LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The President of SportAccord Ivo Ferriani and Executive Committee unanimously decided to cancel the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit, 15-20 May 2022 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. 

This also confirms the cancellation of the SportAccord Sports Festival powered by UTS. Under the current circumstances, it is with much anguish that the festival will not be held this year. UTS and the Local Organising Committee worked over the last few years to develop a tremendously innovative youth program that was to bring youth of all abilities to the heart of the city to engage in sport and education. 

The cancellation of the flagship Sports Festival places the UTS focus on the annual World Virtual Youth Festival 2022 to be held later this year inviting youth from across the globe to participate and be inspired through active competitions, education and fun.