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Governance Task Force

The Governance Task Force (GTF) was created in November 2015, following an ASOIF Council decision and discussions about governance at the IF Forum earlier that month. Mandated with helping International Federations (IFs) to promote and ensure a culture of good governance within their structures, the group is chaired by Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of ASOIF.

Members of the group are:

The GTF has developed a full set of governance principles and indicators tailored to the specific characteristics and needs of sport organisations. This mechanism helps to jointly evaluate the current status of each Summer Olympic International Federation and regularly monitor progress.


Governance Support and Monitoring Unit

The Governance Support and Monitoring Unit (GSMU) was set up by the GTF during its meeting in October 2018, aiming to help IFs evolve from the adoption of principles and rules to tangible performances in good governance. The GSMU is chaired by Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of ASOIF and Chair of GTF, and composed of three GTF members as external experts:

  • Jean-Loup Chappelet, academic expert
  • Pâquerette Girard Zappelli, IOC Administration and Ethics Commission
  • Alexander McLin, arbitrator with IF experience


Click here to view the reports and documents published by the GTF and GSMU