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2015 University World Cup Opening Ceremony Highlights

Posted on Mar 23, 20151

The Ancient Art of Muay Boran

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Muaythai Explained

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Muaythai Anthem

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Muaythai Enters FISU

On the 22nd of April, at the SportAccord Convention and Business Summit, Muaythai signed the official contract with FISU for full recognition. The official contract was signed with FISU President, Mr Claude-Louis Gallien and IFMA President, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan in front of over 200 representatives from the Olympic Family, SportAccord and World Games.

Dr Tapsuwan stated, “Exchanging sport, education and culture is an important platform of the Olympic movement and FISU has done such outstanding work since 1949, we truly thank them for their trust, we will not disappoint and will continue to use the power of sport to make a positive contribution to society. Read More

IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox Elected as President of AIMS

The Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord (AIMS), one of the partner groups of SportAccord Convention representing 23 Non-Olympic recognised sports in SportAccord held it’s General Assembly at the SAC 2015 with the main agenda of electing a President. Mr Stephan Fox emerged victorious and is not only the new president of AIMS but also a SportAccord Council Member.

The new president revealed the importance of working with National federations to promote AIMS sports at the grassroots level and to highlight ethical and cultural issues. Fox warned of the need to protect member federations as a means of supporting all the athletes especially against rival groups and he will work closely together with SportAccord, IWGA, FISU and the IOC to ensure success. Read More

IFMA Cultural Cocktail Night

After days of intense meeting, IFMA gave delegates a chance to let their hair down at the annual IFMA Cultural Cocktail party. The night brought together over 60 international sport federations and associations to celebrate friendship and the spirit of sport.

The night began with socialising over free flowing drinks, music and fun, which followed with a brief opening speech by our IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan. Dr Tapsuwan welcomed the distinguished guests and sportsman and congratulated the newly appointed President of the Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord (AIMS) our very own Mr Stephan Fox.

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2015 SportAccord Convention – Day 4 Recap

Day 4 at the SportAccord Convention was filled with many highlights as delegates and representatives from the sporting world came together and continued exchange sport and culture.

IFMA, the world-recognized governing body for the sport of amateur Muaythai had the opportunity to demonstrate at the Sport Demo Zone at the convention. Thai Muaythai athletes joining in with local Muaythai athletes from the Russian Muaythai Federation in showcasing the sport and cultural art form of Muaythai.

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Good Morning Sochi: A Cool Hit

Following the tradition and success of Good Morning Dubai, London, St Petersburg, London, and many other SportAccord Convention venues in the past, this year’s Good Morning Sochi Muaythai Workout was just as fun and exciting.

Delegates and representatives from the sporting world as well as local youth from the Russian Muaythai Federation joined in together for a morning Muaythai workout along the banks of the Black Sea by the SportAccord Convention with the picturesque mountains in the background.

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IFMA Congratulates Marius Vizer

Sochi, Russia: The SportAccord General Assembly convened at the SportAccord World Sport and Business Summit on Monday 20 April 2015 with the presidential elections on top of the agenda. Incumbent president, Marius Vizer was the only unchallenged candidate for the post and won the re-election in a unanimous vote. This is Mr. Vizer’s first full 4-year term as SportAccord President, having been elected to the post for the first time in 2013 for a 2-year term.

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SportAccord Convention Starts with a Bang

Sochi, Russia: The local organisers of the 2015 SportAccord Convention World Sport and Business Summit presented a grand spectacle for the international audiences during the opening ceremony of the event. Showcasing Russian culture and sports, the colourful ceremony was organised in the Iceberg Skating Palace inside the Olympic Park in Sochi.


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Sochi is Where Sport Meets

IFMA will be representing Muaythai at the SportAccord Convention, in Sochi, Russia during the following week. The event will be the event where all sporting federations will converge in a massive week long convention that continues to shape the sporting world.

With the promise of bringing the sports world closer, the 2015 edition of the SportAccord Convention World Sport and Business Summit opened in Sochi in Russia today. The 5-day long event will see leaders from the world of sports, sports industry and sports associations converge on the Black Sea resort city from all corners of the globe.

With almost 3100 registered participants, the latest edition of the SportAccord Convention has broadened its scope to include in its fray participants from sports business and sports media. Read More


Two events raised awareness of The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw last weekend. On Saturday more than 600 people took part in the Fitness Marathon led by Anna Lewandowska, wife of Bayern Munich’s striker Robert Lewandowski. On Sunday, Polish handball legend Artur Siódmiak led a training session for children in one of Wroclaw’s primary schools.

Anna Lewandowska, Karate World Champion, is also a popular personal trainer and blogger. Not only that: she is The World Games 2017 ambassador too. Anna Lewandowska later stated that it was a very successful day for her family. Her Fitness Marathon was a huge success and several hours later her husband, Bayern Munich’s prolific striker Robert Lewandowski scored two goals against Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Muaythai Is Ready for SportAccord Convention 2015

Muaythai is ready for this year’s SportAccord Convention in Sochi, Russia. As every year, Muaythai looks to make a big impact at the Convention with various activities planned for the week.

This year will be no different as Muaythai will be well represented at the Sports Demo Zone with a big demo team from Thailand as well as the Russian national team to showcase the cultural art and sport of Muaythai.

The Sport Accord Convention in Sochi is now less than two days away as organisers get ready to host its unique Village for the very first time, as well as a Sports Demo Zone.

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Swiss Muaythai Federation Presents SIYG to UN

After their recent launch of IFMA’s Sport Is Your Gang social initiative, the Swiss Muaythai Federation had the opportunity to present and talk about the world-wide initiative at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

IFMA’s social initiative, Sport Is Your Gang, has been in active support for peace in local communities around the world, working in close partnership with Peace and Sport since 2011; since then, due to the active work by IFMA and our National Federations around the world, the social initiative was awarded the Spirit of Sport award by SportAccord in 2014.

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Slovenian Muaythai Federation Shows Their Support for Peace and Sport

The Slovenian Muaythai Federation joined in the world-wide Peace and Sport international 2015 #WhiteCard campaign, Play Your Peace. The federation also organized a day of free training for youth at the local Scorpion Gym, after which all the participants raised a white card or “blanc carton,” in support of the global movement for peace around the world.

Muaythai has been in close partnership with Peace and Sport since 2011 and the IFMA social initiative, Sport is Your Gang, has been in active support for peace in local communities around the world, working in conjunction with Peace and Sport.

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Muaythai Preparing for the 2015 SportAccord Convention

The sport of Muaythai, under the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur, has been a proud member of SportAccord (formerly known as GAISF) since 2006 and has been an active and present exhibitor at every convention since then. Officially recognized by the IOC, SportAccord is the umbrella organisation for all (Olympic and non-Olympic) international sports federations as well as organisers of multi-sports games and sport-related international associations. IFMA has been in every SportAccord Convention from Seoul to Beijing, Athens to Denver, Dubai to London, and St. Petersburg to Antalya just last year.

This year, IFMA will be going to Sochi to once again attend the convention from April 19-24, and will represent Muaythai, the cultural art and competition sport in order to take Muaythai to the highest sporting recognition. A huge IFMA delegation from around the world will travel to Sochi, lead by IFMA President, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan.

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IFMA Congratulates Mr Froehlich


Great honor for Ron Froehlich

Ron Froehlich, Honorary Life President of the International World Games Association, has been named an Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Distinguished American Sportsman for 2015. This was announced by the Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday. The 47th Annual Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel.

Ron Froehlich said about the announcement: “Of course I feel honored. But I am convinced that this induction gives reputation to The World Games, too. It will help to promote this event.” The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham/Alabama in 2021. IWGA President José Perurena sent his congratulations to his predecessor in office: “This induction is well deserved because for more than two decades Ron Froehlich was the engine of The World Games. Moreover, he made our success happen.”

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