It is with great sadness that we have learnt that Heinz Rhein, founder of the
ASCERI, passed away at the age of 86.
Heinz was a very friendly, social and positive person. He was a leader with a lot
of charisma. He very early thought that we could bring people together through sports.
In 1973, he proposed to add 9 different kind of sports to the football tournament.
The event attracted 540 participants from 13 research institutes from 5 countries
and was called "ATOMIADE"...Heinz was so proud to see that the ASCERI had
grown to 42 research institutes from 16 European countries.
We will continue his work, for sure.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes to his family and friends.
Association of the Sports Communities of the European Research Institutes
ASCERI aims to contribute to a united Europe through regular sports meetings, bringing together members of public Research Institutes at European level.
The Association's members come from over 42 Research Institutes spanning 16 countries. Numerous sports and leisure activities are represented at regular events including football, skiing, golf, sailing, canoeing...
Main sporting events:
- Summer ATOMIADE or Summer Games
- Winter ATOMIADE or Winter Games
- Mini ATOMIADE or Mini Games