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08 May 2019 | in FISU

FISU showcases its history at SportAccord 2019

The International University Sports Federation is once again among the leaders of sports governance and administration, as the world of sports comes together at SportAccord 2019, in Australia’s Gold Coast.


The FISU booth this year draws upon its 70th anniversary celebrations, with a pictorial timeline of its rich history. As was done in preceding years, FISU organised introductory sessions for various world cities to better acquaint them with the scope of FISU’s activities in sports and education.  

The annual SportAccord Convention is a global, professional sports summit which brings together leaders of international sports federations and other key decision-makers in sport to engage with business leaders, rights holders, organising committees, potential host cities and other organisations in the domain of sports.


Professional associations of the International Federations like GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) and others also hold their institutional meetings including general assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.


FISU is among the founding members of GAISF and also a member of ARISF. Every year, FISU takes part in the SportAccord Convention to strengthen its position within the international sports movement and collaborate with the leaders of other sports federations, city representatives and potential business partners.


It has not been 'all work and no play' though. The FISU President Oleg Matytsin participated in a Muaythai masterclass conducted by Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) President and (International Federation of Muaythai Amateur) IFMA Secretary General Stephan Fox. President Matytsin will also be one of the speakers at the closing ceremony on Friday, 10 May.