Thirty-eight countries came together for the Annual General Meeting to discuss future plans for European muaythai. Special guests were in attendence from the IFMA head office.
Many constructive discussions took place in regards to the up-coming events, strategic planning and the continued fight against doping.
IFMA general secretary Stephan Fox gave a detailed briefing on all up-coming events for the next years, with the calendar looking hetic for the remainder of 2018. In the next few weeks alone, European athletes will take part in three major events. This includes the European Championships, the FISU muaythai World University Championships and finally the Youth World Championships taking place within six weeks of each other.
The fact so many countries participated in the European Championships – the large number participating in FISU and over 1,000 participants from 90 countries will come to the Youth shows the popularity of muaythai.
Detailed reports were made on IFMA’s anti-doping programme, especially Education Workshops to protect the clean athletes.
IFMA Sport Director Charissa Tynan made a presentation on IFMA strategic plan towards multi-sport games, and also announced muaythai is again included in The World Games 2021 as a full medal sport.
The detailed agenda was an encouraging sign of how far European muaytha has come, with plans being made for even more improvements.