Sports and Leisure

What we do

The UIA Sports and Leisure Work Programme promotes quality sport and Olympic facilities at an international level, through the collective expertise of its members. This UIA Work Programme is implicated in decision-making processes for, amongst others, the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, FIFA, IAAF, FINA, and UCI.

The Work Programme also advises countries on the socio-economical potential of competitive sporting facilities; supports local and national policy-makers in developing attractive, functional and sustainable facilities; and furthers international exchanges of information and cooperation in the field of sport and leisure facilities.

 

How we do it

  • Monitoring – The Programme monitors the evolution of Olympic/Paralympic complexes before, during, and after the games, laying particular emphasis on the sustainability and reuse of facilities.
  • Research visits – Our members visit pilot complexes in various countries developing new approaches to elite sport architecture.
  • Events – The Programme organises informative seminars and conferences in collaboration with partner organisations.

 

Who we work with

Various sporting and Olympic committees, a network of architects specialised in sport and leisure facilities, local and national legislators.

Directors

René Kural

Members

Lokendra Acharya
Nepal
Tonguc Akis
Turkey
Hajer Amor
Tunisia
Mamdouh Azmy
Egypt
Kevin Bingham
South Africa
Carlo Ezechieli
Italy
Shlomo Gender
Israel
Meiad Gendler
Israel
Danny George
Nigeria
Dimitrios Giouzepas
Greece
Mike Hall
United Kingdom
Garh Holohan
Ireland
Tom Jones
United Kingdom
Elly Junior
Rwanda
Diana Leikina
Russia
Andrew Magub
Australia
Steven Oundo
Kenya
Sena Ozfiliz
Turkey
Dénes Patonai
Hungary
Agustin Puga
Argentina
Feng Qian
China
Shahid Rabbani
Bangladesh
Naila Toulan
Egypt
Junying ZHANG
China
Xuan ZONG
China