Today in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) TAFISA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ethnosport World Society.
TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann, Ethnosport World Society President Dr. Alexey Kylasov (Russia) and First Vice President Vladislav Redkin (Latvia) signed the document. It is worthy to note that Alexey Kylasov and Wolfgang Baumann are coordinators of the UNESCO Advisory Board working groups on Traditional Sports and Games. This Memorandum confirms the cooperation of both organizations and the mutual recognition of their leadership in Traditional Sports and Games.
"Traditional Sports and Games are at the core of our activities and cultural diversity constitutes one of the 12 priorities that our General Assembly has identified as part of our Mission 2030: For a Better World Through Sport for All", said Wolfgang Baumann.
"We have found an innovative form of preserving traditional games, which contributes to the development of modern sports and is its folklore part. That is why we welcome the participation in our events of professional sportsmen and fans from sport for all", said the author of ethnosport theory and founding President of the Ethnosport World Society Dr. Alexei Kylasov.
Both sides of the Memorandum of Understanding agreed on mutual cooperation at events, in their respective websites and in print products.
The World Strongmen Federation, as a main partner of the Ethnosport World Society, took the opportunity of this meeting to apply for TAFISA membership.
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