28 October - 2 November 2010
FICTS (FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE CINÉMA TÉLÉVISION SPORTIFS, 113 MEMBERS COUNTRIES), RECOGNIZED BY IOC, IS THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SPORT TELEVISION AND OF THE IMAGES ON THE SCREEN

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THE OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020: WORKING GROUPS GATHERED IN LAUSANNE AT IOC HEADQUARTERS

Excellent initiative of the IOC President Thomas Bach who has established 14 Working Groups with as many themes in order to analyze and prepare operational guidelines for the Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, meet between 16 and 24 June at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne. On the agenda, a chance to discuss in detail the proposals made by the Olympic Movement, the world of sport and individual members of the public. The refined proposals for Olympic Agenda 2020 will lastly be presented for discussion by the entire IOC membership and final approval at an IOC Extraordinary Session in Monaco on 8 and 9 December 2014.


The IOC has awarded its broadcast partner Japan Consortium, which includes NHK (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation) and the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association, the broadcast rights (across all media platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile) in Japan for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 in Tokyo, as well as the broadcast rights for the 2022 and 2024 Olympic Games, the third Summer Youth Olympic Games, in Buenos Aires in 2018.

 

OLYMPIC GAMES: NBCUNIVERSAL HAS ACQUIRED THE BROADCAST RIGHTS IN USA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded NBC Universal (NBCU) the broadcast rights in the USA for the Olympic Games through to 2032. NBCU has acquired the broadcast rights across all media platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile.

The agreement from 2021 to 2032 is valued at USD 7.65 billion, plus an additional USD 100 million signing bonus to be used for the promotion of Olympism and the Olympic values between 2015 and 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach led the negotiations together Brian Roberts Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation.

 

6 APRIL 1896 – 6 APRIL 2014: HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLYMPIC GAMES

On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece. The International Olympic Committee met for the first time in Paris in June 1984 and chose Greece as the site of the inaugural modern Olympiad.

From left: Antoine De Navacelle de Coubertin, grand nephew of Baron de Coubertin (in portrait),
Prof. Franco Ascani FICTS President  and Francis Gabet Director of Olympic Museum

At the first modern Olympics, 241 male athletes representing 14 Nations competed in 43 events, however the presence of women athletes were not included at that time. America’s James Connolly became the first modern Olympic champion when he won the triple jump on the opening day of the Games. For his achievement, he was awarded a silver medal and an olive branch. To the delight of the hometown crowd, Greek runner Spyridon Louis won the marathon. The first Olympiad closed on April 15, 1896.

The crown was adopted by FICTS as a prize for the winners of "Sport Movies & Tv" with the name of "Guirlande d'Honneur".

 

“SPORT FOR ALL” AND “SPORT VALUES”. PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN UESPT AND UPKL

UESpT - Union Européenne du Sport pour Tous (continental Union of the FISpT - Federation Internationale Sport pour Tous) with seat in Lisbon (Portugal) chaired by Prof. Franco Ascani and the UPKL - Union of Professionals Ki Life aisbl with seat in Bruxelles (Belgium) whose Secretary General is Dr Corrado Genova have been signed a four-years partnership agreement.

The cooperation between the two institutions aims at the realization of the training program of the figure of European/International Social Sports Educator whom dynamic role sees him constantly adapt to changes to which the international system is subject (social, economic, political, etc.).

UESpT and UPKL - considering the communication of the European Commission of 18th January 2011 entitled “Developing the European dimension in sport” (COM(2011)0012 final) – affirm to share and cooperate for the fulfillment of the guidelines coming from the Relation A70385 of 18th November 2011 by the European Parliament / European Dimension of Sport and its possible further changes,

The parties have undersigned the following commitments:


  • To promote the “Sport for All”, meant as physical, natural and recreational activity with any possible mean in the limit of mutual possibilities;
  • To intervene through politics based upon sustainable projects to promote the Exchange of knowledge and experiences and to promote healthy lifestyles;
  • To organised educational programmes through the sports image;
  • Engage for manager, collaborator, official, member of the two parties in sharing the partnership and in acting in full compliance with principles of Sport and in accordance with the laws of Citizenship State and of the International Community.


The agreement UESpT – UPKL is part of the agreement that the FICTS - Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs signed in 2010 with the FISpT (Federation Internationale Sport pour Tous, founded in 1982, chaired by Isa Mohammad A. Rahim) with the primary aim to achieve forms of collaboration and synergy together with other organizations in order to carry out projects and initiatives aimed to the promotion of “Sport for All” and “Sport Values”.

 

RICCI BITTI ASOIF AND ITF PRESIDENT: MANAGEMENT OF SPORTS FEDERATIONS

Dr Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) and Chairman of ITF (International Tennis Federation) held a lecture on “The International Sports Federations” to the 25 future sports managers of the 12th edition of the Master Degree in “Sport Management, Marketing and Society” of the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

During the lecture Dr Ricci Bitti, after drawing an overview of the new guidelines for the management of Sports Federations and, in particular, the International Tennis Federation, said: “To Promote and develop tennis worldwide at all levels of the game with a vision of Tennis for all in order to ensure anyone, regardless of age, ability or background has the chance to play and watch tennis whose values are universality, inclusiveness, integrity, unity and commitments especially by the most important international bodies of tennis in the world in order to fight in a total way in the war against doping and corruption”.

 
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