The WFSGI argues that, by giving its approval, the IOC is opening itself up to the possibility of other manufacturers incorporating their brand identity into Olympic kits.
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.
The manufacture of sports clothing and equipment also exerts potential environmental impacts, mainly worker exposure to production chemicals and plant releases of dyes and wastewater, says Andre Gorgemans, secretary general of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) in Verbier, Switzerland.
Today, the WFSGI discourages the use of PVC and hundreds of other toxic chemicals--including metals, dyes, and ozonedepleting chemicals--by sports manufacturers.
Organiser: FESI (the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry) with the FEDAS (Federation of the European Sporting Goods Retailers) and the WFSGI
(World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry).
Sportex 2008 is supported by the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI
), a world authoritative body for the sports industry and officially recognized by the IOC.
The combined efforts of Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), the World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI
), Trade Unions, Manufactures, UNICEF and various international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to combat child labour produced good results and Sialkots football industry started working with full capacity in accordance with the rules and regulations of the FIFA.