POSTED: March 6th 2015

ASOIF Council supports Agenda 2020 and tables a number of issues for the General Assembly at SportAccord

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) Council, chaired by ASOIF President, Ricci Bitti, met Tuesday in Lausanne. At their meeting they discussed a number of important topics, which included the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020, the status of the International Federation (IF) Sports Data Platform project, preparations for the 2015 ASOIF General Assembly, and the model for the 2016 Olympic Games IFs Revenue Distribution, which will be presented to the General Assembly in April.

"This year will be exciting for the Olympic Movement in general and for the Summer Olympic International Federations in particular. We are fully ready to support the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020 and are looking forward to a number of test events in Rio as a very important milestone for a successful 2016 Olympic Games.  Our project of an IF (shared) Sports Data Platform is also reaching its final phase with the strong support of the IOC and our members alike," stated Francesco Ricci Bitti.

He went on to add, "I would like to thank my colleagues on the Council for their hard work and am looking forward to meeting all our members at our General Assembly in April."

The 2016 Olympic Games IFs Revenue Distribution will integrate the new revenue groups, which were announced in 2013 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). During Tuesday's meeting, the Council was able to improve upon their proposal of revenue distribution that will be presented at the next ASOIF General Assembly.

In addition, during the meeting, a presentation was given by IOC Sports Director, Kit McConnell and IOC Olympic Games Executive Director, Christophe Dubi on the current implementations of the Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations. The International Federations will have an enhanced role in the planning and delivery of the Olympic competitions, due to recommendation 13. A joint IOC and ASOIF working group has been put together to describe the IF roles and responsibilities during the different phases of an Olympic Games project, like bidding, preparation and delivery. The end goals are to ensure a seamless organization of the Games, maximize synergies among stakeholders of the Olympic Movement, and, of course, to reduce costs.   

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog

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