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Andrew Ryan presents at the 2018 ITF World Participation Conference as the Executive Director of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). National Associations are tradtionally quite bad at collecting data and thus are sometime making poorly informed decisions. Andrew ...Read more presents on ASOIF’s study which informs on global trends such as an ageing population, greater urbanisation, and populaton increase.

Andrew Ryan graduated from the University of Sussex, UK, in Economics and worked as the national team coach for Norway in the Olympic sport of badminton from 1986 until the completion of the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992. He subsequently transferred to the French Ministry of Youth and Sport as a national coach 1992-94.

In 1994 he was appointed Director of Development by the International Badminton Federation and in 1999 added the Federation’s Marketing function to his portfolio. In 2003 Ryan became Chief Operating Officer of the International Badminton Federation ahead of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. In May 2006 he moved to his current position as Executive Director of ASOIF, the umbrella organisation for the International Federations governing sports on the summer Olympic Games programme for Tokyo 2020. He is a member of the IOC Programme Commission, the Coordination Commission for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and the 2022 YOG Evaluation Commission. He was also a member of the IOC’s 2024 & 2028 Games Evaluation Commissions and a member of the Coordination Commission for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.