Charissa Tynan, the IFMA Sports Director travelled to Langkawi for the 3rd meeting with the LOC and stated that Malaysia is definitely on track for the hosting of the 2014 IFMA World Championship. Read More
Malaysian NF President/FAMA Vice President, Dato Shah Sami met in Bangkok with Stephan Fox IFMA General Secretary, Charissa Tynan IFMA Sport Director, Yulia Askhadulina Legal Commission secretary, Kiana Guyon IFMA Public Relations manager, and Judith Lockhart Secretary of the IFMA Athletes Commission.
Malaysian Muaythai Federation prepared a detailed progress report on the upcoming championships in Langkawi. Details of registration, accommodation, and transportation of participants were finalised, as well as other important technical and organisational matters such as field of play set up and muaythai congress program.
IFMA 2014 World Championship is expected to be major amateur event of the year and will attract a record number of athletes and spectators from all over the world. Malaysian Muaythai Federation will host this event in close cooperation with Malaysian government, and will be a valuable addition to the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 campaign.
Since St. Petersburg is the host city for this year’s World Championships, here’s a little introduction to this beautiful city:
St. Petersburg sits on the Neva rivver, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It was founded by Tsar Peter the Great at the beginning of the 18th century.
In 1914 its name was changed to Petrograd, then Leningrad in 1924 in memory of Lenin who had recently died. During WWII, the city was under attack for 872 days, in the brutal Siege of Leningrad. In 1991, the name of the city reverted to St. Petersburg. Today the city has around 5 million inhabitants.