The AISTS spent this week at the SportAccord Convention in Thailand meeting with the sports world and getting the delegates to show off their archery skills.  We have a strong tradition now of providing the SportAccord delegates with an enjoyable, competitive activity and this year we continued this with a mini archery championship.

The AISTS mission is to bring a positive contribution to the management of sport through post-graduate and executive education, as well as applied research, by developing, integrating and delivering knowledge from human sciences, life sciences and engineering sciences.  We do this through targeted education, applied research and innovative sports technology and this was our focus for the recent SportAccord 2018 convention. 

Delegates got to compete in the convention competition that we held over the three days of the convention, by taking 3 shots at the AISTS target.  Scores were kept and on the final afternoon, a “shoot off” occurred with the 6 top scorers. 

The winner of the grand prize was Magalie Debost who is working with Projects4Sports with the top score of 26 points.  2nd place went to Mr Patrice Iseli from the City of Lausanne and then Leticia Zumbrunnel in 3rd place from WADA.  Our 1st place winner Magalie received a Canon digital camera for her skilled efforts. 

The 2018 SportAccord AISTS Archery Champion – Magalie Debost

Photos from our stand can be viewed on Flickr here

Throughout the convention we also had numerous alumni working at the event with the SportAccord organisation in both sales, communications and logistics as well as other representatives with various international federations like ASIOF, FIH, FIAS, World Taekwondo, FIBA, and other organisations such as WADA, TIAS, GIASF, World Academy of Sport and Projects4Sports. 

Some of the AISTS Alumni who were working with various organisations at SportAccord 2018

AISTS Alumni President and Digital Manager for the FIH, Ms Nikki Symmons, and Alumni Committee Member and Digital Manager for FIBA, Mr Mota El Bawab also had speaking responsibilities as part of the MediaAccord conference, with Nikki appearing in two panel sessions and Mota also appearing in a panel session and also presenting the Digital Strategy of FIBA. 

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