AST congratulates IFI on IOC recognition
Since a few weeks the International Federation Icestocksport (IFI) is provisionally recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and appointed as worldwide sports governing body of all Icestocksport disciplines. Through this recognition the IFI was officially welcomed to the Olympic family and is now able to take part in funding and development programmes from the IOC. During the next two years the aim will be permanent recognition. IFI president Manfred Schäfer says: „ […] we will continue to work hard to promote the values as stated in the Olympic Charter and further manifested in IOC´s Olympic Agenda 2020. The world of Icestocksport thanks the IOC Executive Board and administration for their support and trust, and our National Federations from five continents, board of directors, and athletes for their enthusiasm and never-ending belief in this process.” AST is Partner of IFI and provides the perfect multiuse ice rink technology – the patented Icephalt® system, where the refrigeration tubing is embedded in the asphalt layer. Thanks to this, ideal conditions are ensured all year round – in summer on asphalt, in winter on ice! AST congratulates on the recognition und is looking forward to keep working on the further development and professionalisation of Icestocksport together with IOC and IFI.
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