virtual development in the form of simulation to take high-performance sport to even greater levels in future years.

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ost would agree that sport has a key role to play in changing societies across the globe. On Day Two of the 2012 SportAccord Convention Conference Programme, the increasing importance of corporate social responsibility programmes that harness the power of sport was discussed in a plenary panel session entitled ‘Socially Responsible Sport – Who, Why and How Much?’ Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Special Olympics, opened the discussion by stating his belief that ‘corporate social responsibility’ is a problematic term because it implies corporations have an obligation to do the right thing – and corporations do not react well to obligations, he said. “My sales point would be that the partnerships that corporations can have with organisations that are involved in sport and produce

social good should be seen as opportunities, not responsibilities,” he said. “They should be seen as value-creation opportunities.” Shriver added that he likes the idea of a give-and-take relationship in which both parties benefit. Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of UK Sport, agreed with Shriver’s comments. “All of us in sport need to realise it does have a value,” she said. “It has an enormous and intrinsic value. But in order to really make it work to tackle the wider human and social issues, you have to draw out and you have to know how to use that value.” Campbell added that sport alone cannot tackle social issues, and initiatives must be executed and managed in an effective way. “We’re interested in creating a better world using sport and not necessarily just improving sport,” she said. “I think that’s what being


socially responsible means in sport.” Mel Young is President and Co-Founder of the Homeless World Cup, an organisation that uses football as a means to change people’s lives. He believes that the fact that homelessness exists is an indicator that there is something wrong with the world, and in order to fix that, the onus does not solely fall on corporations. He stressed that it should be in everyone’s interest to act and bring change. “What we found is that by using sport and getting homeless people themselves involved, you can create major change,” Young said. “However, we need more and more people to come together to create that change. If businesses are being responsible, then they actually need to take some action and create partnerships to bring about that change.”

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Baroness Sue Campbell and Tim Shriver

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John Amaechi OBE, Organisational Consultant, High-Performance Executive Coach, New York Times Best-Selling Author and former NBA Basketball Star, picked up on Shriver’s comments from earlier in the discussion and echoed his sentiments that selling sport as added value is important. “Being big comes with responsibility,” Amaechi said. “The fact is that when you are big, the way you operate around people has to change. “Sport likes to talk about how it’s not political, and then you suddenly look around and realise that these are the very same sports that, at a whim, can demand [that] Kings and Princes and Prime Ministers beg them to do things. If that’s not power in this world, I don’t know what is.” Alan Abrahamson, Columnist for 3 Wire Sports, said he “got into journalism to try and change the world”. He said that he believes everyone has an obligation to try to push through positive changes across the globe. Shriver expanded the discussion by saying how disappointed he is that sport has become exclusory in its nature. He pointed out that those who are not at the same performance level of others are led to believe they will be humiliated and are, either inadvertently or purposely, told to quit. Shriver explained that the Special Olympics model is about personal bests, not comparisons and rankings. “Sport does not require a kind of aggression, competition, vindictiveness and mean-

‘I am a passionate believer that the way we define the word “sport” has to be much broader’ Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair, UK Sport

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spiritedness,” he said. “That is off-putting to people who are 12 years old, 14 years old, who are average, like most of us are.” Campbell developed Shriver’s comments by remarking that the way physical education is dealt with in schools is the foundation for ensuring the well-being of all young people. She took issue with the idea that academic achievement is more important than physical education, saying that the latter can be used teach children values, if it is done properly. “I am a passionate believer that the way we define the word ‘sport’ has to be much broader, much more inclusive, and something that every child can access, not only those who are good at it,” Campbell said. “I have no problem with those who are good at it pursuing that excellence – I think that’s equally valid – but we’ve got to make sure that isn’t the only kind of definition of sport we all embrace.” Both Shriver and Young spoke about the changes sport can make in the lives of athletes. “Our athletes, typically, if you listen closely, they don’t say ‘I play basketball’ – they say ‘I am a basketball player’. It is a ‘being’ word, it’s a shift in identity,” Shriver explained. Living For Sport, a programme run by UK Sport, trains athletes about how to tell their stories to students. These

‘You do not have a choice as to whether to be a role model. You have a choice whether to be a good or a bad role model’ John Amaechi OBE, Organisational Consultant, High-Performance Executive Coach, New York Times Best-Selling Author and former NBA Basketball Star stories touch on the same barriers that many students may be facing. Campbell believes that hearing about the athletes’ journeys can teach students about goal-setting and pursuing their ambitions. Amaechi agreed that an elite athlete’s story can change a young person’s life, if told properly. However, he said that only a small minority of athletes engage with people outside “their bubble,” and that elite athletes should be trained early in their careers on how to use their stories to inspire others. Abrahamson then asked Amaechi if he believes he is a role model. “You do not have a choice as to whether to be a role model,” Amaechi said. “You have a choice whether to be a good role model or a bad role model – the only choice in the matter. So yes, athletes are role models. The problem is we don’t take seriously enough

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the fact that too many of them are poor [role models], unnecessarily so. It’s no great burden, on top of your 35,000 dollars a week, not to be a jerk.” Shriver then gave an anecdote about a corporate marketer who told him that the athletes taking part in the Special Olympics are not role models. Shriver countered this viewpoint by saying that individuals like Matthew Williams – a Canadian teenager elected by his fellow athletes to the Special Olympics’ International Board of Directors – are undoubtedly role model material. In a fitting way to end the discussion, Williams was then invited onto the stage to offer his concluding thoughts on the matter. Williams told the audience: “What I have learned from sport is that there is power through it, but it is how we use it that matters.”

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conference day 2 Debate: Fan Power – Are they customers or stakeholders, and who decides? Laurence Applebaum, Executive Vice-President, Women’s Tennis Association Matt Corey, Chief Marketing Officer, Mass Relevance Brian Grey, Chief Executive Officer, Bleacher Report Inc. Matthew Higgins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Related Sports & Entertainment Geoff Molson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Club De Hockey Canadiens, Inc. Moderator: David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World

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re fans merely followers of a sport or a club? Do all sporting organisations truly appreciate the importance of fans? Has the definition of a fan changed, and are they no longer simply seen as a revenue stream? A debate on Day Two of SportAccord Convention entitled ‘Fan Power - Are they customers or stakeholders, and who decides?’ focused on how fans can offer so much more than just a bottom line financial boost. Laurence Applebaum, Executive VicePresident, Women’s Tennis Association, started the conversation by saying that “we really see the fans as the lifeblood of our sport”. He added: “Our outlook is to drive innovation in our fan interactivity. We bring everything out. It is a very engaging and intimate playing field.” Social media is a tool that should be used

by all stakeholders of sport, and by athletes as well as sporting organisations and clubs, Applebaum added. “For social media, we engage some of our top athletes to be more active on these networks,” he said. Matt Corey, Chief Marketing Officer of Mass Relevance, built on the topic by saying that social media takes the connection between fans and sport to a new level. “We take the mass social conversations all over the world, filter them, and display them in a way that’s acceptable,” Corey said. “It allows teams to control people’s experience. How do you bring athletes out in a controlled way?” Corey summed up his point by saying that fan interaction “amplifies the event and the brand” – something that can offer superb benefits for all concerned. Brian Grey, Chief Executive Officer, Bleacher Report Inc., then spoke about what his company does in this area. “Social media enables thousands of fans to have their voices heard,” he said. “We

‘To be able to turn on my phone and have feedback from fans is valuable. I find it to be one of the most useful means of communication’ Geoff Molson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Club De Hockey Canadiens, Inc. then publish it on our platforms, edit it and display it through social media tools. “One of the things that is empowering is to establish a place for a game where people who are very passionate about sport can talk about it. The fans are the real voices.” Geoff Molson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Club de Hockey Canadiens, Inc., then offered an example of his own on why fan interaction is so important. “To be able to turn on my phone and be able to have feedback from fans is very valuable,” said Molson, who runs one of the National Hockey League’s most famous teams. “I find it to be one of the most useful

means of communication. I spend most of my time listening to what they have to say. “It makes a big difference to fans. For me, legitimate conversations I can have with people are very important.” Although sport uses social media to its advantage, Matthew Higgins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Related Sports & Entertainment, insisted that the sporting world has not done enough yet. “Sports have always lagged behind in embracing technology when in fact we should be first,” Higgins said. “Our idea is to accelerate the amount of time it takes for fans to get into their teams.” The growing influence of social media, and particularly Twitter, is quickly changing


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the face of sport, and all agreed that they must embrace such innovations. “The desire for information and the need to have it right away is what comes along with social media,” Molson said. “We need to be aware of that, to communicate it right away, because if we do not then someone else will. It is a way for us to be extremely proactive.” Grey added: “Twitter for us is a distribution channel for the brand. People are starting to use it as a reader. We have hundreds of ways for the consumer to speak. Are the voices having growing influence? Yes. “You have to pay attention to what they’re saying. That is how you understand the fan base.” Applebaum said that he has entered into a two-year journey with social media that he thinks will be a huge game-changer. The journey consists of working with sponsors on how they can focus on connecting the athletes with the fans. “It’s about connecting with all fans and making it relevant for them to be engaged. It is about trying to make them feel like they are there,” said Applebaum. “There’s connectivity where people want to be more involved with the sport and with the athlete.” Corey agreed that the future of sport in social media looks bright, and he gave delegates an insight about what he expects the landscape to look like in a year’s time. “All stadia and events will create social media platforms with the fans,” he said. “It will be controlled, of course. There is a balance between unique and wide open and being able to actually create the conversation. There are hundreds of ways to connect with the fan.”

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brief introduction into the heart of the topic – content. Bailey broke down the issue of content into three straightforward categories. He said that there are enterprises with a primary business to create content, including leagues and sports federations; entities that take content and distributes it through various channels; and entities that provide goods and services to content providers or the channels of distribution. “The issue is that as we continue to get more content, more sports and more events, there is more competition,” Bailey said. “When there is more competition, there’s more competition for the consumer. So the issue facing anybody – whether they are

content providers, channels of distribution or providers of goods and services – is to recognise that the marketplace on a global basis is actually shrinking because more and more people are trying to get their share of the marketplace and the hearts and minds of people. “That constitutes what are bound to be the real challenges, to try and not only maintain clients and customers, but also to generate new customers. So how do we do that in this global ecosystem that really depends on each other for their spot? It is survival of the fittest.” Moderator David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World, then got the rest of the


panel involved in the discussion and posed a question to Scott Guglielmino, Senior Vice-President, Programming and Global X Events, ESPN Inc., that competition exists between the ESPN’s X-Games and traditional sports. “We do compete from a sponsorship perspective on the commercial side, but certainly from the distribution perspective we’re fortunate at ESPN to really play in all three of those content circles mentioned earlier,” Guglielmino said. “That really makes the experience symbiotic when it comes to the field of play, the commercial aspects and all the little pieces that fit around. So I think in that way we have got a bit of an upper hand.” Although the younger generation dictates how sport is consumed and the emergence of online as a form of distribution has changed the landscape, Olivier Fisch, Managing Director Eurosport Sales and Eurosport Events, Eurosport, believes that television remains the most important platform. “TV remains the most consumed media,” Fisch said. “What has changed for television is the way it has had to adapt itself to improve coverage of sports. The title of this conference reminds me of Darwin. The one that survives is not always the cleverest or the most courageous, but the one who is able to adapt itself. “Television over the past 10 years has extensively improved with new technologies, new statistics and new cameras. You can find cameras on athletes themselves. It’s very impressive the way we cover sports and that probably contributes to keeping big audiences on TV.”

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Fisch used the example of how in 2009 the advent of the Halibut Camera allowed viewers to see what was going on under water during sporting events. However, Fisch felt that some other sports, such as snowboarding, are not big enough to draw substantial ratings to mainstream platforms. Guglielmino disagreed by saying that sports like snowboarding were “incredibly relevant” and pointed to the demographic of viewers at this year’s Winter X Games. He said that 60 million viewers watched the action on television and 40 million between the ages of 18 and 34 accessed the coverage via video-sharing website YouTube. “When we look at our master brand of ESPN globally and we look to our mantra to serve the fan on the best available stream, action sports and specifically in this case, snowboarding, is absolutely an important piece to that mosaic – there are a lot of different pieces to the puzzle,” Guglielmino said. “There is a balance we’re trying to achieve between the strictly commercial success of each programme and the mosaic.” Eades then questioned Haroon Lorgat, Chief Executive Officer, International Cricket Council (ICC), about the emergence of Twenty20 cricket and how the ICC was able to introduce a successful new fast-paced format into a sport that is seen by many as traditional. “As for the Twenty20 format some of it was pressure was from the marketplace, so it was a call to action in a sense,” Lorgat said. “We were fortunate in a sense that it was already being played prominently in England.” The 20-over-per-side version of the game has proved to be hugely popular, but Lorgat did acknowledge that many players and administrators were unconvinced at first and it took time for everyone to appreciate the potential.

“When it was first introduced even the players were not sure,” Lorgat said. “It was painful at the time. Certain key people did not see a value in it and felt there was no future for it. “Today, though, it is a real form of cricket. Some of the players themselves have developed skills just for Twenty20.” In moving the discussion on, Peter Bayer, Chief Executive Officer, Innsbruck 2012 – Host City for the First Winter Youth Olympic Games, added: “I think you have to make a distinction between what is a sport and what is a show at the end of the day. “If people are taking a sport that athletes might invest their career, their life and their heart into, I think it’s the wrong way to just look at sport as a commercial entity, where you basically take a sport, suck it up and spit it out.” Bailey concluded by saying: “The reason that sport is so compelling is not necessarily because it can be commercially viable. It is because of the enjoyment that people have in playing and watching it. “Sports are basically a reflection in some ways of the culture of the individual communities, countries and regions that you are in. For those reasons they are very important to the community itself. “Just because it may not be commercially successful does not necessarily mean it doesn’t have a huge role to play in the community.”

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organisers had tried to ensure that everywhere ends up having the same positive experience of visiting the Games. Jevans also spoke about the 118 informational videos that have been produced to teach spectators the ‘A to Z’ of a sport or an event. The videos will be shown to spectators half an hour before the competitions kick off so that they know what to expect and appreciate. “We want people to understand,” she said. “The ‘A to Z’s’ that we have produced will be so valuable.” Jevans showed an example of one of those videos, covering the floor exercise competition in men’s gymnastics. The video showed the finer points of the event by using animated examples as well as footage from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In previous editions of the Olympics, host cities have boasted of high ticket sales, but at the venues themselves on the day of an event, vast swathes of empty seats are often seen. According to Jevans, part of that problem is the fact that sessions can drag on for hours at a time. “You take beach volleyball, and a session of beach volleyball is eight hours,” she said, noting that even the most enthusiastic fan would find it difficult to stay in the same place for eight hours. “So we split that down into three sessions per day, allowing more people to have a chance of attending. We made a commitment in Singapore [at the International Olympic Committee vote in 2005] that we would have the stadia full.” Jevans admitted, jokingly, that one thing she hopes to avoid is getting so caught up in her work that she wakes up at the end of the Games and realises she’s missed them completely. “I want to see everything, definitely,” she said. “One thing I want to try to do myself is actually enjoy it.”

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Auckland Melbourne

Malmo

Esbjerg Odense Copenhagen Funen

IF listings Aikido (IAF)..........................................................93 Air Sports (FAI)...................................................93 American Football (IFAF)................................93 Aquatics (FINA)..................................................94 Archery (FITA).....................................................94 Athletics (IAAF)..................................................94 Badminton (BWF)..............................................95 Baseball (IBAF)...................................................95 Basketball (FIBA)...............................................95 Basque Pelota (FIPV)........................................96 Biathlon (IBU).....................................................96 Billiards Sports (WCBS)...................................96 Bobsleigh (FIBT)................................................97 Bodybuilding (IFBB).........................................97 Boules Sport (CMSB)........................................98 Bowling (FIQ)......................................................98 Boxing (AIBA).....................................................98 Bridge (WBF).......................................................99 Casting (ICSF).....................................................99 Chess (FIDE)..................................................... 100 Cricket (ICC)..................................................... 100 Curling (WCF).................................................. 100 Cycling (UCI).................................................... 101

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Dance Sport (WDSF)..................................... 101 Darts (WDF)..................................................... 102 Draughts (FMJD)............................................ 102 Equestrian (FEI)............................................... 102 Fencing (FIE).................................................... 103 Fistball (IFA)...................................................... 103 Floorball (IFF).................................................. 104 Flying Disc (WFDF)........................................ 104 Football (FIFA)................................................. 104 Go (IGF).............................................................. 105 Gymnastics (FIG)............................................ 105 Handball (IHF)................................................. 106 Hockey (FIH).................................................... 106 Icestocksport (IFI).......................................... 106 Judo (IJF)........................................................... 107 Ju-Jitsu (JJIF).................................................... 107 Karate (WKF).................................................... 108 Kendo (FIK)....................................................... 108 Kickboxing (WAKO)....................................... 108 Korfball (IKF).................................................... 109 Life Saving (ILS).............................................. 109 Luge (FIL).......................................................... 110 Masters Games (IMGA)................................ 110

Military Sport (CISM)...........................................110 Minigolf (WMF).....................................................111 Modern Pentathlon (UIPM)..............................111 Motorcycling (FIM)..............................................111 Mountaineering (UIAA).....................................112 Muaythai (IFMA)...................................................112 Netball (IFNA)........................................................112 Orienteering (IOF)................................................112 Panathlon International (PI).............................113 Paralympic (IPC)...................................................113 Polo (FIP).................................................................114 Powerboating (UIM)...........................................114 Powerlifting (IPF)..................................................114 Racquetball (IRF)..................................................115 Roller Sports (FIRS)..............................................115 Rugby (IRB).............................................................116 Sailing (ISAF)..........................................................116 Sambo (FIAS).........................................................116 School Sports (ISF)..............................................117 Shooting Sport (ISSF).........................................117 Skating (ISU)..........................................................117 Skiing (FIS)..............................................................118 Ski Mountaineering (ISMF)...............................118

Sleddog (IFSS).......................................................118 Softball (ISF)...........................................................119 Soft Tennis (ISTF)..................................................119 Sport Climbing (IFSC).........................................119 Sports Chiropractic (FICS).................................119 Sports Facilities (IAKS)........................................120 Sports Fishing (CIPS)...........................................120 Sports for the Deaf (CISS)..................................121 Squash (WSF)........................................................121 Sumo (IFS)..............................................................121 Surfing (ISA)...........................................................122 Table Tennis (ITTF)...............................................122 Taekwondo (WTF)...............................................122 Tennis (ITF).............................................................123 Tug of War (TWIF)................................................123 Underwater Activities (CMAS).........................123 University Sports (FISU).....................................124 Waterskiing (IWWF).............................................124 Weightlifting (IWF)..............................................124 Workers and Amateurs Sports (CSIT)...........125 Wrestling (FILA)....................................................125 Wushu (IWUF).......................................................125

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games listings Almaty 2017....................................... 90 Cali 2013............................................. 90 Gwangju 2015................................... 91 St. Petersburg 2013......................... 92 Beijing 2012....................................... 92

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melbourne, australia

POPULATION

4 million

contact

Brendan McClements

area

7,693.7 km2

telephone

+61 3 9868 4600

currency

Australian Dollar

email

vmec@vmec.com.au

language

English

hotel rooms

Over 24,400

time zone

AST (UTC +10)

dialling code

+61

average temperature:

Summer: 26ºC Winter: 15ºC

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

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Melbourne

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

city of edmonton, canada

www.vmec.com.au

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

POPULATION area

1.2 million

Middle East – Arabian Gulf

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telephone

+973 17176666

currency

Bahrain Dinar

email

info@boc.bh

language

Arabic and English

hotel rooms

time zone

GMT +3hrs

dialling code

+973

average temperature:

Over 9,000 14º-38ºC

SPORTS FACILITIES: Isa sport city has three multipurpose halls, each accommodating up to 1,200 spectators; Khalifa sport city includes a football stadium, multi-purpose hall and a Olympic sized swimming pool; The Bahrain national stadium accommodates 25,000 spectators; Um-Alhassam sport complex Includes two multipurpose sports halls each accommodating up to 1,100 people; The Bahrain International Circuit is host to the Formula One Grand Prix since 2004 and includes 6 separate tracks including a test oval and a drag strip.

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Transport Infrastructure: Public Bus System, Taxi Service available in all major Locations – (Planned Monorail System) Distance Airport/City Centre: 8km to the city centre takes 15 minutes TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Bahrain’s tourist attractions reveal many interesting features

www.boc.bh

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currency

Canadian Dollar

email

language

English/French

hotel rooms

time zone

MST

dialling code

1-780

average temperature:

Lindsay Harrison +1-780-917-7879 Lharrison@edmonton.com 13,000 (+2,000 dorms) July: 12º– 23ºC

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 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships; 2012 FINA Men’s Water Polo Olympic Qualification Tournament

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Canada’s Festival City (over 30 Festivals year round); Greatest Indoor Show on Earth – West Edmonton Mall; Art Gallery of Alberta; Fort Edmonton Park; Elk Island National Park; close proximity to Jasper National Park

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Why edmonton?

USA

Our experience proves that we are a great host with a passion for sports like no other community. Our economy is strong and predictable and weathers financial storms stronger than most. More importantly, our ability to listen, plan and exceed your goals will help make your event stand out to the world.

www.edmonton.com

QUÉBEC CITY, canada

canada Québec City

USA

POPULATION

638,000

contact

Suzanne Roy

telephone

area currency

Canadian Dollar

email

language

French/English

hotel rooms

time zone

-5hrs

dialling code

001

max/min temperature:

SPORTS FACILITIES: Various winter & summer sport facilities: skiing (downhill, XC, snowboarding), skating (speed, figure), ice hockey; aquatics, cycling, baseball, indoor court sports & martial arts. University Laval – 50m pool, ice hockey, 200m indoor track, 18,000seat outdoor soccer stadium, 2,500-seat indoor soccer stadium, 2,000-seat triple gymnasium, indoor courts. Upcoming: 1,000-seat Olympic pool & 3,000-seat double gymnasium. Expocité – 15,000-seat arena, 5,000-seat Olympic ice facility, 17,000sqm multifunction space; MontSainte-Anne – FIS homologated for DH, SG, GS, SL, XC; UCI Mountain Bike & Trials events (XC, DH); Le Massif – FIS women DH; Stoneham Ski Resort – Eastern Canada Freestyle Training Centre with Olympic halfpipe; Myriam-Bédard Biathlon center – IBU World events venue. Transport Infrastructure: International Airport, train system and extensive network of expressways and provincial highways Distance Airport/City Centre: Québec City Jean Lesage Int. Airport 16km to downtown

Why bahrain?

Bahrain is unique in the Middle East. Owing to its geographic and human capital advantages, the Kingdom is renowned for its easy access with a liberal economy and culture. Its healthy sports culture has promoted Bahrain and the region’s youth, setting the ideal stage to host high quality sporting events welcoming international participation.

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Distance Airport/City Centre: 31km

about the social, traditional and cultural characteristics of the country. Bahrain is home to some of the most well-known mosques; the largest mosque in the country the Al Fateh Mosque and the Al Khamis Mosque. Tourists can visit the Bahrain Fort which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as Riffa Fort and Bab Al Bahrain. Historical sites such as the Dilmun Burial Mounds, Barbar Temple and the First Oil Well. Traditional market places in the country are the Manama Souq and Gold Souq. Bahrain’s reputed museums are the Bahrain National Museum and Museum of Pearl Diving. events previously hosted: Bahrain 11: First GCC games ever to be held in Manama on October 2011; 2011 World Junior Table Tennis Championship; 1st GCC Beach Games; Formula One Grand Prix; Bahrain invitational Golf Tournament; 2008 Bahrain Snooker Championship (Professional ranking); 2007 World Youth Handball Championship

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684.37 Square km

Transport Infrastructure: Light Rail Transit (subway), buses, taxis, trolley, air, rail

Why melbourne?

Melbourne was ranked the Ultimate Sports City in 2006, 2008 & 2010 and the world’s most liveable city in 2011. With several world class stadiums and an array of outdoor event areas all within the heart of the city, Melbourne’s sporting infrastructure is truly unrivalled worldwide. Melbourne’s outstanding annual major events calendar includes the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Australian Open Tennis, a world renowned Horse Racing Carnival and the Australian Football League Grand Final.

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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)

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Melbourne offers something for everyone. From chic fashion stores to laneway cafés and bars, botanic gardens to sports events, historic streetscapes to Manhattan-style skyscrapers, film, music and food festivals to art exhibitions and international theatrical performances. Discover the diversity 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: Melbourne has hosted the 2006 Commonwealth Games, 2007 FINA World Swimming Championships, the Rugby League World Cup and FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, 2009 FIH Champions Trophy Hockey, 2010 UCI World Road Cycling Championships, 2011 Presidents Cup, 2012 Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship and the 2012 UCI Track World Championships.

POPULATION

418-641-6654 #5426

suzanne.roy@quebecregion.com 17,250 in Greater Québec Summer: 23º– 11ºC Winter: -4º– -13ºC

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: A UNESCO World Heritage Treasure, Québec City boasts all the advantages of large North American urban centres & great outdoor facilities minutes away from downtown. Renowned for the warm welcome, it was ranked as the best destination in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler readers in 2011. Green, clean & safe with the best leisure facilities, fine cuisine & cultural attractions. The only walled city North of Mexico boasts historic buildings on the edge of the St. Lawrence River.  events previously hosted: 2012 SportAccord Convention, UCI World Tour cycling (2010–), FIS Snowboard World Champ’s 2013, FIS Snowboard World Cups (1997–), UCI Mountain Bike World & Trials Champ’s 1998 & 2010, UCI Mountain Bike World Cups (1991–), 2011 Grand Prix of Figure Skating ISU, 2008 IIHF World Champ., Red Bull Crashed Ice (2006–), Int. PeeWee Hockey (1958–), Québec City Marathon des Deux Rives (yearly), WTA Tennis Challenge Bell (1993–), Transat Québec/Saint-Malo (1984– every 4 years), Québec Karate Open (1981–).

Why quÉbec city?

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Québec City offers event owners numerous first-class facilities, the expertise of seasoned event organizers, numerous volunteers & enthusiastic locals. It is also renowned for the friendliness of its locals – greatly appreciated by teams & athletes. An international airport only 16km from downtown offers easy access to the city.

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saskatoon, canada

POPULATION

260,600

contact

Heather Bury

area

210.0 square km

telephone

+1 (306) 931-7583

currency

Canadian Dollar

email

language

English, French

hotel rooms

3,800

time zone

CTC (UTC -6hrs)

dialling code

(306)

average temperature:

Winter: 0--15.5ºC Summer: 28.5-15.5ºC

SPORTS FACILITIES: Saskatoon is a sportsloving city with premier facilities including a FINA regulation aquatic centre (Shaw Centre), Credit Union Centre arena (capacity 15,000), SaskTel Sports Centre (indoor and outdoor soccer fields), Griffiths Stadium (outdoor football field and track stadium, capacity 6,000), Saskatoon Fieldhouse (indoor international track and field facility, capacity 3,500), University of Saskatchewan Physical Activity Complex with three gymnasiums and two pools (capacity 2,500), Auto Clearing Motor Speedway, seven golf courses with one hosting an annual professional event, speed-skating oval, 11 ice sports facilities.

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Transport Infrastructure: International airport with direct service to Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, Toronto and Vancouver.

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Distance Airport/City Centre: John G. Diefenbaker International Airport: 9km.

sportstourism@tourismsaskatoon.com

toronto, canada

POPULATION

Toronto USA

www.canadiansporttourism.com

sault ste. marie, canada

canada Sault Ste. Marie USA

POPULATION

78,000

area

contact

Stephen Hollingshead

telephone

705-254-9422

currency

Canadian Dollar

email

language

English, French

hotel rooms

time zone

EST

dialling code

705

average temperature:

SPORTS FACILITIES: Essar Centre (multipurpose facility/5,000); John Rhodes Community Centre (two ice surfaces, indoor 25 metre swimming pool, gymnastic club and meeting rooms/600); Rankin Arena (700); Soo Pee Wee Arena (200); W.J. McMeeken (400); West End Community Centre (Twin Indoor Soccer Pitch); Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Sports Complex (400 meter track, 2 football fields, 2 standard slow-pitch fields, Art Jennings speed skating oval - seasonal); Strathclair Park (Senior Slow-pitch fields, Senior Soccer Fields, Junior Soccer Fields); Sinclair Yards (7 baseball diamonds) ; Elliot Park (3 soccer fields and 5 youth Slow-pitch fields). Transport Infrastructure: Located at the heart of the Great Lakes with an excellent highway system and International Airport.

s.hollingshead@ssmedc.ca 1,108 (3-5 star) High: 9.6ºC Low: -1ºC

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Agawa Canyon Tour Train/Snow Train; Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre; Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site; Art Gallery of Algoma; Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada; Searchmont Ski Resort; Hiawatha Highlands. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: 2012 CARHA Hockey World Cup; 2010 Finn Grand Fest; 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts; 2008 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships; 2005 Canadian Club Championship of Golf; 2003 North American Eco Challenge; 2001 Ontario Special Olympic Summer Games; 1996 Canadian National Gymnastic Championships; 1993 CHL Memorial Cup; 1990 Labatt Brier.

Distance Airport/City Centre: City Centre – 20.4km

Why sault ste. marie?

www.canadiansporttourism.com

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Sault Ste. Marie – the Natural Choice; centrally located in Ontario, poised in the middle of the magnificent Great Lakes and strategically placed in the centre of North America. This International Border City provides all the first class facilities, accommodations and amenities that you would expect to find in larger urban settings.

www.canadiansporttourism.com

1-800-965-9128

Canadian Dollar

email

language

English, French

hotel rooms

38,941

time zone

EST

average temperature:

Winter: -10--4ºC Summer: 16-27ºC

Transport Infrastructure: Pearson International Airport is Canada’s largest. City Centre Toronto Island Airport. Transportation infrastructures includes bus, streetcar, subway and light rapid transit routes within the city and GO Transit. Major highway network from all points, and the United States.

Why toronto?

Why saskatoon?

Saskatoon is one of the premier sport tourism communities in Canada. With an aggressive business climate and the centre of rapid growth in Canada, Saskatoon is the ideal place to host sport events. The city’s size, facilities, accommodations and strong volunteer base allows sport events to become a major focus in the community. Saskatoon Sports Tourism, your sport event hosts, has an exceptional hosting reputation for major sport events, both national and international. We welcome you and your event to our city!

Robert Kawamoto

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SPORTS FACILITIES: Home to international sporting excellence with state-of-the-art facilities and venues for every sporting event. (10,000 seats) BMO Soccer Field (FIFA standard); (18,000 seats) Air Canada Centre National Hockey League Arena; (55,000 seats) Rogers Centre Baseball Stadium; (5,500 seats) Ricoh Coliseum Professional Hockey Arena; (5,200 seats) Hershey Centre and SportZone; (5,000 seats) Powerade Centre OHL Arena.

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Saskatoon is home to a variety of world-class attractions, including 400 acres of riverbank parks and trails, renowned museums, and outstanding cultural events. Saskatoon welcomes 1.8 million visitors annually to visit the must-see architecture of the University of Saskatchewan and the Delta Bessborough, the Castle on the River. events previously hosted: IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship: 1999 and 2010; Dive Canada - Summer Senior Nationals: 2010; ISF World Men’s Championship: 2009; NASCAR Canadian Tire Race Series: 2009 – present; Dakota Dunes Casino Open: Since 2008; BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championship: 2008; ITKF World Karate Championship: 2006; World Baton Twirling Championship: 2002; FIVB World Junior Women’s Championship: 1999; Canadian Interuniversity National Championships: Since 1998.

4.8 million

area

rkawamoto@torcvb.com

Distance Airport/City Centre: Pearson International Airport: 6km. Toronto Island Airport is located downtown. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Featuring a breathtaking waterfront skyline, structures including the CN Tower, world-class theatre, attractions like the Hockey Hall of Fame, sports events, museums, theme parks, 7,000+ restaurants, shopping centres, festivals, markets and parks. events previously hosted: 2012: Volleyball Canada Canadian Open; FIVB World League Volleyball; World Deaf Athletics Championships. 2011: Mastercard Memorial Cup Junior Hockey Championships. 2010: Canadian Junior Judo Championships; ISKF World Shoto Cup. 2009: 10th World Wushu Championship

Toronto is Canada’s largest metropolitan area and its financial, cultural and tourism centre. The same is true for Toronto sports. With more than 200 venues and facilities, hosting a seemingly endless variety of international sports, both amateur and professional, Toronto has earned the world’s attention as it ramps up to host the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. Toronto is also an international travel hub. Our commitment is to ensure athletes, event organizers, officials, coaches and participants arrive in Toronto comfortably and efficiently by providing several direct travel options to North America virtually from anywhere in the world.


aalborg, denmark Tel 201,100 Email Euro Hotel rooms Danish Temperature CET www.sporteventdenmark.com

Population Currency Language Time Zone website

aarhus, denmark +45 9931 1613 st@aalborg.dk 1,600 June: 11-19°C

SPORTS FACILITIES: Gigantium includes ice skating rink, mail sports hall, training sports halls, swimming Hall. 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.

Population Currency Language Time Zone website

Tel 314,545 Email Euro Hotel rooms Danish Temperature CET www.sporteventdenmark.com

Frederikshavn, denmark +45 29209047 fl@aarhus.dk 1,761 June: 11-19°C

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

Distance Airport/City Centre: BER – 22 km 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.

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: 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)

EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: IHF World Cup Women’s Handball (2005-2011), 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), European 10-dance Championship (2012)

why aalborg? Aalborg has a lot of experience in holding 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.

why aarhus? Being in the top leagues of a large 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.

copenhagen, denmark

esbjerg, denmark

Population Currency Language Time Zone website

Tel 1.7 million Email Euro Hotel rooms Danish, English Temperature CET www.sporteventdenmark.com

+45 2338 3063 lvc@woco.dk 20,000 June: 11-19°C

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-the-art 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 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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Population Currency Language Time Zone website

Tel +4576161616 115,000 Email madst@esbjergkommune.dk Euro Danish Hotel rooms 1,380 CET Temperature June: 12-19°C 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 Denmark’s most famous attractions for families. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: 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 of Copenhagen..

Population Currency Language Time Zone website

Tel +4596201050 62,000 Email db@arenanord.dk Euro Hotel rooms 700 Danish, English Temperature June: 11-19°C CET www.sporteventdenmark.com

SPORTS FACILITIES: Arena Nord: Multi arena capacity: 4.000; Ice Center North; Yachting Harbour; Golf Courses Distance Airport/City Centre: 60km/45 min TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Skagen / Top of Denmark, museums, 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) 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.

herning, denmark Population Currency Language Time Zone website

Tel +45 9628 8641 89,000 Email Bekec@herning.dk Euro Hotel rooms 1,500 Danish, English Temperature June: 11-19°C CET www.sporteventdenmark.com

SPORTS FACILITIES: The 12,000-capacity Jyske Bank Boxen multi-arena; The MCHarena 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 we have good stores for shopping. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: Giro d’Italia start 5th-7th May 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.

odense/funen, denmark Population Currency Language Time Zone website

Tel +45 30592440 500,000 Email ejmo@udviklingfyn.dk Euro Hotel rooms 3,000 Danish, English Temperature June: 11-19°C CET www.sporteventdenmark.com

randers, denmark Population Currency Language Time Zone website

Tel +45 51562004 94,000 Email meb@randers.dk Euro Hotel rooms 360 Danish Temperature June: 11-19°C CET 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, 105km/1 hour

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

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.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Randers Tropical Zoo, Graceland Randers, Djurs Sommerland EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: World Championship Motocross MX3, European Championship Motocross MX2 (2007-2009), IDSF Youth European Combi Dance (2010) why randers? Good infrastructure, walking distances between hotels and sport arenas, unique nature at the River Gudenå.

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) 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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contact

Iain Edmondson

1,570km2

telephone

+44 207 234 5800

currency

Sterling

email

language

English

hotel rooms

120,000

time zone

GMT

dialling code

+44

average temperature:

High 14.5ºC Low 7.5ºC

germany

france

Transport Infrastructure: London is one of the world’s best connected cities with five international airports and a sophisticated network of rail, roads and public transport. Distance Airport/City Centre: London City: 10km; Heathrow: 24km; Gatwick: 45km; Stansted: 56km

spain

majorevents@londonandpartners.com

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Tower of London, Palace of Westminster & Westminster Abbey, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew; 240 museums; 40 theatres; 40,000 shops; 147 parks and gardens events previously hosted: ITU Triathlon World Championship Series (2009-2011), ATP Tour Finals (2009-2013), Wimbledon Tennis Championships (annual), Red Bull Air Race (2007 & 2008), Red Bull X-Fighters (2009 & 2010), IRB World Sevens (annual), IAAF Diamond League Athletics (annual), Tour de France Grand Depart (2007), NFL International Game (since 2007), NBA Europe Live & Season Games (since 2007), FIS Snowboard Big Air (since 2008), ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup (2008), FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships (2009), IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup (2010), BWF Badminton World Championships (2011), UEFA Champions League Final (2011), FINA Visa Diving World Cup 2012, FIVB Beach Volleyball International.

Why london?

www.londonandpartners.com

sheffield, england

London is consistently heralded as the perfect inspirational and iconic stage to host major events – largely due to city’s passion for sport, unrivalled transport links and ability to draw huge international global press and media audiences. The world’s largest sports, rights holders and sponsors are choosing the UK’s capital as an exciting destination to hold their major events.

POPULATION

1.714 million

contact

Gary Clifton

area

3,518km2

telephone

0114 273 6681

currency

Sterling

email

language

English

hotel rooms

time zone

GMT

dialling code

+44

average temperature:

SPORTS FACILITIES: English Institute of Sport Sheffield, 6 lane 200m oval banked athletics arena, performance area for eight of 26 Olympic sports, table tennis hall, multi purpose hall.

u.k. ireland

Sheffield

germany

france

spain

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, 50 metre, 10 lane Olympic standard competition pool up to 3 metres in depth with movable floor and booms, Olympic standard diving pool new dry land training facility, International Sports Hall. Don Valley International Athletics Stadium, IAAF certified 8 lane track with 10 sprint lanes, full field facilities, one throw cage, two javelin runways, extensive indoor area for high jump. Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, 3,496sq.m. main area, permanent ice floor. Transport Infrastructure: Five International airports within 1 hour travel time, direct trains to London 2 hours. Distance Airport/City Centre: Manchester International Airport 64km

Gary.clifton@sheffield.gov.uk

3,500 in centre Winter 4.4ºC Summer 15.6ºC

park, the Peak district, only 10 minutes from city centre. Largest theatre complex outside London. Great city life with a wide variety of bars and restaurants. Sheffield’s iconic public space, the Winter Garden and Peace Garden. Millennium Art Gallery. events previously hosted: FINA World Diving Series, ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, ISU European Figure Skating Championships, Aviva Indoor Trials & UK Championships, ITTF English Open Table Tennis, FIE European Fencing Championships, UK School Games, IAAF 1 and 2 Grand Prix, British Open Paralympics Table Tennis, International Futsall, World Snooker, World GoalBall Championships, DSE British Open Paralympic swimming trials, ETTA National Table Tennis Championships, English National Karate Championships, LEN Synchronised Swimming Champions Cup, GB Basketball Games.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Britain’s first national

Why sheffield?

welcometosheffield.co.uk/sport

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Jessica Ennis states “there is a real ethic of excellence in Sheffield, which everyone who is involved in sport buys into”. Expertise and support is provided by a dedicated team specialising in event management, sport science, risk management and visitor management. World class facilities are within a onemile radius.

WE CAN’T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU AGAIN!

London

7.5 million

area

SPORTS FACILITIES: Olympic Stadium (up to 80,000); Olympic Park Velodrome & Velopark (6,000); Olympic Aquatics Centre (up to 3,000), Olympic Indoor Arena (up to 7,000); Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre (up to 15,000); Olympic Park (5,000 – 50,000); Wembley (90,000); Twickenham (82,000); Emirates Stadium (60,000); Stamford Bridge (42,000); All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon (Centre Court 15,000); Lords Cricket Ground (29,000); Oval Cricket Ground (23,500); The O2 (up to 22,000); ExCeL London (up to 50,000); Earls Court (up to 19,000); Wembley Arena (up to 12,000); Hyde Park (up to 250,000).

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POPULATION

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london, england


Population Currency Language Time Zone website

Tel +358 9 310 25903 1.3 million Email saila.machere@hel.fi Euro Hotel rooms 8,000 Finnish, English Temperature June: 18-9°C GMT +3hr Feb: -7-9°C slu.fi/eng/finnish_sports_federation

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. Distance Airport/City Centre: Helsinki-Vantaa airport 20km 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 EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: IIHF Ice hockey World Championships (May 2012), FEI Helsinki International Horse Show (October 2011), Finnair Masters Golf Tournt-Women (August 2011) Open European Sailing Championships (July 2011) International youth football Competition, Helsinki Cup (July 2011), Your Move Youth sports event, participants 20,000 (May & July 2011), ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships (April 2011), IFF Floorball Championships (Dec 2010) 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 world-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: enjoy beaches and boating through endless summer days, or skate and ski your way through the winter months. Friendly. Northern. Functional. Human scale. Easy to reach. Helsinki is all these, and much, much more!

lahti, finland Population Currency Language Time Zone website

Tel +358 50 3710512 100,000 Email tiina.kallio@lahtitravel.fi Euro Finnish Hotel rooms 2,000 GMT +3hr Temperature Summer: 20-25°C Winter: -5--20°C slu.fi/eng/finnish_sports_federation

macau

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

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 4 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 guaranteed 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 events in Lahti is easy and care free, thanks to the experience Lahti has as a Host City.

tampere, finland Population Currency Language Time Zone website

Tel +358 50 587 62 213,000 Email Perttu.pesa@tampere.fi Euro Hotel rooms 2,300 Finnish Temperature Summer: 20-25°C GMT +3hr Winter: -20-25°C slu.fi/eng/finnish_sports_federation

SPORTS FACILITIES: Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre (TESC): for gymnastics, futsal, volleyball, basketball (biggest hall 10,800); Tampere Stadium: for athletics, football, concerts (17,000); Tampere Ice Stadium: for ice hockey, skating, wrestling, concerts (7,800) ; Tampere Arena: for floorball (4,000) Distance Airport/City Centre: Tampere International Airport 20km; Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport 175km TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Tampere is a popular destination for holidays, congresses and naturally sport events. In Tampere you can find Näsinneula Observation Tower, Museum Centre Vapriikki, atmospheric Tallipiha Stables Yard, impressive Finlayson Factory area, Old Market Hall and beautiful Tammerkoski rapids. EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: 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 why tampere? Tampere is a city of sports. Tampere’s capability to organize sporting events is excellent. Hundreds of competitions and championships have been organized in close partnership between the city and the local sport clubs. Active club members are involved in event organising as volunteers. Furthermore Tampere has a passion and interest for events.

china taiwan

india

557,400

contact

area

29.7km2

telephone

+853 28580762

currency

Pataca

email

sport@macau.ctm.net

language

Chinese

hotel rooms

time zone

GMT +8hrs

22,356 20ºC

dialling code

+853

average temperature:

SPORTS FACILITIES: Macao is a compact city boasting an array of sophisticated sport venues: Olympic Sports Centre includes Stadium (capacity: 15,700 seats), Aquatic Centre, Hockey Field, Multi-Purpose Zone, 3 on 3 Basketball Field and Badminton Zone; Macao East Asian Games Dome; International Shooting Range (area: 52,355 m2); Tennis Academy (area: 15,304 m2); Bowling Centre (area: 5,830 m2); Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion (capacity: 3,300 seats); Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre (area: 11,708 m2); Coloane Karting Track (area: 42,982 m2); Lin Fong Sports Centre (capacity: 2,200 seats); and Football and Athletics Field at MUST (capacity: 1,684 seats) among other facilities.

Distance Airport/City Centre: Helsinki-Vantaa airport 100km 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.

POPULATION

Macau the philippines

Transport Infrastructure: Air crafts, Helicopters, Ferries, Taxis, Buses and a light rail transit under construction. Distance Airport/City Centre: 5km 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. events previously hosted: 20th Asian Table Tennis Championships, Macau 2012 Thomas & Uber Cups Preliminaries Round-Asia Zone, 31st OCA General Assembly, Macau Grand Prix, International Marathon, Macau Golf Open, FIVB World Grand Prix, Finals, International Dragon Boat Races, International Kart Grand Prix, Macau Open Badminton Championships, ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals, The 5th Asian Junior Wushu Championships Macau, The 7th Asian Wushu Championships Macau, Chelsea Asia Tour, Macau Galaxy Entertainment Stankovic Continental Cup, 2nd Asian Indoor Games, Macau Galaxy Entertainment SinoAustralian Basketball Challenge, Team China vs. D-League’s Albuquerque Thunderbirds, Macau Badminton Open, 12th Asian Junior Athletics Championships, 1st Lusofonia Games, 4th East Asian games.

Why macau?

www.sport.gov.mo

Since the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region, Macau has been active in sports development. To meet the requirements of international sports events, many of our stadiums and sports facilities were built in order to cater for the organisation of different types of local and international events.

berlin, germany Population Currency Language Time Zone website

Tel +49 30 90223 2975 3.4 million Email poststelle@seninnsport.berlin.de Euro German Hotel rooms 40,500 CET Temperature Summer: 20°C Winter: 0°C www.berlin-sportmetropole.com

SPORTS FACILITIES: The Olympic Park 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 Hall, Velodrome and Europapark Swimming and Diving Center are further modern sporting venues. The multifunctional O2 World Berlin holds up to 17,000 spectators. Transport Infrastructure: 174 destinations by plane; European railway hub Berlin; over 220 public transport lines. Distance Airport/City Centre: BER – 22 km 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. 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 - Opening Match (2011); IPC Swimming European Championships (2011) – Men (2009), European Golf Championships (2010), EHF Womens’ European Handball Championship (2010). why berlin? Berlin - a city of diversities with an interesting mix of cultures and lifestyles. Besides owning a unique history, it is also one of the world’s leading sports metropolises.

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helsinki, finland


kuala lumpur, malaysia

the philippines

thailand

malaysia Kuala Lumpur

POPULATION

1.5 million

area

Tony Nagamaiah

telephone

+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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contact

Distance Airport/City Centre: 70km by

lima, peru

POPULATION

Alberto M Siles

currency

Nuevos Soles

email

language

Spanish

hotel rooms

time zone

GMT -5hrs

dialling code

+51-1

average temperature:

Transport Infrastructure: Provided by organization, hotel walking distance from Convention Center Distance Airport/City Centre: 8km

+51 997920991

Alberto.siles@sportforall2013.org 600 22ºC

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Miraflores District, Beaches, Lima Colonial Downtown, Inca Ancient Ruin, Machu Pichu, Nazca Lines. events previously hosted: U17 Fifa World Champioship, Copa America, IFS Surf World Championship, U20 Swimming Championship, Youth Weighlifting World Championship Upcoming: The IOC’s 15th World Conference on Sport for All (April 24-27, 2013)

Why lima?

colombia

peru

contact telephone

SPORTS FACILITIES: Congress venue will be Miraflores Convention Center which includes a brand new Hilton Hotel, Convention Center and Casa Prado complex in main center of Miraflores touristic area.

car and 28 minutes via ERL to city centre. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Kuala Lumpur is a heady mix of history & culture within one of the bustling and aesthetic metropolises. Historic landmarks pepper the cityscape and intertwine 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.

9 million

area

brazil

Strategically located in the middle of South America, Lima is a natural airport hub with mild weather all year round which blends ancient living culture with modern city drive. It is considered the gastronomic capital of America.

Lima

australia

Why kuala lumpur?

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!

www.sportforall2013.org

www.myceb.com.my

auckland, new zealand

Auckland

NEW ZEALAND

POPULATION

1.5 million

contact

Paul Dunphy

area

Southern Hemisphere

telephone

+64 9 365 0590

currency

New Zealand Dollar

email

language

English

hotel rooms

Over 9,000

time zone

GMT +12hrs

average temperature:

January: 23ºC July: 14ºC

dialling code SPORTS FACILITIES: Auckland has an amazing range of unique, world class venues. Two major stadia – Eden Park stadium (capacity 50,000, less than 10 minutes drive from City). North harbour stadium (capacity 25,000, less than 20 minutes drive from City). Indoor venues providing the versatility to cater for an array of sports – the largest include Vector Arena (capacity 12,000), North Shore Events Centre (capacity to 5,000), Waitakere stadium (capacity to 5,000) and ASB Stadium (capacity to 3,700). Also existing – a large range of sports specific venues of world class standard. Whatever you’re planning, we have the perfect solution to fit your event. Transport Infrastructure: Auckland has an extensive network of interconnected motorways and arterial roads. Buses, trains and ferries make it easy and convenient to get around Auckland. Distance Airport/City Centre: Auckland International airport is located 21kms from the city centre.

Paul.Dunphy@aucklandnz.com

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Auckland is New Zealand's biggest city. Wherever you stay in Auckland, you're never far from breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches, invigorating walks, idyllic holiday islands, outstanding food and wine, great shopping and exciting nightlife. events previously hosted: 1999 FIFA U17 Men’s World Cup, 2000 and 2003 Americas Cup Regattas, 2001-2002 Volvo Ocean race, 2005 British and Irish Lions series, 2007 World Netball Championships, 2008 FIFA U17 Womens World cup, 2009 FIBA U19 World championship for men, Louis Vuitton pacific series, 2010 ISA World junior surfing championship, 2011 Rugby World cup, 2012 Volvo Ocean race, 2012 ITU triathlon series. Upcoming: 2012 FIA World Rally championship, 2013 UCI World BMX Championship, ISF World Softball championship, 2015 FIFA U20 Men’s World Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup, 2017 World Masters Games.

The Welsh Government Major Events Unit (MEU) oversees the delivery of Event Wales, Wales’ first Major Events Strategy which was launched in 2010. Event Wales aims to build on the success of the 2010 Ryder Cup to position Wales as a world class destination for major events. The MEU works with a wide range of regional, national and international partners to develop a balanced and sustainable portfolio of events which enhances Wales international reputation and the wellbeing of its people and communities. Welsh Government, QED Centre, Main Avenue, Treforest Industrial Estate, Pontypridd. CF37 5YR Tel: +44 (0)300 061 6130

www.visitwales.com

Why auckland?

www.aucklandnz.com

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Auckland is a modern city of international standards. We have the physical and organisational capability to ensure we will exceed all your technical specifications. We have an impressive track record of delivering major events to international standards. No matter what you are planning, we have the perfect solution to fit your event, impress your sponsors, competitors and spectators.

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edinburgh, scotland

POPULATION

550,000

contact

Stephanie-Anne Harris

area

78km2

telephone

+44 131 529 7911

currency

Sterling

email

language

English

hotel rooms

11,006

time zone

GMT

dialling code

+44

average temperature:

Summer (high): 17ºC Winter (low): 2ºC

SPORTS FACILITIES: Edinburgh has an excellent portfolio of sports facilities. Amongst these are the newly refurbished Royal Commonwealth Pool and Meadowbank Sports Centre. These international standard sports venues played host to competitions at two previous Commonwealth Games. Located near the airport, the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena has Europe’s largest climbing arena, which hosts a range of international competitions annually. Edinburgh ireland

u.k.

germany

france

Transport Infrastructure: Edinburgh is well serviced by transport links both locally and internationally. Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest and has easy access to the city centre. Distance Airport/City Centre: 13km TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: There is plenty to do in Edinburgh. Whether you visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle, the refurbished Natural History Museum, take a walk in the historic old town or simply hangout in Prince’s Street

spain

Stephanie-anne.harris@edinburgh.gov.uk

glasgow, scotland

Garden’s, there’s something for everyone. The Edinburgh Festival takes place in August each year. As the World’s largest arts festival, there comedy, music and drama that will suit every taste.

Glasgow ireland

u.k.

germany

france

events previously hosted: Edinburgh has hosted a plethora of international events in recent years. Amongst these have been the World Archery Championships, World Cross Country Championships and Youth World Climbing Championships.

spain

1.75 million

contact

Major Events Team

telephone

area

+44 141 566 0800

currency

Sterling

email

language

English

hotel rooms

19,084

time zone

GMT

dialling code

+44

average temperature:

Winter: 1-5ºC Summer: 17-22ºC

SPORTS FACILITIES: Glasgow is investing £200 million in new and refurbished sports facilities in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. New venues will include two multi-purpose arenas: The Hydro and the Commonwealth Arena, and the 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 will play host to eight Olympic Football matches in 2012. Glasgow is also home to Rangers and Celtic football clubs. Transport Infrastructure: Glasgow has a modern, efficient and integrated transport network comprising motorways, rail, buses, subway, taxis and three International Airports. Distance Airport/City Centre: Glasgow International Airport, 15km; Glasgow Prestwick, 50km; Edinburgh Airport, 63km

events@seeglasgow.com

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Glasgow has a wide range of tourist attractions of a high International standing including more than twenty 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. events previously hosted: UEFA Champions League Final 2002; Special Olympics GB National Summer Games 2005; Sudirman Cup World Team Badminton Championships 2007; UEFA Cup Final 2007; World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships 2008; Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships 2009; World Snooker Open 2010; Gymnastics Grand Prix 2010; World Irish Dancing Championships 2010; British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships 2011; Gymnastics World Cup 2011; Aviva Indoor International Athletics 2012; IRB Rugby Sevens 2012.

Why glasgow?

Why edinburgh?

www.eventscotland.org

POPULATION

Combining a range of World Class sports facilities, access to the outdoors, great accommodation, and wonderful backdrop, Edinburgh offers a welcoming, unique, fun and exhilarating event experience.

www.seeglasgow.com

singapore Get on the sharp edge of sports management

www.aists.org

china india

malaysia

singapore indonesia

Glasgow was the first city in the UK to introduce an Events Charter, outlining 12 commitments to event delivery excellence. Glasgow is a welcoming, vibrant city with a passion for sport. As host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and home to world class venues, Glasgow is a leading destination for sports events

POPULATION

5.18 million

contact

area

710km2

telephone

currency

Singapore Dollar

email

language

English, Mandarin

hotel rooms

time zone

SST (UTC+8hrs)

dialling code

+65

average temperature:

SPORTS FACILITIES: Coming in April 2014: the Singapore Sports Hub with a 55,000 seat stadium ready to host international class athletics, cricket, football and rugby; a 6,000-seat aquatics centre and an outdoor water sports centre, within the city. Already in place: 100 Olympic swimming pools, 1040 tennis courts, 428 football pitches, 327 table tennis tables, 229 gymnasiums, 179 badminton courts, 158 indoor multipurpose halls, 97 rugby fields, 85 softball fields, 54 synthetic 400-metre tracks, 29 hockey fields, 25 cricket pitches, and 23 18-hole golf courses as well as 21 Sports & Recreation Centres and 17 community stadiums.

+65-6345-7111 sportsbusiness@ssc.gov.sg 50,000 32-24ºC

events previously hosted: Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games, F1 SINGTEL Singapore Grand Prix, Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, OCBC Cycle Singapore, Aviva Ironman 70.3, S-League (Football), M-League (Football), Mission Foods World Netball Championships, Li-Ning Singapore Badminton Open, Volkswagen Women’s World Table Tennis Cup, Asean Basketball League, Barclays Open (Golf ), HSBC Women’s Champions (Golf ), Handa Classic Open Golf, FINA World Swimming Cup, Mettle Games, JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, Canon Lion City Cup, ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships

Distance Airport/City Centre: Changi International Airport: 16km

Why singapore?

Whether you’re coming to work or play, Singapore is the place to be in Asia for sports. Expect service excellence, innovation and people dedicated to making your event a success. Get connected with our roaring fans and great sporting venues. Experience Singapore. Your City, Your Sports.

- MSA (master in sports management) - Open Courses - Tailored Programmes

Founding members

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- Sports Management & Economics - Responsible Sport & Sustainability - Sports Events - Sports Development & Performance

- Sports Partners - Academic Partners - Alumni - Conferences & Forum

www.ssc.gov.sg

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gothenburg, sweden

POPULATION

500,000

area

email

info@gothenburg.se

language

Swedish, English

hotel rooms

11,500

time zone

GMT +1hr

dialling code

+46

average temperature:

July: 25ºC January: 2ºC

Distance Airport/City Centre: 10 km to Landvetter international airport and 15 km to Gothenburg international airport.

u.k.

denmark

finland

Gothenburg germany

+46 31 368 48 00

Swedish Krona

Transport Infrastructure: Gothenburg has 2 international airports easily accessed by car, train and ferry.

sweden

Anniela Forsell

telephone

currency

SPORTS FACILITIES: Ullevi (outdoor stadium). seating capacity: 43,000. Scandinavia (indoor arena). seating capacity: 12,000. gamla Ullevi (outdoor stadium): seating capacity: 19,000.

norway

contact

malmo, sweden

POPULATION

127,000

u.k.

Mats Forslund

currency

Swedish Krona

email

Mats.forslund@jht.se

language

Swedish, German

hotel rooms

35,000

time zone

GMT +1hr

dialling code

+46

average temperature:

Summer: 25ºC January: -20ºC

Distance Airport/City Centre: From Ostersund 10km and from Åre 100-130km.

Jamtland

contact telephone

area

Transport Infrastructure: Two international airports (Åre Östersund & Trondheim); train; roads of high standard.

sweden

u.k.

denmark

germany

Swedish, German

hotel rooms

4,500

time zone

GMT +1hr

July: 25-2ºC

dialling code

+46

average temperature:

southern Sweden and the Öresund Region. The region is the most densely populated urbanised area in the nordic countries with 3.7 million inhabitants, or a quarter of the combined population of Sweden and Denmark. Don’t miss Western Harbour and turning torso, Museum of Modern Art or Malmöhus castle. events previously hosted: World championship Handball (2011), J24 World championship (2010), European championships in teamgym (2010), Football UEFA U21 championship (2009).

finland

Why malmo?

Malmo

Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city and a commercial centre of southern Sweden and the Öresund Region. This region is the most densely populated urbanised area in the Nordic countries. Malmö is unique as an event venue and in Malmö you will find some of the best arenas in Europe.

germany

stockholm, sweden

events previously hosted: Biathlon World Championships (2008), Alpine World Championships (2007), World Cup in both for several years.

Why jamtland?

Jämtland Härjedalen is most of all a place for nature based experiences - and there are infinite possibilities for this, both summer and winter! We pride ourselves on being good at arranging large events. And we do in fact have plenty of them – why not your next one?

POPULATION

2 million

norway

u.k.

sweden

Stockholm

denmark

germany

Annika Malhotra Palmbäck

currency

Swedish Krona

email

language

Swedish, German

hotel rooms

time zone

GMT +1hr

dialling code

+46

average temperature:

Transport Infrastructure: Excellent infrastructure in a D around the city and airport. finland

contact telephone

area

SPORTS FACILITIES: The city of Stockholm has a total of 450 sporting locations. Most famous are the Globe District, with four arenas including Ericsson Globe; Eriksdalsbadet, Erikdalshallen, the Stockholm Stadion, and Zinkensdamm. Upcoming arenas are the Stockholm Arena (2012) and Swedbank Arena (2012), which will have the honour of being Sweden’s national football arena and the largest in Scandinavia. World-class golf courses, sailing etc.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: All activities you can imagine in summer and winter, a fantastic museum, a moose garden and a lot of other things.

finland

denmark

language

Johan.hermansson@malmo.se

www.malmotown.com

SPORTS FACILITIES: Biathlon – Xc stadium, Alpine stadium, Xc & downhill biking facilities.

norway

email

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city and a commercial centre of

sweden

+46 40 34 10 00

Swedish Krona

Distance Airport/City Centre: Malmö City Airport and Kopenhagen Airport are both 20 minutes away.

norway

Johan Hermansson

currency

Transport Infrastructure: Malmö City Airport and Kopenhagen Airport provide international travel.

Why gothenburg?

contact telephone

SPORTS FACILITIES: Malmö Arena, indoor, built 2009, 12,000; Swedbank Stadium, outdoor, built 2009, 24,000; Malmö Stadium, outdoor, built 1958, 26,500.

events previously hosted: World Championship Handball (2011), European Under21 Championship Football (2009), World Championship Figure skating (2008), European Athletics Championship (2006).

Gothenburg has made its name as a city where major sporting, entertainment and cultural events take place. Gothenburg’s enthusiastic audience, the city’s strong support and the close collaboration with the trade and industry have made Gothenburg a leading venue for events. When there is something on, the whole city joins in the party. That could be your party.

300,000

area

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Liseberg, Scandinavia’s largest amusement park. An amazing archipelago with thousands of islands along the West coast. Museums, opera house, concert hall and Scandinavia’s largest shopping centre.

www.goteborg.com

jamtland, sweden

POPULATION

Distance Airport/City Centre: 20 minutes (approximately 30 km) TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Vasa Museum – the most visited museum in Scandinavia; Stockholm Archipelago – 30,000 islands just around the corner! the Old town – where Stockholm was founded 750 years ago; Skansen – the oldest outdoor museum in the world; the Stockholm

+46 8 508 28 555

annika.malhotra@stockholm.se More than 26,000 July: 18ºC January: -2ºC

city Hall – the home of the Nobel Prize Festivities. events previously hosted: World Championships Floorball (2006), World Championships Ice Hockey (1989), Summer Olympic Games (1912), Olympic Equestrian Games (1956), European Championships, Volleyball (1989), World Equestrian Games (1990), European Football Championships (1992), World Championships Handball (1993), World Championships Wrestling (1993), European Championships Gymnastics – Women (1994), World Championships Ice Hockey (1995), World Championships Football – Women (1995), European Championships Indoor Athletics (1996), FIFA World Cup (1958), European Championships Handball (2002), European Championships Basketball (2003), European Athletics Championships (1958), Volvo Ocean Race Sailing (2009), European Championships Rugby (women) (2009)

Why stockholm?

www.jamland.se

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www.eventstockholm.se

Stockholm is the largest city in Scandinavia and the economic and cultural center of Sweden. There are several reasons as to why Stockholm is an ideal venue for a major event. Stockholm has the attractions, the resources and the energy. Together you will be a winning combination. Make sure you make Stockholm the host of your next event. You have all the reasons in the world to do so.

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lausanne,

switzerland

135,000

area

switzerland Lausanne

contact

Sabrina Attias

telephone

+41 21 315 42 15

currency

Swiss Franc

email

language

French

hotel rooms

time zone

GMT +1hr

dialling code

+41

average temperature:

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

SPORTS FACILITIES: Olympic Stadium (football games and athletic events), Malley Ice Rink (multifunctional), Beaulieu Congress Center and the Rolex Learning Center. In Prevision: Football stadium, Athletic stadium, Indoor Olympic swimming pool and a Multi-purpose indoor hall.

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.

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.

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

Distance Airport/City Centre: Lausanne is situated some 60 km from Geneva international airport.

germany

france

POPULATION

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: beautiful gothic cathedral, Townhall, a historical and cultural crossroad in the center of Europe. A city of sport : the Olympic

trinidad and tobago

www.olympiccapital.ch

new taipei city, taiwan Population 3.88 million Currency Taiwan New $ Language Mandarin, Time Zone GMT +8hrs website

Tel +886 2 29981382 Email Hotel rooms 8,000 Temperature High: 26.5°C Low: 19.9°C

1.2 million

contact

Brent Smith

area

1980 miles2

telephone

+1-868-675-7034

currency

T&T Dollars

email

bsmith@tdc.co.tt

language

English

hotel rooms

2,000

time zone

GMT -4hrs

dialling code

+868

average temperature:

High: 35ºC Low: 29ºC

SPORTS FACILITIES: Queen’s Park Oval – Cricket Stadium (25,000), Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground, 5 Football Stadia (capacity from 12,000 – 27,000) Millennium Lakes - PGAdesigned 18-hole par 71 championship course, St. Andrews 18-hole golf course, Chaguaramas Golf Course - Par 67, 5,646-yard golf course with its nine holes and 18 T Boxes tucked away in alcoves of towering bamboo. Tennis Competition and Training facilities (Tobago). puerto rico

trinidad & tobago venezuela

Transport Infrastructure: Buses and Maxi-taxis for all ground transportation. Also Inter-island ferries. Distance Airport/City Centre: 26km Airport to Port-of-Spain. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: There’s an adventure for every day of the week, from

colombia

hiking through rain forests on the trail of waterfalls and exploring deep caves, to cycling through countryside, turtle watching and kayaking past wildlife filled forests. Trinidad and Tobago has more than 450 bird species, 108 mammals, 55 reptiles, 25 amphibians and 620 types of butterflies; ranking the island as one of the richest outposts of biodiversity in the Caribbean. Whether you decide to be a spectator, join the J’Ouvert revelry or don a costume and dance the day away, our Carnival is unforgettable. events previously hosted: 2011 Tobago International Cycling Classic; 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup; 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup; 2001 FIFA U-17 World Cup; 1993 Caribbean Volleyball Championships; 1979 World Netball Championships.

Why trinidad and tobago?

Why lausanne?

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

www.tdc.co.tt

columbus, united states

SPORTS FACILITIES: Banqiao stadium of Taipei county (30,000 seats), XinZhuang gymnasium (7,000 seats), XinZhuang Baseball stadium (12,300 seats) transport infrastructure: Mass rapid transit (MRT) systems, buses, taxi, trains. Distance Airport/City Centre: Taoyuan international Airport is 25km from the city center, about a 30-minute drive. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Queen’s Head; Rock in Yeliou, Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf, Crown Coast, Shihfen Waterfall, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Gold Ecological Park, Pingsi International Sky Lantern Festival, Tamsui’s Gold Coast.

canada

EVENTS PREVIOUSLY HOSTED: 2012 Tour de Taiwan, 2012 Asian Judo Championships, Yonex Open Chinese Taipei 2010 (August 1-8, 2010), Tour de Taiwan (2011)

united states

Columbus

mexico

Trinidad & Tobago has a healthy appetite for sport. Drive past any recreation ground or open field on an evening or weekend and you’ll see people engaged in some type of sporting activity, most likely football or cricket. Sporting events in T&T are more than just occasions to support home-grown teams . On beaches and on village and city savannahs it’s common to see “fete-matches” in progress, whether it’s “small-goal” football, rugby or cricket, and during international football and cricket matches the action on the field is often matched by equally enthusiastic partying in the stands. Trinidad and Tobago has the facilities — and fellow enthusiasts — to keep you on the right track.

POPULATION

1,708,625

contact

Linda Logan

telephone

area

+1-614-221-6060

currency

US Dollar

email

language

English

hotel rooms

25,000

time zone

EST

dialling code

+1

average temperature:

Winter: 29.3F Winter: 71.6F

SPORTS FACILITIES: Columbus is one of only 10 U.S. cities that have professional soccer and hockey, the two most international sports, at their highest professional levels. Crew Stadium (20,000) was the first soccer-specific stadium built in the U.S. and Columbus has 14 NHL sheets of ice along with two 20,000seat arenas in Nationwide Arena (20,000) and The Schottenstein Center (20,000); Additional facilities include , Ohio Stadium (100,000), Crew Stadium (20,000), Huntington Park (10,000), Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium (10,000), Greater Columbus Convention Center, Veterans Memorial, St. John Arena (13,276), McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion (1,750), Berliner Park, Bill Davis Stadium among others. Transport Infrastructure: Columbus has nine airlines, with 300+ daily arrivals and departures and offers bus, taxi and limousine services. Distance Airport/City Centre: Port

llogan@columbussports.org

Columbus International Airport, located 10 minutes east of downtown. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Experience Columbus – where it’s all about variety. Columbus’ attractions range from a vibrant arts scene to one of the nation’s largest universities to a renowned zoo, exciting sports, lively urban entertainment districts, fine restaurants and enough specialty stores, outlets and malls to satisfy the most avid of shoppers. events previously hosted: Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, FIFA Men’s World Cup Qualifier, FIFA , FIFA Women’s World Cup, MLS AllStar Game, NHL Entry Draft, NCAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball, NCAA Frozen Four, Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, U.S.O.C. and USA National Governing Body Events: Olympic Trials for Synchronized Swimming, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball and Weightlifting., USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Champs, USA Swimming Grand Prix, USA Volleyball.

Why columbus?

www.columbusSports.org

Columbus is “Where America Meets” and has become one of the nation’s leading sports destinations with state-of-the-art facilities and internationally-regarded coaches and leaders. It was named the #1 Sports City in America by Scarborough Marketing in 2008. It is also known as an emerging visitor destination for leisure tourism, conventions, meetings and events.

Sports City Award

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28th World Winter Universiade, 2017 almaty, kazakhstan event dates

Jan 29-Feb 8, 2017

year games awarded to host 2017 regularity of event Once per two years Number of sports

russia

kazakhstan

mongolia

Almaty uzbekistan

china

11

Expected number of participating countries >50

Expected number of venues

Tourist Attractions: Zailiyskyi Alatau Mountains, Big Almaty Lake (2511m above sea level), Charyn Canyon (a depth of 150-300m), Tamgaly Tas Rock Carvings, Medeo (Outdoor Speed Skating Ice Arena, located in a mountain valley), A century old Church, Zenkov Cathedral (built in 1887)

Why almaty?

regularity of event Every four years Number of sports

9

sports venues to be used: Ice Palace Ice rinks - 2, Outdoor Speed Skating Alpine Ice Arena, Biathlon & Cross Country Ski Complex, Alpine Sport Resort, International Ski Jumping Complex

events previously hosted: The 7th Asian winter Games 2011, 2010/2011 UEFA Futsal Cup Final, World Ski Jumping Cup, Men World Bandy Championship 2012

High political support; Stable economy of Kazakhstan & rich natural resources; The unique geographical location; Financial, cultural & business centre of the country; 52 higher education institutions; More than 180,000 students or 30% of students of the country; Confidence in the future.

COLOMBIA

venezuela

Cali

Peru

Official: 26 Invitational: 5

SPORTS included: Air sports, archery, beach handball, billiards, boules sports, bowling, canoe polo, dance sport, finswimming, fistball, flying disc, gymnastics, ju-jitsu, karate, korfball, life saving, orienteering, powerlifting, racquetball, roller sports, rugby, sport climbing, squash, sumo, tug of war, water ski, duathlon, wushu, softball, canoe marathon, road roller skating.

brazil

Why cali? Cali was chosen in part because of the quality and compact layout of its venues. The city offers a unique cultural blend of art and sport.  Also, the city was recognized by all national committees as the sports capital of Colombia and it is the first city of Latin America.

sports venues to be used: Pascual Guerrero Stadium, Alberto Galindo Swimming pool, Evangelista Mora, Hernando Botero O’Byrne Swimming Pool, Baseball Diamond, Rink 9th Street, Alcides Nieto Patiño Velodrome, Billiards, Colliseum, Mundialista Roller Skating, Bowling Coliseum, Cañaveralejo Bullfighting Ring, Mariano Ramos Combat Colisseum, Marco Fidel Suarez Air Base, Departamento Club, Comfenalco Valle del Lili, De la caña Park – San Antonio Park, El ingenio Park, Los Andes Club, Cañas Gordas Club, Alberto León Betacourt Coliseum (Del Valle University) Other major events hosted ahead of the games: 1971 Sixth Pan-American Games; 1995: I Pacific Ocean Games; 2011 Soccer World

Gwangju Summer Universiade 2015 event dates July 1 – 13, 2015 year games awarded to host 2009 regularity of event Every odd year Number of sports

21

Expected number of venues

73

Expected number of participating countries About 170 Expected number of athletes and team officials About 20,000 Expected number of volunteers About 20,000

SPORTS included: Compulsory sports: Athletics, basketball, fencing, soccer, gymnastics (2), swimming (3), tennis, volleyball, judo, table tennis. Optional sports: Taekwondo, badminton, golf, handball, archery, sport-shooting, rowing, baseball Other major events hosted ahead of the games: 2002 Fifa World Cup, The 17Th Women’s Junior Handball World Championship 2010, 2010 Ittf Para Table Tennis World Championships vision/legacy: The slogan of Gwangju Universiade is Light Up Tomorrow. In 2015 youth around the world will come together in Gwangju and create the light that brightens up our future. Tourist Attractions: Abundant Cultural Festival; International Modern Art Festival, Gwangju Biennale; The Hub of Asian Culture, Asian Culture Complex; Taste of Healthy Korea, Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival; The National Sports Festival events previously hosted: Gwangju Art Biennale (9 times); Design Biennale (5 times) why gwangju? Gwangju is a city filled with a passion for arts and humanity. It is known as the birthplace of democracy in Korea, as well as a hub of Asian culture. Witness passion and dreams in Gwangju, the city of beautiful tradition and creative future, at the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade.

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July 25-Aug 4, 2013

year games awarded to host 2009

Expected number of volunteers >3000

generation of future leaders; Raising popularity of physical culture & healthy lifestyle; Image & recognition of Almaty & Kazakhstan on the international arena

vision/legacy: Sport & Touristic city; Infrastructure; Winter sport Development; Sustainable Development program; New power

event dates

Expected number of athletes and team officials >3000

SPORTS included: Alpine skiing, crosscountry skiing, biathlon, snowboarding, ice hockey, curling, figure skating, short track, ski jumping , speed skating, freestile, bandy (tbd)

Other major events hosted ahead of the games: World Ski Jumping Cup 2012, FINA Water Polo World League 2012, Junior Speed Skating Championship 2014

the world games 2013 cali, colOmbia Expected number of participating countries 106 Expected number of athletes and team officials 4000 Expected number of volunteers 5410 Expected number of venues

21

Cup Under 20 year old vision/legacy: Sport infrastructure in compliance with the international standards, sport development of new sports and federations, urban development, citizen education, security, and environmental aspects through the “fair play to the planet” slogan. Tourist Attractions: The Museum Arqueológico La Merced, the Park of the Rocks, Las Garzas Park, the church La Merced and La Ermita, The basilica Ciudad Senora (Buga), the National Park (Parque Nacional Farallones), the Zoo of Cali, The malls “Chipichape”, “Palmetto Plaza”, “Unicentro”, “Jardin Plaza, salsa places (Tintindeo, Zaperoco). events previously hosted: 1975: World Championship of Swimming; 1975: II FINA (Swimming) World Championship; 1975: Women’s Basketball World Championship; 1982: FIBA (Men’s Basketball) World Championship; 1998: World Championship of Judo; 2007: CIC (Inline Skating) World Championship; 2008: World Championship of Cycling


SportAccord World Combat Games 2013 – st. petersburg, russia event dates

Oct 18-26, 2013

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

15

SPORTS included: Aikido, boxing, fencing, judo, jujitsu, karate, kendo, kickboxing, muaythai, sambo, savate, sumo, taekwondo, wrestling, wushu sports venues to be used: TBC Other major events hosted ahead of the games: SportAccord International Convention 2013

finland

St Petersburg

sweden

estonia latvia lithuania

poland

russia

belarus ukraine

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

Expected number of participating countries 105 Expected number of athletes and team officials 1650 Expected number of volunteers 2000 Expected number of venues

4

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

IF Listings International Aikido Federation (IAF)

FÉdÉration AÉronautique Internationale (FAI)

sport

Aikido

sport

Air sports

president

Peter Goldsbury

president

John Grubbstrom

general secretary/CEO

Kei Izawa

general secretary/CEO

Jean-Marc Badan

event bidding contact

Kei Izawa izawa@aikido-international.org

event bidding contact

Rob Hughes sports@fai.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Wilko Vriesman wilkovriesman@planet.nl

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Jean-Marc Badan sec.gen@fai.org

CONTACT DETAILS AIKIKAI FOUNDATION, Aikido World HQ, 17-18 Wakamatsu Cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0056 Japan Email: izawa@aikido-international.org

CONTACT DETAILS Maison Du Sport International, Av. De Rhodanie 54, 1007, Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0)21 345 10 70 Fax: +41 (0)21 345 10 77 Email: sec@fai.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Number of National Associations Worldwide

44

major competitions/world championships: IAF Congress/Seminar/Embukai (every 4 years – next one September 23, 2012) event portfolio: 2010: SA Combat Games (Beijing, China) 2012: IAF Congress/Embukai (Tokyo, Japan) 2013: SA WCG (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Why st. petersburg?

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More than 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.

major competitions/world championships: FAI World Air Games (every 4 years / Next year available for bidding: 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: 2012: 2012 Mondial – FAI World Parachuting Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates); 56th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett (Ebnat-Kappel, Toggenburg, Switzerland); 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship (Drakino Airfield, Russia); 7th FAI World Paramotor Championships (Marugán, Spain); 32nd FAI World Gliding Championships (Uvalde, Texas, USA); 2012 FAI World Champhionships for Space Models (Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia); 18th FAI European Aerobatic Championships (Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia); 12th FAI European Paragliding Championship (Saint André Les Alpes, France)

www.aikido-international.org

SportAccord World mind Games 2012 beijing, china event dates

Dec 12-19, 2012

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?

events previously hosted: 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 3,000 years ago and is today played by millions in China alone.

International Federation of American Football (IFAF)

www.fai.org

FÉdÉration Internationale de Natation (FINA)

sport

American Football

sport

Aquatics

president

Tommy Wiking

president

Dr Julio C. Maglione

general secretary/CEO

Dr Elesa Argent

executive director

Cornel Marculescu

event bidding contact

Roope Noronen roope.noronen@sajl.fi

event bidding contact

Cornel Marculescu sportsdep@fina.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Tommy Wiking Tommy.wiking@amerikanskfotboll.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Cornel Marculescu sportsdep@fina.org

CONTACT DETAILS 79 Rue Rateau, 93120, La Courneurve, Paris, France Tel: +31 (0) 1 43 11 41 70 Fax: +31 (0) 1 43 11 41 71 Email: Michael.preston@ifaf.org

CONTACT DETAILS Avenue de I’Avant-Post 4, 1005, Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 310 4710 Fax: +41 21 312 6610 Email: sportsdep@fina.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

Number of National Associations Worldwide

62

major competitions/world championships: IFAF Senior World Championship (every 4 years); IFAF U19 World Championship (2012, every 4 years); IFAF Women’s World Championship (every 3 years since 2010); IFAF Flag Football World Championship (every 2 years since 2002); International Bowl (annually since 2010) event portfolio: 2011: IFAF Senior World Championship (Vienna/Innsbruck/Graz, Austria) 2012: International Bowl (Austin, TX, USA); IFAF U19 World Championship (Austin, TX, USA); IFAF Flag Football World Championship (Gothenburg, Sweden) 2013: International Bowl (Austin, TX, USA); IFAF Women’s World Championship (New Brunswick, Canada) 2014: International Bowl (Austin, TX, USA) 2015: IFAF Senior World Championship (Stockholm, Sweden)

www.ifaf.org

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major competitions/world championships: FINA World Championships (every uneven year); FINA World Swimming Championships - 25m (every even year); FINA Water Polo World League Men/Women, FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup, FINA Synchro World Trophy, FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, FINA Diving World Series (annual) event portfolio: 2012: 14th FINA World Masters Championships (Riccione, Italy); 11th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) (Istanbul, Turkey); 2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention (Moscow, Russia) 2013: 15th FINA World Championships (Barcelona, Spain) 2014: 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) (Doha, Qatar) 2015: 16th FINA World Championships (Kazan, Russia)

www.fina.org


World Archery Federation (WA)

INT. ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS (IAAF)

INTERNATIONAL BASEBALL FEDERATION (IBAF)

BADMINTON WORLD FEDERATION (BWF)

Archery

sport

Athletics

sport

Badminton

sport

Baseball

president

Prof Dr Ugur Erdener

president

Lamine Diack

president

Young Joong, Kang

president

Riccardo Fraccari

general secretary/CEO

Tom Dielen

general secretary/CEO

Essar Gabriel

general secretary/CEO

Thomas Lund

general secretary/CEO

Israel Roldan

event bidding contact

Juan Carlos Holgado jcholgado@archery.org

event bidding contact

Essar Gabriel essar.gabriel@iaaf.org

event bidding contact

Thomas Lund t.lund@bwfbadminton.org

event bidding contact

Masaru Yokoo masaru.yokoo@ibaf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Didier Mieville dmieville@archery.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Stephan Brubacher stephan.brubacher@amsworld.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Thomas Lund t.lund@bwfbadminton.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Masaru Yokoo masaru.yokoo@ibaf.org

CONTACT DETAILS

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

CONTACT DETAILS

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

CONTACT DETAILS

Unit 17.05, Level 17, Amoda Building, No 22, Jalan Imbi, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +60 3 2141 7155 Fax: +60 3 2143 7155 Email: bwf@bwfbadminton.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Maison Du Sport International, Avenue De Rhodanie 54, Lausanne 1007, Switz Tel: +41 21 318 8240 Fax: +41 21 318 8241 Email: ibaf.office@ibaf.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

147

Number of National Associations Worldwide

212

Number of National Associations Worldwide

175

Number of National Associations Worldwide

122

sport

major competitions/world championships: Olympic and Paralympic Games; Archery World Cup (Annual, 4 Stages + 1 Final); Indoor Archery World Cup (Annual, 3 Stages + 1 Final); World Archery Championships (biennial); WA Indoor Championships (biennial); WA Para Championships (biennial); WA Youth Championships (biennial); WA University Championships (biennial); World Games; Asian Games, Pan-American Games; Universiades event portfolio: 2012: World Archery Indoor Championships (Las Vegas, USA); Archery World Cup Stage 1 (Shanghai, China); Archery World Cup Stage 2 (Antalya, Turkey); Archery World Cup Stage 3 (Ogden, USA); World Archery University Championships (Cordoba, Spain); Olympic Games (London, Great Britain); World Archery Field Championships (Val d’Isere, France); Archery World Cup Final (Tokyo, Japan)

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). Diamond League Circuit. World Challenge. event portfolio: 2011: IAAF World Championships (Daegu, Korea) 2012: IAAF World Indoor Championships (Istanbul, Turkey); IAAF Race Walking Cup (Saransk, Russia); IAAF World Junior Championships (Barcelona, Spain); IAAF World Half Marathon Championships (Kavarna, Bulgaria) 2013: IAAF World Cross Country Championships (Bydgoszcz, Poland); IAAF World Youth Championships (Donetsk, Ukraine); IAAF World Championships (Moscow, Russia)

major competitions/world championships: BWF World Championships (annual except Olympic years); BWF Thomas & Uber Cups (Men’s and Women’s World Team Championships – biennial); BWF Sudirman Cup (Mixed Team World Championships - biennial); BWF World Junior Championships (annual); BWF World Superseries (12 tournament circuit plus finals) event portfolio: 2010: Yonex BWF World Championships (Paris, France); Proton BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) 2011: Yonex BWF World Championships (London, England) Doublestar BWF Sudirman Cup (Qingdao, China) 2012: Thomas & Uber Cup Finals (Wuhan, China) 2013: BWF World Championships (Guangzhou, China); BWF Sudirman Cup (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) 2014: BWF World Championships (Copenhagen, Denmark)

www.iaaf.org

www.bwfbadminton.org

www.worldarchery.org

www.ibaf.org

International Basketball Federation (FIBA)

CENTRE CEN TRE INTERNATIONA AL D’ÉTUDE DU SPORT

Your partner in improving the management of sport

FIFA Master

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) provides a link between the theoretical study of sport management and its practical application. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, CIES provides research, top-level education and consulting services to the sports world, with the aim of overcoming the complexities of sport in today’s society and improving how it is governed and managed. CIES is where academic research meets practical management, resulting in research-based solutions that can be adapted to local needs and requirements.

João Havelange Research Scholarship

www.cies.ch

by CIES Research

RESEARCH

EDUCATION

CONSULTING

sport

Basketball

president

Yvan Mainini

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PRIMARY REFERENCE

general secretary/CEO

Patrick Baumann

event bidding contact

Predrag Bogosavljev bogosavljev@fiba.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Frank Leenders leenders@fiba.com

CONTACT DETAILS

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

major competitions/world championships: FIBA Basketball World Cup Men/Women (quadrennial); FIBA U19 World Championship for Men/Women (biennial); FIBA U17 World Championship for Men/Women (biennial); FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men/Women (quadrennial) event portfolio: 2012: FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men (Caracas, Venezuela); FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women (Ankara, Turkey); FIBA U17 World Championship for Men (Kaunas, Lithuania); FIBA U17 World Championship for Women (Amsterdam, Netherlands); FIBA 3x3 World Cup (Athens, Greece); FIBA 3x3 Youth World Cup (Seville, Spain) 2014: FIBA Basketball World Cup (Madrid/Barcelona/Bilbao/Seville/ Granada/Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)

www.fiba.com

major competitions/world championships: IBAF Premier 12 (every 4 years); World Baseball Classic (every 4 years); IBAF 12U Baseball World Championship (every 2 years); IBAF 15U Baseball World Championship (every 2 years); IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship (every 2 years); IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup (every 2 years) event portfolio: 2012: World Baseball Classic Qualifiers Multiple (Panama/Germany/ Chinese Taipei/USA); 18U Baseball World Championship (Seoul, Korea); 15U Baseball World Championship (Chihuahua, Mexico); Women’s Baseball World Cup (Edmonton, Canada) 2013: World Baseball Classic (multiple – TBC); 12U Baseball World Championship (TBC)


FEDERAcIóN Internacional de PELOTA Vasca (FIPV)

INTERNATIONAL BIATHLON UNION (IBU)

FÉdÉration Int’NALE de Bobsleigh et de tobogganing (FIBT)

International Federation of Body Building and Fitness (IFBB)

sport

Basque Pelota

sport

Biathlon

sport

Bobsleigh and skeleton

sport

Body building/Fitness

president

Dominique Boutineau

president

Anders Besseberg

president

Ivo Ferriani

president

Dr Rafael Santonja

general secretary/CEO

Angel Arraiza Irurzun

general secretary/CEO

Nicole Resch

general secretary/CEO

Ermanno Gardella

general secretary/CEO

William Terney

event bidding contact

event bidding contact

Nicole Resch nicole.resch@ibu.at

event bidding contact

Heike Groesswang heike.groesswang@fibt.com

event bidding contact

Dr Rafael Santonja internacional@santonja.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Nicole Resch nicole.resch@ibu.at

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Heike Groesswang heike.groesswang@fibt.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Eli Sanchez administracion@santonja.com

CONTACT DETAILS

C/Dublín 39-I, Las Rozas CP 28232, Madrid-Spain Tel: +34 915 352 819 Fax: +34 916 3612 70

Number of National Associations Worldwide

186

CONTACT DETAILS

C/ Bernardino Tirapu 67 Bajo 31016 Pamplona (Spain) Tel: +34 948164080 Fax: +34 948162525 Email: info@fipv.net

CONTACT DETAILS

Peregerinstr.14 A-5020 SALZBURG Tel: +43-662 85 50 50 Fax: +43-662 85 50 50 8 Email: biathlon@ibu.at

CONTACT DETAILS

Via Piranesi, 46 20141 Milano, Italy Tel: +39.02.7395-1819 Fax: +39.02.7000-8071 Email: ermanno.gardella@fibt.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

213

Number of National Associations Worldwide

65

Number of National Associations Worldwide

64

major competitions/world championships: World Championship (4 years); World Cup – IOC’s President Trophy (All years except the year the World Championship is held); World Championships Under 22 years. Each year one speciality (all years except the year the World Championship is held) event portfolio: 2012: FIV Trinquet World Cup – IOC’s President Trophy (Pamplona, Spain); VIII World Championship Under 22 years fronton 36m (Tarbes, France); IV Professional Cesta Punta World Championship by quinielas (Miami, USA) 2013: VIII World Championship Under 22 years Trinquet (Mercedes, Uruguay)

major competitions/world championships: IBU World Championships (annually except OWG years); E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon (9 per season); IBU Youth Junior WCH’s (annually) event portfolio: 2012: IBU World Championships Biathlon (Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic); IBU Youth/Junior WCH’s Biathlon (Obertilliach, Austria); Open European Championships Biathlon (Bansko, Bulgaria); E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon 1 (Östersund, Sweden); E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon 2 (Hochfilzen, Austria); E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon 3 (Pokljuka, Slovenia) 2013: E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon 4 (Oberhof, Germany); E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon 5 (Ruhpolding, Germany); E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon 6 (Antholz-Anterselva, Italy); E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon 7 (Oslo Holmenkollen, Norway); E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon 8 (Sochi, Russia); E.ON IBU World Cup Biathlon 9 (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)

www.fipv.net

www.biathlonworld.com

WORLD CONFEDERATION OF BILLIARDS SPORTS (WCBS)

major competitions/world championships: World Championships (annual – exception: Olympic Year); Continental Championships (annual – Europe, America, Asia); World Cup (annual); Intercontinental Cup (annual); Europe Cup (annual); America’s Cup (annual) event portfolio: 2013: World Championships (St.Moritz, Switzerland) 2012: World Championships (Lake Placid, USA) 2011: World Championships (Koenigssee, Germany) 2009: World Championships (Lake Placid, USA) 2008: World Championships (Altenberg, Germany) 2007: World Championships (St.Moritz, Switzerland) 2005: World Championships (Calgary, Canada) 2004: World Championships (Koenigssee, Germany)

www.fibt.com

CONFÉDÉRATION MONDIALE DES SPORTS DE BOULES (CMSB)

sport

Billiards sports

sport

Boules

president

Jean-Claude Dupont

president

Romolo Rizzoli

general secretary/CEO

Mohammed Kammah

general secretary/CEO

Jean Pierre Campana

event bidding contact

Mohammed Kammah wcbs.secretary@africabsf.com

event bidding contact

(No bidding)

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Mohammed Kammah wcbs.secretary@africabsf.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Paola Pigni presidenza@federbocce.it

CONTACT DETAILS

185 Sudan street, Mohandesein, Cairo 12411, Egypt Tel: +2 012 211 11 92 Fax: +2 02 33 44 9119 Email: wcbs.secretary@africabsf.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Via Vitorchiano, 113/116 – Roma, Italia Tel: +39 06 36856565 Fax: +39 06 36856657 Email: presidenza@federbocce.it

Number of National Associations Worldwide

142

Number of National Associations Worldwide

116

major competitions/world championships: World Championships Pool 8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball; World Cups of Pool; World 5 Red Snooker Championships; World Snooker Championships; World Championship Carom Three Cushion; World Cups Three Cushion event portfolio: 2012: 6 Red World Champ (Bangkok, Thailand); World Snooker Champ. (Sharm El Sheik, Egypt); World Artistic Pool Ch. (Oaks, USA); 9-Ball WC Women (Shenyang, China); Philippine Open (Philippine, Philippine); W. Ch. Carom Three Cushion (Porto, Portugal); W; Ch. Carom Artisitc (Samsun, Turkey); W. Ch. Three Cush. Women (Tokyo, Japan)

www.billiard-wcbs.org

96 – IF Listings

major competitions/world championships: LAWN BOWLS: WC Men, Women, Individual (every 4 years) RAFLE: WC Men, Women, Teams, Individual, Juniors (every 4 years) LYONNAISE: WC Men umpair Women pair (every 2 years), Juniors (every year) PETANQUE: WC Men pair Women Juniors umpair (every 2 years)

www.cmsboules.com

major competitions/world championships: World Men BB (Guayaquil, Ecuador); World Fitness (Bialistok, Polonia); World Classic BB (Sofia, Bulgaria); Asian BB (Tashkent); European Male BB (Barcelona, Spain); African BB (Marrakech); South American BB (Punta del Este, Uruguay); Caribbean BB (Puerto Rico); North American BB (Cleveland, Ohio) event portfolio: 2013: World Men Championship (Australia); World Women Championship (Ukraine); World Classic Championship (Austria); Central American Games (Costa Rica); European Fitness Championship (Croatia) 2012: European BB Championship (Spain)

www.ifbb.com


International Bowling Federation (FIQ)

INTERNATIONAL BOXING ASSOCIATION (AIBA)

INTERNATIONAL CASTING SPORT FEDERATION (ICSF)

FÉDÉRATION Internationale des Échecs (FIDE)

FIDE

FIDE

GENS UNA SUMUS

sport

Bowling

sport

Boxing

sport

Casting Sport

sport

president & CEO

Kevin Dornberger

president

Dr Ching-Kuo Wu

president

Kurt Klamet

president

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

general secretary

Vivien Lau

general secretary/CEO

Mr Ho Kim

general secretary/CEO

Dr Josef Dolezal

general secretary/CEO

Ignatius Leong

event bidding contact

Kevin Dornberger president@fiq.org

event bidding contact

Ms Marely Flores marely.flores@aiba.org

event bidding contact

event bidding contact

Geoffrey Borg geoffrey.borg@gmail.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Kevin Dornberger president@fiq.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Kevin Na kevin.na@aiba.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Nigel Freeman nigelfreeman@fide.com

CONTACT DETAILS

2208 Brookside Dr Arlington, TX USA 76012 Tel: +1 414 803 9188 Email: president@fiq.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Maison Du Sport International Avenue De Rhodanie 54, Ch-1007 Lausanne Tel: 41 21 321 27 77 Fax: +41 21 321 27 72 Email: info@aiba.org

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

9 Siggrou Avenue, Athens 11743, Greece Fax: +30 210 9212 859 Email: nigelfreeman@fide.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

128

Number of National Associations Worldwide

195

Number of National Associations Worldwide

31

Number of National Associations Worldwide

174

major competitions/world championships: Tenpin World Combined Championships – every 4 years; Tenpin World Women Championships – every 4 years; Tenpin World Men Championships – every 4 years; Tenpin World Singles Championships – every 4 years; Tenpin World Youth Championships – every 2 years; Ninepin World Championship Singles – every 2 years; Ninepin World Championship Women/Men – every 2 years; Ninepin World Championship U23 – every 2 years; Ninepin World Championship Teams – every 2 years event portfolio: 2011: WTBA World Women Champ (Hong Kong); WNBA World Teams Champ (Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina); WNBA World Champ. Women/ Men (Kelmis, Belgium) 2012: WTBA World Youth Champ. (Bangkok, Thailand); WTBA World Singles Champ. (Limassol, Cyprus); WNBA World Singles Champ. (Leszno, Poland); WNBA World U23 Champ. (Bautzen, Germany); 2013: WTBA Combined World Champ. (Henderson, NV, USA)

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: 2011: AIBA World Boxing Championships (Baku, Azerbaijan) 2012: AIBA Oceania Olympic Qualifying Event (Canberra, Australia); AIBA Asian Olympic Qualifying Event (Astana, Kazakhstan); AIBA European Olympic Qualifying Event (Trabzon, Turkey); AIBA African Olympic Qualifying Event (Casablanca, Morocco); AIBA American Olympic Qualifying Event (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (Qinhuangdao; China); AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships (Bangkok; Thailand)

www.fiq.org

www.aiba.org

major competitions/world championships: World Championship in Casting (catt. adults – annual); Juniors’ World Championship (annual); Veterans’ World Championship (each second year); World Cup – (annual – consists of 4-5 competitions) event portfolio: 2011: Juniors’ World Championship (Szamotuly, Poland); Adults’ World Championship (Hluboka/vltavou, Czech Republic); Veterans’ World Championship (Castillion, Spain); Final WC World Cup (Sostanj, Slovenia) 2012: Juniors’ World Championship (Novi Vinodolski, Croatia); Adults’ World Championship (Tallin, Estonia); WC World Cup (Halle, Germany)

BERLIN´S OLYMPIC STADIUM GERMANY’S UNIQUE EVENT LOCATION.

Bridge

president

Gianarrigo Rona

general secretary/CEO

Gianarrigo Rona

event bidding contact

Gianarrigo Rona

www.castingsport-icsf.com

www.fide.com

‫ﻧﺒﺬة ﻋﻦ اﻟﺠﺎﺋﺰة‬ ‫ ﺻﺎﺣﺐ اﻟﺴﻤﻮ اﻟﺸﻴﺦ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺑﻦ راﺷﺪ آل ﻣﻜﺘﻮم ﻧﺎﺋﺐ رﺋﻴﺲ اﻟﺪوﻟﺔ رﺋﻴﺲ‬،‫ﺗﻨﻄﻠﻖ اﻟﺠﺎﺋﺰة ﻣﻦ ﻓﻜﺮ وﻓﻠﺴﻔﺔ اﻟﺮﻳﺎﺿﻲ اول‬ ‫ اﻟﺬي ﻳﺆﻣﻦ ﺑﺎ–ﺑﺪاع ﻛﻘﺪرة ﻋﻘﻠﻴﺔ ُﺗﻤﻜﻦ ﺻﺎﺣﺒﻪ ﻣﻦ ﺗﺤﺪي اﻟﻌﻘﺒﺎت و ﺣﻞ اﻟﻤﺸﻜﻼت و ﺑﻠﻮرة‬،‫ﻣﺠﻠﺲ اﻟﻮزراء ﺣﺎﻛﻢ دﺑﻲ‬ : ‫ ﺣﻴﺚ أﺷﺎر ﺳﻤﻮه إﻟﻰ ذﻟﻚ ﺑﻘﻮﻟﻪ‬،‫اﻓﻜﺎر ﺑﻄﺮق ﻏﻴﺮ ﻣﺴﺒﻮﻗﺔ‬ ‫ وإﻣﺎ أن‬،‫ إﻣﺎ أن ﺗﺄﺧﺬ ﻓﻜﺮة ﻣﻦ ﺳﺒﻘﻮك وﺗﺘﺒﻌﻬﺎ‬: ‫» إذا واﺟﻬﺖ ﺗﺤﺪﻳﺎ ﻳﺘﻄﻠﺐ إﻳﺠﺎد اﻟﺤﻞ أو اﺗﺨﺎذ اﻟﻘﺮار ﻓﺄﻣﺎﻣﻚ ﺧﻴﺎران‬

president@worldbridgefed.com

«. ‫ﺗﺴﺘﻔﺰ ﻫﻤﺔ ﻗﺪراﺗﻚ ا–ﺑﺪاﻋﻴﺔ وﻃﺎﻗﺘﻚ اﻟﻌﻘﻠﻴﺔ وﺗﻄﻮر ﻓﻜﺮة ﺟﺪﻳﺪة وﻋﻤﻼ ﺟﺪﻳﺪا‬

Gianarrigo Rona

event sponsorship enquiries contact

president@worldbridgefed.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Maison Du Sport International, 54 Ave De Rhodanie, 1007, Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 (21) 544 7218 Fax: +41 (21) 601 2315 Email: president@worldbridgefed.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

127

major competitions/world championships: World Bridge Teams Championships (odd numbered years); World Bridge Series (every 4 years in even numbered years); World Bridge Games (Olympic year); World Youth Bridge Teams Championships (even numbered years); World Youth Open Championships (odd numbered years) event portfolio: 2012: World Bridge Games (Lille, France); World Youth Teams Championships (Tai Cang, China) 2013: World Bridge Teams Championships (Bali, Indonesia); World Youth Open Championship (Ann Arbour, USA)

Chess

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: 2012: World Chess Championship (Moscow, Russia); World Junior Chess Championships (Athens, Greece); World Chess Olympiad (Istanbul, Turkey); World Youth Chess Championships (Maribor, Slovenia); Women’s World Chess Championship (Khanty Mansiysk, Russia) 2013: World Cup (Tromso, Norway); World Youth Chess Championships (Al-Ain, UAE) 2014: World Youth Chess Championships (Durban, South Africa)

WORLD BRIDGE FEDERATION (WBF) sport

GENS UNA SUMUS

‫ أو اﻟﻤﺆﺳﺴﺎت‬، ‫ أو ا–دارﻳﻴـــــــــﻦ أو اﻟﻤﻬﻨﻴﻴﻦ اﻟﻤﺒﺪﻋﻴـــــــﻦ‬،‫ﺳﻮاء ﻟﻼﻋﺒﻴﻦ‬ ‫ ﻟ¸ﺑﺪاع اﻟﺮﻳﺎﺿﻲ‬¹‫ ﻣﻬﻤ‬º‫وﺗﺄﺗﻲ اﻟﺠﺎﺋﺰة ﻟﺘﻘﺪم ﺣﺎﻓﺰ‬ ً ‫اﻟﻤﺒﺪﻋﺔ وﺟﻤﻴﻊ اﻟﻌﺎﻣﻠﻴﻦ واﻟﻤﻨﺘﻤﻴﻦ إﻟﻰ اﻟﻤﺠﺎل اﻟﺮﻳﺎﺿﻲ وﺻﻨﺎﻋﺘﻪ وﻛﺬﻟﻚ اﻓﺮاد اﻟﺬﻳﻦ أﺳﻬﻤﻮا ﻓﻲ ﺗﻄﻮﻳﺮ اﻟﺤﺮﻛﺔ‬ . ‫اﻟﺮﻳﺎﺿﻴﺔ ﻣﻦ ﺧﻼل ﺗﻜﺮﻳﻤﻬﻢ وﺗﺸﺠﻴﻌﻬﻢ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺗﺤﻘﻴﻖ اﻟﻤﺰﻳﺪ ﻣﻦ اﻻﻧﺘﺼﺎرات ﻓﻲ اﻟﺒﻄﻮﻻت أو اﻟﺘﻤﻴﺰ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻌﻤﻞ ا–ﺑﺪاﻋﻲ‬ ‫ وﺟﺎﺋﺰة ا–ﺑﺪاع اﻟﺮﻳﺎﺿﻲ‬،‫وﺗﻨﻄﻠﻖ اﻟﺠﺎﺋﺰة ﻟﺘﻜﺮﻳﻢ اﻟﻤﺒﺪﻋﻴﻦ ﻣﻦ ﺧﻼل ﺛﻼث ﻓﺌﺎت ﺗﻀﻢ ﺟﺎﺋﺰة ا–ﺑﺪاع اﻟﺮﻳﺎﺿﻲ اﻟﻔﺮدي‬ ، ‫ وﺟﺎﺋﺰة ا–ﺑﺪاع اﻟﺮﻳﺎﺿﻲ اﻟﻤﺆﺳﺴﻲ اﻟﺘﻲ ﺗﻨﺎﻟﻬﺎ اﻟﻤﻨﻈﻤﺎت واﻟﻬﻴﺌﺎت واﻧﺪﻳﺔ اﻟﺘﻲ ﺗﺤﻘﻖ اﻧﺠﺎزات إﺑﺪاﻋﻴﺔ ﻣﺘﻤﻴﺰة‬، ‫اﻟﺠﻤﺎﻋﻲ‬ . ‫ﻟﺘﻜﻮن اﻟﺠﺎﺋﺰة ﺑﺤﻖ ﻫﻲ اﺑﺮز واﺷﻤﻞ ﺑﻴﻦ ﻛﻞ اﻟﺠﻮاﺋﺰ‬

‫ ن اﻟﻤﺠﺪ ﻟﻤﻦ ﻳﺼﻨﻌﻪ‬ Glory belongs to those who strive for success

About the Award The award is inspired from the thought and philosophy of the leader, sportsman, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai. According to His Highness, creativity is a mental ability that enables people endowed with to challenge obstacles, solve problems and crystallize ideas in a unique manner as evidenced by his statement: “If you encounter a challenge that requires you to produce a solution or make a decision, you then have one of two options. You may copy others and pursue their footprints, or evoke your creative potentials and mental powers to develop a new idea and create a new pursuit”. The object of the award is to provide a remarkable incentive for sports creativity by creative players, administrators or professionals, or by creative organizations, workers and members operating in the sports sector and its industry, as well as individuals who contribute to developing the sports movement. It is meant to honor and encouraging them to achieve more victories in competitions or standing out in producing creative work.

www.olympiastadion-berlin.de/myevent

www.worldbridge.org www.worldbridge.org

98 – IF Listings

www.mbrawards.ae

The award targets creative people in three categories: Creative Individual Sports Award, Creative Team Sports Award and Creative Corporate Sports Award for organizations, entities and clubs that realize unique creative achievements. This renders the award in its own right the most prominent and all-encompassing among all sports awards.


WORLD ION

WORLD DARTS FEDERATION (WDF)

LD

DA

AT

WORLD DANCESPORT FEDERATION (WDSF)

WOR

WORLD CURLING FEDERATION (WCF)

INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL (ICC)

R T S F E DE

sport

Cricket

sport

Curling

sport

Dancesport

sport

Darts

president

Sharad Pawar

president

Kate Caithness

president

Carlos Freitag

president

Roy Price

general secretary/CEO

Haroon Lorgat

general secretary/CEO

Colin Grahamslaw

general secretary/CEO

Shawn Tay

general secretary/CEO

Dave Alderman

event bidding contact

Campbell Jamieson

Colin Grahamslaw info@worldcurling.org

event bidding contact

campbell.jamieson@icc-cricket.com

event bidding contact

event bidding contact

Taina Nurmela wdfevents@dartswdf.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

campbell.jamieson@icc-cricket.com

Campbell Jamieson

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Colin Grahamslaw info@worldcurling.org

Event Sponsorship Enquiries Contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Taina Nurmela wdfevents@dartswdf.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Street 69, Dubai Sport City, Off Emirates Road, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 382 8800 Fax: +971 4 382 8600 Email: jon.long@icc-cricket.com

CONTACT DETAILS

74 Tay Street, Perth, Scotland PH2 8NP Tel: +44 1738 451 630 Fax: +44 1738 451 641 Email: info@worldcurling.org

CONTACT DETAILS

C. Orient 78-84, Floor 1, Office 14 08172 Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain Tel: +34 93 5442392 Fax: +34 93 5831104 Email: office@idsfspain.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Vestmarkveien 14, 3271 Larvik, Norway Email: president@dartswdf.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

105

Number of National Associations Worldwide

48

Number of National Associations Worldwide

92

Number of National Associations Worldwide

70

major competitions/world championships: ICC Cricket World Cup (every 4 years); ICC World Twenty 20 (every 2 years); ICC Champions Trophy (every 3 years); ICC Lg Awards (annually) event portfolio: 2012: ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup 2012 (Australia); ICC World Twenty20 2012 (Sri Lanka) 2013: ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 (India); ICC Champions Trophy 2013 (England) 2014: ICC World Cup Qualifier 2014 (TBC); ICC World Twenty20 2014 (Bangladesh); ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup 2014 (UAE) 2015: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 (Australia/New Zealand)

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: 2012: WWCC (Lethbridge, Canada); WMCC (Basel, Switzerland); WSCCs (Taarnby, Denmark); WMDCC (Erzurum, Turkey) 2013: WWhCC (Sochi, Russia); WJCCs (Sochi, Russia); WWCC (Riga, Latvia); WMCC (Victoria, Canada)

www.worldcurling.org

www.icc-cricket.com

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major competitions/world championships: World Cup (biannual in odd numbered years); Asia/Pacific Cup – Americas Cup – Europe Cup (biannual in even numbered years) event portfolio: 2011: WORLD CUP (Castlebar, Ireland) 2012: World Pro (London, England); Dutch Open (Veldhoven, Netherlands); Scottish Open (Renfrew, Scotland); Europe Cup Youth (Antwerp, Belgium); Americas Cup (Belize City, Belize); Asia Pacific Cup (Darwin, Australia); Europe Cup (Altalya, Turkey)

www.worlddancesport.org

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UNION Cycliste Internationale (UCI) sport

Cycling

president

Pat McQuaid

general secretary/CEO

Christophe Hubschmid

event bidding contact

Gerrit Middag gerrit.middag@uci.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

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

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Chemin De La Mêlée 12, 1860 Aigle, Switzerland Tel: +41 24 468 58 11 Fax: +41 24 468 58 12 Email: admin@uci.ch

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major competitions/world championships: WDSF World Championship Latin; WDSF World Championship Standard; WDSF World Championship Ten Dance; WDSF World Championship Freestyle Standard; WDSF World Championship Freestyle Latin; WDSF World Cup Latin; WDSF World Cup Standard; WDSF World Cup Ten Dance; World Championships in Latin, Standard and Ten Dance for the following age groups: Junior, Youth, Under 21 and Senior. Our World Championships and Cups take place once per year event portfolio: 2012: World Standard (Melbourne, Australia); World Latin (Vienna, Austria); World Ten Dance (Oslo, Norway); World Freestyle Standard & Latin (Platja D’aro, Spain); European Standard (Koblenz, Germany); European Latin (Cambrils, Spain)

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major competitions/world championships: World Championships every year in Road, Track, Mtb/T, Cyclo-Cross, BMX, Indoor, Paracycling as well as World Cup Series: Road (U23, Women, Junior Nations Cup), Track (4 legs), MTB/T (10 legs), Cyclo-Cross (10 legs) and also the UCI World Tour (Men Road Cycling). event portfolio: 2012: UCI Junior Track World Championships (Invercargill, New Zealand); UCI MTB/Trials World Championships (Saalfelden-Leogang, Austria); UCI Road World Championships (Maastricht, The Netherlands) 2013: UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships (Louisville, USA); UCI Track World Championships (Minsk, Belarus); UCI MTB/Trials World Championships (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa); UCI Road World Championships (Florence, Italy)

International University Sport Federation www.fisu.net

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FÉdÉration Equestre Internationale (FEI)

FÉDÉRATION Mondiale du Jeu de Dames (FMJD)

INTERNATIONAL FISTBALL ASSOCIATION (IFA)

INTERNATIONAL FLOORBALL FEDERATION (IFF)

sport

Draughts

sport

Equestrianism

sport

Fistball

sport

Floorball

president

Harry Otten

president

HRH Princess Haya

president

Karl Weiss

president

Tomas Eriksson

general secretary/CEO

Frank Teer

general secretary/CEO

Ingmar De Vos

general secretary/CEO

Renato Orlando

general secretary/CEO

John Liljelund

event bidding contact

Harry Otten Otten@Meteo.Nl

event bidding contact

Francisco P. Lima francisco.lima@fei.org

event bidding contact

Josef Andolfatto j.andolfatto@fistball.com

event bidding contact

Stefan Kratz kratz@floorball.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Carsten Couchouron Carsten.couchouron@fei.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Karl Weiss, Renato Olando office@fistball.com

Event Sponsorship Enquiries Contact

John Liljelund liljelund@floorball.org

CONTACT DETAILS

HM King Hussein I Building, Chemin de la Joliette, 8, 1006, Lausanne

CONTACT DETAILS

Renato Orlando, Amselweg 11a, CH-3073 Gümligen Tel: +41 79 639 09 04 Email: office@fistball.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Alakiventie 2, 00920 Helsinki, Finland Tel: +358-9-45421425 Fax: +358-9-45421450 Email: office@floorball.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

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Number of National Associations Worldwide

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Number of National Associations Worldwide

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event sponsorship enquiries contact 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; World Championships ‘64 Russian-Brazilian’ Men/Womenyouth; World Championships & Matches ‘Checkers’; World Cup (Youth) Olympiads; Continental Championships Adults/Youth (all annual) event portfolio: 2011: WCh Men ‘100’ (Emmeloord/Urk, Netherlands); WCh Women ‘100’ (Rivne, Ukraine); Sportaccord World Mind Games ‘100’ / ’64’ (Beijing, China); WCh’s Juniors ‘100’ (Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland) 2012: WCh’s Minicadets & Hopes ‘100’ Slonim, Belarus); African Ch ‘100’ (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso); World Mind Sports Games ‘100’ / ‘Checkers’ / ‘64’ Russ-Braz. (Lille, France); European Ch’s 100 (Emmen, Netherlands)

major competitions/world championships: World Equestrian Games (7 FEI disciplines) – 4 years; World Champs; Continental Champs; World Cup Jumping - Annual (Regional leagues + Final); World Cup Dressage - Annual (Regional leagues + Final); World Cup Driving – Annual (7 legs + Final); World Cup Vaulting – Annual (5 legs + Final); Classics (Eventing) – Annual (6 legs); Nations Cup Jumping – Annual (8 legs) event portfolio: 2012: World Cup Finals (Jumping, Dressage) – ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 2013: European Champs (Jumping, Dressage) – Herning, Denmark; European Champs – Malmö, Sweden; World Cup Finals (Jumping / Dressage) – Goteborg, Sweden 2014: World Equestrian Games – Normandy, France; World Cup Finals – Lyon, France 2015/2017: European Championships – TBA 2018: World Equestrian Games – TBA

www.fei.org

www.fmjd.org

FÉDÉRATION Internationale d’Escrime (FIE) sport

Fencing

president

Alisher Usmanov

general secretary/CEO

Maxim Paramonov/ Nathalie Rodriguez

event bidding contact

Nathalie Rodriguez nr@fie.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Stephane Mottaz stephane.mottaz@fie.ch

CONTACT DETAILS

Fie Office, Avenue Rhodanie 54, Ch- 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Fax: +41 21 320 31 16 Email: INFO@FIE.CH

Number of National Associations Worldwide

145

major competitions/world championships: World Championship Men and Women, Senior and U18 (every four years); European Championship Men, and Women, Senior and U21 (every four years); European Cup Men and Women (annual); World Cup Men and Women (annual); South American Championship Men and Women; South American Cup Men and Women event portfolio: 2012: WC U18 (Cali, Colombia); European Championship Women and U21 men (Diepoldsau, Switzerland); European Championship Men (Schweinfurt, Germany); EC and WC men and women (Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina) 2013: World Games (Cali, Colombia)

www.ifa-fistball.com

major competitions/world championships: Men’s and Women’s World Floorball Championships, every second year (Men’s in even, Women in uneven years), regional qualifications; U19 WFC Men in uneven and Women in even years with qualifications; Two annual club competitions with qualifications champions cup and Euro floorball cup. event portfolio: 2011: 8th Women’s World Floorball Championships (St. Gallen, Switzerland) 2012: 5th Women’s U19 WFC (Nitra, Slovakia); Champions Cup (Umeå, Sweden); 9th Men’s WFC (Bern & Zurich, Switzerland) 2013: 7th Men’s U19 WFC (TBA, Germany); Asia/Oceania Championships (Seoul, Korea); Champions Cup (TBA, Finland); 9th Women’s WFC (Prague, Czech Republic)

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major competitions/world championships: FIE World Championships (annual; except Olympic years); FIE Junior/ Cadet World Championships (annual); FIE Fencing World Cups (30 legs); FIE Grand Prix (annual, 18 legs); FIE Zone Championships (annual, 4 legs) event portfolio: 2011: Fencing World Championships (Catania, Italy) 2012: Fencing Junior/Cadet World Championships (Moscow, Russia); Fencing Team World Championships (Kiev, Ukraine) 2013: Fencing World Championships (Budapest, Hungary)

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president

Robert L. “Nob” Rauch

president

Joseph S. Blatter

president

Prof Bruno Grandi

president

Dr Hassan Moustafa

general secretary/CEO

Volker Bernardi

general secretary/CEO

Jérôme Valcke

general secretary/CEO

André F. Gueisbuhler

general secretary/CEO

Amal Khalifa (Managing Director)

event bidding contact

Volker Bernardi ed@wfdf.org

event bidding contact

Iñaki Alvarez Inaki.alvarez@fifa.org

event bidding contact

Nicolas Buompane nbuompane@fig-gymnastics.org

event bidding contact

Patric Strub ihf.office@ihf.info

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Volker Bernardi ed@wfdf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Marketing Division marketingcomm@fifa.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Olivier Strebel ostrbel@fig-gymnastics.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Luc Weber ihf.office@ihf.info

CONTACT DETAILS

Office: Neckarstraße 11 D- 55296 Harxheim/Germany Tel: +49 6138 90 20 868 Fax: +49 6138 90 20 869 Email: ed@wfdf.org

CONTACT DETAILS

FIFA-Strasse 20, P.O. Box, CH-8044 Zurich, Switzerland Tel: +41 43 222 77 77 Fax: +41 43 222 78 78 Email: contact@fifa.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Avenue de la Gare 12, Case 630, 1001 Lausanne / Suisse Fax: +41 21 321 55 19 Email: info@fig-gymnastics.org

CONTACT DETAILS

IHF, Peter-Merian-Str. 23, P.O. Box 4002 Basle, Switzerland Tel: +41 61 228 90 40 Fax: +41 61 228 90 55 Email: ihf.office@ihf.info

Number of National Associations Worldwide

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Number of National Associations Worldwide

208

Number of National Associations Worldwide

130

Number of National Associations Worldwide

181

major competitions/world championships: World Ultimate & Guts Championships (WUGC) and World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC) – every 4 years, alternating; World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) – every 2 years; World U23 Ultimate Championships – every 2 years; Continental Championships (Asia/ Oceania, PanAmerica) – every 2 years event portfolio: 2012: WFDF World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) (Dublin, Ireland) 2011: WFDF Asia Oceanic Ultimate Championships (AOUC) (Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei); WFDF Pan American Ultimate Championships (PAUC) (Medellin, Colombia) 2010: WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC) (Prague, Czech Republic); WFDF World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) (Heilbronn, Germany) WFDF U23 World Ultimate Championships (Florence, Italy) 2008: WFDF World Ultimate Championships (WUC) (Vancouver, Canada)

major competitions/world championships: FIFA World Cup™ (every 4 years), and a dozen other FIFA World Cups: Confederations Cup, Club World Cup, Women and Youth Tournaments, Beach Soccer, Futsal, Olympic Football Tournaments, Interactive World Cup event portfolio: 2014: FIFA World Cup™ (Brazil) 2013: FIFA Confederations Cup (Brazil) 2012: Olympic Football Tournaments (London, UK); FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (Japan); FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (Azerbaijan); FIFA Futsal World Cup (Thailand); FIFA Club World Cup (Japan); FIFA Interactive World Cup (various)

www.wfdf.org

www.fifa.com

major competitions/world championships: FIG World Championships (annual); FIG World Cups (annual); FIG World Gymnaestrada (quadrennial) event portfolio: 2012: ACRO World Championships (Orlando/Lake Buena Vista, USA); Aerobic World Championships (Sofia, Bulgaria) 2013: ART World Championships (Antwerp, Belgium); Rhythmic World Championships (Kiev, Ukraine); Trampoline World Championships (Sofia, Bulgaria); World Gym for Life Challenge (Cape Town, South Africa) 2014: ART World Championships (Nanning, China); Rhythmic World Championships (Izmir, Turkey)

www.fig-gymnastics.com

INTERNATIONAL GOLF FEDERATION (IGF) aBold

sport

Golf

president

Peter Dawson

general secretary/CEO

Antony Scanlon

event bidding contact

info@igfmail.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

info@igfmail.org

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CONTACT DETAILS

Maison Du Sport, Av De Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne Tel: +41 216 23 12 12 Fax: +41 216 01 64 77 Email: info@igfmail.org

www.as-p.de

Number of National Associations Worldwide

125

Brand/Communication/Events/PR

www.abold.de

Architects & Planners

ProProjekt

Bid management & Consultancy

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Antony Scanlon

Antony Scanlon

major competitions/world championships: World Amatuer Teams Championship (biannual) event portfolio: 2012: World Amateur Team Championships (Antalya, Turkey)

www.internationalgolffederation.org

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major competitions/world championships: Men’s Senior World Championships (every 2 years), Women’s Senior World Championships (every 2 years), Men’s and Women’s Junior World Championships (every 2 years), Men’s and Women’s Youth World Championships (every 2 years), Super Globe (Club Championship) (annually), Beach Handball World Championships (every 2 years) event portfolio: 2011: Men’s Handball World Championship (Malmö, Gothenburg, Kristianstad, Lund, Norrköping, Linköping, Sweden); Women’s Handball World Championship (Sao Paulo, Sao Bernardo, Santos, Barueri, Brazil) 2012: Women’s Junior Handball World Championship (Ostrava, Brno, Czech Republic); Women’s Youth Handball World Championship (Podgorica, Bar, Montenegro); Olympic Games (London, Great Britain); Super Globe (Doha, Qatar); Men’s & Women’s Beach Handball World Championships (Muscat, Oman) 2013: Men’s Handball World Championship (Spain)

www.ihf.info


INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION ICESTOCKSPORT (IFI)

FÉDÉRaTION Internationale de Hockey (FIH)

JU-JITSU INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (JJIF)

sport

Karate

president

Antonio Espinos

general secretary/CEO

George Yerolimpos

Luc Mortelmans Luc.mortelmans@fin-q.be

event bidding contact

Antonio Espinos wkf@wkf.com.es

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Luc Mortelmans Luc.mortelmans@fin-q.be

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Pilar Herrera wkf@wkf.com.es

Kaethe-Kollwitz-Str. 23, D-68169 Mannheim/Germany Tel: +49-171-837 42 48 Fax: +49-621-82 76 65 Email: info@eisstock.org

CONTACT DETAILS

37-39 Basarabia Blvd., sector 2, Bucharest, Romania Fax: +40.318.148.846 Email: dmurgescu@gmail.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Galería De Vallehermoso, 4, 3Rd Floor. 28003 Madrid. Spain Tel: +34 91 5359632 Fax: +34 91 5359633 Email: wkf@wkf.com.es

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Number of National Associations Worldwide

183

sport

Hockey

sport

Icestocksport

president

Leandro Negre

president

Manfred Schaefer

general secretary/CEO

Kelly Fairweather

general secretary/CEO

event bidding contact

Sarah Massey sarah.massey@fih.ch

event bidding contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Steven Morris steven.morris@fih.ch

CONTACT DETAILS Number of National Associations Worldwide

sport

Ju-Jitsu

president

Panagiotis Theodoropoulos

general secretary/CEO

Dana Mihaela Murgescu

Manfred Schaefer m.u.m.schaefer@t-online.de

event bidding contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

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

Ru Du Valentin 61, 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 641 06 06 Fax: +41 21 641 06 07 Email: info@fih.ch

CONTACT DETAILS

127

Number of National Associations Worldwide

major competitions/world championships: FIH World Cup – every four years; FIH Champions Trophy – every year; FIH Champions Challenge – every year; FIH Junior World Cup – every four years; FIH World League – four rounds on a two-year cycle – launching in September 2012 (all events for men and women) event portfolio: 2012: Olympic Games (London, UK); World League Round 1 (various hosts ­– TBA); Champions Trophy (Men’s) (TBA –Australia) 2013: Junior World Cup (TBA – India); World League Round 2 (Various hosts – TBA); World League Round 3 (Various hosts – Pakistan/Germany (M); Netherlands/China (W); World League Round 4 (India (M); Argentina (W)

major competitions/world championships: World Championships For Women And Men, Junior World Championships (both each second year – even years); Open European Championships For Women, Men, Juniors And Youth (U19 And U16 (each second year – odd years); Open European Cups For Club Teams (Women And Men) (annual); Africa – Cup, America – Cup (both each second year – odd years) event portfolio: 2012: Open European Championships For Youth (U19 And U16) (Waldkraiburg, Germany); Junior World Championships (Waldkraiburg, Germany); World-Championships For Women And Men (Waldkraiburg, Germany); Open European Cup (Distance Competition) (Winklarn, Austria) 2013: America-Cup (Asuncion, Paraguay); Open European Championships For Women And Men (Bled, Slovenia) 2014: World-Championships For Women And Men (Innsbruck, Austria); Junior World Championships (Innsbruck, Austria)

major competitions/world championships: World Championships (seniors) – every year; Continental Championships (seniors) – every year; World Championships (juniors & aspirants) – every 2 years; Continental Championships (juniors & aspirants) – every 2 years; Grand Slam Tournaments – 6 per year event portfolio: 2012: European Open Cup (Hanau, Germany); Taiwan Open (Taipei, Taiwan); European Championship – Aspirants & Juniors (Genova, Italy); World Championship – Seniors (Vienna, Austria)

www.eisstock.org

www.fih.ch

WORLD KARATE FEDERATION (WKF)

www.jjif.info

major competitions/world championships: World Junior, Cadet & -21 Championships (biannual); World Senior Championshps (biannual); WKF Youth World Camp & Training Camp (annual); Karate 1 – Premier League (6 competitions a year); Karate 1 – World Cup (4 competitions a year) event portfolio: 2011: World Junior , Cadet & -21 Championships (Melaka, Malaysia) 2012: WKF Youth World Cup & Training Camp (Corfu, Greece); Karate 1- Premier League (Dordrecht, Holland); Karate 1 – Premier League (Jakarta, Indonesia); World Senior Championships (Paris, France); Karate 1 – World Cup (Moscow, Russia) 2013: World Junior, Cadet & -21 Championships (Guadalajara, Spain) 2014: World Senior Championships (Bremen, Germany)

www.wkf.net

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president

Marius Vizer

general secretary/CEO

Jean-Luc Rouge

event bidding contact

Vlad Marinescu vlad@ijf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Vlad Marinescu vlad@ijf.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Jozsef Attila U. 1, 1051 Budapest, Hungary Tel: +36 1 302 7270 Fax: +36 1 302 7271 Email: president@ijf.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

200

major competitions/world championships: World Championships (annual – Senior, Team, Open, Junior, Cadet); The World Judo Tour (annual); Grand Slam (4), Grand Prix (5) and one World Masters (Invitation event, top 16 on World Ranking List) at the end of each season event portfolio: 2013: World Championship Senior and Team (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Grand Slam (Paris, France); Grand Slam (Moscow, Russia); Grand Slam (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Grand Slam (Tokyo, Japan); Grand Prix (Port Louis, Mauritius) 2012: World Championship Teams (Salvador Bahia, Brazil); World Masters (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

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World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO)

International Kendo Federation (FIK)

FÉDÉRATION Int’NALE de Luge de Course (FIL)

INTERNATIONAL LIFE SAVING FEDERATION (ILS)

sport

Kendo

sport

KIckboxing

sport

Life saving

sport

Luge

president

Yoshimitsu Takeyasu

president

Ennio Falsoni

president

Dr Steve Beerman

president

Josef Fendt

general secretary/CEO

Yukio Sato

general secretary/CEO

Espen Lund

general secretary/CEO

Dr Harald Vervaecke

general secretary/CEO

Svein Romstad

event bidding contact

Arinobu Kurose Kurose@kendo.or.jp

event bidding contact

Ennio Falsoni falsoni@wakoweb.com

event bidding contact

Harald Vervaecke haraldvervaecke@hotmail.com

event bidding contact

Christoph Schweiger office@fil-luge.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Ennio Falsoni falsoni@wakoweb.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Karin Obus Ils.hq@telenet.be

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Babett Wegscheider wegscheider@fil-luge.org

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

53

event sponsorship enquiries contact CONTACT DETAILS

2f Yasukuni Kudan Minami Bldg. 2-3- 14 Kudan Minami, Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo Japan 102-0074 Tel: +81332346271 Fax: +81-3-3234-6007

CONTACT DETAILS

Via A. Manzoni 18 20052, Monza, Italy Tel: +39 039 321 804 Fax: +39 039 232 8901 Email: info@wakoweb.com

CONTACT DETAILS

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

Number of National Associations Worldwide

53

Number of National Associations Worldwide

128

Number of National Associations Worldwide

102

major competitions/world championships: World Kendo championships 1/3 year; Word Combat Game 1/3 year; Europe Kendo Championships 2/3 year; Latin America Kendo Championships 2/3 year; National Kendo Championships event portfolio: 2010: World Combat Games (Beijing, China) 2011: European Kendo Championships (Gdynia, Poland); Latin America Kendo Championships (Mexico City, Mexico) 2012: World Kendo Championships (Novara, Italy) 2013: World Combat Games (St Petersburg, Russia)

major competitions/world championships: World Championships (biannual); Continental Championships (biannual); World/European Cadets & Junior Championships (biannual); World Senior Championships is divided in 2 events as 7 disciplines are organised; World Cups circuit (annual – 5 legs); Sportaccord World Combat Games; Asian Indoor Games & Asian Games event portfolio: 2012: European Senior Championships LK, K1, LC (Ankara, Turkey); European Senior Championships FC, SC, MF, KL (Bucharest, Romania); Cadets & Junior World Champs All disciplines (Bratislava, Slovakia); African Championships (Antananarivo, Madagascar); Asian/Oceania Championships (Dubai, UAE); Pan American Championships (Foz do Iguacu, Brazil); World Cup circuit (Ireland, Austria, Brazil, Hungary, Italy)

major competitions/world championships: Lifesaving World Championships (called Rescue Event - biannual) for: National Teams, National Youngsters Teams, Interclub Teams, Masters, Surfboat Teams, Rescue Boat Teams; Lifesaving European Championships (biannual); Lifesaving European Junior Championships (annual) event portfolio: 2012: Rescue 2012 (Adelaide, Australia) 2013: Drowning Conference (Potsdam, Germany) 2014: Rescue 2014 (Montpellier, France) 2015: Drowning Conference (TBD) 2016: Rescue 2016 (TBD) 2017: Drowning Conference (TBD) 2018: Rescue 2018 (TBD)

www.wakoweb.com

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Korfball

president

Dr Jan Fransoo

general secretary/CEO

Graham Crafter

event bidding contact

Frank Buvens office@ikf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Frank Buvens office@ikf.org

CONTACT DETAILS

P.O. Box 417, 3700 Ak Zeist, The Netherlands Tel: +31 34 34 99 655 Fax: +31 34 34 99 650 Email: office@ikf.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

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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 10 events per year) event portfolio: 2012: 43rd World Championships on Artificial Track (Altenberg, Germany) 2013: 44th World Championships on Artificial Track (Whistler, Canada); 28th Junior World Championships on Artificial Track (Park City, USA) 19th World Championships on Natural Track (Deutschnofen, Italy) 2014: 44th European Championships on Artificial Track (to be confirmed); 29th Junior World Championships on Artificial Track (Innsbruck-Igls, Austria) 2015: 45th World Championships on Artificial Track (Sigulda, Latvia); 20th World Championships on Natural Track (Sochi, Russia)

www.fil-luge.org

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major competitions/world championships: IKF World Korfball Championship (every 4 years); IKF Asian Korfball Championship (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 Europa Cup (annual) event portfolio: 2012: IKF U23 World Korfball Championship (Barcelona, Spain); IKF Europa Cup (Budapest, Hungary); World Games (Cali, Colombia) 2014: IKF Europa Cup (TBC) 2014 IKF Asian Oceanian Korfball Championship (TBC); IKF All-African Korfball Championship (TBC); IKF Pan-American Korfball Championship (TBC); IKF European Korfball Championship (TBC)

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ville.quebec.qc.ca/sportaccord


International Masters Games Association (IMGA)

Conseil Int’nal du Sport Militaire (CISM)

Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM)

FÉdÉration Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM)

sport

Masters Games

sport

Military sports

sport

Modern pentathlon

sport

Motorcycling

president

Kai Holm

president

Colonel Hamad Kalkaba Malboum

president

Dr h.c. Klaus Schormann

president

Vito Ippolito

general secretary/CEO

Jens Holm

general secretary/CEO

Colonel Alexandre Morisod

general secretary/CEO

Joël Bouzou

general secretary/CEO

Stéphane Desprez

event bidding contact

Jens Holm jvh@imga.ch

event bidding contact

Alexandre Morisod Alexandre.morisod@cism-milsport.com

event bidding contact

Joël Bouzou uipmhq@pentathlon.org

event bidding contact

Olivier Godallier marketing@fim.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Jens Holm jvh@imga.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Alexandre.morisod@cism-milsport.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

John Helmick communications@pentathlon.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Olivier Godallier marketing@fim.ch

CONTACT DETAILS

Msi, Av. De Rhodanie 54 1007, Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41216018171 Fax: +41216018173 Email: info@imga.ch

CONTACT DETAILS

26 rue Jacques Jordaens B-1000 Brussels, Belgium Tel: +32 2 647 68 52 Fax: +32 647 53 87 Email: cism@cism-milsport.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Stade Louis II, Entreé E, 13, av des Castelans, 98000 Monaco Tel: +377 9777 8555 Fax: +377 9777 8550 Email: uipm@pentathlon.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Route de Suisse 11, CH - 1295 Mies Switzerland Tel: +41 22 950 95 00 Fax: +41 22 950 95 01 Email: info@fim.ch

Number of National Associations Worldwide

133

Number of National Associations Worldwide

106

Number of National Associations Worldwide

107

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: 2009: World Masters Games (Sydney, Australia) 2010: World Winter Masters Games (Bled, Slovenia) 2011: European Masters Games (Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy) 2013: World Masters Games (Turin, Italy)

Alexandre Morisod

major competitions/world championships: Fifteen to 20 world championships annually: Summer world games (20 sports – 110 nations) every 4 years; Winter World Games (8-10 sports – 45 nations) every 4 years; Sports sciences symposium every 2 years. For details on CISM Games: Olivier.verhelle@cism-milsport.com event portfolio: 2011: 5th CISM Military World Summer Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 2013: 2nd CISM World Winter Games (Annecy, France); 1st CISM World Football Trophy (Baku, Azerbaijan) 2014: 2nd CISM World Cadets Games (Quito, Ecuador) 2015: 6th CISM World Summer Games (Mungyeong, Korea, R.)

www.imga.ch

major competitions/world championships: UIPM Senior World Championships (annual); UIPM Junior World Championships (annual); UIPM Youth A World Championships (annual); UIPM Biathle World Championships (annual); UIPM World Cups (annual 4 legs); UIPM World Cup Final (annual) event portfolio: 2012: UIPM Senior World Championships (Rome, Italy); UIPM Junior World Championships (Drzonkow, Poland); UIPM Youth A World Championships (Budapest, Hungary); UIPM World Cup Final (Chengdu, China) 2013: UIPM Senior World Championships (Kaoshiung, Chinese Taipei); UIPM Junior World Championships (Budapest, Hungary); UIPM Youth A World Championships (Wuhan, China) 2014: UIPM Senior World Championship (Warsaw, Poland)

www.cism-milsport.org

World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF)

www.pentathlon.org

Minigolf

sport

Mountaineering and climbing

president

Dr Gerhard Zimmermann

president

Jordi Colomer

general secretary/CEO

Hans Bergström

general secretary/CEO

Nico De Jong

event bidding contact

Bengt Svensson office@minigolfsport.com

event bidding contact

Gurdeepak Ahuja gurdeepak.ahuja@theuiaa.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Bengt Svensson office@minigolfsport.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Gurdeepak Ahuja gurdeepak.ahuja@theuiaa.org

CONTACT DETAILS

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

CONTACT DETAILS

Monbijoustrasse 61, Postfach Ch 3000, Bern 23, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0)31 370 1826 Fax: +41 (0)31 370 1838 Email: office@theuiaa.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

44

Number of National Associations Worldwide

82

www.minigolfsport.com

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www.fim-live.com

Union INTERNATIONALE Des Associations d’Alpinisme (UIAA)

sport

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 champions (annual) event portfolio: 2012: Youth World Championships (Bad Münder, Germany); European Championships (Porto, Portugal); Asian Championships (Changmai, Thailand); European Cup (Vizela, Portugal); Senior European Championships (Rozemaai, Belgium) 2013: World Championships (Bad Münder, Germany); Senior European Championships (Appelscha, Netherlands); European Cup (Holesov, Czech Republic)

major competitions/world championships: FIM MotoGP World Championship; FIM Superbike World Championship; FIM Endurance World Championship; FIM Motocross MX1, MX2 World Championships; AMA Supercross an FIM World Championship; FIM Freestyle World Championship; FIM X-Trial World Championship; FIM Trial World Championship; FIM Enduro World Championship; FIM SuperEnduro World Championship; FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship; FIM Speedway World Championship; FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship event portfolio: 2012: MX of Nations (Lommel, Belgium); Trial des Nations (Moutier, Switzerland); ISDE (Sachsenring, Germany); FIM Gala (tbc) 2013: MX of Nations (tbc); Trial des Nations (tbc, France); ISDE (Olbia, Italy); FIM Gala (tbc)

marsh.com

GLOBAL SPORTS AND EVENTS RISK EXPERTS

major competitions/world championships: UIAA World Cups (annual, 5 events); UIAA World Championships (every 2 years, 1 event); UIAA Continental Championships (2 events); UIAA Youth Championships (1 event) event portfolio: 2012: Ice Climbing World Cup & Asian Championship (Cheongsong, Korea); Ice Climbing World Cup & European Championship (Lead) (Saas Fee, Switzerland); Ice Climbing World Cup (Champagny en Vanoise, France); Ice Climbing World Cup (Busteni, Romania); Ice Climbing World Cup & European Championship (Speed) (Kirov, Russia)

www.theuiaa.org

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INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUAYTHAI AMATEUR (IFMA)

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INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF NETBALL ASSOCIATIONS (IFNA)

PANATHLON INTERNATIONAL (PI)

INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (IPC)

sport

Muaythai

sport

Netball

sport

Panathlon

sport

Paralympic sport

president

Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan

president

Hon. Molly Rhone

president

Enrico Prandi

president

Sir Philip Craven

general secretary/CEO

Stephan Fox

general secretary/CEO

Urvasi Naidoo

general secretary/CEO

Sergio Allegrini

general secretary/CEO

Xavier Gonzalez

event bidding contact

Charissa Chan ifmaadmin@gmail.com

event bidding contact

Urvasi Naidoo urvasi.naidoo@netball.org

event bidding contact

General Secretariat info@panathlon.ent

event bidding contact

Xavier Gonzalez xavier.gonzalez@paralympic.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

ifmaadmin@gmail.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Urvasi Naidoo urvasi.naidoo@netball.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Alexis Schaefer alexis.schaefer@paralympic.org

CONTACT DETAILS

1029 Navamin 14|Navamin Rd| Klongjan|Bankapi|Bangkok10110|, Thailand Fax: +66 2 661 6265 Email: ifmaadmin@gmail.com

CONTACT DETAILS

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

CONTACT DETAILS

Villa Porticciolo, Viale G. Maggio 6 16035 Rapallo (Ge), Italy Tel: +39/0185/65295-6 Fax: +39/0185/23.05.13 Email: info@panathlon.net

CONTACT DETAILS

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

Number of National Associations Worldwide

121

Number of National Associations Worldwide

74

Number of National Associations Worldwide

24

Number of National Associations Worldwide

major competitions/world championships: IFMA World Championships (annual); Continental Championships (biennial); SportAccord World Combat Games; Arafura Games; Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games; TAFISA Sport for all games; TV Reality Show “The Contender & Challenger Muaythai” (annually) event portfolio: 2011 IFMA World Championships (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) 2012: Muaythai Towards IOC Gala (Bangkok, Thailand); European Championships (Antalya, Turkey); President’s Cup Peace & Sport through Muaythai (Tehran, I.R.Iran); IFMA World Championships (St. Petersburg, Russia); 2013: Arafura Games (Darwin, Australia); SportAccord World Combat Games (St. Petersburg, Russia); Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games (Incheon, South Korea)

major competitions/world championships: World Netball Championships held every four years – next in Sydney, Australia in 2015; World Youth Netball Championships held every four years – next in Glasgow, Scotland in 2013; World Netball Series annual event – next to be held in Auckland, November 2012 event portfolio: 2009: World Netball Series (Manchester, UK) 2010: World Netball Series (Liverpool, UK) 2011: World Netball Championships (Singapore,Singapore); World Netball Series (Liverpool, UK) 2012: World Netball Series (Auckland, NZ) 2013: World Youth Netball Championships (Glasgow, Scotland); World Netball Series (TBC) 2015: World Netball Championships (Sydney, Australia)

www.netball.org

www.ifmamuaythai.org

INTERNATIONAL ORIENTEERING FEDERATION (IOF)

Stadium Empire Fields, Vancouver (CA)

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sport

Orienteering

president

Ake Jacobson

general secretary/CEO

Barbro Ronnberg

event bidding contact

bjorn.persson.iof@orienteering.org

Event Sponsorship Enquiries Contact

barbro.ronnberg@orienteering.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Radiokatu 20, FI-00093 SLU (Helsinki), Finland Tel: +358 9 3481 3112 Fax: +358 9 3481 3113 Email: iof@orienteering.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

73

Bjorn Persson Barbro Ronnberg

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: 2011: World Orienteering Championships (Chambéry, France) 2012: World Orienteering Championships (Lausanne, Switzerland); World MTB Orienteering Championships (Veszprem, Hungary); World Ski Orienteering Championships (Ridder City, Kazakhstan) 2013: World Orienteering Championships (Vuokatti, Finland); World MTB Orienteering Championships (West-Viru, Estonia) 2014: World Orienteering Championships (Lavarone/Asiago, Italy) 2015: World Orienteering Championships (Inverness, UK)

www.orienteering.org

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event portfolio: 2012: General Assembly (Siracusa, Italy); International Congress (Siracusa, Italy) 2013: Flambeau D’or (Roma, Italy); Panamerican Congress (South America)

www.panathlon.net

major competitions/world championships: Paralympic Games (Summer and Winter, every 4 years); Parapan American Games (every 4 years); Para Asian Games (every 4 years); World and Regional Championships for all IPC sports event portfolio: 2012: Paralympic Games (London, UK); IPC Athletics European Championships (Stadskanal, Netherlands) 2013: IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-.Pool (Goyang City, Korea); IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France); IPC Alping Skiing World Championships (La Molina, Spain); IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships (Soleftea, Sweden) 2014: Paralympic Games (Sochi, Russia) 2016: Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

www.paralympic.org


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INTERNATIONAL RACQUETBALL FEDERATION (IRF)

FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALe DE ROLLER SPORTS (FIRS)

Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports

sport

Polo

sport

Powerboating

sport

Racquetball

sport

Roller Sports

president

Eduardo Huergo

president

Dr Raffaele Chiulli

president

Keith D. Calkins

president

Sabatino Aracu

general secretary/CEO

Richard Caleel

general secretary/CEO

Andrea Dini

general secretary/CEO

Luke St. Onge

general secretary/CEO

Roberto Marotta

event bidding contact

Felipe del Sel fdelsel.fip@gmail.com

event bidding contact

Andrea Dini uim@uimpowerboating.com

event bidding contact

Luke St. Onge Info@internationalracquetball.com

event bidding contact

Spagnuolo Raffaella marketing@rollersports.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Felipe del Sel fdelsel.fip@gmail.com

Event Sponsorship Enquiries Contact

Andrea Dini uim@uimpowerboating.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Luke St. Onge Info@internationalracquetball.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Spagnuolo Raffaella marketing@rollersports.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Marcelo T. De Alvear 684 (C1058AAH), Buenos Aires, Argentina Tel: +5411 43110979 Fax: +5411 43110979 Email: fippolo1@msn.com

CONTACT DETAILS

1, Avenue Des Castelans, 98000 Monaco Tel: +377 92 05 25 22 Fax: +377 92 05 04 60 Email: uim@uimpowerboating.com

CONTACT DETAILS

1631 Mesa Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, U.S.A. Tel: +1 + 719/ 477 6934

CONTACT DETAILS

Viale Tiziano 74, 00196 Rome, Italy Tel: +39 06 36858543 / 8549 Fax: +39 06 36858571 Email: info@rollersports.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

87

Number of National Associations Worldwide

55

Number of National Associations Worldwide

106

Number of National Associations Worldwide

121

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 Tournament – three each year; European Low Goal Championship event portfolio: 2012: Snow Polo World Cup (Tianjin, China); 76th Ambassadors Cup (Delhi, India); 77th Ambassadors Cup (Florida, USA); 78th Ambassadors Cup (Lisbon, Portugal); 79th Ambassadors Cup (New York, USA); 80th Ambassadors Cup (Buenos Aires, Argentina); European Championship (Hannover, Germany)

major competitions/world championships: Class 1 World Championship (annual, 6 legs); F1H20 World Championship (annual, 8 legs); Aquabike World Championship (annual 5 legs); F2 World Championship (5 legs); Formula Future World Championship (1 leg); Nations Cup (2 legs) event portfolio: 2012: Uim Awards Giving Gala (Monte Carlo, Monaco); Class 1 GP China (Hainan, China); Class 1 GP Qatar (Doha, Qatar); Class 1 GP UAE (Dubai, UAE); F1H2o (Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia); Aquabike GP China (Liuzhou, China) 2011: H1 World Championship (Doha, Qatar); Class 1 GP Italy (Cernobbio, Italy)

event portfolio: 2012: IRF World Junior Racquetball Championships (Los Angeles, USA); IRF World Junior Racquetball Championships (Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic); IRF World Senior Racquetball Championships (Albuquerque, USA)

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 Championships (biennial); Inline Downhill World Championships (annual); Inline Freestyle World Championships (annual); Inline Alpine World Championships event portfolio: 2012: Junior /Senior Artistic World Championships (Auckland, New Zealand); Junior /Senior Speed World Championships (TBC, Italy); Junior/Senior Inline Hockey World Championships (Bucaramanga, Colombia) Junior Rink Hockey World Championship (Montevideo, Uruguay) Inline Alpine World Championship (Cham, Switzerland); Inline Downhill World Championship (Krems, Austria)

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president

Detlev Albrings

general secretary/CEO

Emanuel Scheiber

event bidding contact

gaston.parage@powerlifting-ipf.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

emanuel.scheiber@powerlifting-ipf.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Lehner-Au 152; 6444, Längenfeld, Austria Tel: +43 650 420 96 00 Fax: +43 5253 65 059 Email: Emanuel.Scheiber@powerlifting-ipf.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

88

Gaston Parage Emanuel Scheiber

major competitions/world championships: IPF Open Powerlifting World Championships (annual); IPF Sub Juniors and Juniors Powerlifting World Championships (annual); IPF Sub Juniors, Juniors Bench Press World Championships (annual); IPF Open Bench Press World Championships (annual) event portfolio: 2012: Sub Junior, Junior and Open Bench Press Championships (Plzen, Czech Republic); Sub Junior and Junior Powerlifting World Championships (Szczyrk, Poland); Sub Junior and Junior Powerlifting World Championships (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico); World Games Test Event – Powerlifting (Cali, Colombia) 2013: Sub Junior, Junior and Open Bench Press Championships (Kaunas, Lithuania); Sub Junior and Junior Powerlifting World Championships (Killeen/Texas, USA); Sub Junior and Junior Powerlifting World Championships (Stavanger, Norway); World Games – Powerlifting (Cali, Colombia)

www.powerlifting-ipf.com

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INTERNATIONAL POWERLIFTING FEDERATION (IPF)

Johnson Controls

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Mont Sainte-Anne

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INTERNATIONAL RUGBY BOARD (IRB)

INTERNATIONAL SAILING FEDERATION (ISAF)

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SPORT FEDERATION (ISF)

International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)

sport

Rugby

sport

Sailing

sport

School sport

sport

Shooting sport

president

Bernard Lapasset

president

Göran Petersson

president

Andrea Delpin

president

Olegario Vazquez Raña

general secretary/CEO

Robert Brophy (acting)

general secretary/CEO

Jerome Pels

general secretary/CEO

Jan Coolen

general secretary/CEO

Franz Schreiber

event bidding contact

Robert Brophy robert.brophy@irb.com

event bidding contact

Jerome Pels

secretariat@isaf.co.uk

event bidding contact

Jan Coolen jan.coolen@isfsports.org

event bidding contact

Franz Schreiber munich@issf-sports.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Huw Morgan huw.morgan@irb.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

secretariat@isaf.co.uk

Jerome Pels

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Jan Coolen jan.coolen@isfsports.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Franz Schreiber munich@issf-sports.org

CONTACT DETAILS

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

Ariadne House, Town Quay, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2AQ, UK Tel: +44 (0)23 80 635111 Fax: +44 (0)23 80 635789 Email: secretariat@isaf.co.uk

CONTACT DETAILS

House Of Sports, Boomgaardstraat, 22 B39, 2600 Antwerp, Belgium Tel: +323 2860738 Fax: +323 2860747 Email: jan.coolen@isfsports.org

CONTACT DETAILS

ISSF, Bavariaring 21, D-80336 Munich (Germany) Tel: +49 895443550 Fax: +49 8954435544 Email: munich@issf-sports.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

117

Number of National Associations Worldwide

137

Number of National Associations Worldwide

72

Number of National Associations Worldwide

160

major competitions/world championships: Rugby World Cup (quadrennial); Women’s Rugby World Cup (quadrennial); Rugby World Cup Sevens (quadrennial, 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: 2011: Rugby World Cup (New Zealand); IRB Junior World Championship (Italy); IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy (Georgia); 2011/2012 HSBC Sevens World Series (Gold Coast, Dubai, Port Elizabeth, Wellington, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Glasgow, London Australia, UAE, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Scotland, England) 2012: IRB Junior World Championship (Cape Town, South Africa); IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy (Salt Lake City, USA); IRB Pacific Nations Cup (Japan, Fiji); IRB Nations Cup (Romania)

major competitions/world championships: ISAF Sailing World Championships (4 years); ISAF Sailing World Cup (annual, Six Regattas); ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships (annual); ISAF Match Racing & Women’s Match Racing World Championship (annual); ISAF Team Racing World Championship (biannual); ISAF Nations Cup (biannual) event portfolio: 2011: ISAF Sailing World Championships (Perth, Australia) 2012: ISAF Youth Worlds (Dublin Bay, Ireland); 2011-2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup (Melbourne, Miami, Palma, Hyeres, Medemblik, Weymouth, Kiel Australia, USA, Spain, France, Netherlands, UK, Germany); ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship (Gothenburg, Sweden) 2013: 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup (Melbourne, Palma & Hyeres (+ 3 TBC), Australia, Spain, France (+ 3 TBC); ISAF Youth Worlds (Limassol, Cyprus) 2014: ISAF Sailing World Championships (Santander, Spain)

major competitions/world championships: World Schools Championships (biennial): Basketball, football, handball, volleyball, athletics, badminton, cross-country, orienteering, table tennis, tennis, ski, swimming. ISF World Gymnasiade: (quadrennial, athletics, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming). World Schools Championships under the aegis (biennial): Beach Volleyball, floorball, futsal, Pan-American School Games event portfolio: 2013 World Schools Championship Basketball (Famagusta district, Cyprus); World Schools Championship Swimming (Herzliya, Israel); World Schools Championship Tennis (Albury/Wodonga, Australia); World Schools Championship Football (Bordeaux, France); World Schools Championship Orienteering (Algarve, Portugal); World Schools Championship Beach Volleyball under the aegis (Palma de Mallorca, Spain); World Schools Championship Athletics (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic); ISF Gymnasiade (Brasilia, Brazil)

www.irb.com

www.sailing.org

www.isfsports.org

FÉdÉration Internationale Amateur de SAMBO (FIAS) Sambo

sport

Skating

president

Vasily Shestakov

president

Ottavio Cinquanta

general secretary/CEO

Nikolay Lents

general secretary/CEO

Fredi Schmid

event bidding contact

Nikolay Lents sportech@list.ru

event bidding contact

Fredi Schmid info@isu.ch

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Nikolay Lents sportech@list.ru

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Fredi Schmid info@isu.ch

CONTACT DETAILS

Av. De Rhodanie 54, 1007, Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +7 4954305959 Email: sportech@list.ru

CONTACT DETAILS

Chemin de Primerose 2, CH-1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 22 612 6666 Fax: +41 21 612 6677 Email: info@isu.ch

Number of National Associations Worldwide

78

Number of National Associations Worldwide

86

www.sambo.com

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www.issf-sports.org

International Skating Union (ISU)

sport

major competitions/world championships: Juniors (WCH, Annual); Seniors (WCH, Annual); FIAS World Cup (4 legs, Annual); Masters (WCH, annual) event portfolio: 2012: World SAMBO Ch, Seniors (M&W), Combat SAMBO (Minsk, Belarus); World SAMBO Ch, Youth (M&W) (Sofia, Bulgaria); World SAMBO Ch, Masters (M >35 years old) (Casablanca, Morocco); World Cup stage in prizes of A.Aslakhanov (M&W, M, Combat SAMBO) (TBC, Russia); World Cup Stage, “Memorial A.Astakhov” (M&W) (Caracas, Venezuela); World Cup stage in prizes of the “President of Republic of Kazakhstan of N.Nazarbaev (M&W)” (Uralsk, Kazakhstan); World Cup stage “Memorial A. Kharlampiev (M&W, M, Combat SAMBO) (Moscow, Russia); Continental Championships, Seniors (M&W), Juniors (M&W), Combat Sambo (Casablanca, Morocco)

major competitions/world championships: ISSF Shotgun World Cup (annual, 4 legs); ISSF Shotgun World Cup Final (annual); ISSF Rifle & Pistol World Cup (annual, 4 legs); ISSF Rifle & Pistol World Cup Final (annual); ISSF Shotgun World Championship (every 2 years); ISSF World Championship in all events (every 4 years) event portfolio: 2012: ISSF World Cup In All Events/London Prepares (London, UK); ISSF Rifle & Pistol World Cup (Milano, Italy); ISSF Rifle & Pistol World Cup (Munich, Germany); ISSF World Championship in Running Target Events (Stockholm, Sweden); Olympic Games (London, UK); ISSF Shotgun World Cup Final (Maribor, Slovenia); ISSF Rifle & Pistol World Cup Final (Bangkok, Thailand) 2013: ISSF Shotgun World Championship (Lima, Peru)

major competitions/world championships: All annual: ISU European Figure Skating Championships; ISU World Figure Skating Championships; ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships; ISU European Speed Skating Championships; ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships; ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships; ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships (except Olympic years) ISU European Short Track Championships; ISU World Short Track Championships event portfolio: 2012: ISU World Figure Skating Championships (Nice, France); ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (Sochi, Russia) 2013: ISU World Figure Skating Championships (London, Canada); ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships (Boston, USA); ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships (Hamar, Norway); ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships (Sochi, Russia); ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships (Malmo, Sweden); ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships (Debrecen, Hungary)

www.isu.org anne.baylon@tabrasco.com xavier.veuthey@tabrasco.com Phone +41 24 524 10 30 www.tabrasco.com

DATA, TECHNOLOGY & SPORTS


FÉdÉration Internationale de Ski (FIS)

INTERNATIONAL SKI MOUNTAINEERING FEDERATION (ISMF)

International Softball Federation (ISF)

International Soft Tennis Federation (ISTF)

sport

Skiing

sport

Ski mountaineering

sport

Softball

sport

Soft tennis

president

Gian Franco Kasper

president

Armando Mariotta

president

Don Porter

president

Park Sang-Ha

general secretary/CEO

Sarah Lewis

general secretary/CEO

Roberto Cavallo

general secretary/CEO

Beng Choo Low

general secretary/CEO

Tatsuo Kasai

event bidding contact

Sarah Lewis lewis@fisski.com

event bidding contact

Pierre Dollo pdollo@ismf-ski.org

event bidding contact

Laurie Gouthro lgouthro@ISFsoftball.org

event bidding contact

Ken-tnz@m2.gyao.ne.jp

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Marcel Looze looze@fisski.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Pierre Dollo pdollo@ismf-ski.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Bruce Wawrzyniak brucew@ISFsoftball.org

Event Sponsorship Enquiries Contact

kasai@jsta.or.jp

CONTACT DETAILS

Blochstr. 2, CH-3653 Oberhofen, Switzerland Tel: +41 33 244 6161 Fax: +41 33 244 6171 Email: mail@fisski.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Piazza Mellano, 5 12084, Mondovi Cn Italy Tel: +39 174 554755 Fax: +39 174 080155 Email: office@ismf-ski.org

CONTACT DETAILS

1900 So. Park Road, Plant City, FL 33563, USA Tel: +1-813-864-0100 Fax: +1-813-864-0105 Email: info@ISFsoftball.org

CONTACT DETAILS

1-1-1, Jinnan, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, Zip Code: 150-8050 Tel: +81-3-3481-2366 Fax: +81-3-3481-5055 Email: kasai@jsta.or.jp

Number of National Associations Worldwide

114

Number of National Associations Worldwide

32

Number of National Associations Worldwide

127

Number of National Associations Worldwide

42

major competitions/world championships: FIS World Championships (biennial) ; FIS Junior World Championships (annual); FIS World Cups (annual series); Over 6,000 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, United States); FIS Nordic World Ski Championships (Falun, Sweden); FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships (Kreischberg, Austria)

major competitions/world championships: ISMF World Championships (biennial); ISMF European Championships (biennial); ISMF World Cup Circuit (annual); ISMF Approved Races (annual) event portfolio: 2012: North American Championships (Crested Butte, Colorado, US); ISMF European Championship (Pelvoux, France); Asian Championships (Hoenggye, South Korea); ISMF World Cup-Etna Trophy (Nicolosi, Catania Italy); Japan National Championships (Tsugaike, Japan); ISMF World CupBlatind Arctic Race (Tromso, Norway)

www.fis-ski.com

major competitions/world championships: Women’s, Men’s, Junior Women’s (19-and-under), Junior Men’s (19-andunder) World Championships held two-per-year, every other year event portfolio: 2011: IX Jr. Women’s World Championship (Cape Town, South Africa) 2012: XIII Women’s World Championship (Whitehorse (Yukon), Canada); IX Jr. Men’s World Championship (Paraná, Argentina) 2013: XIII Men’s World Championship (Auckland, New Zealand); X Jr. Women’s World Championship (Brampton (Ontario), Canada)

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SLEDDOG SPORTS (IFSS)

International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC)

Tatsuo Kasai

major competitions/world championships: Soft Tennis World Championships (every 4 years). Last one was held in 2011, Korea as the 14th. event portfolio: 2012: November – Asian Championships (Chiayi City, Chinese Taipei); June – Chinese Cup (China); July – German Open (Frankfurt, Germany); August – Hungary Inte’l Championships (Budapest, Hungary); August – Poland Open (Warsaw, Poland); September – Watakyu Cup (Rome, Italy)

www.jsta.or.jp

www.isfsoftball.org

www.ismf-ski.org

Ken’ichi Tanzaki

FÉDÉRATION Int’nale de CHIROPRATIque Du Sport (FICS)

sport

Sleddog sports

sport

Sport Climbing

sport

Chiropractic sports

president

Bengt Ponten

president

Marco Maria Scolaris

president

Dr. Sheila Wilson

general secretary/CEO

Sally O’Sullivan Bair

general secretary/CEO

Pierre-Henri Paillasson

general secretary/CEO

Dr. Philip Santiago

event bidding contact

Sally O’Sullivan Bair sbair@tds.net

event bidding contact

Jerome Meyer sportmanager@ifsc-climbing.org

event bidding contact

Dr. Tim Ray P944T86@msn.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Sally O’Sullivan Bair sbair@tds.net

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Anne Fuynel communication@ifsc-climbing.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Dr. Tim Ray P944T86@msn.com

CONTACT DETAILS

8554 Gateway Circle, Monticello, Minnesota 55362, USA Tel: +1 763 295 5465 Fax: +1 763 295 3290 Email: sbair@tds.net

CONTACT DETAILS

Office: Corso Ferrucci 122, 10141, Torino, Italy Tel: +39 (0)11 38 53 995 Fax: +39 (0) 11 41 21 773 Email: administration@ifsc-climbing.org

CONTACT DETAILS

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

Number of National Associations Worldwide

40

Number of National Associations Worldwide

80

Number of National Associations Worldwide

22

major competitions/world championships: Worlds in odd-numbered years: Dryland 2013 (Italy); Snow 2013 (TBC); All world championships include youth; Annual World Cup series for Dryland and Snow events event portfolio: 2011: Snow Worlds (Oslo, Norway); Dryland Worlds (Borken, Germany) 2013: Dryland Worlds (Italy); Snow Worlds (Alaska, USA)

www.sleddogsport.net

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)

www.ifsc-climbing.org

www.fics-sport.org

IF Listings – 119


International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (iaks)

ConfÉdÉration Internationale de la Pêche Sportive (cips)

International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (CISS)

WORLD SQUASH FEDERATION (WSF)

sport

Sports and leisure facilities

sport

Sport fishing

sport

sport

Squash

president

Dr. Stephan J. Holthoff-Pförtner

president

Marcel Ordan

president

president

N Ramachandran

general secretary/CEO

Siegfried Hoymann

general secretary/CEO

Gianrodolfo Ferrari

general secretary/CEO

general secretary/CEO

George Mieras

event bidding contact

Ugo Matteoli president@fipsas.it

event bidding contact

Mark Cooper cooper@ciss.org

event bidding contact

Andrew Shelley andrew@worldsquash.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Mark Cooper cooper@ciss.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Andrew Shelley andrew@worldsquash.org

CONTACT DETAILS

PO Box 3441, Frederick, Md, 21705, USA Email: office@ciss.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Andrew Shelley, Chief Executive Tel: +44 7824 706437 Fax: +44 1424 430737 Email: andrew@worldsquash.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

104

Number of National Associations Worldwide

140-145

event bidding contact event sponsorship enquiries contact

Klaus Meinel meinel@iaks.info

event sponsorship enquiries contact

CONTACT DETAILS

IAKS, Eupener Str. 70 50933 Cologne, Germany Fax: +49 221 168023-23 Email: iaks@iaks.info

CONTACT DETAILS

Number of National Associations Worldwide

7

Viale Tiziano 70, 00196, Rome - Italy Tel: +39 06 36858238 Fax: + 39 06 3685 8109 Email: segreteriainternazionale@fipsas.it

Number of National Associations Worldwide

event portfolio: 2013: 23rd IAKS Congress (Cologne, Germany); IOC IPC IAKS Award (Cologne, Germany)

134

major competitions/world championships: Sport Fishing (FIPS-Mouche – FIPSed – FIPS-Mer) European Championships – 5 per year; Sport Fishing (FIPS-Mouche – FIPSed – FIPS-Mer) World Championships for Clubs and Nations – 31 per year event portfolio: 2012: Shore Angling World Championship U16, U21 (Budva, Montenegro); Coarse Angling World Championship for Club (Cabeçao, Portugal); Fly Fishing European Championship (Coimbra, Portugal); Black Bass World Championship (Venezuela); Boat Angling World Championship (Alicante, Spain); Fly Fishing World Championship (Mosjoen, Norway); Coarse Angling World Championship for Disabled people (Coimbra, Portugal); Ladies Corse Angling World Championship (Leeuwarden, Netherlands)

www.iaks.info; www.sb.iaks.info; www.congress.iaks.info

Sports for the deaf

major competitions/world championships: Deaflympics and Winter Deaflympics since 1924. Deaf world championships in over 20 summer and winter sports. Please see www. ciss.org for a calendar with bid deadlines.

www.cips-fips.com

www.ciss.org

International sumo federation (IFS)

The official vehicle partner of

major competitions/world championships: World Junior Individual events (annual); World Junior Team Championships (biennial); World Men’s & Women’s Team Championships (biennial); World Masters, World Doubles. World Cup and Under 21 World Cup. event portfolio: 2012: U21 World Cup (Chennai, India); World Juniors (Doha, Qatar); World Masters (Birmingham, England); Women’s Teams (Nimes, France) 2013: World Cup (Chennai, India); World Juniors (Grand Cayman, Cayman Is); World Doubles (TBC); Men’s Teams (TBC, France)

sport

Sumo

president

Hidetoshi Tanaka

general secretary/CEO

Takahiro Ono

event bidding contact

Hidetoshi Tanaka ifs2@nifty.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Hidetoshi Tanaka ifs2@nifty.com

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

major competitions/world championships: World Championships (annual): Sumo World Championships, Women Sumo World Championships, Junior Sumo World Championships, Women Junior Sumo World Championships; Continental Championships (annual & every 2 years, depending on continental); World Games (every 4 years); World Combat Games (every 4 years) event portfolio: 2012: 18th Sumo World Championships (Hong Kong, China); 9th Women Sumo World Championships (Hong Kong, China); 11th Junior Sumo World Championships (Hong Kong, China); 3rd Women Junior Sumo World Championships (Hong Kong, China) 2013: World Games (Cali, Colombia); World Combat Games (St. Petersburg, Russia)

www.ifs-sumo.org

IF Listings – 121

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INTERNATIONAL SURFING ASSOCIATION (ISA)

International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)

INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION (ITF)

TUG OF WAR INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (TWIF)

sport

Surfing

sport

Table tennis

sport

Tennis

sport

Tug of war

president

Fernando Aguerre

president

Adham Sharara

president

Francesco Ricci Bitti

president

Cathal McKeever

general secretary/CEO

Bob Mignogna

general secretary/CEO

Judit Farago

general secretary/CEO

Juan Margets

general secretary/CEO

Glen Johnson

event bidding contact

Bob Mignogna bobmignogna@isasurf.org

event bidding contact

Judit Farago Jfarago@ittf.com

event bidding contact

Justine Albert communications@itftennis.com

event bidding contact

Glen Johnson twif@t6b.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Bob Mignogna bobmignogna@isasurf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Anders Thunstrom at@tmsin.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Jan Menneken communications@itftennis.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Anton Rabe anton@hortgro.co.za

CONTACT DETAILS

5580 La Jolla Blvd., #145 La Jolla, California, USA, 92037 Tel: +1 858-551-8563 Email: surf@isasurf.org

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

CONTACT DETAILS

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

CONTACT DETAILS

Po. Box 77, 4742 State Hwy 213, Orfordville, Wisconsin 53576-0077 USA Fax: +1 608 879 2103 Email: twif@t6b.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

70

Number of National Associations Worldwide

215

Number of National Associations Worldwide

210

Number of National Associations Worldwide

60

major competitions/world championships: ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (annual); ISA World Surfing Games (annual); ISA World Masters Surfing Championship (annual); ISA World Standup Paddle And Paddelboard Championship (annual); ISA World Bodyboard Championship (annual); ISA China Cup (annual); Hainan Classic (annual); ISA World Tandem Championship (annual); ISA World Kneeboard Surfing Title (annual) event portfolio: 2011: ISA World Surfing Games (Playa Venao, Panama); ISA World Masters Surfing Championship (La Libertad, El Salvador) 2012: ISA China Cup (Wanning, China); Hainan Classic (Wanning, China); ISA World Standup Paddle And Paddleboard Championship (Miraflores, Peru); ISA World Junior Surfing Championship (Playa Venao, Panama); ISA World Masters Surfing Championship (TBC); ISA World Bodyboard Championship (TBC)

major competitions/world championships: ITTF World Championships (annual); ITTF World Cup (Men, Women) (annual) (Team – biannual) ; ITTF Global Tour (annual); ITTF World Junior Championships (annual) ; ITTF Global Junior Circuit (annual); ITTF World Para Table Tennis Championships (quadrennial) event portfolio: 2012: GAC Group 2012 World Tour (16 different cities across the world); Liebherr 2012 World Team Table Tennis Championships (Dortmund, Germany); Women’s World Cup (Huangshi, China); Men’s World Cup (Liverpool, England); GAC Group 2012 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals (Hangzhou, China)

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www.isasurf.org

www.itftennis.com

www.ittf.com

World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) sport

Taekwondo

president

Chungwon Choue

general secretary/CEO

Jean-Marie Ayer

event bidding contact

Underwater sports

president

Achille Ferrero

Jeongkang Seo sport@wtf.org

general secretary/CEO

Alessandro Zerbi

event bidding contact

Giusy Cafini cmas@cmas.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Eil-chul Kim marketing@wtf.org

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Alessandro Zerbi cmasgs@gmail.com

CONTACT DETAILS

4th Fl., Joyang Building, 113 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-090 Korea Fax: +82 (0)2 553 4728 Email: wtf@wtf.org

CONTACT DETAILS

Viale Tiziano 74, 00196 – Roma, Italy Fax: +39 06 32110595 Email: cmas@cmas.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

200

Number of National Associations Worldwide

137

www.wtf.org

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major competitions/world championships: TWIF World Championships (every 2 years); TWIF European Regional Championships (in the year when the World Championships are not held); World Games (every fourth year) event portfolio: 2012: February – World Indoor Championship (Perth, Scotland, UK); September – World Outdoor Championship (Appenzell, Switzerland) 2013: September – European Championship (Assen, Netherlands) 2014: February – World Indoor Champ (Castlebar, Ireland); September – World Outdoor Championship (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

www.tugofwar-twif.org

ConfÉD. Mondiale des activitÉs subaquatiques (CMAS) sport

major competitions/world championships: WTF World Championships (biannual); WTF World Junior Champ (biannual); WTF World Cup Team Champ (flexible); WTF World Para-TKD Champ (flexible); WTF World Taekwondo Tour (flexible) event portfolio: 2012: WTF World Jr. Champ (Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt); London OG taekwondo (London, UK); 3rd WTF World Para-TKD Champ (Santa Cruz, Aruba); WTF World Cup Team Champ (Santa Cruz, Aruba); 7th WTF World Poomsae Champ (Medellin, Colombia) 2013: WTF World Champ (TBC); 17th Mediterranean Games taekwondo (Mersin, Turkey); SportAccord World Combat Games taekwondo (St. Petersburg, Russia)

wada-ama.org

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); Invacare World Team Cup (annual) event portfolio: 2011: Davis Cup Semifinals (Belgrade, Cordoba, Serbia, Spain); Davis Cup Final (Seville, Spain); Fed Cup Semifinals (Moscow, Charleroi, Russia, Belgium); Fed Cup Final (Moscow, Russia) 2012: Davis Cup Semifinals (TBC); Davis Cup Finals (TBC); Fed Cup Semifinals (Moscow, Ostrava, Russia, Czech Republic); Fed Cup Finals (TBC)

major competitions/world championships: 2008 Finswimming World Championship Neiva (COL); 2010 Finswimming World Championship Palma D.M. (ESP); 2012 Finswimming World Championship Graz (AUT); 2010 Cmas Finswim. World Cup Aix (FRA); 2011 Cmas Finswim. World Cup Yantai (CHN); 2012 Cmas Finswim. Alexandria (EGY) event portfolio: 2007: World Games CMAS (Bari, Italy); European Junior Fin (Ostrowiec, Poland) 2008: European Finswim (Eger, Hungary) 2009: European junior Fin (Belgrade, Serbia) 2010: European Finswim.Kazan Russie; Asian Finswimming (Taipei, China) 2012: European Finswim. Lignano (Sabbiadoro, Italy); Asian Finswimm (Da Nang, Vietnam)

www.cmas.org

IF Listings – 95


FÉdÉration Inter’nale du sport universitaire (FISU)

International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF)

Int’NAL Workers and Amateurs in Sports Confederation (CSIT)

FÉDÉRATION Internationale des Luttes ASSOCIÉes (FILA)

sport

University sports

sport

Waterski & wakeboard

sport

Workers and amateurs sport

sport

Wrestling

president

Claude-Louis Gallien

president

Kuno Ritschard

president

Harald Bauer

president

Raphael Martinetti

general secretary/CEO

Eric Saintrond

general secretary/CEO

Gillian Hill

general secretary/CEO

Wolfgang Burghardt

general secretary/CEO

Michel Dusson

event bidding contact

Eric Saintrond e.saintrond@fisu.net

event bidding contact

Kuno Ritschard

president@iwwfed.com

event bidding contact

Wolfgang Burghardt office@csit.tv

event bidding contact

Jean-Daniel Rey jeandaniel@fila-wrestling.com

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Eric Saintrond e.saintrond@fisu.net

event sponsorship enquiries contact

des@burke-kennedy.com

Des Burke-Kennedy

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Patrick Reiter reiter@csit.tv

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Raphael Martinetti president@fila-wrestling.com

CONTACT DETAILS

Maison du Sport International, Av. de Rhodanie 54, CH- 1007 Lausanne Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 21 6130810 Fax: +41 (0 )21 6015612 Email: fisu@fisu.net

CONTACT DETAILS

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

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

CONTACT DETAILS

Rue Du Chateau 6, 1804 CorsierSur-Vevey, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 312 84 26 Fax: +41 21 323 60 73 Email: fila@fila-wrestling.com

Number of National Associations Worldwide

163

Number of National Associations Worldwide

95

Number of National Associations Worldwide

43

Number of National Associations Worldwide

173

major competitions/world championships: Winter Universiade (odd-numbered years); Summer Universiade (oddnumbered years); FISU World University Championships (even-numbered years) event portfolio: 2015: 28th Summer Universiade (Gwangju, KOR); 27th Winter Universiade (Granada, ESP) 2014: World University Championships (Worldwide) 2013: 27th Summer Universiade (Kazan, RUS); 26th Winter Universiade (Trentino, ITA) 2012: World University Championships (28 worldwide) 2011: 26th Summer Universiade (Shenzhen, CHN); 25th Winter Universiade (Erzurum, TUR)

major competitions/world championships: Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup (maximum 10 stops per year); World Championships (every 2 years); Waterski (Open, U21, Juniors, over 35), Barefoot, Disabled, Wakeboard, Cableski, Cable Wakeboard, Racing event portfolio: 2012: World Waterski Barefoot Championships (Alma Center WI, USA); Cable Wakeboard World Championships (Manila, Philippines); World Cableski Championships (Asten, Austria) 2013: World Junior Waterski Championships (Mulwala, Australia); World Disabled Waterski Championships (Milano, Italy); World Waterski Racing Championships (Lake Havsu AZ, USA); World Wakeboard Championships (Linyi, China); World Waterski Championships (Santiago de Chile, Chile)

major competitions/world championships: Every 2 years our major event “CSIT World Sports Games” take place (ca. 8,000 participants). These are games for amateurs & workers, young, old, competitive (14 sports) & non-competitive from all over the world; a festival of friendship, tolerance, respect, fair play and sustainability. event portfolio: 2012: CSIT Futsal Single-Championships (Eilat, Israel); Beach volleyball Single-Championships (Lignano, Italy); Swimming Single-Championships (Lignano, Italy); Wrestling Single-Championships (Kisakeskus, Finland); Physical activity for Seniors 55+ event (Schielleiten, Austria); Tennis & Judo Single-Championship (Eilat, Israel) 2013: CSIT World Sports Games (multi-sports); 100th anniversary festival (Brussels/Gent, Belgium)

www.fisu.net

www.iwwfed.com

www.csit.tv

major competitions/world championships: Senior, Junior, Cadet World Championships (annual); Senior, Junior, Cadet Continental Championships (annual); Senior, Junior World Cups (Team Tournament – annual); Golden Grand Prix (Cash Prizes – annual) – For Greco-Roman, Freestyle, Female Wrestling, Beach Wrestling, Grappling, Pankration, Mixed Martial Arts and Traditional Wrestling event portfolio: 2012: Senior Oceania Championship (Sydney, Australia); Senior Asian Championship (Gumi, Korea); Senior Pan-American Championship (Colorado Springs, USA) Senior European Championship (Belgrade, Serbia); Senior African Championship (Marrakech, Morocco); Junior World Championship (Pattaya, thailand); Senior World Championship (Strathcona County, Canada) 2013: Senior World Championship (Budapest, Hungary)

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INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION (IWF)

Strategic Food Solutions

RP Global created the catering strategy for London 2012 (14 million meals - the largest peace-time food operation in the world!) and we are now delivering the same strategic support to Sochi 2014.

sport

Weightlifting

sport

Wushu

president

Dr Tamas Ajan

president

Zaiqing Yu

general secretary/CEO

Wenguang Ma

general secretary/CEO

Beijian Liu

event bidding contact

Attila Adamfi attila.adamfi@iwfnet.net

event bidding contact

event sponsorship enquiries contact

Lilla Rozgonyi lilla.rozgonyi@iwfnet.net

event sponsorship enquiries contact

CONTACT DETAILS

Istvanmezei ut 1-3. 1146 Budapest, Hungary Tel: +36 1 3530530 Fax: +36 1 3530199 Email: iwf@iwfnet.net

CONTACT DETAILS

Anding Road, 3 Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, P.R. China Tel: +86 10 6491 2153 Fax: +86 10 6491 2151 Email: iwuf@iwuf.org

Number of National Associations Worldwide

189

Number of National Associations Worldwide

145

major competitions/world championships: IWF World Championships – except Olympic years (annual); IWF Junior World Championships – under 20 years (annual); IWF Youth World Championships – under 17 years (annual (except YOG years); IWF Grand Prix (occasionally); Continental Championships (5 per year) event portfolio: 2011: IWF World Championships (Paris, France); 2012: IWF Junior World Championships (Antigua, Guatemala); IWF Youth World Championships (Kosice, Slovakia); 2013: IWF World Championships (Warsaw, Poland)

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INTERNATIONAL WUSHU FEDERATION (IWUF)

T: +44 207 665 1888

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www.iwf.net

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major competitions/world championships: World Wushu Championships (every 2 years); World Junior Wushu Championships (every 2 years); World Tranditional Wushu Championships (every 2 years) event portfolio: 2013: 12th World Wushu Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) 2012: World Junior Wushu Championships (Macau, China); World Traditional Wushu Championships (Huangshan, China) 2011: 11th World Wushu Championships (Ankara, Turkey) 2010: World Junior Wushu Championships (Singapore); World Traditional Wushu Championships (Shiyan, China) 2009: 10th World Wushu Championships (Toronto, Canada)

www.iwuf.org

The Fédération Internationale de Natation, FINA (founded in 1908) is the governing body for aquatics worldwide. Its five disciplines - Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming - are all included in the Olympic programme. FINA counts 202 affiliated National Federations and organises World Championships, World Swimming Championships in 25m-pool and World Masters Championships every two years. As its main objectives, FINA pursues the development of Aquatics throughout the world, by providing a drug free sport, by adopting uniform rules and regulations for its competitions, and by increasing the number of facilities worldwide. JOIN US at the FINA WORLD AQUATICS CONVENTION Moscow (RUS) – October 30-November 1, 2012 http://aquaticsconvention.fina.org aquaticsconvention@fina.org


SportAccord Convention 2012

delegate feedback

What they said about SportAccord Convention 2012 Denis Paquet, Consultant, Québec City Sports Events “The best thing about this convention was that it allowed people to get to know our city, feel the warmth of the citizens and discover that we’re the greatest city on Earth.” Jennifer Sclater, Manager, Education, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) “It was a super event, and very well organised. They really thought of everything, and the exhibition room was fantastic.” Patrick Koller, Head of Communications, International Basketball Federation (FIBA)  “SportAccord Convention really is the place to be in the world of sport. You get to meet all international sport stakeholders and the conference sessions were also very positive.” Nicole Graves, Sales Manager, Ottawa Tourism “The event was great, the sessions were great and very informative, and the layout of everything was amazing.” Eric Garner, Director of Client Services, CH2M Hill “This year’s event was excellent. The folks who ran the event did as good a job as I’ve ever seen at an event like this.”

Wanda Posehn, Vice-President and Director of Tourism, RROC “It was fantastic, well hosted, and it was really easy to find everything you needed. They took a nice approach to everything.” Ana Jesus, Marketing Manager, EMEA and APAC, Active Network “This was our first time, and the event was very good - the food, the transportation, the conferences or the space... everything!” Rachel Simon, Project Manager, Commonwealth Games Federation “It was a lot of fun and we felt very good about the whole event. The exhibition hall was set up really well.” Hanne Sejer, Deputy Chief Executive, Sport Event Denmark “It was a great event and the venue was very nice. The booths were very well organised. The organisers took it to a whole different level, and I loved the exhibition room.” Richard Bunn, Director, World Academy of Sport “The event was great, the set up was excellent and the service was outstanding. None of our party had any complaints.”

Helene Moreau, Director of Sales, Groupe Le Massif Inc. “It was our first time at the Convention. It was great, very positive, and we got to meet a lot of associations.”

Andrew Gettig, Vice-President, Connor Sport Court International “This is the best one I’ve been too. It was an amazing exhibition space – the best ever – and the hosts were excellent.”

Kelly Dickson, Group Manager, Acquisitions and Development, Victorian Major Events Company “It’s great that it took place in a beautiful city. Everyone was close to each other and we got a great sense of the sports community. We felt very welcome.”

Susan Miller, Senior Vice-President, Marketing Director, CAT Entertainment Services “It was our first year at SportAccord Convention and we loved it. We’re starting out and the Convention is a great way for companies to reach major sports federations.”

sportaccord convention contacts SportAccord Convention Maison du Sport International Avenue de Rhodanie 54 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland info@sportaccordconvention.com

SportAccord Convention RedTorch Ltd 82 Clerkenwell Road London, EC1M 5RF, UK

P: +41 (0)21 601 75 87 F: +41 (0)21 601 75 69

P: +44 (0)207 036 8080

Nis Hatt, Managing Director John Hewitt, Event Operations Manager, Communications Nicolet de Zwart, Event Operations Manager, Logistics Christina Bouziouri, Event Operations Executive Jay Stuart, Head of Media Relations Holly Norton, Conference Manager

Jonny Murch, Head of Sales & Marketing Alex Ross, Business Development Manager Chris Argyle-Robinson, Marketing & Account Manager Andrea Hurst, Exhibition Operations Manager Tim Kilpatrick, Business Development Executive

This annual has been produced by Squires Media (www.squiresmedia.com)

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Find the perfect match

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2012 Annual - SportAccord Convention