ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli held another very constructive meeting with the IOC President Thomas Bach at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne to discuss the continued close cooperation between the two Organizations. Read More
2016 was a historical year for muaythai for many reasons. A number of accolades were added to muaythai’s history, including its recognition from the IOC, the signing of the MoU with UNESCO and also the important steps made in promoting female muaythai. A major achievement was seen especially in muslim countries, such as Afghanistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read More
Noah Beckwith, only 8 years old, dreams of becoming a future world muaythai champion. Read More
The Mayor of the city Wroclaw Rafal Dutkiewicz visited the venues of the 2017 World Games which will take place in July this year. Most of the arenas are in the final stage of the construction and will host competitions which will test all the innovations introduced for the World Games. Read More
Muaythai is an Olympic recognised sport and always has and always will play an important part in contributing to social development and use the power of the sport and athletes to create a better tomorrow. Read More
A historical MoU has been signed between the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) for all sports to participate in Asian competitions, such as the Asian Games, Asian Beach Games, Asian Indoor Martial Art Games.
Oceania Muaythai President, Sue Glassey stated that, “…this will bring in fantastic opportunities for athletes in the Oceania region to participate in Olympic recognised events against the best athletes from Asia.” Discussions are already in place especially in the two powerhouses, Australia and New Zealand.
Muaythai Canada is one of the 130 national federations of IFMA, and just have received as a testimony of their hard work recognition by Ontario Government. The General Secretary of the Canadian Muaythai Federation Michael Reid said that it’s an important step forward for Canada Muaythai and important for all the athletes practicing muaythai regardless for competition or as the way of life. Read More
Voting has opened to select IWGA’s 2016 Athlete of the Year. IFMA is counting on all stakeholders and members to cast their votes EVERY DAY to ensure that MUAYTHAI champion Sofia Olafsson gets the victory and honour for MUAYTHAI!!
Thank you to all stakeholders! 2016 has been another important year for IFMA and muaythai as a recognisable and credible member in the world of sport and the Olympic movement. Read More
A two day gathering took place in Malaysia organised by the Malaysian National Olympic Committee and the national Ministry of Youth and Sports. His Excellency, Mr. Khairy Jamaluddin the Minister for Youth and Sports, addressed all the athletes, for them to work sincerely and enthusiastically to represent Malaysia, their families, their sport and most importantly, themselves. Read More
One of the most successful Olympians of all time, Sergei Bubka, who is also an IOC executive board member and President of the Ukrainian National Olympic Committee, visited the president of the European Muaythai Federation Gennadiy Turkhanov who is also the mayor of the city of Odessa.
During their recent visit to Birmingham/Alabama, José Perurena, President of the International World Games Association, and CEO Joachim Gossow met representatives of the Birmingham Local Organizing Committee (BOC) and Chester Wheeler, responsible for marketing and media within the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). During the sessions they set up the framework for close cooperation in the lead-up to The World Games 2021. In a separate meeting with the Mayor of Birmingham, William A. Bell, the IWGA President discussed the involvement of the City in the preparation and execution of the 2021 World Games. Mayor Bell assured all participants of the full support of the City.
Yesterday’s Press Conference hosted by IFMA to announce and celebrate their recent IOC recognition was one that was watched by IFMA members, stakeholders, muaythai fans and members of the world sporting family across the globe.
December 6th 2016 will be forever remembered as the historical day when the sport and art of muaythai via the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur was recognised by the International Olympic Committee. Muaythai is many hundred years old, but this major milestone will pave the way for the future as muaythai now sits on the same table as all Olympic recognised sports. Read More