DECEMBER 26, 2000
FIA to play major role in sports governance conference
THE international automobile federation is to be one of the sponsors of an international conference on sports governance, which is planned to take place in Brussels, Belgium, at the end of February. The conference aims to look at the different ways in which sporting federations control their activities and identify which are the most effective in the hope that they will then be able to create an international code for sports governance which will be adopted by other sports.
The FIA's involvement in the conference is part of the federation's program of making peace with the European Union. The FIA is joined as sponsor for the event by Limoges University's Centre de Droit et d'Economie du Sport, the European Olympic Committee and Herbert Smith, an international law firm which provides many top sporting organizations with legal advice.