SSC-NL | MATCHES
The SSC-NL (sled dog sport club Netherlands) is a nationally operating organization in the field of sled dog sport. Operating under the banner of the IFSS (part of Sportaccord and Olympic Chanel)
One weekend a year we have a competition in Knegsel (Eindhoven) and it is always in the last weekend of October. The international sled dog competition Kivo Kempentrail is one of the largest dryland competitions in the Benelux. With more than 150 starters from home and abroad every year.
It will start in different classes from running with a dog to teams of 12 dogs and more.
More than 1000 dogs will be present during the weekend.
The Kivo Kempentrail is open to the public for free, and it is also a fun outing for the whole family. You can see the dogs running past on the track, but the stake out (where all dogs are) is freely accessible to the public.
Through the IFSS membership, the SSC-NL is affiliated with the World Sports Association, which includes all recognized sports under international sports laws.
This is the GAISF, the General Association of International Sport Federation. The GAISF is again directly under the IOC, International Olympic Committee. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded on June 23, 1894 and heads the Olympic Movement. The organization is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The chairman of the IOC is the German Thomas Bach, who was chosen in 2013 as the successor of the Belgian Jacques Rogge.
So if the sled dog sport ever becomes an Olympic sport, the SSC-NL is the ONLY Dutch association that can apply for Olympic status.
The IFSS organizes a World Cup or European Championship every other year, an European Championship one year, and a World Cup the other year. This applies to both dryland and snow editions.