2015 IFMA Muaythai Awards Ceremony Highlights

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2015 IFMA Muaythai Awards Ceremony Highlights

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2015 University World Cup Opening Ceremony Highlights

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Muaythai Explained

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The President of Republic of Belarus Awards Honorary Title to Belarus Athlete

The President of Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko has awarded Dmitry Valent with the sports title of Honoured Master of Sport, which marks the outstanding achievement of Belarus muaythai under the leadership of the President of Belarus Muaythai Federation and Commander in Chief of Belarus Army, Yuri Karaev.

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Bangkok, Kazan or Singapore…

The IFMA bidding commission has just released the names of the 3 cities chosen have the right to host the final 2016 qualification event for the World Games 2017. Today the name of the cities have been released. They are Bangkok, Kazan and Singapore. As in every IFMA event, a lot of bidding criteria goes into consideration having the athletes at heart, such as sport venues, visas, accommodation, food, sustainability, social activities etc.

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The Pride of Persia – Farinaz Lari

Farinaz Lari needs no introduction in the world of Muaythai, she is a sporting legend in her birth country the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Canada where she is working in the sporting industry. Farinaz is known for her truly outstanding sportsmanship, her outgoing and pleasant personality, but in the ring, she is feared for the lightning speed and skills. She is part of the IFMA Athletes’ Commission, continuing to promote Muaythai especially in the Islamic world.

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Team Sweden is Getting Ready

The beautiful city of Jonkoping will be the host of the IFMA World Championships 2016. Nothing fills an athlete more with pride when he can compete at the highest level event in his home country. To compete with the national flag for honour, fame is the dream of any athlete.
The Swedish National Federation will hold their national championship 11th to 13th February, for the athletes to qualify for the IFMA World Championships which is also a qualification event for the 2017 World Games under patronage of the IOC.

The President of the Swedish Muaythai Federation, Pernilla Johansson, who is also IFMA EB member and has been an outstanding athlete, a former IFMA world champion, stated that there is an amazing hype within the athletes, and it will be heartbreaking for the ones who will not qualify, but the preparations for the Swedish team are going well. They know the pride of the country is on the stake when the athletes from all five continents will travel to Jonkoping for one of the largest, if not the largest, IFMA World Championships in history.


Ingrid Jost elected as President of Brazilian Muaythai Federation

IFMA would like to congratulate Ingrid Jost, one of the pioneers of the Pan-American muaythai on the election as the new President of the IFMA Member federation representing Brazil, the CBMTT. Her activities have made a remarkable contribution to the development of Brazilian muaythai, increasing the femlae involvement to sport and administrative positions.

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Czech Muaythai Fully Recognised by National Olympic Committee

The Czech Muaythai Association, one of the oldest members of IFMA, has just received full recognition by the NOC of Czech Republic.
CMTA President, Petr Ottich said that this is a proud moment for all muaythai in Czech Republic, and for the athletes to officially wear the five rings on their uniforms. Read More

Vote for Muaythai at the IWGA Athlete of the Year

The International World Games Association (IWGA) has nominated Muaythai’s own Vewart Comta for the Athlete of the Year award. As the gold medalist at the Royal World Cup and the winner of the King’s Cup, the nomination for this important award is truly well deserved.

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Ramon Dekker’s Honorary Mongkol Reaches the Family

The Royal World Cup 2015 was an outstanding event with the record number of participating teams, strong support of the Minister of Tourism of Sport of Thailand and attendance of distinguished guests from IOC, FISU, IWGA, AIMS and many other VIPs who gave a special status to this event. Read More

2016 to Be a Big Year for Muaythai

To continue the ever growing popularity of muaythai as a sport and cultural art form, 2016 again has many exciting events and activities in the planning.

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We would like to remind you that the 2016 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods took effect on 1 January 2016.

The List can be downloaded from the IFMA Website HERE, consulted via the free iPhone application or accessed using other mobile devices via the Prohibited List microsite.

A summary of modifications to the 2016 Prohibited List can be found on WADA’s website.

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IFMA World Champion Gets Highest Honour in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Muaythai Federation (UMF), the sole recognised muaythai federation in Ukraine, one of the founding members of IFMA and EMF has just received another honour.

Igor Liubchenko, multiple IFMA World Champion, winner if the World Combat Games has been awarded with Triumph of the Year award as the most outstanding sportsman.
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AIMS Soon to Become an IOC Recognised Organisation

It has been officially announced that the IOC Executive Board has recently approved recognition status of the Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS), subject to the signing of an MoU and some minor amendments to the AIMS Constitution. After the above mentioned requirements are satisfied, AIMS will receive provisional recognition and become an “IOC Recognised Organisation”. Read More