SportAccord International Sports Federations

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.

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.

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.

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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.

SportAccord Convention has announced that the Danish city of Aarhus will host the 2017 edition of the event from April 2-7 next year.

SportAccord Convention will return to Lausanne for the first time since 2004 after the Swiss city was today (Tuesday) confirmed as the destination for next year’s edition of the annual gathering of international sports federations, associations and companies.

SportAccord, the umbrella body of international sports federations, has today (Wednesday) confirmed plans to seek a merger with SportAccord Convention.

Dubai has withdrawn its bid to host the 2016 SportAccord Convention, the annual gathering of international sports federations, associations and companies.

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. 

Association of Summer Olympic Federations (ASOIF) president Francesco Ricci Bitti has been elected as the new president of SportAccord Convention, with organisers seeking a new host of the 2016 event.

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.