SportAccord

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Description SportAccord is the umbrella organisation for all international sports federations as well as organisers of multi-sports games and sport-related international associations. SportAccord is an international sport organisation with 91 full members and 16 associate members .Mission and valuesSportAccord is the umbrella organisation for both Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations as well as organisers of international sporting events and in this case provide expertise in for example anti-doping.By establishing multi-sports games that group together similar sports, the SportAccord aims to promote the members and the members visibility.Definition of sportThe SportAccord has developed a definition of sport to determine whether an applicant federation qualifies as an international sports federation.SportAccord uses five categories for its member federations' sports, many of which fall into more than one category: Primarily physical (e.g. rugby or athletics) Primarily mind (e.g. chess or go) Primarily motorised (e.g. Formula One or powerboating) Primarily coordination (e.g. billiards) Primarily animal-supported (e.g. equestrianism) SportAccord's definition of Sport is the following definition: The sport proposed should include an element of competition. The sport should not rely on any element of “luck” specifically integrated into the sport. The sport should not be judged to pose an undue risk to the health and safety of its athletes or participants. The sport proposed should in no way be harmful to any living creature. The sport should not rely on equipment that is provided by a single supplier.
Web site http://www.sportaccord.com
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