The announcement was made on 16 February in Bogotá.
The South American country joins a worldwide network of 19 nations where the programme is already available.
The programme will allow Colombians to be trained at the highest level of Sports Management.
The Colombian Football Federation (Federación Colombiana de Fútbol), in partnership with Universidad Sergio Arboleda, and the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), announced this week the launch of the first edition of the FIFA/CIES International Programme in Sports Management. Jair Bertoni, FIFA Director, Member Associations Americas was in attendance for the ceremony that took place in Bogotá, alongside the President of the FCF, Ramón Jesurún, and Vincent Schatzmann, CIES Secretary Genera.
Mr Jesurún told the FCF website said that the goal of this launch is “to offer directors and people interested in Colombian sports, the broadest possible vision about modern sport. At the same time, it will facilitate the tools that will allow them to manage their federations, taking into consideration the particularities and realities of every sport in our country”. Speaking to CIES.ch Mr Schatzmann, the CIES presence in Colombia “responds to the needs of a great country of sport and football, and to the necessity to train a new generation of managers who have to face a complex and increasingly difficult environment”. (Source: cies.ch) The FIFA/CIES International Programme in Sports Management was created in 2004 and runs in 19 countries around the world. It provides students with an insight into the essential aspects of sports management through the intervention of professors and experts at national and international level.