This is entirely unsatisfactory, and, not surprisingly, the WFSGI
has asked the IOC to set up a so-called 'homologation' committee to approve Olympic kits 18 months before the date of any Olympic Games and to remove the confusion on what sports goods manufacturers can and cannot do under the Rules.
Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at adidas-Salomon and vice chairman of the WFSGI
Committee for Corporate Social Responsibility, which produces the restricted substances list, says most "branded companies," such as Nike and adidas, adhere to it.
Meanwhile hundreds of visitors will be joining the enlarged international meetings and seminars at the 2nd WFSGI Manufacturers Forum, organized by the prestigious WFSGI (World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry).
This year's keynote speakers and guests include the director and secretary-general of WFSGI, the executive director of Adidas, representatives of sporting goods brands such as New Balance, Speedo, Dean Shoes and Intersports, the executive director of National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) and the director general of the Association of Japan Sporting Goods Industries (JASPO).
More exciting, the WFSGI
Manufacturers Forum will be held on April 29 in Taiwan the first time, delegations from the WFSGI
(World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry) Committee will come to share about their deep ties with top brands like New Balance Athletic Shoe, Speedo, Mizuno, Adidas, Nike, Lacoste and Puma to the audience.
What an honor for the first time the WFSGI
Manufacturers Forum (2010) will be held in Taiwan.
The organizers have invited many industry key players in the field including executives from the WFSGI
(World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry), a key international sporting goods organization that enjoys a close relationship with the event.