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02 Apr 2017

ASOIF Council meets ahead of General Assembly

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The Council of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) met today in Aarhus, Denmark, to prepare the items which will be discussed by the ASOIF General Assembly on 4 April 2017. Key points on the agenda include:  IF governance and the preliminary report of the questionnaire findings; IF anti-doping research survey; elections of four Council members; admission of the governing bodies of the five new sports on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Programme as Associate Members; presentation by the two candidate cities for the 2024 Olympic Games; Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires; and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti, who led today’s Council meeting, said: “Our agenda for this year’s General Assembly is packed. IF governance remains a top priority and we will present a first review, based on the results of a self-assessment questionnaire filled in recently by all IFs. This is just an initial step. Our intention is not simply to conduct a compliance exercise but rather to promote a better culture of governance within IF structures. Governance is an evolving process and this is a long-term project.”

The full report will be made available on the day of the General Assembly. The meeting will be live streamed on the SportAccord Convention website.

The ASOIF Council welcomed the IOC President Thomas Bach for the final part of the meeting following his arrival in Aarhus.

With four Council positions being up for vote at the upcoming General Assembly, today’s meeting was also the perfect opportunity for the ASOIF President to thank his Council colleagues for their invaluable support and commitment over the past years.