Breaking news: The FIMS President meets the IOC President
Lausanne, 16 April 2014
The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach met yesterday Fabio Pigozzi, President of the International Federation of Sports Medicine, in the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne. Dr. André Debruyne, FIMS Treasurer and Mr. Mario Pescante, IOC Member and Chairman of the International Relations Commission of the IOC, were also present at the meeting.
Prof. Pigozzi stressed the FIMS commitment to support the scientific research in the protection of the athlete health and in the fight against doping, informing also Mr. Bach on the recent relevant educational initiatives carried out by the Federation, and the development of the network of the FIMS Collaborating Centres of Sports Medicine.
FIMS becomes Member of Sport Accord
During the SportAccord General Assembly held in Antalya-Belek on 11 April 2014 the International Federation of Sports Medicine has been approved Associate Member of. SportAccord. President Pigozzi during his speach before the vote stated:
"I really do hope that the acceptance of FIMS to become an Associate Member of SportAccord will be agreed by this Assembly, in order to give to us the unique opportunity to work closer to all its Members to better serve as reference in education, ethics and science for sports physicians and to give support in the protection of the athletes‘ health.”
Council of Delegates of FIMS
Selection of the host country for the 2018 FIMS World Congress
The Council of Delegates will be held on occasion of the FIMS World Congress in Quebec City on Thursday, 19th June, at h. 13.00 at the congress venue.
The selection of the host country for the 2018 FIMS World Congress will take place during this meeting of the Council of Delegates. Therefore, we would like to invite colleagues from associations in countries interested in hosting the event to write to the FIMS Secretary General to express their interest. Candidates will then be invited to present their application to the Executive Committee and the Council of Delegates of FIMS in Quebec.