In 2013 IFMA became a proud member of the International World Games Association at the annual General Assembly of IWGA in St. Petersburg at the SportAccord Convention 2013. History was made yet again at this year’s AGM when muaythai was included into the Official Sports Program amongst 29 other sports participating in 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.
IFMA President, Dr.Sakchye Tapsuwan thanked the IWGA Executive Board for their faith in Muaythai and expressed his deep gratitude towards the IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox, Rafal Szlachta, the IFMA Sports Director Charissa and everyone involved in seeing IFMA through this historical chapter.
The official IWGA flag was presented to IFMA President Dr.Sakchye Tapsuwan by IWGA Board Member Tom Dielen at the SportAccord Convention as a sign of inclusion of Muaythai in the IWGA family.
The 10th edition of the World Games is set to be one of the biggest sport events in Poland and the city of Wroclaw will become a place of unforgettable sport performances where more than 4000 participants from more than 100 countries together with hundreds of thousand fans will gather to celebrate excellence and fair play. IFMA prides itself for being part of the Games!
The 2021 World Games will be the eleventh World Games and second for muaythai after the list of sports was announced at the IWGA General Assembly at the SportAccord Convention 2018 in Bangkok.
A total of 30 official sports, featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, will compete for gold in Birmingham, Alabama, between July 15-25, 2021.