Monday, April 18, 2011

Kung fu - Wushu - IWUF - 2011 Sportaccord Convention


The 2011 Sportaccord Convention was held in London, the United Kindom from April 3 to 9, 2011. Mr. Wang Xiaolin, IWUF Secretary General and Mr. Patrick Van Campenhout, IWUF Treasurer attended the meeting on behalf of the IWUF. They attended the ARISF Annual General Meeting, IWGA General Assembly, and Sportaccord General Assembly. The IOC Sports Department also held a meeting with the IWUF representatives regarding wushu.
During Convention, Mr. Wang Xiaolin and Mr. Patrick Van Campenhout met with the Organizing Committee of 2013 Cali World Games and discussed matters relating to wushu competition. The preparation for the Games are well under way. It was announced that the 2nd Sportaccord Combat Games will be held in St. Perterburg, Russia in 2013 following the successful organization of the 1st Games in Beijing. 14 martial sports will participate in the 2nd Games.
Sportaccord is the annual international sports convention. It is jointly organized by Sportaccord, ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) and AIOWF (Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations). The IOC Executive Board meeting was also held during the Sportaccord.

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