Sambo received guidance over its Olympic future during this month’s International Athletes' Forum organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne.
Pledge to strengthen support to Olympians as International Athletes' Forum and WOA hold joint session
Strengthening continental ties and local partnerships were among the aims of a joint day between the International Athletes’ Forum and World Olympians Forum in Lausanne.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach urged Athletes’ Commissions to make their opinions heard as the International Athletes’ Forum began in Lausanne, insisting they did not need others “who pretend to speak on your behalf”.
Athletes from the Olympic Movement have come a long way in having their voices heard. Just last year, 4,292 athletes, from 190 countries and more than 120 sports disciplines, shaped the Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities Declaration.