The Host City of the first edition of the FIRS World Roller Games was decided during the FIRS Congress held in Rome on February 21.

It has been an historical Congress for the International Federation of Roller Sports: two great presentations made by the delegations of Barcelona and Lima in front of more than 60 countries preceded the announcement of the hosting city for the first edition of the World Roller Games. FIRS President, Sabatino Aracu: "The World Roller Games will be a spectacular event gathering for the first time in one city the world championships of ten roller disciplines: artistic, speed, rink hockey, inline hockey, roller freestyle, skateboarding, inline freestyle, inline downhill, roller derby and inline alpine. Chosing Barcelona only confirms the great appeal both this city and the roller sports have on youth: I am sure it will be a great opportunity for both."

The 2016 Speed Skating World Championships and Artistic World Championships have also been assigned, respectively to Nanjing and Novara.

During the congress, another important step in keeping with the modernization of FIRS over the last years has been made regarding the new corporate image: a new logo, more representative of all roller sport disciplines and a new official website that will be soon online.

Guests from the sport world attended the Congress, such as: Marius Vizer, Sportaccord President, Mario Pescante IOC Member, Francesco Ricci Bitti AISF President, Josè Perurena IWGA President, Raffaele Chiulli ARISF President, Riccardo Fraccari ARISF Secretary General, Christian Wassmer from th IOC Sports Department and the Italian NOC Secretary General Roberto Fabbricini.

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