SportAccord President Raffaele Chiulli will open the IF Forum being held virtually ©Getty Images

Lessons from the rearranged Olympic Games in Tokyo will be discussed during the virtual International Federation (IF) Forum tomorrow.

SportAccord, hosts of the IF Forum, announced that over 400 officials are expected to participate in the event with 125 International Federations represented.

The invite-only event has been given the theme "Tokyo 2020 – Learnings and Take-Aways for the Future".

The Forum is expected to last for half a day.

"This is an ideal opportunity to discuss lessons from Tokyo 2020 and best practices for the future," Raffaele Chiulli, SportAccord and Global Association of International Sports Federations President, said.

"Tokyo 2020 showcased the very best of sport in challenging circumstances, and our international movement has an unprecedented opportunity to build on the legacy of a game-changing edition of the Olympic Games and work together for the benefit of global sport and society.

"With the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Association of Summer Olympic International Federations driving the agenda, this virtual event will be highly relevant to the hundreds of International Sport Federation representatives who will participate, as we look ahead to emerging from the post-pandemic world in stronger shape than ever."

Chiulli is due to open the programme with a speech, prior to a welcome from City of Lausanne vice-mayor Émilie Moeschler.

IOC sports director Kit McConnell will lead a 20-minute presentation titled "Tokyo 2020 Learnings From the IOC Sports Department".

IOC sports director Kit McConnell will present on lessons learned at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images
IOC sports director Kit McConnell will present on lessons learned at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The session is likely to delve into the challenges of hosting the Olympic Games during the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to Tokyo 2020 largely being held behind closed doors.

Dr Pau Mota, senior manager of the IOC Medical and Scientific Department, will present following a short break.

Mota will give a presentation on medical takeaways from Tokyo 2020, with a question-and-answer session following.

Two case studies will also be presented during the Forum.

World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen and International Golf Federation executive director Antony Scanlon will outline their experiences of the Games.

The IF Forum is taking place six months prior to the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2022 in Ekaterinburg.

SportAccord hope the event, due to take place between May 15 and 20, will reunite the global sports movement in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic.