POSTED: Thursday May 31st 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The 2012 edition of SportAccord Convention received unprecedented live television news coverage around the world as international media focused on big stories coming out of the summit gathering of sport in Québec City from May 20-25.
NHK (Japan), Al Jazeera (Qatar) and Telemadrid (Spain) were among the broadcasters reporting live on the International Olympic Committee’s announcement of the shortlist of candidate cities for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games during the Convention. Canadian broadcasters Radio Canada and RDS also carried live news from the Québec City Convention Centre.
SportAccord Convention in Québec City was also the setting chosen by the IOC and the United States Olympic Committee for making their long-anticipated announcement of a revenue-sharing agreement, highlighting the event’s importance as a platform for breaking news. The tenth anniversary edition of SportAccord Convention attracted more than 1800 delegates representing over 860 organisations from around the world.
To see coverage and videos from this year’s Convention, visit http://www.sportaccordconvention.com.
The next SportAccord Convention will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia from May 26-31, 2013.
Held in a different city every year, SportAccord Convention is a unique opportunity for international sporting leaders to engage with business, featuring a dynamic exhibition as well as the annual general meetings of governing bodies of world sport. Organising committees at the 2012 event included the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, University Games, World Games, Military Games, Masters Games and Special Olympics.
About SportAccord Convention
SportAccord Convention annually brings representatives from more than 100 international sports federations and organisations affiliated to SportAccord (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) and AIOWF (Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), as well as the International Olympic Committee Executive Board, together with sponsors, bidding and host cities, architects, sports lawyers, broadcasters, games organising committees, rights holders and other specialists to discuss the key issues facing the sports industry.
Owned by SportAccord, ASOIF and AIOWF, SportAccord Convention encompasses the annual Congress and General Assembly of each association, while offering the sports community a powerful opportunity to come together in an exclusive and authoritative networking environment to build relationships, exchange knowledge and develop ideas.
Head of Media Relations
SportAccord International Convention
Tel: +44 20 8340 5352
Mobile : +44 7747 805 075
Name: Jay Stuart
Organization: SportAccord International Convention