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2015 University World Cup Opening Ceremony Highlights

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IFMA General Secretary meets President of Asian Federation and Prime minister of Kazakhstan

An important meeting took place between the distinguished President of FAMA, Vice President of IFMA and Prime minister of Kazakhstan, His Excellency Mr Karim Massimov. Read More

AIMS President shows his respect at the new ANOC headquarter

The 8th of June 2015 was a historic day for the Association of National Olympic Committees under the presidency of His Royal Highness Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, where AIMS President Mr. Stephan Fox, showed respect on behalf of the 23 international sporting federations of AIMS. It was a glorious day for the Olympic Movement, with the Honorary President of the IOC Mr. Jacques Rogge, who made a heartfelt welcome speech that was followed by the President of the IOC Dr. Thomas Bach. Read More

Royal World Cup expands muaythai map

The Royal World Cup  promises to be a new experience for many nations making it the biggest muaythai competition ever held.

Each continent across the world has sent us new countries along with the corresponding muaythai federations, who will usher in their athletes to the Royal World Cup giving them valuable insight and experience on the true spirit of competition. Read More

Australia delegates 100+ team to the Royal World Cup

Australian Muaythai Federation has made it as the largest team in the Royal World Cup 2015 so far, sending a delegation of over 110 participants to the prestigious event.

The popularity of muaythai in Australia has seen an unprecedented boost in recent years and the official application with such a big number participants coming for the Royal World Cup is a clear confirmation of the muaythai expansion in Australia. Read More

Official Schedule for 2015 Royal World Cup

Check out the tentative schedule of the upcoming 2015 RWC right here! Read More

IFMA Awards at the RWC Muaythai Gala

We are proud to announce that a special IFMA award ceremony will be held at the Muaythai Gala “A Night of Olympism”, as a special part of the Royal World Cup 2015. It is aimed at recognising and honouring excellence and sincerity in the sport of Muaythai. The awards celebrate individuals and entities that have had outstanding achievements or made significant contributions to betterment of society from among the IFMA National Federations. Read More

Volunteer Recruitment has opened for the Royal World Cup

The recruitment process has been launched today in the main office of the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand with a selection process of volunteers for the major muaythai competition – the Royal World Cup.
The recruitment at the Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand involves face-to-face interviews during which recruiters brief candidates on opportunities that will be available during the Royal World Cup. The main focus of the interviewers lies in checking the candidates’ motivation, English and other language skills, stress resistance and ability to work in a team. Also the candidates’ expectations are taken into consideration to let both parties gain the most from this grand event.

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Royal World Cup breaks record

A record number of 1000+ participating athletes has been reached today with Armenia sending its application for Muaythai’s Royal World Cup 2015 this August. An overall number of about 3000 participants are expected to visit Bangkok already guaranteeing a full house for the event. Read More

2014/5 Season of IMTL Slovenia Comes to a Close

The 2014/2015 season of the International Muaythai League of Slovenia came to a riveting end recently in Novo Mesto. Read More

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Royal World Cup meeting

The third important meeting took place between the Royal Thai Government, chaired by the Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the Minister of Tourism and Sport, the Department of Physical Education, the Sport Authority of Thailand, the Amateur Muay Thai Association of Thailand, represented by Mr Kajorn Prowsri and IFMA represented by President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, General Secretary Mr Stephan Fox, and Sport Director Mrs Charissa Tynan.

The Minister thanked IFMA for bringing this important event to Thailand. Thailand is honoured to be the host country, especially with the important Royal Trophies being presented. It is not just a sporting event, it is an exchange of cultural understanding and friendship and the fact that we have over a hundred countries and over 3000 athletes and officials travelling to Thailand, shows the popularity of Muaythai as a sport and cultural art form. Read More

IFMA Congratulates Joël Bouzou and Peace and Sport

IFMA would like to congratulate the President and Founder of Peace and Sport, Mr Joël Bouzou, on being appointed to the Sport and Active Society Commission of the International Olympic Committee.

IFMA is an active partner of Peace and Sport, and Muaythai’s Sport is Your Gang social initiative has cooperated with Peace and Sport on various events and initiatives to continue to use the power of sport to make the world a better place.

IFMA is proud to be a partner of Peace and Sport and represent the sport and cultural art form of Muaythai. The IFMA and all its federations looks forward to continuing the great work and this great partnership with Peace and Sport.

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Italy Muaythai: Road to the Royal World Cup

Preparations are underway as the Italian Muaythai Federation set outs out on the road to the 2015 Royal World Cup. Preparations have begun for the Italian Junior Team which will compete for HRH the Prince’s Trophy, one of the three highly coveted trophies at the event.

The other two trophies will be HM the King’s Cup, and HM the Queen’s Cup. This will be the largest ever single sport event in Thailand, and the presence of all three Royal Trophies at the event will be something that all National Federations under IFMA are not going to want to miss out on. Read More

Iran is getting ready for the Royal World Cup 2015

Over 2000 fighters from all regions of Iran took part in the qualifying events to determine the final athletes for the 2015 IFMA Royal World Cup. Iranian Muaythai President, Mr Hamdollah Ebadati stated that many events are coming up, but regardless of this, the 2015 IFMA Royal World Cup is the first qualifier for the 2017 World Games, the Asian Beach Games in Vietnam, under the OCA flag and Indoor Asian Martial Art Games also under the OCA flag and it is important that the Iranian athletes will show strong presence in these games.

Iranian Muaythai is fully recognized by the National Olympic Committee and Sports Ministry. Over 200,000 practitioners in Iran will continue to promote Muaythai as a way of life. Read More