The Council of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) held a video conference today to discuss key items for the upcoming 45th ASOIF General Assembly, which will be held virtually on 8 June 2021. With less than two months to go to Tokyo 2020 and qualifications still ongoing, this year’s Summer Olympic Games will be high on the agenda.
This year’s annual gathering of the ASOIF member federations will also feature the election of three Council members with the current mandates of Sebastian Coe (World Athletics), Ugur Erdener (World Archery) and Nenad Lalovic (United World Wrestling) coming to an end. All three are standing for re-election and no other candidatures were received by the nomination deadline of 24 May 2021.
The General Assembly will also decide on certain amendments to the ASOIF statutes, aimed at improving gender balance within the representation of International Federation (IF) delegates at the General Assembly.
E-sport is another important topic to be discussed during the upcoming General Assembly. The pandemic and related restrictions have proven to be a catalyst for a significant increase in interest and participation in virtual simulations of IF sports and disciplines.
With governance remaining a top priority for ASOIF and its members, the Council also agreed on the timeline of the Fourth Review of IF Governance, led by ASOIF’s Governance Task Force. The governance review process will launch in November this year and the findings will be published at ASOIF’s next General Assembly in 2022.
The next ASOIF Council meeting is scheduled for the last quarter of 2021.