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World Minigolf Sport Federation showcases international Minigolf Sport

Minigolf Sport on show at international sports convention in Russia.

The World Minigolf Sport Federation recently attended the 11th annual SportAccord Convention in St Petersburg, Russia.

During the International Federation's Sports Demo Zone series, presented by Edmonton Events, the World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) showcased Minigolf to over 2000 delegates, including 107 International Sport Federations.

The display and exhibition was a first for the WMF and were part of the Edmonton Events Sports Demo Zone that also featured sports including Badminton, Baseball and Softball, Triathlon, Judo and others over a three-day period.

The Minigolf Demo Zone consisted of a Middle Hill Miniaturegolf lane and was played by 2 Russian minigolfers.

WMF President Dr. Gerhard Zimmermann said "For the first time the World Minigolf Sport Federation was able to display our sport with the eyes of the sporting world upon us. It was an honour to have the President of the Russian Olympic Committee visit our presentation and he listened with great interest to our explanation about the game and about this sport development in Russia and in the World."

The Miniaturegolf lane was supplied by WMF Gold Sponsor Technolux and the Sports Demo Zone was a great opportunity to inform fellow SportAccord members and the sporting community about the WMF and Minigolf Sport.

WMF Media Manager Evgeny Kaplun said "I would like to thank Alexander Ershov and our five volunteers who helped make the WMF Sport Demo Zone activity a success. Thanks from all at the WMF to Alexander Gorelovsky from Nizhniy Novgorod, and to Pavel Olisov, Yana Smirnova, Oleg and Ludmila Nortenko from St Petersburg."

A photo gallery from the WMF's IF Demo Zone can be viewed online.

You can also view a video of players in action from the IF Sports Demo Zone filmed by SportAccord Convention organiser Jonny Murch on his twitter feed. https://twitter.com/jonnymurch/status/339611384469942272

The Miniaturegolf lane from Technolux was easily transported to St Petersburg from Nizhniy Novgorod and the lane was assembled within 10 minutes and disassembled in the same time. The technology makes it possible to create easy transferable courses.

SportAccord is the umbrella organisation for both Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations as well as organisers of international sporting events. SportAccord's mission is to UNITE and SUPPORT its members in the co-ordination and protection of their common aims and interests, while conserving and respecting their autonomy.

The SportAccord Convention is the world's premier annual event at the service of sport, focused on driving positive change internationally, and dedicated to engaging rights holders, organising committees, cities, businesses and other organisations in the development of sport.

The 2014 SportAccord Convention will take place in Belek, Turkey. The WMF is already preparing for future displays of Minigolf sport at the SportAccord Convention, as well as working with colleagues and partners in sports organisations around the world to further develop the sport.

For further information about the World Minigolf Sport Federation please contact office@minigolfsport.com.


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