FIS active in Olympic Agenda 2020 Working Groups

18 June 2014 14:20
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FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and Secretary General Sarah Lewis are at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) this week to attend meetings of the Olympic Agenda 2020 Working Groups. Initiated by IOC President Thomas Bach, the Olympic Agenda 2020 is a strategic roadmap for the Olympic Movement on key issues pertinent to its future.

14 Working Groups made up of key stakeholders of the Olympic Movement, including IOC members, athletes and representatives of the International Federations and National Olympic Committees have been established to deal with the following five areas: The Uniqueness of the Games; Athletes at the Heart of the Olympic Movement; Olympism in Action; The IOC’s Role; and The Structure and Organisation of the IOC.

To help frame key recommendations in these areas, the following Working Groups have been defined:

1. Bidding Procedure
2. Sustainability and Legacy
3. Differentiation of the Olympic Games
4. Procedure for the Composition of the Olympic Programme
5. Olympic Games Management
6. Protecting Clean Athletes
7. Olympic TV Channel
8. Olympism in Action Including Youth Strategy
9. Youth Olympic Games
10. Culture Policy
11. Good Governance and Autonomy
12. Ethics
13. Strategic Review of Sponsorship, Licensing and Merchandising
14. IOC Membership

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper was nominated to three key Working Groups: for the Bidding Procedure, Procedure for the composition of the Olympic Programme and the Olympic TV Channel, whilst Secretary General Sarah Lewis is in the Working Group for Sustainability and Legacy.

As part of the ongoing open and inclusive process, a number of experts from civil society have also been included, including representatives of leading international organisations, NGOs and business organisations. Some of the organisations represented are Google, Transparency International and the World Bank.

In the coming months, the Working Groups will present outlines to the IOC Executive Board until the refined proposals will be presented for final approval to an IOC Extraordinary Session to be held on 8th and 9th December 2014 in Monaco.