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International Federation of Popular Sports

Internationaler Volkssportverband

News &

Announcements - 2019




The 2019 Walking Programs for the British Walking Federation and the Japan Volkssport Association have been updated.


A special World Walking Day, in conjunction with a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the IVV, will be held in Lindau, Germany on May 04, 2019. Two linear routes of 11 km each will be offered. The first walk will start at the Insel-Hotel Lindau, Maximilianstr. 42, D-88131 Lindau, and finish at Pier69 Hafenrestaurant, Seestr.4 A-6900 Bregenz. The second 11 km walk will return to the previous start point in Lindau. Start from 08:00 to 13:00; the Finish closes at 16:00. For registration and other information, contact Walter Motz, Lauterbacher Str. 21, 36137 Großenlüder; Tel. +49 6648/8620. Email: Link to brochure.

Please also visit the 16th IVV Volkssport Olympiad from October 15-19, 2019 in Aix-en-Provence, France.


The lastest achievers for the IVV Europa 1 and World Cup walking programs have been posted.


More complete information and online registration for the joint IVV/IML Rotorua Festival has been added to the New Zealand webpage.


Following updates of members' walking programs for 2019, in whole or in part, the major redesign on the IVV website is now complete. Changes to the website itself will now also be indicated on the 'Website Updates / Design changes' page.  



The 11th Jogja International Heritage Walk in Indonesia will be held Friday through Sunday, November 15-17, 2019. 


The current issue (#021) of our newsletter, Just One Minute! is now available online.

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