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14.January 2016 | sb Magazine

"sb" 6/2015: For clubs and families - The Langwasserbad pool in Nürnberg

Nürnberg, Bavaria‘s second-largest city, opened its new Langwasserbad pool, one of the country‘s biggest competition and leisure pools, in July 2015 after two years for construction.


15.December 2015 | Congress

Future trends in sports for all and outdoor spaces on the third day of the congress

The third day of the 24th IAKS Congress on 29 October 2015 was devoted to a very broad spectrum of topics. Experts presented their proposed solutions particularly for mass sports facilities, sports facilities at schools and universities, and adventure zones that are created by converting existing structures or in open spaces.


15.December 2015 | Congress

Stadiums and Tourism development as catalysts: on the fourth day of the congress

Stadiums are regarded as catalysts for healthy urban development. A homogeneous overall picture is created if they are integrated effectively.


30.November 2015 | IAKS

President Dr Stefan Kannewischer explains the future orientation of the IAKS

For the future of the IAKS, we on the Executive Board have undertaken not only to strengthen relations with our central cooperation partners – Koelnmesse, IOC and IPC – but also, particularly, to pursue further internationalisation and to strengthen the sections.


30.November 2015 | Congress

Sector-specific workshops and exemplary sports facilities on the 2nd day of the event

After two keynote speeches, some 100 participants seized the opportunity to discuss the current situation and future tasks of their particular sector on the morning of 28 October 2015 at the 24th IAKS Congress.


19.November 2015 | Congress

Focus on major sports events and legacy on the first day of the 24th IAKS Congress

To kick-off this year’s IAKS Congress on Oct 27, 2015 experts gave an insight on the impact of major sports events for local development.