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To kick off the series, IFMA’s President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan has kindly agreed to be the very first to answer.
As is its annual tradition during the SportAccord Convention, IFMA visited all its sporting friends and organisations. Special photos were taken with WADA, FISU, Peace and Sport, Read More
Only ten months to go until the 2014 IFMA World Championships in beautiful Langkawi, Malaysia. Mr Tony Nagamaiah, of Malaysia Major Events, made a powerful presentation at the IFMA AGM in St. Petersburg which won Malaysia the bid last year. Read More
IFMA, which has been recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) since 1998 and the Federation of Amateur Muaythai of Asia (FAMA), received the highest honour when His Highness Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the OCA and President of the Association of the National Olympic Committees (ANOC),
To finish off an eventful week in Russia, and to promote Muaythai in the upcoming World Combat Games, a special event was organised in Moscow’s famous Red Square, in cooperation with the Royal Thai Embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and the Russian Muaythai Federation. Read More
Malaysia Major Events, representing the host country for the 2014 IFMA World Championships, the Russian Muaythai Federation and their sponsor Stroyservis, the Russian Union of Martial Arts and IFMA, joined forces for this cultural night. Thanks to the time of year, St. Petersburg is currently enjoying the beginning of its famed “White Nights” when the sun does not set until midnight. The special, unending light lent the evening a dreamy feel.
Following the success of Good Morning Dubai, London, and Quebec City, it was time for Good Morning St Petersburg. Once again, a landmark place was chosen for the morning session, on the deck of a boat on the Neva river, opposite St. Petersburg’s former Winter Palace, now known as the State Hermitage Museum.
2013 will see the 2nd edition of the SportAccord World Combat Games, which are under patronage of the IOC, in which the 15 Olympic and non-Olympic combat sports will come to St. Petersburg from the 18th-26th October. Read More
This year’s IFMA booth at SportAccord Convention was popular once again.
IOC members, representatives of the 94 sports, international multi-sports games and many people in the industry visited the booth to gain more information about Muaythai and to catch up on connecting.
The first day of the Convention saw the General Assembly of the IWGA. Muaythai was one of the candidates for inclusion as a member in this prestigious organisation. Representatives of all 33 member federations were in attendance.
Muaythai is one of the 94 world-recognised sports which are members of SportAccord and St. Petersburg was the venue for the 2013 SportAccord Convention.
It is traditional that during the Convention many important meetings take place, such as the International World Games Association AGM, in which Muaythai was one of the hopefuls candidating for membership, the IOC Executive Board meeting which had so many decisions to make such as shortlisting sports and host cities for 2020, the SportAccord General Assembly with the election of a new president, and so many more. IFMA was once again one of the exhibitors at the Convention.