In the Zone

The ever popular Sports Demo Zone gave Convention delegates an opportunity to check out various sports close up, from Tuesday to Thursday.

Sports featured in the zone included Swimming, Basketball, Draughts, Judo, Karate, Muaythai, Sambo, Surfing, Taekwondo and Volleyball.

Sport Demo Zone

Two of the highlights of the Sports Demo Zone occurred on Wednesday, when the International Surfing Association showcased Stand-Up Paddle, demonstrated by Denmark’s 2013 World Stand-Up Paddle Champion, Casper Steinfath. ISA President Fernando Aguerre was also present.

Also on Wednesday morning, a huge crowd gathered for a Beach Volleyball demonstration hosted by the FIVB, the sport’s global governing body.

The demonstration featured top Turkish and German players,
as well as a media versus consultants challenge.

On Thursday morning, FINA Swimming World Champion Katinka Hosszu was the star of the show as she guided delegates through an early morning swim, which culminated in a memorable relay competition.

On every morning of SportAccord Convention week, the IAAF led the morning run, with American heptathlon and long jump legend, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Italian high jumper,

Alessia Trost, guiding delegates on a route alongside the sparkling Mediterranean.

As is traditional now at the Convention, delegates were also put through their paces on Wednesday morning by the IFMA, the global governing body of Muaythai, and former world champion and TV personality, Stephan Fox.