The foundation of the BRICS Council of Exercise and Sports Science (BRICSCESS) is the outcome of an idea first conceived during the 18th International Scientific Congress “Olympic Sport and Sport for All” held 1-4 October, 2014 at Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism, Kazakhstan. BRICS stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Under the combined visionary leadership of Dr. Ming-Kai Chin (HOPSports, Inc, Hong Kong, China), Dr. Hans de Ridder (North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa), and Dr. Ricardo Ricci Uvinha (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), the BRICSCESS was conceived.
At the 4th International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (ICPESS 2015-Indonesia) held in Jakarta, Indonesia May 20-22 2015 at State University of Jakarta, Indonesia, Dr. Gulshan Khanna (ManavRachna International University, India) and Dr. Elena Istiagina-Eliseeva (Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism, Russia) agreed that there was a need for the BRICSCESS. During the conference a founders’ meeting (5 Founders) to draft the Constitution and Bylaws was held in Jakarta Indonesia on May 21, 2015. By-laws Committee: Dr. Ming-Kai Chin (Hong Kong-China); Dr. Hans de Ridder (South Africa); Dr. Ricardo Uvinha (Brazil); Dr. Gulshan Khanna (India); Dr. Elena Istiagina-Eliseeva (Russia).
As a result of that meeting it was decided that a scientific, board and general meeting would be held biennially with the BRICS Conference on Exercise and Sports Science. Dr. Ming-kai Chin, accepted to be the Acting President in order to set up the organization and to prepare the 2015 Founding Meeting at the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science (APCESS 2015) at Manav Rachna International University, India 17 Oct 2015. The draft constitution of BRICSCESS was finally adopted during the Founding Meeting attended by the five Founders and Board of Directors including Dr. Nara Oliveira (Brazil), Dr. Segey Litvinov (Russia), Dr. Ashok Kumar (India), Dr. Shihui Chen (China) & Dr. Maya van Gent (South Africa). Dr. Ming-kai Chin is elected as the Founding President and Dr. Hans de Ridder is elected as the Vice President for Africa and the Secretary General/Treasurer with the HQ stationed at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Please read the following two important articles which reflect the full history of BRICSCESS:
- UVINHA, RR; DE OLIVEIRA, NRC; RIDDER, JH; CHIN, MK; DURSTINE, JL (2018). The BRICS Council for Exercise and Sport Science (BRICSCESS) – A new era has dawned. Journal of Sport and Health Science, v. 7, p. 1-10.
- CHIN, MK; ANDERSON, E; DE RIDDER, JH; UVINHA, RR; DURSTINE, JL (2019). BRICS to BRICSCESS-A perspective for practical action in the promotion of healthy lifestyles to improve public health in five countries. Journal of Sport and Health Science, v. 1, p. 1-4.