On 15 September, Panathlon International organized a “Round Table” -“The effects of conflicts and politics in sport” and this at the premises of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) in Rome. The panel consisted of very distinguished speakers, Pierre Zappelli, president of Panathlon International, Giovanni Malagò, IOC member and President of CONI, Luca Pancalli, President CIP (Paralympic), Sarah Solémalé, Sports Lawyer FIFA and Raffaella Masciadri, President Italian Athletes Commission.
Our president, Patrick Van Campenhout, in his mandate as “Conseiller International” (board member) and Director of the Belgian Olympic and Inter-Federal Committee (BOIC) participated in these 2 days and is very satisfied with the attention the IOC is giving to the Panathlon International ideology. Panathlon International is recognized and subsidized by the IOC.
The next day was the high mass of the sport with the arrival of the IOC president, Thomas Bach, who received the great honor of receiving the “Flambeau d’Or” (a prestigious award from Panathlon International). Our president was able to meet the IOC president and congratulate him for this prestigious award.
These were 2 days of networking and making very interesting relationships in the world of sport.
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