SportAccord Convention today launched the search to find hosts for 2017 and 2018 just two days after announcing Lausanne as the venue for next year's event.
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Lausanne was today confirmed as the host for next year's SportAccord Convention, ending an eight-month search to find a city to stage the Olympic Movement's biggest conference and networking opportunity.
Plans to reform the statutes and composition of SportAccord are facing much opposition, insidethegames understands, with the proposal for the body to only have four voting members proving particularly controversial.
Lausanne has emerged as a leading candidate to host the 2016 SportAccord Convention, insidethegames has learned, as a merger between the organisation and SportAccord was approved at an Extraordinary General Meeting here today.
A crucial moment in the history of SportAccord is set to take place here tomorrow with an Extraordinary General Meeting at which a proposed merger with SportAccord Convention will be discussed, followed by the opening of the ninth International Federations (IF) Forum.
Exclusive: SportAccord reiterate proposed merger with SportAccord Convention ahead of crunch meeting
A letter reiterating the aims of next week's crunch SportAccord Extraordinary General Meeting has been sent out by Council chairman Gian-Franco Kasper following more suggestions there is no longer any need for the body.
Dubai has withdrawn from hosting the 2016 SportAccord Convention, a major blow for the annual event as it continues its rebuilding process following a tumultuous year.
Officials in Dubai are in "final discussions" with SportAccord Convention to host next year's event and hope a decision will be reached in the next two weeks, the Dubai Sports Council secretary general has revealed today.
Rotating the SportAccord Presidency between three year terms of representatives from the four consituent groups of International Federations is among proposals in new draft statutes of the organisation circulated to members this week.
Exclusive: Merger of SportAccord and SportAccord Convention proposed ahead of key meeting in Lausanne
Merging SportAccord with the SportAccord Convention will be the leading item on the agenda at the body's Extraordinary General Assembly in Lausanne next month, insidethegames has learned.
Dubai is among cities bidding for the 2016 SportAccord Convention, the organisation's managing director Nis Hatt has confirmed, with the event set to be at a lower scale than other recent editions with a maximum of 2,000 delegates attending.
Exclusive: Saving SportAccord Convention vital, claims International Triathlon Union President Casado
International Triathlon Union (ITU) President Marisol Casado has claimed saving SportAccord Convention is vital as the search for a host of next year's edition continues.
Francesco Ricci Bitti has been elected President of SportAccord Convention today following an Executive Committee meeting in Lausanne, it has been announced.
A "new entity" undertaking a narrower breadth of roles is being envisaged as a likely replacement to SportAccord, insidethegames has been told.
Qatar Olympic Committee "reconsidering" SportAccord Convention sponsorship after Vizer's attack on Bach
The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) has announced it is reconsidering its sponsorship of the SportAccord Convention following Marius Vizer’s attack on International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.