EHLTF presented at the WTGF event in Lausanne (Switzerland)

On 26.10.2022, a special event took place in Lausanne (CH): The WTGF (World Transplant Games Federation) invited to the Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland, to launch the Organ Donation Ambassadors Campaign and Stakeholder Engagement Seminar. It was organised with the support of the International Olympic Committee, is an important initiative to promote the gift of life through the Olympic movement in the countdown to the World Transplant Games, Perth, Australia.

Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, assured WTGF of his full support in the campaign. Chris Thomas, President of the WTGF, explained the content of the campaign and the preparations for WTG 20223 in Perth, Australia. Also present was the Australian Ambassador to Switzerland, who reaffirmed the Australian government's full support for WTG 2023. A seminar with various contributions took place in the afternoon (see agenda Stakeholder seminar).

Acting President Karsten Zeh and our Treasurer Robert McCutcheon represented the EHLTF. This event brought together many active representatives of the different associations from all over the world who are involved in transplant sports. There were many opportunities to exchange ideas with the other stakeholders and the WTGF representatives.

  • IOC Building Lausanne

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  • All participants of the event

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  • President IOC Thomas Bach

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  • President WTGF Chris Thomas

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  • S.E. Philip Victor Green, Th. Bach, Eloise Baker

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  • Baton Gift of Life

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  • Baton Gift of Life

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  • Agenda Seminar

  • President EHLTF K. Zeh with Gudrun Manuwald (German Trustee WTGF)

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ETSC for 2024 will take place in Lisbon

We are VERY excited to announce that the EUROPEAN TRANSPLANT SPORTS  CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from ❤️July 21st to July 28th 2024 ❤️.

Hosted by our friends in GDTP - Grupo Desportivo de Transplantados de Portugal the event will bring together the Championships of the European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation (EHLTF) and the European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Federation (ETDSF).

Open to people on dialysis and all transplant recipients. 

More information will be released soon!

Talks about future games before the end of the year

On 20 December 2022, the representatives of EHLTF and ETDSF will meet for the first time in an online meeting to discuss the future organisation of European Championships.
We will report on the results as soon as possible.


General Assembly 2022

This year's General Assembly of the EHLTF via Zoom took place on 27.11.2022. Fortunately, many member countries were represented and reported on the situation in their home countries.

After the report of the acting president K. Zeh and the treasurer R. McCutcheon, the annual accounts and the planning for the coming period were discussed. 

Furthermore, the candidate Ralf Struckhof from Germany was elected as a new board member. In addition, the acting President Karsten Zeh stood for election and was confirmed in office.

A discussion followed about the organisation of the future Games, as there is still no host for 2024. Therefore, it was agreed to start talks with the representatives of the ETDSF (European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Federation) and to discuss the possibility of holding joint Games in the future.

As soon as there is news on this, we will inform.


Cancellation of European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships 2022 Ostend (Belgium)

Dear athletes, relatives and supporters,

This week the Managing Committee (MC) of the European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation (EHLTF) met again with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of EHLTC 2022 in Belgium via Zoom and discussed the current situation and upcoming developments.
The situation accross Europe with COVID-19 is still very uncertain and it is not possible to determine at this time covid case numbers and the impact of the Omicron variant at the planned date of the Games in June 2022.

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