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BRICS countries to establish a Sport Science foundation


North-West University, South Africa - The foundation of the BRICS Council of Exercise and Sports Science (BRICSCESS) is the outcome of an idea first conceived during the 18th International Scientific Congress “Olympic Sport and Sport for All” held 1-4 October, 2014 at Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism, Kazakhstan.

Under the combined visionary leadership of Dr. Ming-Kai Chin (HOPSports, Inc, Hong Kong, China), Dr. Hans de Ridder (North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa), and Dr. Ricardo Ricci Uvinha (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), the BRICSCESS was conceived.

At the 4th International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (ICPESS 2015-Indonesia) held in Jakarta, Indonesia May 20-22 2015 at State University of Jakarta, Indonesia, Dr. Gulshan Khanna (Manav Rachna International University, India) and Dr. Elena Istiagina-Eliseeva (Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism, Russia) agreed that there was a need for the BRICSCESS.

During the conference a founders’ meeting (5 Founders) to draft the Constitution and Bylaws was held in Jakarta Indonesia on May 21, 2015. By-laws Committee: Dr. Ming-Kai Chin (Hong Kong-China); Dr. Hans de Ridder (South Africa); Dr. Ricardo Uvinha (Brazil); Dr. Gulshan Khanna (India); Dr. Elena Istiagina-Eliseeva (Russia).

As a result of that meeting it was decided that a scientific, board and general meeting would be held biennially with the BRICS Conference on Exercise and Sports Science. 

Dr. Ming-kai Chin accepted to be the acting president in order to set up the organization and to prepare the 2015 Founding Meeting at the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science (APCESS 2015) at Manav Rachna International University, India 17 Oct 2015.  Dr. Hans de Ridder is the Vice President for Africa and the interim Secretary General with the interim HQ stationed at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

The draft constitution of BRICSCESS is currently under revision by the legal advisor, situated at the NWU in South Africa.

For more information, contact Prof Hans de Ridder: