Athlete Commission Meets Executive Board

A special meeting was held between the IFMA Athletes Commission, chaired by multiple IFMA World Champion Valentina Schevchenko, and representatives of the World and Asian Youth Commission. IFMA was represented by General Secretary Stephan Fox, IFMA Executive Board member Dato’ Shahnaz, and FAMA General Secretary, IFMA Executive Board member, and chairman of the IFMA Legal Commission, Mervyn Tan.

Valentina gave a brief report on the Youth Commission’s meeting both in Langkawi, Malaysia and during the Asian Beach Games with some recommendations to the Executive Board. Valentina also thanked the Board on behalf of all athletes for the truly active role the athletes have been able to have within IFMA, as she has been an active fighter since 2003, fighting at every championship and seeing the standard improve at every event.

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IWGA President Perurena: “Our sports should be on the same level as the Olympic sports”

At a meeting in Wroclaw with The World Games 2017 competition managers, the President of the International World Games Association (IWGA) José Perurena explained his expectations for the 10th edition of this multi-sports event. “We have to deliver nothing less than the best World Games ever.” He then made an important announcement about IWGA’s relationship with the International Olympic Committee. Read More

Asian Beach Games Recap: Full House at Muaythai Finals

The final day of Muaythai at the Asian Beach Games saw a record number for the games. The stadium had to be extended and rebuilt to accommodate for the spectators which was a testament to the popularity of Muaythai at the Games. Many executives from the OCA, local governments and embassies booked their seats early for the VIP section and all were truly filled with Muaythai fever.

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Asian Beach Games Muaythai: Day 4 Semi-finals Recap and Results

The highly-anticipated semi-finals of Muaythai in the Asian Beach Games was packed full 30 minutes before the first bouts even started, which showed how popular Muaythai was at the Games. Team Thailand had massive support as the colourful Thai fans came with drums and scores of cheerleaders. Team Iran and Kazakhstan also showed up with a huge following present to support their superstars. The semi-finals of Muaythai in the Asian Beach Games was another great promotion for the Asian Beach Games, Muaythai and the beautiful city of Phuket.

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Asian Beach Games Muaythai: Day 3 Recap and Results

Day three of the Muaythai competitions has been another great day for the Muaythai and the Asian Beach Games in the spirit of sport, competition and unity. The stadium at Patong beach was once again filled to capacity with many people being turned away at the door and despite all that, spectators were able to view the bouts on the screens.

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First World Games 2017 Competition Managers’ Meeting

While the muaythai scene in Asia is entering the heat of semi-final bouts at the 4th Asian Beach Games, on the other side of the globe the first Competition Managers & Technical Delegate meeting for the 2017 World Games is taking place in the Polish host city for Wroclaw.  Read More

Muaythai on the Beach in Phuket: Day 1 Recap and Results

On the fourth day of the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand, the long awaited Muaythai competition started and it was beyond anyone’s expectations.

The beach stadium set in the middle of Patong beach, in the most beautiful setting was filled to the bursting point; in fact, the stadiums were so full that people had to be turned away at the door as there was no room inside and had to watch the action from the screens.

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Muaythai Launches Official Application for Asian Games

Muaythai was included in Asian games as a demonstration sport in 1998, has been fully recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in 1999 and SportAccord in 2006. Muaythai is included in Asian Beach Games and the Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games, both of which are under the umbrella of the OCA.

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Official Team Manager Meeting at the 4th Asian Beach Games

FAMA General Secretary Mr Mervyn Tan greeted all team managers and heads of delegations at the Team Manager meeting which took place at the Patong Beach Hotel.

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Phuket Games Opened with Spectacular Ceremony

The curtain finally rose on the 4th Asian Beach Games on the evening of November 14 at the Saphan Hin Sports Center in Phuket, with Privy Councillor and the Royal Representative, Gen Surayuth Julanon presiding. Also attending the ceremony were HRH Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Phuket Governor Nisit Chansomwong, and other key people from the world of sport, the IOC, National Olympic Committees, Sport Government Representatives and many more.

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C K Wu Re-elected as AIBA President

Muaythai congratulates C K Wu on officially being re-elected as the President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). C K Wu was officially re-elected for a third four-year term today and vowed to continue his radical overhaul of the sport.

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An Evening of Miracles planned at the Phuket Beach Games Opening Ceremony

Phuket, Thailand: Organisers of the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand, are promising an evening of miracles at the opening ceremony on Friday, November 14.

The opening ceremony will be held at the 2,500-capacity Saphan Hin public park, near Phuket town centre, and each National Olympic Committee can send a 20-strong delegation, plus flag bearer, for the traditional parade of athletes. 

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IFMA First International Federation to Sign Partnership Contract for SportAccord Convention 2015

IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox and SportAccord Convention Managing Director Nis Hatt signed a contract for Sochi 2015. Owned by SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF and AIMS, SportAccord Convention annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations and organisations affiliated to SportAccord (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), and AIMS (Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord).

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