April 19, 2016
An intense year of activity was presented yesterday at the ARISF annual General Assembly. Amongst the main achievements, Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, ARISF President, highlighted the continuation of the constructive dialogue with the IOC. Following last year successful edition, the ARISF-IOC Workshop will be held again this year on Wednesday April 20, during the SportAccord Convention in Lausanne.
President Chiulli congratulated the five ARISF federations running for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. "The cooperation with IOC is getting stronger and stronger, and the importance of ARISF's role in the process for the Olympic recognition of new sport disciplines has been acknowledged", said President Chiulli.
ARISF intends to keep up the dialogue with all sport stakeholders and in this context, t he ARISF-WADA Anti-Doping Coaching/Training Session, held every year since 2014 at the SportAccord Convention, will have its important time cluster also this year, to allow International Federations (IFs), WADA, and any individual or organization involved or interested in clean sport to share expertise, experiences and views in an open and transparent fashion.
The General Assembly was attended by thirty-four of thirty-five IF Members, and was pleased to host Francesco Ricci Bitti (SportAccord Convention President), Kit McConnell (IOC Sports Director) and Sir Craig Reedie (IOC Vice President and WADA President), who all had the chance to address the audience.
President Raffaele Chiulli highlighted the ARISF strategic plan: "Our Strategic Plan which clearly outlines our Mission and Strategic Goals has been confirmed, reiterating its mission to unite, promote and support the IOC Recognised International Sport Federations, co-ordinate their common interests and goals while preserving their autonomy and to position the Association as one of the leading world-wide Sport Associations".