Prof. Marjan Olfers at the FIM Motocross World Championship in Assen

Courtesy of Youthstream

VIP_Guest_MXGP_16_NL_2016MONACO (Principality of Monaco) 31 August 2016 – Prof. Marjan Olfers, one of the key contributers to FIM Europe Working Group on ‘Minimum Age for International Motorsport’ has been invited by FIM Europe 1st Deputy President Martin de Graaff to attend the FIM Motocross World Championship in Assen, The Netherlands. Marjan Olfers is Professor of Sports and Law at the Free University in Amsterdam and is recognised as one of the world ́s leading experts in this important scientific field.

The above mentioned working group consists of representatives from European Federations, being experts in medical science, training and coaching. Prof. Fabio Pigozzi, Rector of the University of Rome “Foro Italico” delivered also an important part to the results of the working group.

FIM Europe is organizing a successful Motocross Championship in the classes 65cc, 85cc and 125cc, as of the age of 8 years. The working group has not identified binding European legislation that would ban riders of this age from competing.

Prof. Olfers has presented the survey to Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo, whose company is the promoter of the World and the European Motocross Championship.




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Photo: From left, Dr Wolfgang Srb, FIM Europe President, Prof. Marjan Olfers, Mr Giuseppe Luongo, Youthstream President, and Mr Martin de Graaff, FIM Europe 1st Deputy President.

Author: FIM Europe

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