More than 400 leaders from the international sports movement including IFA President Jörn Verleger and Secretary General Christoph Oberlehner are ready to connect virtually this Friday (5 November 2021) to discuss the post-Tokyo 2020 implications, challenges and opportunities at the Virtual International Federation (IF) Forum.

Representatives from over 125 IFs will tune in to the invitation-only event, which will take place under the theme of ‘Tokyo 2020 – Learnings and Take-Aways for the Future’ over half a day, from 09:15 to 12:45 CET.

SportAccord, the organisers of the virtual gathering, have confirmed the participation of several stellar speakers, with the programme’s content having been driven by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF).

IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell will discuss various key learnings from Tokyo 2020, while Dr. Pau Mota, the IOC’s Senior Manager, Medical and Scientific Department, will focus on the vital medical issues that emerged in relation to the Olympic Games earlier this year.

World Archery Secretary General Tom Dielen and International Golf Federation Executive Director Antony Scanlon will also provide Games-related case studies that will delve into their experiences of Tokyo 2020.

Each of the sessions will be followed by a dedicated 15-minute Q&A slot, providing all attendees with the chance to interact in a valuable knowledge-sharing exchange.

“This is an ideal opportunity to discuss lessons from Tokyo 2020 and best practices for the future,” said Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, the President of SportAccord and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), who will provide the IF Forum’s welcome address.

“Tokyo 2020 showcased the very best of sport in challenging circumstances, and our international movement has an unprecedented opportunity to build on the legacy of a game-changing edition of the Olympic Games and work together for the benefit of global sport and society. With the IOC and ASOIF driving the agenda, this virtual event will be highly relevant to the hundreds of International Sport Federation representatives who will participate, as we look ahead to emerging from the post-pandemic world in stronger shape than ever” Chiulli added.