Sportaccord 2009

02 April 2009

ITU President Marisol Casado was joined by Loreen Barnett, Secretary General and ITU Vice Presidents Bill Walker and Antonio Alvarez for Sportaccord in Denver, USA.

During the five days of panel discussions and presentations, the ITU delegates also took part in important meetings with:
IOC Sport Department: Christophe Dubi, Sport Director, Pierre Ducry, Assistant Sport Director
The 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC): Mr. Goh Kee nugan CEO , Mr. Lee Pak Sing, Director of Culture and Education, and Mr. Lee Patrick, Director Sports and Venues;
The London 2012 Olympic Games Organising Committee (LOCOG): Ms Debbie Jevans, Sport Director, Mr. Paul Deighton, Chief Executive and David Luckes, Head of Sport Competitions. 
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC): Xavier Gonzales, CEO and David Grevemberg, Executive Director Sport and IF Relations.
2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games: Michael Hooper, CGF Executive Director

Aside from the long and interesting days of meetings, the host city of Denver did a wonderful job organising Sportaccord including the Opening Ceremonies which featured a performance by Earth, Wind and Fire, as well as an NHL Hockey Game.

An interesting outcome of the General Association of International Federation Congress (GAISF) was the unanimous decision to re-brand GAISF under the Sportaccord banner.

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