The GAMES project consortium is coordinated by Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and includes three participating international sports federations, World Athletics, International Biathlon Union and International Floorball Federation, as well as the Swedish Floorball Federation. Touchline is the project’s communication and dissemination partner.
World Athletics
Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
an Italian Public University located in Pisa. The project is led by the SUstainability Management laboratory (SUM) of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA). The SUstainability Management laboratory combines knowledge of business management and policy making with the principles of sustainability, through scientific and empirical approaches. The competences of SUM range from circular economy to environmental management, from life-cycle thinking to climate hange. In addition, SUM has a specific research area dedicated to Sport Sustainability Management. https://www.santannapisa.it/en/institute/management/sum
World Athletics
World Athletics is the international governing body for athletics (track & field and running events). Our vision is to use the power and accessibility of athletics and our athletes to create a healthier and fitter world. World Athletics serves a number of stakeholders: elite athletes, their coaches, and their agents, and the 214 national athletics federations that make up the organisation, commercial partners and broadcasters. We work closely with the national federations to develop the sport around the globe, and with local organising committees to stage the biggest international athletics events, exciting and engaging fans of all ages.
The International Biathlon Union (IBU)
is the international governing body for the Olympic sport of biathlon. Headquartered in Anif bei Salzburg, the IBU is a non-profit organisation registered in Austria that regulates the sport and oversees the competition organisation worldwide. In cooperation with its 61 member National Federations (NFs), the IBU uses competitions, events, programmes and other activities to promote and develop participation in biathlon globally.
The International Floorball Federation (IFF)
is the head organisation of world floorball and was founded by Sweden, Finland and Switzerland on 12 April 1986. Floorball is a fast growing sport, traditionally played indoors with sticks that have a carbon fibre shaft and plastic blade. In the original version of the game each team had five field players and a goalkeeper on the court at one time, with the goalkeeper playing without a stick. Other formats of the game are played with 3v3 and 4v4 on modified court sizes, either with or without a goalkeeper. Many of these modified versions are played outdoors. The IFF is a full member of the IOC, an ordinary member of GAISF (formerly SportAccord) and cooperates with FISU. It is a medal sport on The World Games programme.
The Swedish Floorball Federation (SFF)
is the Swedish head organisation of floorball. It was founded in November 1981. 15 clubs attended the founding meeting in Sala. Floorball then managed to get a record-breaking acceptance into the Swedish Sports Confederation, where we joined as early as 1985. Since then, the sport has grown radically and is today Sweden’s biggest indoor sport. Today we have close to 112 000 licensed players and 800 clubs.
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