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IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach is IAKS Congress patron

Dr. Thomas Bach, the new President of the International Olympic Committee will be patron of the 23rd IAKS Congress on the Design, Construction, Modernization and Management of Sports and Leisure Facilities, Cologne, 22nd to 25th October 2013. The IAKS is the only non-profit organization concerned globally with the subject of sports and leisure facility development and has therefore been awarded the status of a Recognized Organization by the IOC.

Progression in inclusive design at the London 2012, Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Games, A sustainable approach to a community centre, Developing new facilities for outdoor activities, are just three of the many topics on the agenda of this year’s IAKS Congress. The renowned IAKS event is being held parallel to the International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports, and Pool Facilities in Cologne from 22nd to 25th October 2013. Seminars, workshops and exclusive interviews will again ensure that Cologne becomes an international meeting-place for everything to do with sports facilities, swimming pools, amenity areas and urban design.