May 09, 2019
ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli was unanimously elected President of SportAccord at the SportAccord General Assembly, which took place on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Dr Chiulli, who has been President of ARISF since 2013, is also President of the International Powerboating Federation (UIM) and became President of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) at last week’s General Assembly.
Commenting on his new appointment as President of SportAccord, Dr Raffaele Chiulli said: “I am proud to have been unanimously elected as SportAccord President.
Sport has never been more relevant as a means of bringing people together around the values of inspiration, unity and respect. I am very excited by the scope for us to do more really valuable work in the future.
SportAccord is a powerful brand, going from strength to strength and widely known as the place to connect. It is a great platform for learning and sharing, which brings together International Federations and the wider sports world. And our gathering here in Gold Coast will be one of the biggest and most relevant of the year.
SportAccord includes the United Through Sports festival, which brings sport directly to youth and local communities, ensuring a positive social legacy for our events. This year’s edition featured IOC President Thomas Bach, H.E. Ban Ki-moon, eighth Secretary General of the United Nations, HRH Prince Feisal of Jordan, and other leaders of sport and civil society, alongside more than 250 children and young people representing 150 schools throughout Queensland.
This year we launch SportAccord regional conventions starting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in December and we can look forward to much more in the future.”
SportAccord focuses on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.
For more information on SportAccord, visit: https://sportaccord.sport.