GAISF: A Year in Social Media
Despite the challenges faced in 2020, the global sports community has found innovative ways to move sport forward. And GAISF has continued to support its Members through key services while helping to shine a spotlight on the incredible work of its Members in key areas such as sustainability, anti-doping and diversity in sport. So please find our GAISF social media highlights from 2020 below:
January kicked off in style as the world and International Sports Federations (IFs) came together for the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. Here, GAISF and SportAccord President Raffaele Chiulli met with a number of sports movement leaders including IOC President Thomas Bach, and tested his snow volleyball skills against Olympic volleyball champions for World Snow Day. For more information, click here.
Following the success of @lausanne2020, @GAISF_President Raffaele Chiulli reflected on a successful week in Lausanne, in which he met a number of #sports movement leaders, including @iocmedia President Thomas Bach. Read more here: https://t.co/iWku9bDUEn pic.twitter.com/NDbmgfnCRA
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) January 23, 2020
GAISF teamed up with the International Testing Agency (ITA), as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2019, to provide expert assistance to help IFs update their Anti-Doping Rules in view of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code.
GAISF has teamed up with @IntTestAgency to ensure that all Members are made aware of the changes to the 2021 #WADA Code.
📰Read more about how GAISF and the ITA have partnered to #KeepSportReal: https://t.co/YDnGa4Z4r4 pic.twitter.com/y8QSpjgFZw
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) February 14, 2020
On International Women’s Day, the global sports community celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while raising awareness for the importance of gender equality.
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) March 9, 2020
GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli calls on GAISF’s Members and the global sports community to work as one united team during these challenging times:
“This is an unprecedented time for sport and the wider world, but we cannot lose sight of the future. We must all play our part to ensure we come through this together. Unity, altruism and understanding are values that are key characteristics of a successful team. Now, more than ever, let us work as a team.”
GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli addressed a letter of support and hope to Members, highlighting the importance of working as a team during these challenging times.
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) April 1, 2020
GAISF Members continued to innovate with creative digital ideas to keep sports action going when much of the world was in lockdown. Many IFs organised virtual competitions and challenges to engage athletes, entertain fans worldwide and inspire hope.
IFs are turning to the digital universe to keep #sports action going!💪
From @WorldAthletics, @worldarchery & @WorldPentathlon's fun virtual events to @IFMatchPoker, @FIDE_chess and @WorldRowing’s competitive online tournaments, read more here: https://t.co/bvlyMj6Cna pic.twitter.com/9OYqLao7TR
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) May 11, 2020
GAISF and several International Sports Federations pledged their support to the UNAOC One Humanity campaign, joining the call for solidarity, compassion and unity to combat discrimination and divisiveness. More information about this campaign is available at onehumanity.sport.
It has been just one week since GAISF joined the @UNAOC #OneHumanity campaign, and several IFs have already pledged their commitment and joined the call for solidarity, compassion and unity against discrimination and divisiveness.
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) June 26, 2020
GAISF launched its sustainability portal to shine a spotlight on the important work of its Members in regards to sustainability issues such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice. To find out more, visit sustainability.sport.
With the support of @Olympics, we are delighted to announce the launch of https://t.co/wqsSEnIo0X, a web portal dedicated to #sustainability issues such as #climatechange, #economicinequality and #socialinjustice.
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) June 30, 2020
To mark International Youth Day, GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli called upon the global sports community to continue to empower the world’s 1.2 billion youth.
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) August 12, 2020
GAISF and urban sports celebrated the one-year anniversary of the inaugural World Urban Games 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. The ultimate celebration of new-generation sports forged by the spirit of youth, the Games welcomed over 50,000 spectators to the Urban Games Park to witness some of the best urban athletes in the world showcase their skill, style and power.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the inaugural World Urban Games 🥳🎉
The Games welcomed over 50,000 spectators to enjoy #urbansports action and celebrate youth music, art and culture in the heart of Budapest. 💪
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) September 13, 2020
GAISF Members marked World Mental Health Day by launching a range of campaigns aimed at raising awareness about the various mental health issues.
The global #sports community + GAISF Members marked #WorldMentalHealthDay this weekend with a wide variety of positive activations, digital campaigns + initiatives, all aimed at raising awareness of #mentalhealth issues.
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) October 12, 2020
On November 11, the global sports community came together for the first-ever virtual GAISF General Assembly to reflect on sport’s resilience and take a number of key decisions. In particular, the GAISF family welcomed one new full Member, the International Federation Teqball (FITEQ), while the Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations (APSO) and the World Transplant Games Federation (WTGF) were both approved as Associated Members.
GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli also presented the inaugural GAISF Sustainability Award 2020, with World Sailing taking home the top prize for its Sustainability Agenda 2030.
We just wanted to again say a huge thank you to the global #sports community for joining us for the first-ever virtual GAISF General Assembly. Together we are stronger. 💪👏
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) November 11, 2020
November was a busy month for the global sports community, and also featured the first-ever virtual IF Forum 2020 which explored ‘How Sport and Society Can Emerge Stronger from a Global Crisis’.
👏Congratulations to the team @sportaccord on organising a fantastic and informative first-ever virtual #IFForum2020. It was great to see the global #sports community come together to share knowledge and best practices. https://t.co/tyOBAJGyJY
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) November 5, 2020
For the International Day of People with Disabilities, GAISF took the opportunity to thank the global sports community for its commitment to building a disability-inclusive world.
Today is the International Day of People with Disabilities and we would like to thank the global #sports community for its commitment to building towards a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable world.https://t.co/8jGlPrMbtO#IDPD2020 pic.twitter.com/rGlfQKjYod
— GAISF (@gaisf_sport) December 3, 2020