IFMA Meeting With the President of the IWGA

World Games President, Council Member of the Summer Olympic Sport and IOC member, Mr José Perurena, congratulated IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox on his election as AIMS President, and at the same time, IFMA congratulated Mr Perurena on his election into the ASOIF Board.

Muaythai is a proud member of the IWGA, and certainly, AIMS will work closely with the IWGA under the leadership of Mr José Perurena to promote the upcoming World Games 2017 and the AIMS sports already included in the games. AIMS will also work for other members to get possible recognition of the IWGA and to have the chance to be included in these important multi-sport games under the patronage of the IOC. Read More

IFMA Reaches Top 10 in the World

The inaugural SportBusiness Ultimate Sports Federation and Association Award was high on the agenda at the Sport and Business Convention in Sochi, Russia. A twelve-month detailed analysis and consultation with expert judges was conducted on a total of thirty International Federations and Associations which made the original cut for the prestigious title, which was eventually narrowed down to the top 10.

The 10 finalists for the SportBusiness Ultimate Sports Federation and Association Award was published and  Muaythai is filled with joy as it is one of the top 10. The top 10 lists included FEI (Equestrianism), FIBA (Basketball), FIH (Hockey), FIS (Skiing), the ICC (Cricket), IFMA (Muaythai), IJF (Judo), the IOC (Olympics), IPC (Paralympics), and ITTF (Table Tennis). Read More

Muaythai Is Ready for SportAccord Convention 2015

Muaythai is ready for this year’s SportAccord Convention in Sochi, Russia. As every year, Muaythai looks to make a big impact at the Convention with various activities planned for the week.

This year will be no different as Muaythai will be well represented at the Sports Demo Zone with a big demo team from Thailand as well as the Russian national team to showcase the cultural art and sport of Muaythai.

The Sport Accord Convention in Sochi is now less than two days away as organisers get ready to host its unique Village for the very first time, as well as a Sports Demo Zone.

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Muaythai Preparing for the 2015 SportAccord Convention

The sport of Muaythai, under the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur, has been a proud member of SportAccord (formerly known as GAISF) since 2006 and has been an active and present exhibitor at every convention since then. Officially recognized by the IOC, SportAccord is the umbrella organisation for all (Olympic and non-Olympic) international sports federations as well as organisers of multi-sports games and sport-related international associations. IFMA has been in every SportAccord Convention from Seoul to Beijing, Athens to Denver, Dubai to London, and St. Petersburg to Antalya just last year.

This year, IFMA will be going to Sochi to once again attend the convention from April 19-24, and will represent Muaythai, the cultural art and competition sport in order to take Muaythai to the highest sporting recognition. A huge IFMA delegation from around the world will travel to Sochi, lead by IFMA President, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan.

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SportAccord President Marius Vizer: Sport is My Life

Lausanne, Switzerland: With just under a month to go for the SportAccord Convention World Sport and Business Summit in Sochi, Russia, SportAccord President, Marius L. Vizer spoke with Euronews about his tenure in office ahead of the presidential elections during the annual meeting of the sports industry.

“SportAccord has platforms that deliver services to members. We are starting a lot of platforms for international federations, as well as providing solutions for raising money, generating exposure and increasing attractiveness of sports,” said Mr. Vizer, ahead of an expected return to the presidency of SportAccord for a 4-year term.

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And The Winner Is: Lima, Peru 2017 World Combat Games

Lausanne, Switzerland: SportAccord recently announced that the third edition of the World Combat Games will be organised in Lima, Peru in the end of 2017. The agreement to organise the event in the capital city of Peru was signed between Marius L. Vizer, president of SportAccord and José Quiñones González, the president of the Peru Olympic Committee.

Organised with the full support of the International Federations, the World Combat Games are due to be composed of 16 sports, 6 of which are in the Olympics and the remaining 10 are non-Olympic sports. Over 2500 athletes in 33 disciplines and 135 categories will participate in the 2017 edition of the event in Lima. The event will be broadcast live around the world in over 100 territories and also streamed live over the internet, apart from highlights and news coverage. Read More

SportAccord opens first regional headquarters in Moscow

SportAccord proudly announced the opening of its first regional headquarters in Moscow, Russia. The regional headquarters were inaugurated on Monday, March 16 in the presence of distinguished sporting officials, sport legends and special guests, including SportAccord president, Marius L. Vizer; SportAccord Convention executive committee member, Arkady Rotenberg; Russia’s sports minister, Vitaly Mutko; Russian Olympic Committee president, Alexander Zhukov; Gymnastics legend, Nadia Comaneci; athletics champion, Yelena Isinbayeva; tennis legend, Ilie Nastase; former Russian tennis star, Elena Dementieva; wrestling legend, Aleksandr Karelin; swimming champion, Camelia Potec; FIFA World Cup winning captain, Lothar Matthaus; SportAccord Multi-Sport Games chairman, Timur Kulibayev; sport marketing legend, Ion Tiriac; SportAccord council members,  Antonio Espinos and Raffaele Chiulli; and judo hall of famer, Ezio Gamba.

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Sports United Launched on Euronews

SportAccord recently launched a powerful showcase for all sports. Sports United, is a weekly magazine show for all Olympic and non-Olympic sports under the SportAccord umbrella. The show will go on-air every Thursday evening at 8.45 pm CET on Euronews and will run in a cyclical manner till Friday afternoon, showcasing a variety of sports.

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IFMA First International Federation to Sign Partnership Contract for SportAccord Convention 2015

IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox and SportAccord Convention Managing Director Nis Hatt signed a contract for Sochi 2015. Owned by SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF and AIMS, SportAccord Convention annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations and organisations affiliated to SportAccord (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), and AIMS (Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord).

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SportAccord IF Forum 2014 a Huge Success

The SportAccord IF Forum in Lausanne this year was a huge success. Read below for a quick roundup of the events and activities.

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IOC President Opens the 2014 SportAccord IF Forum

Tomas Bach, the President of the IOC was a keynote speaker at the opening of the 2014 SportAccord International Federations Forum. The event was held at the Beau-Rivage Hotel in the Olympic capital of Lausanne in Switzerland. The IOC President expressed his delight at the UN’s very recent recognition of the autonomy and freedom of sport and of the IOC’s mission.

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Euronews and SportAccord Sign Historic Partnership

Euronews becomes the first international news channel for all sports, announcing the launch of its ‘Sports United’ programme.

Euronews and SportAccord signed a historic collaboration for sports programming, which will enable the global broadcaster and the union of all 92 international sports federations to establish a new sports programme. The agreement was signed today between Michael Peters, CEO of Euronews group and Marius Vizer, President of SportAccord, at the annual International Forum for international sports federations in Lausanne.

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Muaythai is Getting Ready for the IF Forum

Muaythai is one of the 109 of world recognized sports by SportAccord and this year will be in in the 2014 IF Forum in Lausanne held from the 3rd to the 5th of November. The Forum will be opened by the IOC president, Thomas Bach, and will feature many guest speakers focusing on the theme of Innovation and Technology.

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SportAccord launches the 2014 World Mind Games Online Tournament

The wait is almost over for online gaming enthusiasts! SportAccord begins the countdown to the launch of the 4th edition of the World Mind Games Online Tournament on the 15th of September. The tournament, featuring bridge, chess and go, is being organized by SportAccord in partnership with RSportz, the community-based global sports network and online platforms BridgeBase Online, Chess.com and Pandanet. Read More