Sofia Olofsson (SWE) tops the polls and wins the IWGA Athlete of the Year 2016! The 28-year-old Muaythai fighter wins the race by a huge margin . Olofsson won 39 % of the votes, making her clear number 1. Read More
February 6th marks an auspicious day in the Muaythai calendar as Muaythai day where practitioners of the sport around the globe pay homage to King Somdej Phra Sanpher the 8th, better known as Phra Chao Sua, or the Tiger King. The Tiger King is renowned for his skills in martial arts, rising to the throne on February 6th, 1702.
This year the WMC and IFMA in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Tourism have put together a fight card to remember which will be hosted at the Nimbutr stadium in Bangkok.
The event will host three Super 4 tournaments featuring international fighters, alongside a special female fight at 57kg for the UNite trophy promoting the campaign to end violence against women and continuing to promote gender equality. Read More
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has officially declared open the Almaty 2017 Winter Universiade. Nazarbayev marked the start of the 28th edition of the biennial event at the end of a Ceremony that demonstrated the culture of the host nation. Read More
SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport. This year’s convention will be held in Aarhus, Denmark from April 2-7 and IFMA will be in attending for the first time as an IOC recognised international federation and member of ARISF. Read More
Five days left to go to vote for the IWGA Athlete of the Year! Until 31st January, supporters can still support their favourite athlete or team by participating in the voting on the website: www.theworldgames.org. Read More
The 5th December Foundation, The Association of correspondents for Anti-Corruption (Thailand), Bangkok Thonburi University and World King Productions in conjunction with the World Muaythai Council under royal patronage have joined forces to promote an event for gender equality. Read More
An important meeting took place in the Islamic Republic of Iran, which resulted in the election of a new president for the Iran National Muaythai Association. IFMA would like to congratulate Dr. Seyed Mirhadi Ghare Seyed Romiani. The Iranian Muaythai Association is a strong member in the IFMA family and has done some important work, especially towards female development, with Iran sending a female team to the IFMA World Cup in Kazan and is also sending female officials to the international technical courses. Read More
A joint meeting took place at the SportAccord head office in Lausanne, invited by SportAccord President and IOC Member Patrick Baumann and attended by IOC Member Nenad Lalovic President of United World Wrestling, ARISF President Rafaelle Chiulli, AIMS Council Member Michal Buchel, AIMS President Stephan Fox and TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann.
Dr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, has confirmed that he will be present at The World Games Opening Ceremony in Wroclaw on 20th July 2017. In his letter to IWGA President José Perurena, the IOC President states that he will also attend several sports events during his stay. Read More
Mongolian Olympic Committee celebrated its 60th anniversary last month where it awarded athletes and sports officials which made a notable contribution into development of the image of Mongolia. Read More
ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli held another very constructive meeting with the IOC President Thomas Bach at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne to discuss the continued close cooperation between the two Organizations. Read More
2016 was a historical year for muaythai for many reasons. A number of accolades were added to muaythai’s history, including its recognition from the IOC, the signing of the MoU with UNESCO and also the important steps made in promoting female muaythai. A major achievement was seen especially in muslim countries, such as Afghanistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read More
Noah Beckwith, only 8 years old, dreams of becoming a future world muaythai champion. Read More
The Mayor of the city Wroclaw Rafal Dutkiewicz visited the venues of the 2017 World Games which will take place in July this year. Most of the arenas are in the final stage of the construction and will host competitions which will test all the innovations introduced for the World Games. Read More