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CSIT at SportAccord Convention 2017

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Vice President Palle Thomsen and General Secretary Wolfgang Burghardt attended this world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport in Aarhus / Denmark from April 3rd – 8th 2017, where more than 1.600 key decision-makers as Presidents and General Secretaries of the global sport were present.

Both CSIT representatives attended also the SportAccord General Assembly, where SportAccord changed name back to Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAIFS).

Vice President Thomsen and General Secretary Burghardt joined also a presentation of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020 and had fruitful meetings with several cooperation partners as FICS -International Federation of Sports Chiropractic or the government of Catalonia. Promising and interesting talks were held with IFBB President Rafael Santoja, IWGA President José Perurena López, Special Olympics and FISAC representatives or IFA President Karl Weiß and General Secretary Jörn Verleger.

The SportAccord Convention is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; rights holders, organizing committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.

SportAccord/GAIFS consists of, ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and "Associate Members" like CSIT (since 1973).

 In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.