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Change is on the horizon for SportAccord, the umbrella association of international sports federations. Mark Bisson reports.

Lausanne, Switzerland - SportAccord Convention today confirmed the full list of Partners and Supporters for the 15th edition of the Convention, due to take place from 2-7 April 2017 at the Aarhus Convention Center in Denmark.

Can MMA retain its edgy appeal and fulfil its ultimate ambition to become an Olympic sport, or is there more work to do to bring the sport into the ‘mainstream’? SportBusiness International investigates.

SportAccord, the umbrella group of more than 90 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations, has today (Friday) approved constitutional changes that will see it return to its former designation and introduce a new means of electing its president.

SportAccord, the umbrella group of more than 90 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations, has unveiled proposals for constitutional changes that could see it return to its former designation and introduce a new means of electing its president.

SportAccord has appointed Nis Hatt as its permanent managing director during a council meeting that also saw the umbrella body of international sport federations pledge to analyse the feasibility of staging multi-sport events.

International Basketball Federation (Fiba) secretary general Patrick Baumann has today (Friday) been elected as the new president of SportAccord in the wake of a turbulent year for the umbrella group of more than 90 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations.

Features

Owen Evans speaks to Gian-Franco Kasper, newly-appointed interim chairman of SportAccord, about his plan to dismantle the union in order to get it back into the Olympic Family.

Owen Evans speaks to Gian-Franco Kasper, newly-appointed interim chairman of SportAccord, about his plan to dismantle the union in order to get it back into the Olympic Family.

In the end it was inevitable. As Marius Vizer stood amidst the smoking, smouldering ruins of SportAccord, the freshly re-elected president knew that he had no choice but to quit. 

As SportAccord’s future hangs in the balance, Elisha Chauhan looks at the potential consequences for the union of International Federations’ World Beach, Combat, Mind and Urban Games.

Rachael Church talks about recent developments in sport including a new Swiss law that aims to clamp down on dodgy dealings.

Vlad Marinescu, Director General of SportAccord, on why he is supporting his former President Marius Vizer after that speech, and the future for his organisation’s multi-sport events

Kevin Roberts: Is it time to re-think the World Order of sports governance?

Kevin Roberts: It's time federation presidents thrived in the spotlight.

David Gold speaks to Bernard Lapasset about his campaign for SportAccord presidency and his determination to stamp corruption out of sport.

David Gold speaks to Marius Vizer about his campaign for SportAccord presidency led by his vision for a United World Championships event.