The second day of Muaythai competitions did not disappoint in the least. The beach stadium set up in the middle of beautiful Patong beach was once again filled to capacity. VIPs and spectators alike thoroughly enjoyed the fierce competition that showcased Muaythai and the 5 pillars of Muaythai: respect, honour, tradition, fairplay and excellence.
Muaythai is one of the 109 of world recognized sports by SportAccord and this year will be in in the 2014 IF Forum in Lausanne held from the 3rd to the 5th of November. The Forum will be opened by the IOC president, Thomas Bach, and will feature many guest speakers focusing on the theme of Innovation and Technology.
The highly anticipated Spanish super Muaythai gala organized by the WMC, IFMA and Asociacion WMTC Del Mundo Hispano (All Hispanic World WMC Asociation), will commence tomorrow in Tarragona, near Barcelona, Spain. WMC Vice President and IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox will be at the event representing both world-recognized organizations for the sport of Muaythai.
This year’s European Championship, organized by the European Muaythai Federation (EMF), was integrated into a part IFMA’s Sustainability Initiative. Sustainability is an integral part of IFMA, especially in the planning of major events like Continental and World Championships.
With thousands of athletes, officials and spectators from over 40 different European countries participating in the event, careful planning was undertaken in order to leave a small carbon footprint in the beautiful city of Krakow, Poland.
One of Europe’s most modern arenas the Krakow Arena, was chosen for the 2014 European Championship final and it was a night to remember for the approximately 10,000 spectators, teams and representatives from the neighbouring European countries.
40 countries participated in this year’s EMF General Assembly, which was chaired by the new president of the EMF and the mayor of the beautiful city of Odessa, Mr Gennady Trukhanov . A special letter was sent from the National Olympic Council of Ukraine and International Olympic Committee Executive Board Member and one of the Olympic legends, Sergey Bubka.
All EMF and IFMA European Federation Presidents and representatives and the IFMA representative received a warm welcome at the beautiful and historical city hall in Krakow. The representative of the city of Krakow thanked all the European Muaythai Federations for coming to the historical city and for giving Krakow the honour of hosting the 2014 European Championships.
Krakow, Poland is set to host one of the biggest European Championships this year from the 21st to the 28th of September. Over 40 European countries will be sending Muaythai athletes and officials to participate in this highly anticipated event. Read More
Chinese Taipei has become a very strong member of IFMA and FAMA in the past years, and Muaythai in Chinese Taipei is still growing at a steady pace. Chinese Taipei had one the leading junior teams in last nears World Championships and they represented their National Federation honourably.
Amman, Jordan has received the honour to host the Arabs Muaythai Championship with around 20 Arabic countries participating. The championship will be under the patronage of HE Prince Nawaf, the brother of King Abdullah, King of Jordan.
The 2014 European Muaythai Championship held in Krakow, Poland from the 21st to the 28th of September will feature a record number of participating countries, and athletes. European General Secretary Rafal Szlachta stated that 40 countries are expected to participate in this event, with nearly 1,000 athletes and officials. He also stated that there is a 10% increase in the female participant ratio, which truly shows that female muaythai is has become more and more popular as male muaythai has already become.