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Here, single items will be posted from time to time as the IVV Office becomes aware of them. It is recommended that all parties visit this page frequently for the latest possible news.




The date for the Marbella 4 Day Walk in 2019 has been changed to Oct. 17 - 20, 2019.


The date for the 5th Europiad in Sillian, Austria will be June 10-13, 2020. Preliminary Brochure


The Short Report for the IVV Presidium meeting in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily has been posted. The 2018 IVV Congress of Delegates Minutes are also available on the website.


At the IVV-Europe Congress of Delegates in Hirtshals, Denmark, the 2020  Europiade was awarded to the Austrian Association with Sillian, Austria as the venue. Exact dates have yet to be determined.


Delegates at the recent IVV Congress in Mazaro del Vallo, Sicily, have chosen Ostende, Belgium for the location of the next IVV Congress. The exact dates in May 2020 have yet to be determined. Delegates also chose Seoul, South Korea for the location of the IVV Olympiade in 2021. The event will take place from Oct 27-31, 2021.


IVV-Switzerland has elected a new Presidium which has been in office since April 1 . The new IVV President is Mr Rolf Roth, the new Vice-President Mr Daniel Haas. We are pleased with the successful  elections and wish the association continued success.


We announce the sad news that the former IVV President Odd Ivar Ruud has died. He will be buried in Skarnes on April 4, 2018. Odd Ivar Ruud was President of the International Federation of Popular Sports from 1997 - 2007. Our condolences go out to his wife and family.


The Chinese-Taiwan Athletic Association has a new president: Mr. Pan-Nan HUANG. Complete information here.


Short Report on the Executive Presidium's Meeting, Munich Jan 15-16, 2018

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