P.I. International Board – 14/15 March 2024

The meeting of the PI International Board took place at the General Secretariat in Rapallo. The meeting began with a minute's silence in memory of IB Member Eugenio Guglielmino, who died suddenly and prematurely last January. The International President then greeted and welcomed the new Board members: Fabiano Gerevini and Andrea Tortora who took over following the resignations of Patrick Van Campenhout.

After the reports on the activities of the President, Treasurer and Secretary General, there was a discussion on the projects, the recognition of the PI's 'athletes-testimonials' who will be appointed by the next Board meeting, the next General Assembly and Round Table and the Erasmus projects to which PI has applied through Fabio Figueiras and the Secretary General (seven projects).

The reports to be presented at the General Assembly were discussed and unanimously approved, together with the final balance sheet, the budget and the IB's reasoned proposal regarding the membership fees for the next two-year period (2025-26).

On this point, the Treasurer presented a proposal for an adjustment of the membership fees, which have not been increased for more than 20 years. He explained how this is indispensable to have financial independence from the IOC contribution and necessary to be able to profitably continue the numerous and increasingly intense international relations.

The International Board members, having asked numerous questions and discussed the matter in depth, agreed on the proposal.  The AC considered the work positive and presented its report. The Nominations received for the election to International bodies were then submitted and their reopening was decided, limited to the EU and SA continent and the CH District (has already been sent circular) as the candidates of the International Board are not enough to fill the positions destined to the non-Italians.

The Ethics Commission was then set up to be in line with IOC directives and to ensure that PI (its organs, clubs and individual members) comply with the fundamental principles of the Code of Ethics that will be adopted by the General Assembly in Agrigento to guarantee neutrality, non-discrimination and integrity of behaviour.

The Collaboration agreement with the International Dart Federation was then approved and discussed about the opportunity to equip us with a "Mascot of the PI". For this proposal a specific project will have to be drawn up and a survey will be made among Clubs. The same thing will be applied for the official anthem of the PI.

The usual meeting with the of the PI-D. Chiesa Board took place on Friday to discuss the projects aimed at spreading our values in synergy through the international photo competition and short film competition. In this regard, it was decided to extend the photo competition to 31 March.  

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) reaffirms its strong position against the politicisation of sport. This position is a Fundamental Principle of the Olympic Charter, which says:

“Recognising that sport occurs within the framework of society, sports organisations within the Olympic Movement shall apply political neutrality. They have the rights and obligations of autonomy, which include freely establishing and controlling the rules of sport, determining the structure and governance of their organisations, enjoying the right of elections free from any outside influence and the responsibility for ensuring that principles of good governance be applied.”

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Enrico Prandi, Vice President of the Cultural Foundation Panathlon International Domenico Chiesa, talked about the Photo Competition 2024 reminding that the exhibition of the selected works will be organised inside the Unimore in Reggio Emilia, viale Allegri.

The competition will expire next 17 March and the award ceremony will be on 4 May always in Reggio Emilia.

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Next 21 March, the Club of Lisbon has organised an in-person and online event to disseminate the results of the Erasmus SAMF project.

The invitation is open to anyone who would like to participate.

Below is a link for registration 

https://forms.gle/RnD72pi3qNAXwg458

Link YouTube Stream - 

https://www.youtube.com/live/9p-P3iL72UM?si=DF9fBYarVMF9C4Hf

 

 

The Panathlon Club Buenos Aires invites you to the next meeting to be held in Buenos Aires.

A Zoom link will be available for those interested in the event. We will discuss the theme developed by the organization SAMF: "SPORT AGAINST MATCH FIXING: when to start" with the participation of the Argentinean Panathlete Estanislao Osores Soler, the Portuguese Fabio Figueiras and Simona Callo, Secretary General of PI. 

Below is the registration form

https://forms.gle/BimHfSio1WLDUVg27

 

 

The next meeting of the International Board will be held on 14 Thursday and 15 Friday March, starting at 9.30 a.m. at the headquarters of Villa Queirolo in Rapallo.

Among the items on the agenda, the following will be discussed: - the reports to be presented at the General Assembly, the final balance and the budget estimate together with the membership fee proposal for the next biennium; the organisation of the General Assembly and the Round Table to be held in Agrigento; the initiatives undertaken for the Paris Olympic Games; the setting up of an Ethics Commission; the partnership agreement with IDF; the adhesion to Erasmus projects; the idea of creating a Mascot for  PI.  

On Friday 15 March at 11 a.m., there will be the 'PI - D. Chiesa' Foundation meeting to reflect on the current projects and agree on the lines of action for the near future.

New Board members Andrea Tortora and Fabiano Gerevini will participate for the first time, taking over from Patrick Van Campenhout and the late Eugenio Guglielmino.

 

 

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is celebrating a monumental achievement set to be reached at the upcoming Olympic Games Paris 2024: The IOC has distributed quota places equally to female and male athletes – 50:50. For the first time in Olympic history, there will be full gender parity on the field of play.

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The project 'Sport Against Match Fixing' - SAMF - aims to raise awareness among grassroots athletes about the nature of match-fixing and the negative impact of this practice on athletes' careers. 

This game serves as a tool for coaches, managers and educators to facilitate educational and awareness-raising sessions against match-fixing in sport.

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Yesterday, February 22, was held the five-year celebration of Panathlon International's Representation at the Maison du Sport in Lausanne.

President Pierre Zappelli welcomed the participants with a speech in which he explained our aims and how, through our presence in Lausanne, we have managed to strengthen relations with the international sports world.

He also presented the results achieved and future projects. Sergei Aschwanden, judo Olympian and member of the Club Lausanne, then spoke about his sports experience and his close relationship with Panathlon.

There were numerous participants: representatives of the IOC, International Federations, International Associations and Partners, sports personalities, presidents and delegates of PI Districts along with the Treasurer, Secretary General, Vice President of the Lisbon Club and the Secretary of the Representation. 

The celebration ended with an aperitif and a commemorative cake to celebrate this important milestone to the satisfaction of all participants. 

 

            

 

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