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SJAG acting president at AIPS meeting

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Sise is hopeful of  networking  on behalf of SJAG by seeking possible  partnerships with other sister associations around the world as well as make SJAG’s presence felt on the global stage.

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The 78th AIPS congress in Paris coincides with the 90th anniversary of the organisation’s history which was set up in Paris in 1924. 

This important detail gives the congress special meaning as AIPS honours the association and its members. The Official opening will be done this evening at the Louvre Museum where delegates and esteemed guests from over 100 countries will enjoy a celebration of sport through the performance of renowned dance company Kataklo.

The Louvre opening will also include a special announcement by Abu Dhabi Media, as AIPS looks at the present state of sports journalism and continues to invest in its future.

The Paris meeting will also include an AIPS Young Reporters Programme, which has become a core part of the association. Six young journalists from Europe and Africa will cover the congress, alongside some of the most successful and experienced sports journalists from around the globe.

The congress commences work on March 3 at the French Olympic Committee headquarters, where delegates and guests will be able to participate in presentations by AIPS partners, all of which will be of high interest to sports media. 

The first set of presentations includes those by the  Head of Press Operations of Rio 2016 and Head of IOC Media Operations, along with those from Fifa, Uefa and United World Wrestling. Congress delegates and guests will also have the opportunity to hear from Special Olympics, the Association of African Olympic Committees (ANOCA), the International Sambo Federation (FIAS), and the International University Sports Federation Fisu.

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