Statement by the President of WFCS: World Company Sport Games in Athens rescheduled for June 2021
Dear sport friends,
At first, I would to express my solidarity and my deepest thoughts to the people who are suffering by the pandemic.
We are living in times where humanity is making an unprecedented effort to limit the effects of the Covid-19. It is at times like these that sport community needs to show responsibility and solidarity, as we have always used to show.
As you can understand, an event like the World Company Sport Games, with several thousands of participants from more than 70 countries, requires a complex organization and it implies that significant costs have already been incurred. This postponement reflection needed these last days and weeks a complete discussion and commitment with all stakeholders, sport organisations, national and European public authorities in order to ensure for you the most secured event, our first priority, and then ensure a correct economic model for everyone.
As a result of this unprecedented situation and taking into consideration the similar decisions made so far by all the major sport organisation globally - the World Federation for Company Sport has decided, in agreement with the Greek Organising Committee, the rescheduling of the Athens 3rd World Company Sport Games to be celebrated next year in June 2021. The exact dates of the Games will be announced really soon!
Faced with the unprecedented turn of events, the Greek state recently passed a law that allows businesses in the travel industry to issue a 18-month voucher for hotels, transport and other services. This postponement decision will save the health of everybody as well as economic aspects. In the interest of all and in view of this exceptional and hard situation for everybody, we therefore thank you for giving our Greek colleagues a little time to reorganize. They will communicate to you in a very short delay all needed registration and logistical details, regarding this new edition.
With consistency and flexibility, we will get back to what we love and our shared passion : the sport!
We thank you in advance for your understanding, and we wish you all a lot of courage in this hard period.
Looking forward to see you all in Athens next year.
World Federation for Company Sport President