SportAccord Council Postpones Merger With SportAccord Convention

January 27, 2016

The SportAccord Council has decided to postpone its proposed merger with the SportAccord Convention. 

Despite making the decision to keep them as two separate organisations now, apoplectic the plan still remains to merge SportAccord and the SportAccord Convention into one organisation in the future.

Chairman of the SportAccord Council Gian Franco Kasper said: “We appreciate the constructive input received from many Members who have underlined the important role of SportAccord for interaction between all International Federations to exchange best practices and learn from each other.

“We need to ensure this effective collaboration amongst the Federations continues, medstore and the decision to keep two separate entities is the right solution for the time being.”

SportAccord Convention President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “SportAccord Convention is constituted by the Associations and it is operating effectively and run by our professional team.

“We are very much looking forward to the 2016 edition in Lausanne, which is promising to be a highly successful Convention, hand in hand with the SportAccord Members.”