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Internationaler Volkssportverband (IVV)
Internationaler Volkssportverband / International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV) was founded in 1968, in Lindau by clubs from Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria as an alternative to sports competitions.
News about past and future events in the IVV world.
More about IVV
Information for Newcomers to Volkssports are available on the IVV web site.
The IVV Olympiad is held every second year in the country of an IVV member. It is a celebration of volkssports and everyone is invited to participate. Olympiad volkssport events include walking, swimming, biking, and sometimes other non-competitive sports. Social and cultural activities promote harmony, mutual understanding, and friendships among those who attend.
Since 1989 were held the following IVV Olympiads
- 1989: Valkenburg – Netherlands
- 1991: Schömberg – Germany
- 1993: RibeauviIle – France
- 1995: Athen/Amaroussi – Greece
- 1997: Vierumäki – Finland
- 1999: Bibione – Italy
- 2001: Seefeld – Austria
- 2003: Genk – Belgium
- 2005: Pilsen + Prague – Czech Republic
- 2007: Otepää – Estonia
- 2009: Yamanaschi – Japan
- 2011: Antalya – Turkey
- 2013: Grödnertal – Southern Tyrol
The next IVV Olympiad will be held in
- 2015: Chengdu – China
May 8 – World Walking Day
World Walking Day will be held annually on May 8. Special stamps and certificates will be given to participants at these events.
IVV World Cup
The World Cup awards are given to volkssporters who, from January 1, 2000, have participated in at least 2 IVV events in 3 different continents (6 stamps from 6 different coutries) as well as 2 IVV Olympiads. All kinds of volkssport events are eligible. See details.
Award: World Cup patch, cap with World Cup emblem, certificate.
IVV Europa Cup 1
IVV Europa Cup awards are given to vollksporters who have participated in IVV events in 14 different European national member associations. See details.
Awards: Europe Cup patch, T-shirt with EUROPE CUP emblem, certificate.
IVV Europa Cup 2
IVV Europa Cup awards are given to vollksporters who have participated in IVV events in 16 different European national member associations. See details.
Awards: sleeveless fleece waistcoat with EUROPE CUP emblem, certificate.