The World Games – under the patronage of the IOC – a quadrennial and multidisciplinary sports event, which showcase 35+ sports, and approximately 4,500 athletes and officials from 100 member countries, has become one of the major sporting events in the world. Sports trying to get into the Olympic Program will try to present themselves in the best possible way at this major sporting event.
Muaythai has achieved many milestones in the year 2014 with the SportAccord Spirit of Sport Award, the inclusion of Muaythai into official sport program of the World Games and just as the year ended, the Muaythai University World Cup was given the official patronage of Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU), the International University Sports Federation.
History will be made again on March the 16th 2015 when Thailand hosts the Muaythai University World Cup under patronage of Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU), the International University Sports Federation. The event will be sanctioned by IFMA in cooperation with the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand (AMTAT) under Royal Patronage, the University Sports Board of Thailand, and the Department of Physical Education.
Chommanee, the pride of Thailand and World Muaythai Angel Champion, truly made her country proud by winning the UNiTE Trophy at the Kings Cup gala event on the 5th of December.
Chommanee was strong in her semi-final bout against Martyna Krol from Poland. Both fighters showed great skill and heart in a highly competitive bout, but it was Chommanee in the end who won the close decision.
Just last month, the 2nd Cross Straits Hong Kong and Macau Muaythai Tournament took place in Hong Kong on November 1-2, 2014. Athletes from China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong participated with in this highly entertaining tournament. It was a very successful competition for all the athletes involved with Hong Kong winning overall with 5 gold medals and 1 bronze medal in 6 different weight divisions.
In Honour of His Majesty’s 87th birthday, the Kings Cup and UNiTE Trophy will be shown free of charge on the Elite Boxing TV site, in English.
For the first time in the history of the Kings Cup, the World Muaythai Council under Royal Patronage, a Female Super 4 tournament is held as part of the Kings Cup gala event. A special trophy will be given to the winner by the WMC, IFMA and UNiTE. Muaythai is looking forward to use the power of sport to raise awareness in the joint campaign with UN Women to End Violence Against Women.
The World Muaythai Council, under Royal Patronage and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur called a combined press conference to announce the 2014 Kings Cup Gala Event.
Special honour was given to Dr. Jarin Suankaew Chairman of the King’s Foundation, who opened the press conference, and gave a word of congratulations to the World Muaythai Council under Royal Patronage and delighted to have both the WMC and IFMA joining hands in this prestigious event.
Four top athletes will square off to compete for the Trophy of all trophies, donated by His Majesty the King of Thailand. Skill, fitness and toughness will come to the test as only one can step out of the ring as the winner and be escorted by the Royal Cadets to take the trophy and be declared the winner.
The fighters will not fight one time in the night, as it will be in a Super Four tournament format and they will have to fight twice.
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.