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SportAccord Report I 08/04/2014

2014 SportAccord Convention

At the end of the first day of the SportAccord meetings in Belek/Antalya, Turkey ...

It proved to be a long day filled with many presentations, voting rounds, elections - and not without the feeling that everyone here is striving towards an even bigger vision for the future.

Here are a few lines on the International World Games Association (IWGA) General Meeting.

SportAccord is made up of 103 member federations, whereas IWGA consists of only 36. 3 new sports had applied to be part of The World Games in the future. Pentathlon, Wushu and Kick Boxing! Only Kick Boxing was voted in. So IWGA is up to 37 member federations.

There was a very informative presentation by the host city Wroclaw, Poland, on The World Games 2017. It was interesting to hear how they, already now, have started the to promote the sports of The World Game in their schools and through campaigns among residents. This should be an amazing event for all athletes participating.

WDSF was used as the example for an IWGA member federation with excellent communications: website, YouTube channel, everything. Congrats WDSF!

And a few lines on the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) General Meeting.

World Anti-Doping President Sir Craig Reedie announced tougher sanctions for doping from 1 January 2015. Atltetes who have doped will be banned for four years - as opposed to two years now.

Overall, and as a representative of the athletes in WDSF, I was delighted to hear time and again throughout the day that the athletes are the most important of all ... To my fellow athletes: Maybe they do listen after all ...