POSTED: November 4th 2013

Association of National Olympic Committees, SportAccord partner to grow sport

ANOC President H.H. Sheik Ahmad al Sabah and SportAccord President Marius Vizer signed a partnership agreement Monday
ANOC President H.H. Sheik Ahmad al Sabah and SportAccord President Marius Vizer signed a partnership agreement Monday

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) SportAccord and the Association of the National Olympic Committees signed a partnership agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, connecting the International Federations and the National Olympic Committees to develop the global sports movement.

Already in a partnership with the International Olympic Committee, the National Olympic Committees hope to grow sport in the spirit of the Olympic Charter in conjunction with the ideals of the International Federations.

“Our meeting [Sunday] was an important moment in the development of sport,” International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said. “I congratulate Marius Vizer for his brilliant election as SportAccord president. There is now a window of opportunity and we offer open dialogue to face many challenges that are in the horizon. I wish you all a good, trustful collaboration in Lausanne.”

“I thank SportAccord and their President Marius Vizer for their collaboration in establishing a partnership agreement with ANOC which is in respect of all IFs and the IOC,” Association of the National Olympic Committees Presdient H.H. Sheik Ahmad al Sabah said.

“It was a great pleasure and honour to represent the International Sport Federations at the Olympic Movement Summit with all the stakeholders of the Olympic and Sport Movement which took place on the third of November 2013 at the IOC Headquarters,” SportAccord President Marius Vizer said.

“We are proud to be a part of the main stakeholders of the Olympic movement contributing to the future reforms for the benefit of the Movement. We represent the interests of the IFs and propose modernisation of the Olympic Charter, to display the unity of the games and to develop the Olympic movement appreciating at same time the IFs.

“Their major contribution to the Olympic Movement and Olympic Games, while at the same time maintaining their autonomy, integrity and benefiting in terms of reciprocity and sharing the advantages, including the financial benefits, between the principle actors, the athletes, the coaches, National Federations, Continental Unions, NOCs and the IFs.

“We need to confirm the IFs’ contribution by the IOC Membership for all Olympic IF Presidents, Revision of the Rio 2016 Sport Programme to take into account the applications for IF-proposed disciplines by the 19 International Federations, inclusion of additional sports in the Olympic Programme and the recognition of unaffiliated IFs. Our power is unity. Let us dream today and realise the dream tomorrow.”

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