The ISMF Management Committee of Izmir (TR) awarded the European Championship to Pelvoux (FR)
Great success for the ISMF Management Committee held in Izmir, Turkey's third largest and historically famous city.
Many topics were on the agenda presented by the president of the Turkish Ski Federation Alaattin Karaka, accompanied by his team of federal technicians.
"Our federation - said Karaka - relies on a large number of mountain clubs, which go to special efforts in organizing local and national competitions. Our goal is to increase awareness of the ski mountaineering sport in Turkey. To achieve this goal we intend to organize an international competition in the future, which will be an indispensable promotional element".
ISMF President Lluis Lopez thanked the president for his hospitality and gave his and his staff’s availability to assist the Turkish federation in its making. The organization of this meeting is certainly an important signal to set well focused work in the coming years . "One of the objectives of ISMF - said Lopez - is to adopt a strategy, through the availability of resources and communication, which will aid emerging federations such as this one."
The main aspect discussed and approved during the Management Committee pertains to the 2012 European Championship, awarded to the Alpine ski resort of Pelvoux, in the Dauphiné Alps, France. Next January, the opening World Cup competition will take place there.
Future ISMF strategies were discussed. An important contribution came from the members of the Management Committee together with the new representative of the working group created during the last general meeting, Tamara Schlemmer of the Deutscher Alpenverein.
That same weekend an important meeting was held with 25 clubs in Turkey. The ISMF technical authorities, coordinated by André Dugit, illustrated the types of sport and international regulations adopted by the association. In conclusion, a technical seminar meeting with the Turkish Federation was called for the month of January 2011.
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