28 October - 2 November 2010
FICTS: FEDERATION OF SPORT TELEVISION AND OF THE IMAGES ON THE SCREEN. 113 MEMBERS COUNTRIES, RECOGNIZED BY IOC.

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ASOIF CHIEF RICCI BITTI ELECTED NEW PRESIDENT OF SPORTACCORD CONVENTION

Francesco Ricci Bitti has been elected President of the SportAccord Convention, the annual gathering of international sports Federations as well as qualified organizers of multi-sports games and qualified sport-related international associations. Ricci Bitti, who replaces Marius Vizer, was chosen during a meeting of the Convention’s Executive Committee in Lausanne (Switzerland).

Francesco Ricci Bitti President of the SportAccord Convention
together with FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani (right)

Actually Francesco Ricci Bitti is the President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) let alone Member of “FICTS Hall of Fame” and Honorary Member of FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs that promotes the sports values through the images in 113 Countries in the 5 Continents chaired by Prof. Franco Ascani FICTS President and Member of IOC Commission for “Culture and Olympic Heritage”.

The new President Ricci Bitti, during the presentation said “The SportAccord Convention has become today a major event in the international sporting calendar, not only for the sports movement, but also for the industry. I have always been one of its greatest supporters. When I was asked to consider the position of President, I accepted the honour and I am fully committed to continuing the successful development of the SportAccord Convention”.

Gian Franco Kasper, AIOWF President and Senior Vice-President/Interim Chairman of the SportAccord Council, was elected to the Executive Committee of SportAccord Convention at the meeting of the SportAccord Convention General Assembly also held earlier today.

Francesco Ricci Bitti President of the SportAccord Convention

together with FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani (right)

Francesco Ricci Bitti has been elected President of the SportAccord Convention, the annual gathering of international sports Federations as well as qualified organizers of multi-sports games and qualified sport-related international associations. Ricci Bitti, who replaces Marius Vizer, was chosen during a meeting of the Convention’s Executive Committee in Lausanne (Switzerland).

Actually Francesco Ricci Bitti is the President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) let alone Member of “FICTS Hall of Fame” and Honorary Member of FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs that promotes the sports values through the images in 113 Countries in the 5 Continents chaired by Prof. Franco Ascani FICTS President and Member of IOC Commission for “Culture and Olympic Heritage”.

The new President Ricci Bitti, during the presentation said “The SportAccord Convention has become today a major event in the international sporting calendar, not only for the sports movement, but also for the industry. I have always been one of its greatest supporters. When I was asked to consider the position of President, I accepted the honour and I am fully committed to continuing the successful development of the SportAccord Convention”.

Gian Franco Kasper, AIOWF President and Senior Vice-President/Interim Chairman of the SportAccord Council, was elected to the Executive Committee of SportAccord Convention at the meeting of the SportAccord Convention General Assembly also held earlier today.

Francesco Ricci Bitti President of the SportAccord Convention

together with FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani (right)

Francesco Ricci Bitti has been elected President of the SportAccord Convention, the annual gathering of international sports Federations as well as qualified organizers of multi-sports games and qualified sport-related international associations. Ricci Bitti, who replaces Marius Vizer, was chosen during a meeting of the Convention’s Executive Committee in Lausanne (Switzerland).

Actually Francesco Ricci Bitti is the President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) let alone Member of “FICTS Hall of Fame” and Honorary Member of FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs that promotes the sports values through the images in 113 Countries in the 5 Continents chaired by Prof. Franco Ascani FICTS President and Member of IOC Commission for “Culture and Olympic Heritage”.

The new President Ricci Bitti, during the presentation said “The SportAccord Convention has become today a major event in the international sporting calendar, not only for the sports movement, but also for the industry. I have always been one of its greatest supporters. When I was asked to consider the position of President, I accepted the honour and I am fully committed to continuing the successful development of the SportAccord Convention”.

Gian Franco Kasper, AIOWF President and Senior Vice-President/Interim Chairman of the SportAccord Council, was elected to the Executive Committee of SportAccord Convention at the meeting of the SportAccord Convention General Assembly also held earlier today.

Francesco Ricci Bitti President of the SportAccord Convention

 

together with FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani (right)

Francesco Ricci Bitti has been elected President of the SportAccord Convention, the annual gathering of international sports Federations as well as qualified organizers of multi-sports games and qualified sport-related international associations. Ricci Bitti, who replaces Marius Vizer, was chosen during a meeting of the Convention’s Executive Committee in Lausanne (Switzerland).

Actually Francesco Ricci Bitti is the President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) let alone Member of “FICTS Hall of Fame” and Honorary Member of FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs that promotes the sports values through the images in 113 Countries in the 5 Continents chaired by Prof. Franco Ascani FICTS President and Member of IOC Commission for “Culture and Olympic Heritage”.

The new President Ricci Bitti, during the presentation said “The SportAccord Convention has become today a major event in the international sporting calendar, not only for the sports movement, but also for the industry. I have always been one of its greatest supporters. When I was asked to consider the position of President, I accepted the honour and I am fully committed to continuing the successful development of the SportAccord Convention”.

Gian Franco Kasper, AIOWF President and Senior Vice-President/Interim Chairman of the SportAccord Council, was elected to the Executive Committee of SportAccord Convention at the meeting of the SportAccord Convention General Assembly also held earlier today.

 

23 JUNE, OLYMPIC DAY: “CULTURE THROUGH IMAGES”

On June 23, the day was officially born in Paris in 1894 the International Olympic Committee, celebrates the “Olympic Day” around the world with sports activities, seminars, exhibitions and special initiatives.

FICTS Presidente Prof. Franco Ascani Member of
IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Heritage

FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (recognized by the International Olympic Committee) that promotes the sports values through the images in 113 Countries in the 5 Continents, actively participates in the day promoting a series of screenings and meetings finalized to the culture of  Olympism in 16 seats of the Festivals of the “World FICTS Challenge”: Barcelona (Spain), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil),  Hanoi (Vietnam), Beijing (China), Katmandu (Nepal), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Brussels (Belgium), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Matera (Italy), Lipetsk (Russia), Kampala (Uganda), Liberec (Czech Republic), Los Angeles (USA), Samara (Russia).

The FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani, Member of the IOC Commission for “Culture and Olympic Heritage” said: "The initiative is part of the program “FICTS Is Culture Through Sports” in order to strengthen the link between positive values ​​and the celebration of the Olympic Day through the effective usage of the power of the image sports a priceless heritage for present and future generations”.

 

OFFICIALLY PRESENTATION OF THE 2022 OLYMPIC BIDS TO IOC MEMBERS

Liu Yandong V. Premier of China and Karim Masimov Premier of Kazakhstan, officially presented the candidatures of Beijing (China) and Almaty (Kazakhstan) to the members of the International Olympic Committee and the Presidents and Secretaries General of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations gathered at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne. For the first time in the bidding process and as part of the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020, the Evaluation Commission took questions from the leading Olympic stakeholders following the presentations by the two cities.

IOC Members and representatives of the International Federations used the opportunity to engage in a very productive dialogue with the Evaluation Commission, with a range of questions posed by participants. The host city for the Olympic Winter Games 2022 will be elected at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur following a final presentation by the cities to the full IOC Membership on 31 July.

 

PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENT BY INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE FOR PROF. FRANCO ASCANI

Following unanimous approval of Olympic Agenda 2020 by the 127th IOC Session in Monaco in December 2014, have reviewed the scope and composition of the International Olympic Committee Commissions. The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, has nominated Prof. Franco Ascani (President of FICTS - Fédération Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs) as Member of IOC “Culture and Olympic Heritage” Commission. The prestigious international assignment (unique Italian person in the Commission) rewards the work done and planned to spread the Olympic values through the different international activities carried out by the FICTS. Prof. Franco Ascani, who since 2008 was member of the Commission for Culture and Olympic Education, participated, in different capacities, in 12 editions of the Olympic Games.

IOC President homas Bach (left) together with FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani

This assignment represents a significant recognition for the fifty-year activities dedicated to the sports movement by Prof. Franco Ascani, actual President of FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs - www.sportmoviestv.com), President of the UESpT - Union Européenne Sport pour Tous, Director of the Master in “Sport Management, Marketing & Society” at the University of Milano-Bicocca. The following changes have all been made in an effort to provide the most effective support to the IOC Session, the IOC Executive Board and the IOC President throughout the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020. The new make-up of the Commissions reflects the philosophy initiated by Olympic Agenda 2020, and will provide a strong support to the IOC Session, the IOC Executive Board and the IOC President in the implementation of the roadmap designed to shape the future of the Olympic Movement. The changes to the function and composition of the Commissions have been undertaken by the IOC President working closely with the IOC Executive Board. The IOC Culture and Olympic Education Commission is presided by Dr Lambis V. Nikolaou.

President Bach has significantly increased the number of women nominated to a commission compared to two years ago when he was first elected, with a third (32 percent) of places now taken by women. That is a 49 percent increase since he took office. There are also increases in the numbers of members from Africa and Oceania, as well as an increase in the number of chair persons from the Africa and Asia now accounting for 34 percent.

 

LA FICTS “OLYMPIC IMAGES & OLYMPIC VALUES”

La FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs), organismo riconosciuto dal Comitato Internazionale Olimpico (CIO), che promuove i valori dello sport attraverso le immagini nelle 113 Nazioni affiliate opera con il Dipartimento “Culture and Heritage” del CIO attraverso un programma per la diffusione e l’utilizzo culturale delle immagini olimpiche di tutti i tempi con l’obiettivo di promuovere la cultura olimpica ed i suoi inestimabili valori attraverso gli stakeholder della Federazione.

La FICTS, che collabora in stretta relazione con il “The Olympic Museum” (TOM), ha studiato un Progetto, l’“Olympic Images & Olympic Values”, per promuovere il significato socio-culturale e i valori educativi e formativi dei Giochi Olimpici e Paralimpici con il coinvolgimento dei giovani e per diffondere i valori Olimpici attraverso i contenuti audiovisivi nell’ambito dei 16 Festivals del “World FICTS Challenge” Campionato Mondiale del Cinema e della Televisione Sportiva.

Il Presidente della FICTS Prof. Franco Ascani, Membro della Commissione Cultura ed Educazione Olimpica del CIO, ha approfondito, a Losanna (in occasione dei festeggiamenti dei 100 anni da quando il CIO si è trasferito a Losanna), i contenuti del Progetto con il Dott. Francis Gabet, Direttore del Settore “Culture and Heritage” del Comitato Internazionale Olimpico e Direttore del Museo Olimpico.

A margine dei lavori, il Prof. Franco Ascani, con la Dott.ssa Carola Mangiarotti, figlia del plurimedagliato olimpico Edoardo, ha incontrato il Presidente del Comitato Internazionale Olimpico Avv. Thomas Bach, nel corso del costruttivo colloquio sono stati messi a punto i progetti e le linee di collaborazione tra la FICTS ed il CIO.

Il Prof. Ascani (Direttore del Master) ha incontrato la Responsabile dell’Olympic Studies Center (OSC), la Prof.ssa Marie Bogner che metterà a disposizione del Master Universitario in “Sport Management, Marketing and Society” dell’Università degli Studi di Milano–Bicocca l’archivio e documenti dell’OSC per una ricerca internazionale che sarà presentata nel corso di “Exsport Movies & Tv 2015” (www.sportmoviestv.com) in programma a Milano dal 27 al 31 Ottobre 2015.

 
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