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History / Histoire

CSIT has its roots in the Workers' Sport Movement, founded in Ghent/Belgium on May 10th, 1913. After both World Wars CSIT was re-established, first in Luzern/Switzerland (September 14th, 1920) and second in Brussels/Belgium (May 30th, 1946) with the name "Comité Sportif International du Travail". 

Since 1973 CSIT is member of SportAccord (formerly GAIFS) and was recognized by the IOC October 31st, 1986 as you can read in the following. To read the whole official letter please CLICK HERE (PDF).

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2011 the Congress in Rio de Janeiro decided to open the CSIT also for amateur sportspeople. Since then the name of the CSIT is "International Workers and Amateurs in Sports Confederation / Confédération Sportive Internationale Travailliste et Amateur". In 2013 CSIT celebrated its 100th Anniversary in Brussels and Ghent/Belgium.

In the following you can find the dates and places of the previous Congresses and General Assemblies. The Extraordinary Congress 2013 in Belgium decided that from now on only Congresses will be held annually. Congresses are underlined and marked with (C).

  • 2014 Lignano / Italy (C)
  • 2013 Blankenberge / Belgium (C)
  • 2012 Varna / Bulgaria
  • 2011 Rio de Janeiro / Brazil (C)
  • 2010 Agrigento / Italy
  • 2009 Vilnius / Lithuania
  • 2008 Tel Aviv / Israel (C)
  • 2007 Riga / Latvia
  • 2006 Tozeur / Tunisia
  • 2005 Marseille / France (C)
  • 2004 Mexico City / Mexico
  • 2003 Vantaa / Finland
  • 2002 Albena / Bulgaria (C)
  • 2001 Sousse / Tunisia
  • 2000 Fano / Italy
  • 1999 Rio de Janeiro / Brazil (C)
  • 1998 Portugal
  • 1997 Eilat / Israel
  • 1996 Vienna / Austria (C)
  • 1995 Belgium
  • 1994 Portugal
  • 1993 Eilat / Israel (C)
  • 1992 Portugal
  • 1991 Finland
  • 1990 Israel (C)
  • 1989 Copenhagen / Denmark
  • 1988 France
  • 1987 Mantova / Italy (C)
  • 1981 Lisbon / Portugal (C)
  • 1978 Wingate / Israel (C)