Due to drastic Corona measures in the host country Italy, the CSIT World Sports Games 2021 will be cancelled without replacement.

Until the very end, CSIT tried everything and took all necessary measures to hold the CSIT World Sports Games 2021 in Cervia (Italy) despite the prevailing Corona situation and increasing infection figures. The advance of the dangerous Delta variant in Italy and resulting drastic measures taken by the Italian Ministry of Health with partly long quarantine for the international participants, ultimately led to the cancellation. The CSIT Excom unanimously made this decision on Tuesday.

CSIT President Bruno Molea in a first reaction: “The CSIT and I personally are extremely sorry for this decision. We had the highest interest in the sense of the sport and for our many members to carry out the event and have tried everything. However, the current circumstances in Italy and the decision of the government make it impossible. The region of Emilia Romagna and the organizing committee have also tried everything until the end. Not least because a lot of money has already gone into the planning. But for us, everyone’s health comes first, so we decided to cancel. There have been too many question marks.”

This was planned by IFA

The International Fistball Association (IFA) invites all individuals and clubs of the Fistball Family to participate at the CSIT IFA 2021 Fistball Amateurs World Championship and the inaugural IFA CSIT 2021 2×2 Fistball World Championship within the framework of the the 7th Edition of the CSIT World Sports Games (WSG).
The big multisports event was planned in June 2021 have to be postponed to 12 to 17 October 2021 and is hosted by the Italian CSIT member organization “AICS – Associazione Italiana Cultura Sport” in Cesenatico and Cervia, two wonderful and merging into each other seaside resorts at the Italian Adriatic sea coast in Emilia Romagna Region (Italy).

The WSG are a major multi-sports event held every two years, full of sports, sport for all, cultural exchange, fun and new opportunities. These Games are not multisport games for top athletes, but for all amateurs (16 years and older) from different countries and cultures all over the world.

Male, female and gender mixed teams are allowed. Each team may exist of a minimum of 6 players. It is possible to register more than one team. The categories are formed according to the number of registrations. It’s planned there will be an adult tournament (16 years and older) as well as the senior classes for women 30, men 35, 45, 55 and men 60. The tournament is played according to the Fistball – Rules of the Game.

And there will also be a world premiere during the CSIT World Sport Games: the IFA CSIT 2×2 Fistball Amateur World Championship. It will be played in teams of two without substitutes on a field measuring 10 x 3 meters. During a rallye the ball can touch the ground even out of bounds, block attempts are not allowed. The 2×2 Fistball event will be played in a mixed category only.

The participation fee is from 120 Euro (without hotel package) to 555 Euro per person (4**** hotel, double room including full board accommodation, local public transport in Emilia Romagna, registration fee, welcome package and free chiropractic services by FICS) for the duration of the WSG. For more details, see Bulletin 1. Airport shuttle is offered and will cost 50 Euro.

Date of arrival: 12 or 13 October 2021
Opening Ceremony: 13 October 2021; 8 p.m.
Match days: 14-16 October 2021 (depends on the number of registered teams)
Date of departure: 17 October 2021

Eligibility criteria:
All amateur players are permitted
No permission of national team players from countries finishing in the Top 7 (Men) / Top 5 (Women) at the last World Championship and players from the highest divisions in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
Players must be at least 16 years old

Composition of the team:
Male, female and mixed teams – the categories are formed according to the number of registrations Clubs or teams of the member federations IFA / CSIT / FICEP – also several teams per club or selection are allowed
Team size minimum 6 players

Championships follow International Fistball Federation regulations
The CSIT World Sports Games are organized under the WADA Code.

Find all information in the official Bulletin 1: DOWNLOAD