Monthly Archives: September 2020

UTS TO HOST THE FIRST EVER WORLD VIRTUAL YOUTH FESTIVAL
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UTS TO HOST THE FIRST EVER WORLD VIRTUAL YOUTH FESTIVAL

“Do something today for a better tomorrow” – Oscar Wilde. Over 60 organisations have come together in solidarity and unity under the Olympic, Paralympic and Special Olympics values. Together these organisations will promote inclusion, health, equality, non-discrimination and peace. The festival includes youth of all abilities where the doors are open for youth from migrant and […]

SHAPING PEACE TOGETHER THROUGH SPORT: IOC EMPHASISES THE UNIFYING POWER OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES
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SHAPING PEACE TOGETHER THROUGH SPORT: IOC EMPHASISES THE UNIFYING POWER OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Ahead of the International Day of Peace, celebrated around the world this Monday, 21 September, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, has emphasised the power of sport.   “Sport contributes to peace by unifying people,” said the IOC President. “The Olympic Games today are the only event in our world which […]

United Through Sports (UTS) organisers launch the official logo for the first edition of the UTS Virtual Youth Festival 2020
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United Through Sports (UTS) organisers launch the official logo for the first edition of the UTS Virtual Youth Festival 2020

  United Through Sports (UTS) organisers launch the official logo for the first edition of the UTS Virtual Youth Festival 2020 United Through Sports (UTS) organisers launch the official logo for the first edition of the UTS Virtual Youth Festival 2020. The logo stands to represent unity in diversity through the inclusion of all youth […]

GAISF COUNCIL MEETS TO STRENGTHEN AND SUPPORT MEMBERS
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GAISF COUNCIL MEETS TO STRENGTHEN AND SUPPORT MEMBERS

The GAISF Council met today at the new WBSC headquarters in Pully, Switzerland to discuss an array of topics including GAISF’s work to support its Members in key areas such as good governance, social inclusion and strengthening sport during the pandemic. Preparations for the forthcoming GAISF General Assembly and IF Forum, scheduled for early November, […]

ART AND SPORT: PIERRE DE COUBERTIN’S VISION IS JUST AS RELEVANT TODAY!
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ART AND SPORT: PIERRE DE COUBERTIN’S VISION IS JUST AS RELEVANT TODAY!

Following the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin, who wanted to combine “muscles and mind” at the Games, seven editions, from 1912 to 1948, included Olympic events in painting, sculpture, literature, music and architecture. After these were dropped, the cultural programmes created for the Games successfully continued the vision of the man who revived the Games. […]

FIVE INVITATIONAL SPORTS IN THE WORLD GAMES 2022
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FIVE INVITATIONAL SPORTS IN THE WORLD GAMES 2022

Duathlon, Flag Football, Lacrosse (men), Wheelchair Rugby and Wushu will feature as invitational sports in The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. They complete the sports programme along with the 30 Official Sports. This is the first time that a Wheelchair sport will appear in the programme of The World Games. The Wheelchair Rugby played in […]

WORLD URBAN GAMES CELEBRATE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
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WORLD URBAN GAMES CELEBRATE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the inaugural World Urban Games 2019, an event that blended competitive urban sport and a festival of youth music, art and culture in the heart of Budapest, Hungary. The ultimate celebration of new-generation sports forged by the spirit of youth, the Games welcomed over 50,000 spectators to the Urban […]

GAISF PARTNERS WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES IN SPORT
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GAISF PARTNERS WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES IN SPORT

The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and The Sustainability Report have signed a partnership agreement to promote the environmental, social and economic sustainability projects of International Sports Federations and wider sports industry initiatives. The partnership follows the successful launch of sustainability.sport, a web portal created by GAISF in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee […]

AIMS Joins Public Hearing
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AIMS Joins Public Hearing

A very special event took place in Bangkok organised by the national reform committee on Culture, Sports labour and Human resources. It was attended by many important speakers, chaired by Prof Dr Nithi Mahanon and certainly IOC member and executive board member of the national committee of Thailand KHUNYING Patama Leesawadtrakul. Khunying Patama made a […]

RUGBY LEAGUE CELEBRATES 125TH ANNIVERSARY
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RUGBY LEAGUE CELEBRATES 125TH ANNIVERSARY

The International Rugby League (IRL) is today celebrating the 125th anniversary of rugby league and commemorating its past successes to build towards the future development of the sport. Rugby league’s origins can be traced back to the George Hotel in Huddersfield, United Kingdom, where a group of 21 pioneering clubs effectively founded the sport of rugby […]

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