Pernilla Johansson Elected as New President of Swedish Muaythai

Pernilla Johannson needs no introduction in the world of female Muaythai. She made her way up through the ranks from the Swedish, to the Nordic, to IFMA and WMC World Champion. After her impressive career and outstanding accomplishments in the ring, Pernilla continued her journey in the sport at the Swedish Muaythai Federation and began work in her social involvement through Frysbox. She also became the Chairwoman of the IFMA Youth Commission, and was the winner of the 2014 Spirit of Muaythai award for her outstanding contribution to Muaythai and the community.

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2015 Royal World Cup Press Conference

Over 200 participants from national federations, national and international press joined the press conference for the 2015 IFMA Royal World Cup. History will be made in Thailand from August 13-22, when for the first time, the 3 Royal Cups given to Muaythai will come together for one major event.

His Majesty the King’s trophy will be given to the best male national team, Her Majesty the Queen’s trophy will go to the best female national team, and HRH the Crown Prince’s trophy will go to the best junior team. Read More

And The Winner Is: Lima, Peru 2017 World Combat Games

Lausanne, Switzerland: SportAccord recently announced that the third edition of the World Combat Games will be organised in Lima, Peru in the end of 2017. The agreement to organise the event in the capital city of Peru was signed between Marius L. Vizer, president of SportAccord and José Quiñones González, the president of the Peru Olympic Committee.

Organised with the full support of the International Federations, the World Combat Games are due to be composed of 16 sports, 6 of which are in the Olympics and the remaining 10 are non-Olympic sports. Over 2500 athletes in 33 disciplines and 135 categories will participate in the 2017 edition of the event in Lima. The event will be broadcast live around the world in over 100 territories and also streamed live over the internet, apart from highlights and news coverage. Read More

The Sporting World Congratulates IFMA on the FISU MUWC

Muaythai under IFMA has truly gained worldwide recognition, respect, and excellence in the world of sports. Many dignitaries have congratulated IFMA on the FISU-patronized Muaythai University World Cup, such as the Privy Councilor of His Majesty the King, the Prime Minister of Thailand, Minister of Education, Minister of Tourism and Sport, President of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand, President of the World Muaythai Council, President of FISU, IOC Executive Board Member, President of the Association of NOCs and Olympic Committee of Asia, President of SportAccord, President of the World Games, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Director General of the Department of Physical Education, CEO of FISU, President of the University Sports Board of Thailand, UN Women, and many others.

Thank you to all the dignitaries, and thank you to all our partners in the Olympic and sporting family. We promise you that we will continue on our five pillars: respect, honour, tradition, excellence, and fair play.

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Her Excellency Sports Minister Greets the Muaythai World

Thailand Tourism and Sports Minister, Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, officially opened the first ever Muaythai University World Cup, under FISU patronage, which will take place from March the 16th to 23rd 2015. Her Excellency welcomed all the VIPs from FISU, embassies, and IFMA to the event, before proceeding on to join in the opening festivities.

Thank you your Excellency, the Royal Thai Government, and the Department of Physical Education for your strong support.

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SportAccord opens first regional headquarters in Moscow

SportAccord proudly announced the opening of its first regional headquarters in Moscow, Russia. The regional headquarters were inaugurated on Monday, March 16 in the presence of distinguished sporting officials, sport legends and special guests, including SportAccord president, Marius L. Vizer; SportAccord Convention executive committee member, Arkady Rotenberg; Russia’s sports minister, Vitaly Mutko; Russian Olympic Committee president, Alexander Zhukov; Gymnastics legend, Nadia Comaneci; athletics champion, Yelena Isinbayeva; tennis legend, Ilie Nastase; former Russian tennis star, Elena Dementieva; wrestling legend, Aleksandr Karelin; swimming champion, Camelia Potec; FIFA World Cup winning captain, Lothar Matthaus; SportAccord Multi-Sport Games chairman, Timur Kulibayev; sport marketing legend, Ion Tiriac; SportAccord council members,  Antonio Espinos and Raffaele Chiulli; and judo hall of famer, Ezio Gamba.

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Time to Get Serious

39 countries were present in the team manager meeting of the first ever Muaythai University World Cup, under the patronage of FISU, in Bangkok, Thailand. IFMA President, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, gave a warm welcoming speech to all the vising countries, stating that another historical moment was made with Muaythai being honoured by FISU patronage.

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IFMA FISU Muaythai University World Cup

History will be made in Bangkok with the first FISU-patronized Muaythai University World Cup. Athletes from 43 countries will participate in this event, with 43 being the exact number of countries that participated in the first ever Summer Universiade, which took place in Turin, Italy in 1959.

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IFMA Muaythai University World Cup: Press Conference Video Highlights

Check out the IFMA Muaythai University World Cup press conference video highlights from earlier today!

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Full House at the FISU Muaythai University World Cup Press Conference

History will be made on the 17th of March when Thailand will host the first ever Muaythai University World Cup. The event is organised by the Government of Thailand, the Department of Physical Education, the Thailand University Sports Board, and the Amateur Muaythai Authority of Thailand (AMTAT) under Royal Patronage, with the support of the World Muaythai Council also under Royal Patronage, sanctioned by the world governing body, the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) and patronized by FISU.

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2015 IFMA Muaythai University World Cup Poster Unveiled

The first ever 2015 IFMA Muaythai University World Cup, under patronage of The Fédération internationale du sport universitaire (FISU or International University Sports Federation), will be held in Bangkok from the 16th to the 23rd of March, 2015. The event is organized by the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand, under Royal Patronage and under the sanctioning of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) the world recognized sanctioning body for amateur Muaythai, the World Muaythai Council (WMC) under Royal Patronage, and in cooperation with the University Sports Board of Thailand and the Department of Physical Education of Thailand.

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IFMA General Secretary Visits Lausanne

The IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox, together with the IFMA Executive Board member, Sherzod Tashmatov also President of the Uzbekistan Boxing Federation, made an important visit to the Olympic city of Lausanne.

Many important meetings took place such as meetings with the IOC Executive Board member and President of AIBA, Dr CK Wu, one of the most outstanding sport personalities to discuss and continue the cooperation, especially within the World Combat Games group.

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Kings Cup 2014 Press Conference

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.

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2014 WMC Kings Cup Trailer

Here is the trailer for the 2014 WMC Kings Cup, which will be held on: Friday, December 5th, 2014, Sanam Luang Bangkok, starting at 18.00. Courtesy of Elite Boxing TV.

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