The Sports Council for International Schools Organization
The SCIS organization was started in the early 1980’s. The founding schools were AIS Vienna, VIS Vienna, BUD Budapest, MIS Munich, ZIS Zurich and ISP Prague. The organization aimed to produce a tournament structure with a minimum amount of housing and a low budget impact. However, as the organization grew the desire to increase the quality of the SCIS experience a travel day was added. This ensured that athletes had a full day and a half of competition and therefore a safer environment was created. Later the organization added structure to the awards by introducing gold, silver and bronze individual medals and team trophies for first, second and third places.