The 2015 SportAccord IF Forum, Lausanne 11 – 13 November.
“Governance in Sport” will be one of the main focuses on the conference program for this important forum which will be opened by the President of the IOC, Dr. Thomas Bach. The opening address will be done by the President of ASIOF (Association of Summer Olympics Association), Franco Ricci Bitti, who is also the President of the SportAccord Convention.
Korea is a country with a proud Martial art tradition, with Taekwondo under the World Taekwondo Federation being a proud participant in the Olympic games. For the last 10 years, every year the Korean Martial Art festival has taken place, where muaythai has been one of the founding members to promote muaythai as a cultural art form with all it’s disciplines.
At the General Assembly in Lausanne the International University Sports Federation (FISU) has elected a new Executive Board with Russia’s Oleg Matytsin appointed as the new FISU President.
5th of December we see a celebration of Female muaythai in Argentina with a special gathering of every female muaythai practitioner and fan alike. Read More
Heart and soul of our sport lies with our athletes. The IFMA athletes are the heart of our sport, our competitions, and they have very important voice in IFMA. The athletes commission meets regularly on national, continental or world events to discuss important topics and then report to the other IFMA commissions and the Executive Board. Per IFMA constitution, the athletes must have a permanent member in the Executive Board to be part of the entire decision making process of IFMA.
The 5 pillars of IFMA and Muaythai is based on respect, honour, tradition, fair play and excellence. We expect our athletes that they are to the highest ethical standard and IFMA leadership must lead by example. Good governance is the key in the IFMA family and transparency must be shown in all decision making process regardless if it’s in the field of play for our athletes and officials, or in the executive board in bidding processes for IFMA major events. Read More
On the personal invitation of the distinguished IOC president Dr Thomas Bach, AIMS President and IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox, attended the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AIMS president Stephan Fox thanked the distinguished IOC president Dr Bach for this invitation. Read More
On behalf of the IFMA Executive Board, IFMA Commissions, all officials and athletes within the world muaythai community, we wish to express our deepest condolences on the passing of Marta Kałuża-Tomasiak, the referee of the Polish Muaythai Federation who recently lost her arduous battle with cancer. Her death is no doubt a great loss to the world muaythai community.
We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family, friends, and colleagues who are affected so greatly by this loss. As the chairwomen of the Muaythai Female Commission in Poland, Marta made a notable contribution to the development of female muaythai internationally. Her work will live throughout the years and inspire many coaches, athletes and all involved in the sport of muaythai.
We are deeply saddened over her tragic and untimely death. We honour her and those whose lives she touched are in our thoughts and prayers.
The World Games are an important event on the world sporting calendar with the full support of the IOC and many sports emerged from the World Games to the Olympic Games.
IFMA and muaythai have been given full membership in the International World Games Association in 2013 and through the popularity and the combination of culture and sport included as a full medal sport in the 2017 World Games.
Muaythai has hosted a successful Muaythai World Cup in March this year and have been included in FISU World championship program.
IFMA Geneal Secretary, Stephan Fox, traveled too Switzerland to make the presentation for FISU 2018.
IFMA and Muaythai is looking forward to a continued close coopertaion with FISU and the National University Sports Federationas to combine sport and education.
IOC President, Dr. Thomas Bach, has sent a letter to all 206 National Olympic Committees outlining that International World Games Association and the World Games events play important roles in the framework of the Olympic movement and encouraging all the National Olympic Committees to participate in the 2017 event in Wroclaw, Poland.
Ananindeua -Pará (north Brazil) has seen a beautiful day with demonstration of muaythai which attracted kids from around the region to meet coaches of IFMA member in Brazil, find new friends, and make contribution for their health and fitness.
WADA Director General, David Howman has visited Melbourne where he spoke on Challenges to the Integrity of Sport on the twenty fifth anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association Annual (ANZSLA) Conference