June 5, 2016

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On the road for Athens 2020 

 

Around 50 delegates from WFCS representing 18 countries were present in Athens for two important times of the World Federation for Company Sport : 

The Coordinators Meeting was implemented in order to prepare and visit sport facilities, accommodations places as well as social times meeting places for the third Edition of the Games from 17 th to 21 st June 2020. A wonderful time for participants, really emotional and inspirational in the ground of the Olympic Games. WCSG in Athens in 2020 with no double will be exceptional and memorable time. 

 

 

The General Assembly took place on Saturday of the World Federation. Major decisions taken were : 

 

- Reelection of the new Executive Committee conducted by Didier Besseyre, elected for a new 4 year mandate. The list of members of the Executive Committee is as following : 

o President : Didier Besseyre (France)

o General Secretary : Musa Lami  (Germany)

o Treasurer : Anne Pascale Guedon (France)

o Vice President : Umberto Ilardo (Italy) and Janez Sodrznik (Slovenia)

o Vice President Continent :  Africa (Younes El Mechrafi from Morocco), Asia (JI Yunxi from China) and Europe (Guy de Grauwe from Belgium)

o Deputy General Secretary : Francisco Garcia (Spain)

o Deputy General Treasurer : Haidy Aron Campan (France)

o Members : Spiridon Karavoulis (Greece), Uwe Tronnier (Germany) and Reinhard Sitzler (Austria)

- Galina Gorbatenkova (Latvia), Frédéric Delannoy (France) and Dirk Van Haelter (Belgium) have been elected as members of the Electoral Committee

- Luigi Fortuna (Italy) and Hugues Campan (France) have been elected as members of the Control Comittee

 

Final time of the GA concerned the election of host cities for World Company Sport Games in 2022 and 2024. The winners are Leon from Mexico in 2022  and Catania from Italy in 2024. 

 

Five new members have also joined and been accepted by the General Assembly : 

 

Iran – Iran Association for Company Sport

Morocco – APSEM Association for the Promotion of Company Sport of Morocco

Russia – All Russian Physical culture and Sport Society « Labor Reserves » // Labor Reserves as a full member  // 

Serbia – Serbian Federation for Company Sport

Sweden – The Swedish Association of Healthy Workplaces and Company Sport

 

 

2020

The World Federation for Company Sport and Health and the Hellenic Organization for Company Sport and Health invite you to join the 3rd World Company Sport Games 2020 in Greece!

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Next 27th of September Paris will host a bunch of activities under one event: EMoCS 2018 in La Defense. Fair (Sport Wellness Lab), exhibition, conferences and even a race to inform and promote company sport during the European Week of Sport (EWoS).

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To implement sports and physical activity in the workplace: it is the ambitious goal of EMoCS (European Meetings for Company Sport) an European project lead by the European Federation for Company Sport (EFCS) with 8 European partners from Italy, Belgium, France, Finland, Slovenia and Spain, and sponsored by the European Commission and Erasmus+.

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After Palma de Mallorca for the first World Company Sport Games, we will be in La Baule from May, 23rd to 27 th 2018, for the second edition. These 2018 Games will be surely an important step in the recent history of the Games.

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Didier BESSEYRE, President, and Musa LAMI, General Secretary of the World Federation for Company Sport met with CESA -the Chinese Entreprise Sport Association, earlier this March.

After four years of discussions, WFCS and CESA met in China to further strength their relationship and their common interest in promoting company sport in the country.

 

President and General Secretary not only discussed terms with the CESA representatives, but also participated in the Ski Rienteering Challenge.

 

Furthermore, Didier BESSEYRE and Sir Bo CHU, General Director of the Chinese Olympic Committee, were both speakers invitated at the European Summit held in Sofia, Bulgaria end of March.

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After Palma de Mallorca for the first World Company Sport Games, we will be in La Baule from May, 23rd to 27 th 2018,  for the second edition. These 2018 Games will be surely an important step in the recent history of the Games.

Located in of one of the most beautiful bays in the world, La Baule welcomes you to make you discover and appreciate its outstanding natural and architectural heritage. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, in south of Brittany, La Baule is well connected: train station directly from Paris in less than three hours by TGV and it is also possible to drive to the Nantes-Atlantique International Airport in one hour.

SPORTS

25 sports are offered in competition. The specific and complete regulations of each sport will be on the “La Baule World Games 2018” website which will be created soon. WFCS and the Organising Committee reserve the right to cancel one or more sport disciplines if the number of participants is not enough to start competitions and tournaments

 

MORE INFO 

Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca has hosted the 1st edition of the World Company Sport Games from June 1st to June 5th 2016. Hundreds of companies and their employees were in the balearic islands to benefit from a complete sporting program.

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Palma de Mallorca has hosted the 1st edition of the World Company Sport Games from June 1st to June 5th 2016. Hundreds of companies and their employees were in the balearic islands to benefit from a complete sporting program.

Not less than 25 disciplines were represented to allow each one to find the best practice. Athletics, badminton, basketball, beach-volley, bowling, cycling on road, failures, darts, football indoor, football( to 5, 7 and 11), golf, handball, miniature golf, swimming, padel, rugby 7, squash, tennis, table tennis and volley-ball will be proposed to all the employees. This competition was placed under the double sign of an honest and healthy practice of the sport

Officiel website

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On June 2, 2014, the World Federation for Company Sport (WFCS) was created in Wiesbaden, Germany

Right from the start, WFCS can count on the support from the political and sports world. Mr Volker Bouffier, prime minister of the Land of Hessen and president of the German National Council, and mr Karlheinz Kopf, 2nd president of the National Council of the Austrian parliament, both present in Wiesbaden, underlined the major goal of WFCS, namely the promotion of physical activity through company sport by organizing sport festivals and games in order to promote health and well-being in the working environment. Not to forget an important aspect, namely the amateur spirit of company sport.

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, emphasized earlier in 2014 that ‘skills, behaviors and principles applied in the sport arena can be adapted to the business and company area’.

 

In Wiesbaden, the sports world was represented by delegations of several national company sport federations from France, Germany, Austria, India, Greece, Italy and Spain.

During the assembly it was decided that the official headquarters of WFCS is established in Paris and the secretariat in Wiesbaden.

 

On proposal of WFCS president Didier Besseyre, mr Volker Bouffier, mr Karlheinz Kopf and mr Giacomo Crosa (honorary member of the Italian company sport federation) were appointed honorary member of WFCS.

 

On March 28, 2015, during the first World Congress organized in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the Executive Committee was composed as follows:

 

President: Didier Besseyre, France

Secretary General: Musa Lami, Germany

First Vice-president: Shalvendra Gupta, India

Second Vice-president: Guntis Macs, Latvia

Continental Vice-president Europe: Guy De Grauwe, Belgium

Continental Vice-president America: Albert Zbily, Canada

General Treasurer: Yohan Blondel, France

Member: Alexandra Koncar, Austria

Member: Umberto Ilardo, Italy

Member: Uwe Tronnier, Germany

Sport adviser: Reinhard Sitzler, Austria

Deputy Secretary General: Francisco Garcia, Spain

Deputy General Treasurer: Haidy Aron Campan, France

The following countries/federations have become member:

Afghanistan, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.

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WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO CREATE THE WORLD FEDERATION FOR COMPANY SPORT (WFCS)?

As many French and European leaders, it has been a long time that I have planned about the creation project of a World Federation for Company Sport. Indeed, I was convinced that it is an essential step regarding the democratization of implementing physical activity within the workplace.

Company sport needs to be everyday more visible, clear and legible. To exist at national level, we need to be present at the scale of the continent and for that purpose, we need to develop and organize company sport at international level.

At first, I was approached by the Asian Company Sport Federation that includes a dozen countries around Pakistan and India to consider a possible collaboration with the European Federation for Company Sport of which I am the President because they felt that the model of EFCS was really relevant. More than a partnership, and after our discussion, it was clear that the creation of an independent world organization can be the right way to develop company sport. At the same time, contacts with China, Japan and South Korea confirmed our orientation and project.

Gradually, the idea of a World Federation for Company Sport has been clearer and clearer as company sport answers to a need clearly expressed as well by employees and employers. Whether it was for social issues, management, corporate culture, networking, productivity or health, the positive impact of physical activity in the workplace is now recognized.
Employees’ well-being and performance: two arguments that resonate with employees and key decision makers.

It’s summarized in this baseline: company sport is much more than sport!

IN A MORE PRACTICAL WAY, WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE WORLD FEDERATION FOR COMPANY SPORT (WFCS)?

The main objective of the World Federation for Company Sport is to maintain, promote and develop sport and physical activities in the professional context.

To fulfill these objectives, several tools and actions will be organized by our organization.

At first, the Federation will be in charge of the organization of international sport festivals and events. One important activity of the Federation will concern World Company Summer and Winter Games. The first World Company Summer Games will take place in June 2016. You will know the host city really soon.

Furthermore, as part of the promotion of company sport, WFCS will participate and organize workshops, conferences, congress regarding topics and issues related to company sport and well-being, health, performance, management…

Finally, the Federation will also be a wide and rich space of expertise, goods practices and experiences’ exchanges between WFCS different members.
Assuming the fact that we are always stronger as a group and with many stakeholders, we create this structure at international level in the same way as we acted for European Federation for Company Sport.
The need to meet together, the need to share together, the need to gather together and build together: here are great ambitions that we expect to complete in the next years.There are many areas and issues to deal with but they are so ambitious and exciting. Only an effective, respectful and diverse organization can meet these challenges. So come on and join us now!

 

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