The Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord (AIMS), one of the partner groups of SportAccord Convention representing 23 Non-Olympic recognised sports in SportAccord held it’s General Assembly at the SAC 2015 with the main agenda of electing a President. Mr Stephan Fox emerged victorious and is not only the new president of AIMS but also a SportAccord Council Member.
The new president revealed the importance of working with National federations to promote AIMS sports at the grassroots level and to highlight ethical and cultural issues. Fox warned of the need to protect member federations as a means of supporting all the athletes especially against rival groups and he will work closely together with SportAccord, IWGA, FISU and the IOC to ensure success.
Fox stated that, “Task forces will be established to combine the expertise we have in different fields. We will divide the work to multiply the success”. The General Assembly commenced with a warm welcome from SportAccord President Marius Vizer and Kit McConnell, the IOC Sports Director. Fox also said, “ we must use all the facilitates and contacts that SportAccord has to offer and we will also cooperate with the IOC so that sports that deserve to get recognition work closely together to make sure they have fulfilled the criteria to be IOC recognised.”
IFMA would like to congratulate our General Secretary and pledges its support to the 22 other international sporting federations to work together for the benefit of sport and work toward the betterment of society.