The SportAccord Media Workshop took place this week from September 5th-7th, to promote cooperation and brainstorming amongst the 15 SportAccord combat sports, for the success of the 2013 World Combat Games next year in October. As IFMA’s 2012 Muaythai World Championships are the test event for next year’s World Combat Games, IFMA had the honour of having SportAccord and our brother and sister combat sports all present in Saint Petersburg during the World Championships.
The President and Board Members of the IOC and GAISF recognised federations for the sports of Boxing and Muaythai had two important meetings recently, one in Bangkok, and one in Beijing.
The newly elected AIBA President and IOC member, Mr CK Wu, from Taiwan, and the former AIBA World Vice President and current President of IFMA, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, held important talks about the development of both sports and the future plans of Muaythai to become an IOC recognised sport.
Also, importantly, future co-operation between AIBA and IFMA has been discussed for our respective sports, and we are both looking forward to a long term relationship and friendship.