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The rise and future of Switzerland as an Olympic epicentre and related image challenges will be the focus of this year’s Sport Future Rendez-Vous, which will be held online on 10 September 2020. Participants will be able to interact and ask questions from their computer or smartphone. Jointly organised by the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and ThinkSport, the annual event features expert discussions on pressing topics in sport.
News release from olympic.org
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is initiating a Request for Information (RFI) procedure to support its ongoing analysis of options for the provision of services in support of its “Information, Knowledge and Games Learning” (IKL) work.
This week, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) opened player registration to its first-ever international esports competition for university students - the "2020 FISU eSports Challenge Football". This new initiative responds to keen esports interest among university students.
FIBA Press Release
FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, has announced the launch of its first-ever international esports competition for national teams, the FIBA Esports Open 2020. FIBA is thrilled to be joining the esports movement together with its National member Federations, as part of this pilot project.
ASOIF Press Release
The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) today published the findings of the third governance review of its full and associate member federations. Almost all International Federations (IFs) improved their performance since the last assessment, with the highest scores achieved in the area of transparency. Thirty-one IFs replied to the updated self-assessment questionnaire between November 2019 and January 2020. An independent sports governance consultancy I Trust Sport reviewed the responses and moderated the scores. The aim of the project, led by ASOIF’s Governance Task Force (GTF), is to promote a culture of good governance within IFs and monitor progress.
PwC publishes annually its #PwCSportsSurvey and the data collection for the 2020 edition has just kicked off! If you are a senior sports executive and would like to contribute to it, please get in touch with PwC. This survey provides important insights into trends in the sports industry. The findings will be presented once again at a dedicated event in Lausanne in September, organised in collaboration with ThinkSport.