Tuesday, November 24, 2020

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE ÉLECTIVE de la Fédération Sénégalaise de Natation, NOUVEAU BUREAU



La Fédération Sénégalaise de Natation et de Sauvetage a tenu ce Dimanche 22 novembre 2020 son Assemblée Générale Élective à l’Arène Nationale de Lutte.

L'Assemblée Générale s'est déroulée sous la présidence de M. Mamadou FALL, Directeur des Activités Physiques et Sportives (DAPS/MS) assisté de son adjoint, M. Abdoulaye Bamba MBAYE et en présence de  Monsieur Seydina DIAGNE, Secrétaire Général du Comité National Olympique Sportif Sénégalais (CNOSS).

Les Mandataires des 27 Clubs de Natation ont voté et élu le nouveau Bureau suivant:

BUREAU DE LA FSNS ÉLU LE 22 NOVEMBRE 2020

Président: M. Magatte Fatim DIEYE                  

1er Vice-président: Dr Amadou Lamine NDOYE              

2ème Vice-président: Mme Aïssatou KEBE                  

Secrétaire Général: M. Maguette CISSE     

Secrétaire Général Adjoint: Mme Awa Suzanne COULIBALY          

Trésorier Général: Mme Nafi TOURE           

Trésorier Général Adjoint: M. Abdoulaye NDAO  

Membre de droit du bureau: Dr Mohamed DIOP (Membre du Bureau de la FINA)

Fédération Sénégalaise de Natation et de Sauvetage

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Generalversammlung der Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Natation et de Sauvetage (FLNS) in Lamadelaine



Am Samstag, den 21. November fand die ordentliche Generalversammlung der FLNS im Centre de Loisirs in Lamadelaine statt. Gastgeber war der Cercle Nautique Pétange, welcher in diesem Jahr sein 40-jähriges Bestehen feiert. In Anwesenheit des Gründungsmitgliedes John Polfer begrüßte der aktuelle Präsident der Schwimmsektion des CNP, Guy Berchem, die Vereinsvertreter, den Vorstand der FLNS und Gäste.

 

Die Grußbotschaft von Sportminister Dan Kersch wurde durch die Generalsekretärin der FLNS, Christiane Meynen, verlesen, da der Minister leider nicht persönlich teilnehmen konnte. Darin lobte der Minister die FLNS für die Ausrichtung des Euro Meets, welches sich zu einem Aushängeschild Luxemburgs auf internationaler Bühne entwickelt hat. Er bescheinigte der FLNS einen sehr guten und rücksichtsvollen Umgang in der sanitären Krise und bestätigte, dass 235.000 € aus dem Qualité+ Programm an die Schwimmvereine ausbezahlt wurden. Gleichzeitig stimmte er die Schwimmgemeinschaft jedoch auf mögliche harte Einschnitte beim Ausüben ihres Sports ein.

 

Im Anschluss richteten Ralf Lentz, Vorstandsmitglied des Comité Olympique et Sportif Luxembourgeois (COSL) sowie Alwin de Prins als Direktor des Luxembourg Institute for High Performance in Sports (LIHPS) ihre Worte an die Teilnehmer der Versammlung.

 

FLNS-Präsident Marco Stacchiotti ging in seiner Rede auf die vergangene Saison ein, die natürlich unter dem Einfluss der Covid-19-Pandemie stand. Trotzdem stellten die Schwimmer bei der Militär-WM, der Kurzbahn-Europameisterschaft sowie weiteren nationalen und internationalen Wettkämpfen 24 neue Landesrekorde und 28 „Meilleures performances“ auf. Die umsichtige Arbeit einer Covid-Task-Force ebnete den Weg zurück ins Schwimmbecken. Durch ausgefeilte Hygienekonzepte konnten Wasserballer, Synchronschwimmerinnen, Wasserspringer und Schwimmer seit Anfang Juni unter Auflagen wieder trainieren.

 

Nach konstruktiven Diskussionen zu den eingereichten Interpellationen erteilten die 14 Delegierte (es war nur 1 Vertreter pro Club zugelassen) der FLNS-Vereine dem alten Vorstand um Präsident Marco Stacchiotti, Generalsekretärin Christiane Meynen und Vizepräsident Finanzen Jean-Louis Beckers die Entlastung.

 

Im Anschluss stand die Wahl des neuen Vorstandes der FLNS auf der Tagesordnung. Marco Stacchiotti stellte sein Team vor, welches mit 67 Ja-Stimmen bei 36 Enthaltungen angenommen und für zwei Jahre gewählt wurde. Die verdienten Mitglieder Olaf Chalmer (Masters/Open Water), Georges Hansen (Sauvetage), Jean-Marc Gregorius (Wasserball) sowie Marc Seimetz (Conseiller juridique) verlassen den Vorstand.

 

Neu hinzu kommen: Benoît Grosch (CNDie) für Wasserball, Nico Prickaerts (CNDie) für den Bereich Sauvetage, Patrick Juncker (Sharks) für Masterssport und Open Water, Pierre Dochem (Sharks) als Conseiller juridique sowie Björn Poels (SL/formations externes).

 

Nachfolgend die Liste des neuen Vorstandes der FLNS bis 2022 Foto.

Président : Marco STACCHIOTTI SCDE

Secrétaire générale - Vice-présidente : Christiane MEYNEN SL

Trésorier - Vice-président : Jean-Louis BECKERS SCDE

Responsable plongeon et natation artistique synchronisée : Alex GOERGEN CNDu

Responsable du water-polo : Benoît Grosch CNDie

Président de la commission de sauvetage : Nico PRICKAERTS CNDie

Responsable masters et open water : Partick JUNCKER LSSC

Responsable officiels : Roger SCHMITZ SCR

Conseils juridiques : Pierre DOCHEM LSSC Thierry HOSCHEIT SL

Conseiller sportif : Yves CLAUSSE CNDie

Formations externes Björn POELS SL

Présidents d’honneur : Nancy KEMP-ARENDT CNDu Gérard DECKER SL

Saturday, November 21, 2020

IPC and Loughborough University partner on GBP 1million+ Para Sport Against Stigma Project



IPC to work with NPCs of Ghana, Malawi and Zambia to deliver education programmes, athlete development and increase opportunities for Para sport to be broadcast in Sub Saharan Africa

A GBP 1.89 million (EUR 2.1 million) collaborative project between the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Loughborough University, and the University of Malawi, Chancellor College will aim to overcome stigma and discrimination against persons with disabilities in Africa.

The project – Para Sport Against Stigma – will investigate the use of Para sport as a catalyst for change in attitudes about disability and assistive technology (AT) in Ghana, Malawi and Zambia.
The first activity to take place as part of the programme is an I’mPOSSIBLE Educator Course, which started this week on 16 November. 

This week-long course, which takes place online due to current COVID-19 restrictions, will see participants from Ghana, Malawi and Zambia become certified I’mPOSSIBLE Educators and allow them to deliver I’mPOSSIBLE training to teachers.

This project is part of AT2030, a programme funded by UK Aid and led by the Global Disability Innovation Hub. AT2030 will test ‘what works’ to improve access to AT and will invest £20m to support solutions to scale. With a focus on innovative products, new service models, and global capacity support, the programme will reach nine million people directly and six million more indirectly to enable a lifetime of potential through life-changing AT.

Using a four-pillar approach – education, athlete development, broadcast, and crosscutting research activities – it is hoped the project will build on lessons from the London 2012 Paralympic Games inspiring more understanding of disability and inclusion across target countries.

It is believed that a lack of understanding about disability and the needs of persons with disabilities can create exclusion within communities. The stigma around disability is also thought to be one of the barriers to the usage, development, and delivery of better AT adoption, including wheelchairs, hearing aids, prothesis, and glasses in low and middle-income countries which can lead to poor standards of living for people with an impairment.

Over the next four years (2020-2024) the project’s four pillars will deliver on the following:

Education
Focussing on inclusion, the education pillar of the project centres around the I’mPOSSIBLE initiative. Created by the IPC, this education programme aims to promote the Paralympic values and challenge and change the perceptions of how young people perceive persons with disabilities, thus working towards an inclusive society for all.

Athlete development
This pillar will see the IPC deliver a wide-ranging programme to support the three countries’ aims to develop Para sport. This includes capacity building, coach development, and talent identification.

Broadcast
The IPC will increase opportunities for those in Sub Saharan Africa to have access to live and pre-recorded sports broadcasts to raise awareness of Para sport and its athletes.

Research
Loughborough University academics will bridge and support all pillars through extensive research. Dissemination of the findings will be via a series of publications, case studies, a Communication for Social Change Toolkit, and a Para Athlete Development Guide. The Communication for Social Change Toolkit and the Para Athlete Development Guide will be openly available after the project conclusion and therefore benefitting not only the Paralympic Movement, but anyone with an interest in inclusion of persons with disability and the Para sport development.

Academics from two Loughborough University Schools - Loughborough London and Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences - are working together on this research, pooling their multidisciplinary expertise.

Professor Jo Tacchi, Associate Dean Research in Loughborough University London explained:

“This project offers Loughborough University the chance to work with international partners across academic and practice fields. The research promises to deliver real impact into the work of the IPC and help to build our understanding around issues of stigma and disability, and the positive role Para sport might play.

“We have brought together a research team spanning media and communication, communication for development, sport for development, and design innovation.

“Loughborough’s Head of Para Sport is a core member of the team, and we are working in collaboration with colleagues in the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. This project exemplifies our international focus, interdisciplinary capabilities, and commitment to undertaking research with impact.”

As part of the legacy of London 2012, Loughborough University London helped found the Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub, an organisation charged with harnessing academic excellence, innovative practice and co-creation to tackle global challenges around disability.

Andrew Parsons, President of the International Paralympic Committee, added: “We are very excited to be partnering with Loughborough University and the University of Malawi on the Para Sport Against Stigma project.

“We want the Paralympic Games to have an even greater impact on society by placing disability at the heart of the diversity debate and by using Para sport as a vehicle to drive the human rights agenda. We know already that our I’mPOSSIBLE education programme is spreading the vision of the Paralympic Movement to young people and having a meaningful impact of their understanding of inclusion.”

Nik Diaper, Head of Para Sport, Loughborough University, also explained how this research is key to the development and growth of Para sport:

“The Paralympic Games have seen rapid growth over the last few years but there is a risk that large gaps emerge between established and developing nations. If the Games are to remain a global event then understanding why these gaps exist and addressing them is crucial for the future of the Paralympic movement.”

The project, also supported by the National Paralympic Committee of Ghana, the Malawi Paralympic Committee, and the National Paralympic Committee of Zambia, is now underway and is expected to run until autumn 2024.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. It co-ordinates the organisation of the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for 10 sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC’s vision is to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world.

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE ÉLECTIVE DE LA FEDERATION SENEGALAISE DE NATATION ET DE SAUVETAGE



La Fédération Sénégalaise de Natation et de Sauvetage informe qu’elle tiendra son Assemblée Générale Élective le Dimanche 22 novembre 2020 à 10h à la salle de conférences de l’Arène Nationale de Lutte sis à Pikine.

Pour le poste de Président de la FSNS deux (2) candidats ont été enregistrés :

Prénoms et NOM

Date et lieu de naissance

Club

Magatte Fatim DIEYE

10 novembre 1969 à Dakar

CNDG

Sidy Mohamed FALL

20 avril 1978 à Dakar

ECN

 

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ORDRE DU JOUR   de l’Assemblée Générale Elective : 

I.     Vérification des Mandats

II.     Lecture et adoption du procès-verbal de l’Assemblée Générale du 22 décembre 2019

III.     Rapport moral du Président

IV.     Lecture et adoption du Rapport d’Activités Quadriennal 2016- 2020

V.     Lecture et adoption du Rapport Financier Quadriennal 2016- 2020

VI.     Election des Membres du Bureau

VII.     Election des Membres du Comité directeur

VIII.     Election des Commissaires aux Comptes

        

Salutations Sportives.

FEDERATION SENEGALAISE DE NATATION ET DE SAUVETAGE


Thursday, November 19, 2020

The IPC and The Valuable 500 to partner to drive disability inclusion



The two organisations have signed a co-operation agreement to pursue mutually beneficial initiatives

As part of both organisations’ efforts to transform the lives of persons with disabilities, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and The Valuable 500 have signed a co-operation agreement to collaborate on mutually beneficial initiatives.
Under the terms of the agreement, the IPC and The Valuable 500 will partner to deliver a global communications campaign around the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in collaboration with several other organisations.  The two parties will collaborate on major events, explore shared interests around strategy, policy, development and the promotion of persons with disabilities. In addition, the IPC will also aim to engage and encourage its commercial and broadcast partners, as well as suppliers, to join The Valuable 500.

Andrew Parsons, IPC President, said: “We are tremendously excited by our partnership with The Valuable 500 as it will help create greater opportunities for persons with disabilities and help change the storyline around disability.
“In today’s age, it is totally unacceptable that the number of persons with disabilities in employment around the world is nowhere near reflective of the 15 per cent global population who have a disability.

“Research has proven that Para sport, and in particular the Paralympic Games, act as a catalyst to changing attitudes towards disability which, in turn, leads to greater employment opportunities. We hope this partnership with The Valuable 500 can create even more opportunities for the wider disability community.

“Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, we are establishing a network of organisations who share our passion for inclusion such as The Valuable 500 and the International Disability Alliance.  By working together, we will launch a major global campaign that will aim to change the stigma attached to disability and fight the discrimination persons with disabilities face on a daily basis.”

Caroline Casey, founder of The Valuable 500, said: “In order to achieve true equality for people with disabilities, we need to work together to create a society which is equal for all. If we don’t start to incorporate all areas of inclusion then we will never make progress.

“It’s great to partner with the IPC to help further shine a spotlight on the lived experience of those with a disability. It’s time we all came together to upend the stigma that surrounds people with a disability and start to change the narrative.
“We look forward to working with the IPC and being part of the many initiatives happening over the course of the next year.”

Launched in 2019 at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, The Valuable 500 calls on business leaders to foster innovations enabling persons with disabilities to realise their potential value in society, business and the economy.  An official partner programme of the World Economic Forum, The Valuable 500 is the only global business CEO collective focussed on disability inclusion in business.

To date, more than 340 leading companies from 31 countries have committed to putting disability inclusion on their business leadership agenda. They represent a total revenue of over USD 4.5 billion (EUR 3.8 billion) and over 12 million employees. Many IPC partners and suppliers are already signed up including Airbnb, Atos, Channel 4, Citi, Coca Cola European Partners, Dentsu and Ottobock.

Founded in 1989, the IPC is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its vision is to make for a more inclusive world through Para sport, while its mission is to lead the Paralympic Movement, oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and support members to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence.

Research following London 2012 showed that one in three people in Great Britain changed their attitudes towards disability as a result of the Paralympic Games.  Six years later, the Office of National Statistics highlighted that one million more persons with disabilities were in employment compared to before the 2012, underlining the seismic impact of the Paralympics on British society.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC)


Paralympics Ireland WOMEN IN SPORT FOCUS – MIRIAM MALONE



Paralympics Ireland has produced a weekly Women in Sport Focus since the inaugural edition in July. Some of the best female Paralympians in the country have featured to date including Nicole Turner, Ellen Keane, Niamh McCarthy, Greta Streimikyte, Mary Fitzgerald, Orla Comerford, Richael Timothy, Katie-George Dunlevy, Eve McCrystal and Kerrie Leonard. This week’s Women in Sport focus switches it’s emphasis from the arena of competition to sports administration with Paralympics Ireland CEO, Miriam Malone.

Miriam joined Paralympics Ireland in 2017 from her previous position as Director of Business Partnerships in the Football Association of Ireland, where she worked from 2006.

In 2018, Miriam played a key role in delivering the Allianz European Para Swimming Championships at the Sport Ireland Campus in August 2018, also doubling up as the chair for the Local Organising Committee for the event. After a successful event in 2018, attention turned to the planning and preparation for the 2020 Paralympic Games.

We sat down with Miriam to discuss the importance of female role models, both as athletes, and those working in sports administration. Miriam also talked about how the landscape has improved for women in sport compared to early on in her career.

The Paralympics Ireland CEO emphasises the importance of strong female role models for females starting out in sport, Miriam said: “It is really important for everyone to have role models within that sphere (sports administration) too and I think across the board there are many more role models, particularly in the higher levels of sport than we would have seen a number of years ago.”

As the support for the Women in Sport movement continues to grow, and with the successful 20x20 campaign, which helped increase participation, awareness, and visibility for females in sport. Miriam discussed several actions to help keep the momentum going.

She said: “One thing that can be done is that the strong voices of people involved in sport try and ensure that the female sporting activities remain on the calendar, that needs to continue. While there has been a spotlight and it has increased, it is still nowhere near the level that it needs to be at”.

Speaking on the some of the biggest challenges faced in her career, she said: “At times it felt like a battle and to try and ensure that you excel in all the areas that you work in, and in some areas you needed to do even better to be recognised as equal.”

Discussing the postponement of Tokyo 2020, Miriam said: “In terms of planning and administration around the Games, the staff team were great. They all immediately jumped into a management and shift mode, to be able to adjust plans and keep communication open with our stakeholders, particularly with our athletes and our coaching staff to make sure everyone was facilitated to continue training until we had a clearer picture.”

credit Paralympics Ireland

IPC among hundreds of organisations uniting to support UTS Virtual Youth Festival



Over 100 international federations and organisations have come together united to showcase and promote inclusion, equality, non-discrimination and peace. Together they support the United Through Sports (UTS) World Virtual Youth Festival 2020 which is organised by United Through Sports.

Amongst the organisations are the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Special Olympics International (SOI) who have all granted patronage to the event that will have its Opening Ceremony on 20 November.

The UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020 is a celebration for and with the youth of the world. There will be five festival competitions: Max Fit, Aero Fit, Talent, IPC Inclusive Sports Challenge and Special Olympics.

Hundreds of applications from across all regions in the world were received for the IPC ‘Inclusive Sports’ Challenge in both the under-12 and under-18 categories during the two-week long application period. Youngsters were asked to film themselves performing an exercise routine of their choice for 60 seconds maximum. Then they needed to spend 45 seconds speaking to the camera explaining their motivation to participate in the challenge, and what world leaders should do to create a more accessible and inclusive future for all people.

A video of the finalists can be watched here: 
https://youtu.be/bR2_FpdPsjk

A panel of seven judges made up of Para athletes, Paralympic leaders and disability advocates reviewed all entries and voted on the winners, who will be announced during the Festival on 22 November.

The IPC will also be live streaming selected segments of the Festival on its YouTube channel 
https://www.youtube.com/paralympics , website Paralympic.org and Facebook page @Paralympics.

IPC President Andrew Parsons said: “These challenging times have shown us the unifying power of sport. It is what connected the IPC, IOC, Special Olympics and so many other international federations for a historic first time, to all use our unique platforms to engage with youngsters of all abilities across the globe.

“The IPC is honoured to have been involved in the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival, and have leaders such as IOC President Thomas Bach and Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis invest in our future generation of leaders.”

IOC President, Thomas Bach said in a video message: "The IOC is excited that the UTS World Virtual Festival is inviting youth of all abilities and backgrounds from the international sports community and organisations using sport as a tool for a better world."

The IOC not only gave patronage to the event but is playing a very active role in the delivery of this innovative event. The Olympic Channel 
https://www.olympicchannel.com will be airing the Opening Ceremony and there could be no better day as 20 November, United Nations World Children's Day. The Closing Ceremony will also be aired on the 22 November. All festival events and information can be found on the UTS website https://unitedthroughsports.com/

The Special Olympics are participating in all aspects of the festival, whereby a new innovative fitness competition model has been created and will be launched during the event. The concept for the competition places individuals and teams into varying ability categories based on who demonstrates the most personal improvement across three fitness tests rather than using the traditional best score approach.

Mary Davis, CEO of the Special Olympics said: "On behalf of the over 6 million Special Olympic athletes, we applaud the effort of United Through Sports to demonstrate the power of inclusive sport for all."

Mary Davis further said: "Together with United Through Sports, the Festival will open hearts and minds towards greater inclusion worldwide."

President of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand General Prawit Wongsuwan said: “Thailand is proud to be the host of this event, where history is being made. This is the first event in Thailand where the IOC, IPC and SOI have granted patronage. Youth of all abilities are coming together under one umbrella.”

UTS President, Stephan Fox said: “We would like to thank all organisations for their support and for the patronage granted by the IOC, IPC, SOI. We would like to also give extend our gratitude to the AIMS Family (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport), GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations) and SportAccord."

President Fox explained that the five-day event will see an Opening Ceremony hosted by the youth, from Bangkok and cities around the world participating in a lively performance. A five-day Educational Programme with speakers from many organisations, will focus on current sport and world topics. 

For further information about the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020, please visit the UTS website 
https://unitedthroughsports.com/ and follow #ONESPIRITONEHEART on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. It co-ordinates the organisation of the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for 10 sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC’s vision is to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world.