José Perurena succeeded Ron Froehlich, who was President for more than two decades, and his programme starts today, with a breakfast meeting of his new-look Board of SportAccord Convention and the promise: “We will bring the World Games to the next level.” Read More
After the official application for Muaythai to be included in the 2017 World Games, IFMA was invited by the President of the International World Games Associations, Mr. Ron Froehlich, to observe IWGA’s Annual General Meeting.
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.