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It has been many, many years in the making, but now muaythai has earned the right to apply for the highest recognition in sports: IOC. Muaythai under IFMA is already recognised by the Olympic Committee of Asia (OCA), and by SportAccord, which unites 104 world-recognised sports, such as football (FIFA) and basketball (FIBA), to name a few.
Much planning has gone into preparations, and muaythai has been praised by WADA for their fair play focused, anti-doping program, and also their educational drug awareness efforts. Muaythai has also been recognised by TAFISA, Sport for All, and is included in many multi-sports games. April 3rd will be the official launch of the campaign for IOC recognition, but it will also be a historic day for many more reasons.