IOC and GAISF Officials visit Lyon 2017
By WBF In 43rd World Bridge Teams Championships On 26th August 2017
On Friday 25th, at La Cité Internationale de Lyon, venue to the 43rd World Bridge Championships, we had the pleasure to receive the visit of Mr. Kevin Beckers-Vieujant of the IOC Sport Department and of Mr. Philippe Gueisbuhler and Mr. Matteo Vallini from GAISF (Global Association of International Sport Federations).
Mr. Philippe Gueisbuhler and Mr. Matteo Vallini attended the Press Conference that is traditionally held on the day before the end of each Championship.
Our welcome guests were guided by the WBF Secretary Simon Fellus through the playing area and the WBF departments: the duplication room, the main office, the playing area, the press and bulletin rooms.
They were truly impressed by the size of the Bridge event and declared that they didn’t anticipate such an exceptional level of organisation.
We thank Mr. Gueisbuhler, Mr. Vallini and Mr. Beckers-Vieujant for their interest in our sport which confirmed, once again, the belonging of Bridge within the Sport Family.