Status WSG 2017 Riga
The status of registration for the upcoming CSIT World Sports Games from 13th to 18th June in Riga is very satisfying. Particularly concerning the number of registrations of international participants of the WSG. Together with the number of local participants CSIT expects at least the number of the last WSG in Lignano, even more.
Most of planned championships and activities in Riga could be confirmed. Only a few disciplines must be cancelled or are placed in danger to be cancelled due to a lack of registrations: Definitely not in the program are Wrestling Female and Beach-Wrestling Female. Beach-Tennis and Petanque Female will be decided at the end of March.
WSG 2017 – App
The download of the new created WSG 2017 App for Smartphones will be ready for installation within the upcoming weeks. The new App informs about disciplines, schedule, results, venues, transport and all social and cultural events during the WSG 2017. More and detailed information will be handed out in the upcoming CSIT Newsletters and can be found in the final invitation.
WSG 2019 in Tortosa (Catalonia/Spain)
CSIT ExCom decided in Cyprus to name the City of Tortosa in the region of Catalonia/Spain as host of the CSIT World Sports Games 2019, organized by CSIT member union UCEC – Unió de Consells Esportius de Catalunya. The 16th Century City Tortosa is located in South Catalonia and is the capital of the region of Terres de l’Ebre. The official handover of the CSIT flag for the WSG will be during the closing ceremony of the Games 2017 in Riga. Please find more information about Tortosa here.
Candidates for WSG 2021
All CSIT Member Unions und sports organisations are invited to apply for hosting for the CSIT WSG 2021. One possible candidate could be Cyprus. Within the frame of the meeting with the Cyprus Sports Organization President Cleanthis Georgiades announced to be interested to host the WSG 2021. The CSIT is looking forward to receive further applications for 2021! In case of questions please contact the CSIT Office. CSIT Webpage information.
Update on CSIT Social Media
Social Media Officer and expert Roberto Vecchione presented in Cyprus analyses of CSIT Social Media followers and illustrated that about 80% of the CSIT’s followers are between 16 and 26 years old. At the moment CSIT has almost 125.000 followers on Facebook and the number is constantly growing.
CSIT ExCom decided to install on www.csit.tv an online training-platform for sports for all specialist as a service for all CSIT members. Aim is to create a common educational standard for coaches in the CSIT community. Additional CSIT tries also to install an E-commerce platform. Further information will be sent out soon.
CSIT open for disabled people
A very important decision in Cyprus was the intention to open the CSIT World Sports Games in future for all athletes also with impairment and disability, which stands for the values of the CSIT and gives disabled athletes another very important platform. Cooperation with the WADA will also be extended for the WSG 2017 in Riga.