Peace and Sport Enters a New Era

Peace and Sport (l’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport), under patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, recently unveiled a new logo. To underpin its growing public recognition, the organization has launched an engaging new slogan “Be part of what matters” (in French “Participer à l’important”) accompanied by a more modern graphic identity.

A pioneer of the peace through sport movement, Peace and Sport enjoys great renown within the global sports community. Since 2007, the organization has worked in diplomatic circles and on the ground to promote and demonstrate the power of sport to foster dialogue and reconcile divided communities.

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1 Week to Muaythai Day

February 6 will an auspicious day for the Muaythai community around the world as it marks the historical coronation date of the Ayutthaya-era king Somdet Phra Sanphet VIII, also known as Phra Chao Suea (the Tiger King), the father of Muaythai. Thailand is a country rich in culture and history and Muaythai has played a significant part in the shaping the culture and history of the Kingdom.

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Birmingham, USA, to be Host City of The World Games 2021

The World Games 2021 will take place in Birmingham/Alabama/USA. This decision was announced by José Perurena, President of the International World Games Association, at noon on Thursday, 22 January 2015, at a press conference in the Mövenpick Hotel in Lausanne.

During its meetings on Wednesday the IWGA Executive Committee had made a final assessment of the Bids from Birmingham (USA), Lima (Peru) and Ufa (Russia), and evaluated the delegations’ final presentations. The IWGA Executive Board took the final decision on the host city for the 11th edition of this multi-sports event at its meeting on Thursday morning.

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2014: A Knockout Year for Muaythai

While the New Year has started with many activities planned for 2015 such as the Muaythai Day gala event, IFMA Muaythai University World Cup (under patronage of FISU), the African Championship in Morocco, the all-important Royal World Cup in Bangkok, and many more, last year marked many important milestones for Muaythai.

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Three cities vying to host 2021 World Games

The International World Games Association (IWGA) will announce the host of the 2021 World Games later on today, with Birmingham, Alabama widely seen as the favourite in a three-horse race.

The US city, along with Peruvian capital Lima and Russian city Ufa, will present to the IWGA Executive Board at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne today before the Board makes the final decision, ahead of tomorrow’s announcement.

The Evaluation Commission for the three bid cities was headed by vice-president Max Bishop, with his six cohorts on the Executive Board, President José Perurena López, Treasurer Lukas Hinder, chief executive Joachim Gossow, and members Anna Arzhanova, Tom Dielen and Fumio Morooka, joining him to select the winner.

This decision will then be formally ratified by the IWGA Annual General Meeting in April.

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IWGA to Announce Host City for The World Games 2021

Thursday 22 January, the IWGA will announce the name of the Host City for The World Games 2021. Birmingham (USA), Lima (Peru) and Ufa (Russia) have applied to host the 11th edition of our multi-sport event in 2021. The announcement today and can be watched live on The World Games Channel.

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IFMA President Greets Uzbekistan

IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan greeted IFMA Executive Board member, former President of the Uzbek Muaythai Federation and now First Vice President of the Uzbekistan Boxing Federation Mr. Sherzod Tashmatov and the new president Uzbekhistan Muaythai Federation Mr Jahongir Boltaboev and the Secretary of the International Department Mr Bekhzod Mirtimirov.

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Silk Road Cup 2015

After the successful first edition of the Silk Road Cup, a special meeting took place in Bangkok between IFMA Executive Board member, FAMA Vice President, Uzbekistan Martial Arts Federation President and First Vice President of the Uzbekistan Boxing Federation Mr. Sherzod Tashmatov, the President of the Uzbekhistan Muaythai Federation Mr Jahongir Boltaboev, the Secretary of the International Department Mr Bekhzod Mirtimirov, and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox, IFMA Sports Director Charissa Tynan and the IFMA International Office.

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Morocco Gearing Up for the African Championship

IFMA Vice President Mr. Driss El Hilali attended a joint meeting at the IFMA International Office to discuss final details for the 2015 African Championship, which will be held in beautiful Rabat, Morocco.

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Sport Is Your Gang Represented in the Dominican Republic

IFMA’s social initiative geared towards improving local communities through the power of sport, Sport is Your Gang, in conjunction with Peace and Sport, was recently represented in the Dominican Republic during the holiday season.

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Thailand is Getting Ready for the Muaythai University World Cup

March 16th to 23rd 2015 will be another historical moment for Muaythai and Thailand as it will mark the first Muaythai University World Cup under patronage of The Fédération internationale du sport universitaire (FISU, English: International University Sports Federation).

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Who Will be the Host of the 2021 World Games

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.

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Sport is Your Gang for Thailand Children’s Day

Giving back and making a positive contribution to society has always been one of the objectives of Muaythai and as we all know, children are our future. The WMC and IFMA run many initiatives world-wide to give youth that did not have a fair start in life, or might have headed down the wrong path, the chance for a positive change that provides validation and empowerment. These projects give the youth a chance to be a part of a family, team and community.

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FISU Has Given Patronage to IFMA’s Muaythai University World Cup

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.

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