Dr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee, Patrick Baumann President of SportAccord and Dr. Thomas de Maizière, Germany’s Minister of the Interior, continue the long-term tradition of their official patronage of the 25th IAKS Congress. In their welcome addresses they emphasize the importance of modern sports facility infrastructure pursuing the aims of sustainability and accessibility.



Welcome address Dr. Thomas Bach






Welcome address Sir Philip Craven






Welcome address Patrick Baumann






Welcome address Dr. Thomas de Maizière