CSIT - Confédération Sportive Internationale Travailliste et Amateur
AICS organized perfect CSIT Swimming Championships in Lignano (Italy)
From August 30 to September 2, the VIII. CSIT ExCom Meeting took place in Switzerland.
The Catalan CSIT member union Unió de Consells Esportius de Catalunya (UCEC) is host of the 6th CSIT WORLD SPORTS GAMES from 2nd to 7th of July, 2019 in Tortosa, Spain.
The 2018 CSIT Beach Volleyball Championships (men and women) were held from June 5 to June 10, 2018 in Albena Resort, Bulgaria within the frame of the 15th International Workers' Sports Festival.
CSIT President Bruno Molea had a meeting with CSIT member union INDET from Mexico in the Italian Capital
INVITATION - The next CSIT Congress will be held 22-28 October 2018 in Tortosa, Catalonia, Spain
SportAccord is constantly going new ways and in 2018 the SportAccord Convention will open the doors to grassroots sports. CSIT president Molea is guest in Bangkok.
For the first time since 2008 CSIT moved the World Sports Games (WSG) from June to July (2nd to 7th).
The system of Ghetto Games was invented in the Latvian capital Riga, where the 2017 CSIT World Sports Games took place from June 13 to June 18. Anu organized a Young Leaders Meeting in a Bar in the Riga district of Grinzinkalns. “This part of the city was a ghetto with drugs, alcohol and crime until 2003”, explained the initiator Sanda Buna from the town Liepaja – and she describes herself as a former ghetto kid. “Since then a lot of improvements have been done, but the idea of Ghetto Games was a very efficient tool to succeed.”
A slummy place in Grinzinkalns has turned into a flourishing area for young people who can do all kinds of modern sports: basketball, skateboard, stunt-riding, arm-wrestling, dancing, rugby, pancration etc. “This is a very hot topic for my young leaders’ team”, Anu Rajajärvi said. The CSIT group, which also did some warm-up and sports with kids from Riga after the presentation, was a colourful mix from different countries as Finland, Austria, Estonia and Italy. “I really hope, these young people will help us to carry the idea to the world”, Sanda Bruna said.
Talking about help: Raimonds Elbakjans is one of the most powerful promotors of Ghetto Games. He is a former player of the Latvian national basketball team. Basketball tournaments and dunking contests are among the most popular events happening on the Ghetto Games ground.