Message from Patrick S. Chamunda
Treasurer General ANOCA
Member Sport for All Commission, IOC
Sport of any kind has the power to take children off the streets, teach them discipline and instill important values. Champions in sport inspire these kids to be all that they can be, and strive to become model citizens of the world. In displaying character and discipline, winning takes care of itself.
The World Sport for All Games, under patronage of the IOC, is giving athletes from around the world the opportunity to participate in multi sports games, which combines both sport and culture.
Muaythai, a member of GAISF, is one of the biggest sports in the official program and I am impressed by the number of participants from Africa. With so many participants from all 5 continents, it shows that muaythai is a true world sport. I am even more impressed with the cultural exchange program organized by IFMA and it will be an amazing experience for our African nations to bring a slice of Africa to Korea.
As a member of the IOC Sport for All Commission, I convey my highest respect to this idea and I wish the IFMA World Championship all the success they deserve.