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ARISF continuing to grow in 2020

ARISF continuing to grow in 2020

January 15, 2020

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on the horizon and the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games currently taking place in the Olympic capital, 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the entire sports movement.

ARISF continues to play an integral role in the growth and development of sport worldwide, with its leadership representing the interests of the International Federations at the most important global events. ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli has attended a number of meetings with leaders of the Olympic Movement, promoting ARISF member federations.

It was a busy end to 2019 for ARISF as the Council met to discuss the development of its members and the execution of its exciting new three-year strategic direction, creating a common voice for all IOC-recognised federations.

Following the Council meeting, many ARISF members travelled to Fort Lauderdale for the first Regional SportAccord Pan America, which provided an engaging programme looking at how best IFs can utilise the America’s for hosting future events.

Earlier this month, the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympics got underway, with more than 1,800 athletes aged 15-18 competing in more than 81 competitions over 13 days. It is the first occasion that the ARISF member International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) has taken part in the Winter Youth Olympic Games, representing a prestigious milestone for ARISF.

Looking ahead to Tokyo 2020, five ARISF sports will be on the Olympic programme, which reflects the ever-changing interest in new sports and highlights the importance of the ARISF achievements as a key international sports institution. President Chiulli’s invitation to attend key stakeholder events and leadership meetings reinforces once more how influential the 42 IFs-strong organisation is.

ARISF will once again hold a joint workshop with the IOC at SportAccord 2020 in Beijing, China. The joint workshop provides an opportunity for ARISF IFs to actively engage with the IOC’s senior leadership for the good of their sport.

At the GAISF General Assembly in 2019, results of the Good Governance Survey were published, in which each ARISF member received their own individual report on their organisation. In the coming months, ARISF members will receive a follow up survey, to establish the extent of progress made in recent months.
ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli said: “I am pleased to see how many ARISF IFs have been successfully working on good governance, sustainability and their sport development. Our team effort has led to having ARISF Member IFs participating in the Youth Olympic Games, as well as the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games.”

“In the build up to the Tokyo 2020, ARISF has been in the spotlight for its increasingly prominent role and I am delighted that the hard work of our organisation and our members is paying off. We will continue to work hard to ensure that each International Federation gets the support, recognition and positioning it deserves.”

Photo: ARISF Member ISMF at Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games