Dear Friends, I am pleased to inform you that these news are coming to you from Guatemala City, directly from the seat of the 119th IOC Session, general assembly of the IOC Members convened to decide upon many important topics, such as modifications of the Olympic Chart, elect host Cities (like Sochi, freshly elected as seat of the 2014 Winter Olympics), and recognition or exclusion of International Sports Federation.
I have the honour of representing FIRS here in Guatemala City and, day by day, I receive the appreciation of the top world sports managers for the high attractiveness of our rollersports, undoubtedly at the top of their development today.
A great show of concern and enthusiasm comes to us from HE Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah, President OCA (Olympic Council of Asia), whom I had pleasure to meet and spend some time with. HE Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah is very enthusiastic about our sports, confirming his satisfaction in having roller disciplines in the Asian Games, and - to my great pleasure - requesting details concerning the organisation of roller sports events (artistic, speed) in indoor special facilities in the countries of the
Middle-East. So much interest from such an important world level sports manager meets the FIRS will of opening to new countries and show to new audiences the potentials and high sports values of each and every roller discipline.
|HE Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah||The IOC President Jacques Rogge|
The most important meeting in these days at Guatemala City is the one fixed with the IOC President, Jacques Rogge. Thanks to President's Rogge availability, I am confident we shall touch important and fundamental aspects connected with the position of the rollersports in the IOC lines, knowing that our sports are perfectly tuned in with the IOC expression of opening to young people and mostly sport meant as evolution.
It will be my care to inform you in the next days about this important meeting and the possible guidelines which I shall hopefully receive for a brand new path, surely closer to the Olympic movement.