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Issue 3/2014 of our „sb“ is presenting the stadia for the football World Cup in Brazil.


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15.July 2014 | IAKS
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IAKS Section Switzerland celebrates its 25th anniversary in Zurich´s Letzigrund Stadium

The IAKS Section Switzerland celebrated its 25th anniversary on 2 July 2014. President Dr Stefan Kannewischer welcomed roughly 45 IAKS members and guests to the anniversary General Meeting and dinnerin the sporting setting of Zurich's Letzigrund Stadium.The transparent architecture of the world-famous athletics stadium wonit an IOC/IAKS Award in Silver in 2009.


01.July 2014 | sb Magazine
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"sb" 2/2014: All-rounder - Activity area at Skåde School

Climbing walls, a parkour facility and manmade climbing trees. In the activity park at Skåde School in the Danish city of Århus, children of all ages can play, excercise and give their imagination free reins.


16.June 2014 | sb Magazine
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"sb" 2/2014: Independent - Velodrome for Medellín

The New Velodrome for the City of Medellín synthesizes two seemingly incompatible spatial conditions: an insular, formally specific sports infrastructure and a permeable, open public space.


16.June 2014 | Awards
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All IAKS Award publications since 1987 online!

You can read all IAKS Award Publications since 1987 in our online ISSUU Channel.


27.May 2014 | IAKS
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SportAccord Convention 2014 wraps up in Belek / Antalya

The 12th annual SportAccord Convention was held from April 6-11 at the Susesi Convention Centre in Belek/Antalya, Turkey. It attracted 1,636 attendees representing 78 nationalities from around the world. An impressive proportion of one fourth of all the delegates to the world sport summit was newcomers to the event with 410 participants attending the Convention for the first time.


26.May 2014 | sb Magazine
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"sb" 2/2014: Leopold Wagner Arena in Klagenfurt

Leopold Wagner Arena in Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt’s athletics facility known as the Leopold Wagner Arena is situated within sight of the football stadium built for the 2008 European Championship. Screening off the busy trunk road to the south, the two-storey functional building with its elongated access ramp has been sensitively embedded in the topography and blends unassumingly into the surrounding natural and built-up environment.