GAISF President looks ahead to exciting year of global sport
GAISF and SportAccord President Ivo Ferriani today shared a message of hope and optimism to the global sports community with the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and a busy year of sport ahead.
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the lives of so many across the world. But thanks to the world’s scientists, medical experts and the resilience of humanity, we are able to enter 2022 with optimism and readiness to tackle any challenge that may come our way and deliver an incredible year of sport,” said GAISF President Ferriani.
“Thanks to the tireless efforts of the IOC, Beijing 2022 Organising Committee and China, it will not be long before the Olympic Winter Games will bring joy to so many. In my capacity as International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation President, I am looking forward to meeting my colleagues in sport at the greatest celebration of winter sport on our planet.
“Beyond the Olympic Winter Games, I know that many of GAISF’s Members are preparing for an incredibly busy year with key events, world championships and other multi-sport events. However, this year will certainly not be without its challenges, and we must continue to pay close attention to ensuring the health and well-being of the global sports community.
“This is why events such as the SportAccord World Sport and Business Summit in Ekaterinburg, Russia will be so important for our community, allowing us to connect, share best practices and learn from our peers.
“On behalf of GAISF, allow me to extend my best wishes to all in sport. May your 2022 be filled with health, happiness and success.”
The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will take place between 4 and 20 February 2022, with the Paralympic Winter Games to follow on 4-13 March 2022.