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WFSGI announced as proud supporter of Global Sports Week Paris

Global Sports Week Paris - A broad coalition of key partners from across the world sports ecosystem will come together in February for an unprecedented forum, held under the patronage of UNESCO and the high patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.

COVID-19 Support & Resources
General News

The State of Fashion 2021: In search of promise in perilous times

McKinsey & Company - With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating thoughts and minds, fashion executives are planning for a range of scenarios and hoping for a speedy global recovery. However, amid increasing pressure on performance, shifting consumer behaviors, and accelerating demand for digital, there is an imperative to act decisively to prepare for the next normal.

Physical Activity News

WOA releases Olympians Health Study Paper

World Olympians Association - Self-reported sports injuries and later-life health status in 3357 retired Olympians from 131 countries: a cross-sectional survey among those competing in the games between London 1948 and PyeongChang 2018


WHO announced the launch of the WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour

WHO - Being active has significant health benefits for hearts, bodies and minds. Whether you're walking or cycling to work, dancing, washing the dishes, or playing with your kids - every move counts!

Click to Download Full WHO Guidelines
Manufacturing News

Vietnam PM urges garment, footwear sectors to build brands

Fibre2fashion.com - Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently asked the garment-textile and footwear sectors to promote the building of domestic brands and supply chain linkages, and develop supporting industries. During a working session with the sectors’ representatives in Hanoi, he urged the sectors to make effective use of free trade agreements (FTAs).

Corporate Responsibility News
EU Sustainable Product Initiative: How to accelerate the circularity of the Sporting Goods Industry while fostering its competitiveness?

FESI - This webinar will discuss the key elements and challenges of the future Commission's Sustainable Product Initiative.

How state institutions want to fight greenwashing

Sportswear International - The British competition authority CMA wants to cast a more critical eye on greenwashing. The focus is on companies that offer products or services and label or promote them with sustainability or eco-friendly attributes, and whether they could mislead consumers. This has been recently announced by the UK government in an official press release.

Design Talents Speak Up: This Is How Innovative Sustainability Works

ISPO - The ISPO Academy Masterclass brings design talents from all over the world together in workshops. ISPO.com spoke with participants about their approaches to a sustainable future in the sports and outdoor industry.

Trade News

EU Tariffs on Exercise Equipment

SFIA - E.U. targets U.S. fitness equipment, bowling and table games for retaliatory tariffs but signals willingness to find alternative solution.


WTO launches new edition of Handbook on the TRIPS Agreement

WTO - The WTO launched today (27 November) the second edition of “A Handbook on the WTO TRIPS Agreement”, which describes the historical and legal background to the Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), its role in the organization and its institutional framework. The publication coincides with the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Agreement.

International Sports Organizations News

Bach to stand unopposed for re-election as IOC President in 2021

Inside the Games - Thomas Bach is set to be re-elected President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) unopposed next year after the organisation confirmed the German as the sole candidate for the role.

Bicycle News

Why E-Mountainbikes Are a Blessing for the Environment

ISPO - Sustainable e-Mountainbikes - how can that be? Doesn't production consume energy and important resources? Yes, and at the same time E-MTBs make an important contribution to more environmental protection, our author says.


World Bicycles Relief is celebrating its 15th anniversary with “Faces of Change” campaign

World Bicycle Relief - Since its beginnings in 2005, the global nonprofit has worked as a catalyst for change, helping vulnerable people conquer the challenge of distance. The specially designed, rugged Buffalo Bicycles and comprehensive programs have proved to be life-changing for more than 535,000 students, health workers and entrepreneurs in rural developing regions. The organization has also trained more than 2,400 bike mechanics in the program regions to make the impact sustainable.

Around the world, in this challenging year 2020, bicycles are experienced as a safe and reliable form of mobility. We use them for sports, fun or to commute safely and independantly from public transport – for the poorest of the poor bicycles they keep businesses going when other transport does not exist any more and they provide access to water, food, education and health care. This is why they are more important than ever before.


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