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The 2017 WDF World Cup will be taking place in Kobe Japan October 3 to 7 2017.
Patrick Baumann, the new SportAccord President had the opportunity of meeting all the representatives of the 23 international sports federations grouped together under the IOC recognized AIMS group. Mr Baumann outlined the importance of the cooperation between all stakeholders and recognized sports regardless of their inclusion in the Olympic Programme or if they are striving for inclusion or recognition. AIMS is one of the 5 groups in the SportAccord family and will continue the cooperation with all sports, SportAccord and the IOC for the overall development of sport and the athletes. AIMS President, Stephan Fox stated that he is looking forward to a fruitful cooperation with the SportAccord president.
MADRID – Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and Olympic Channel Services (OCS) were recently presented with two ISO certificates at their Madrid, Spain headquarters. The certificates recognise the company’s commitment to the environment, and dedication to promoting the best management of resources. Manuel Romero, Director of Development and Business at AENOR (Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification) presented the certificates to Yiannis Exarchos, CEO of OBS and Executive Director of the Olympic Channel, at a ceremony attended by staff representing both organisations. The strategic and systematic approach to energy efficiency within the organisations resulted in obtaining the ISO 50001 certification for Energy Management Systems. OBS and OCS are dedicated to developing and implementing its energy policy as well as managing those aspects of its activities and services that involve energy use. Additionally, by achieving the ISO 14001 for Environmental Management, OBS and OCS showcase its compliance with most environmental requirements and integration of environmental management practices into its operations. Exarchos said: “Our efforts have been recognised, which represents a milestone for OBS and OCS. Our aim is not only to be leaders, but also to make less of a negative impact on the environment.” Juan Canadell, Head of Human Resources and Crewing added: “These […]
After hard days of congress meetings, IFMA, the host of the AIMS conference in Bangkok invited all representatives from the IOC, FISU, TAFISA, IWGA and the 23 sports to a night of cultural experience and enjoyment in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Bangkok, the heart of the Kingdom of Thailand. IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan welcomed every one at the “Muaythai Live: The Legend Lives” show taking the participants for a one hour journey through the history of Thailand and from the old days of the Tiger King, The Prisoner with the Eight Limbs, The Warrior with Broken Swords led by General Pichai, The lethal art of Muaythai to the modern days of the art. Following this, a private barge picked up the participants on the pier for a 1.5 hr night dinner cruise, sailing them through the exquisuite beauty of Bangkok by night and the ancient temples over courses of delicious thai delicacies and thai hospitality.
WMF is now delighted and excited to be able to inform that we have signed the contract for WC 2019 with the local organizer and China Minigolf Sport Federation (CMF). This means that the Minigolf World Championships will take place for the first time ever outside Europe in 2019. This is a consequent step in the development of WMF to make the game more global. The negotiation process lasted about six months from the day when CMF President Xiaolong He announced that they have found an investor/organizer, who wants to bring the championships to China. The investor / organizer is a real estate company who is building a new hotel and recreational area in Zhouzhuang, the ancient water town of China. This real estate company is a subsidiary of high tech public company Invengo Information Technology Co. Ltd. who plans to bring more intelligent technologies to the minigolf course. They are also the Intelligent Campus Solution provider of Shanghai Disney Park. The negotiations were very smooth and we could reach a result with which all sides are satisfied. Also the regional government is supporting the championships, which is essential in China for the success of such an event. This contract […]
On the 12th on August, AIMS President and General Secretary were invited to attend an exclusive event in Rio de Janeiro, hosted by UN-Habitat and Nexus Brazil, to speak on the topic of Youth and Sustainable Development Goals during their time in Rio as part of the Olympic Games. The AIMS President spoke on using the power of sport to create a positive change. Gifts were presented by the General Secretary of AIMS, Gerhard Zimmermann to the hosts of the event, Ms Isabela Perez, a member of Nexus and philanthropist and organiser Ms Dana Podmolikova Youth & Urban Sports Specialist from UN-Habitat. AIMS will continue to collaborate and cooperate with it’s partners and other bodies to advocate the power of sport for the betterment of society.
Over 100 representatives of local and international press turned up at the official prelaunch held at the Arnoma Hotel Ballroom. The event opened with a powerful video showcasing the 92 recognised sports grouped together under the GAISF umbrella. Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul opened the press conference showing her pride as a Thai and IOC member that the SportAccord convention has been awarded to Thailand and the unique opportunity for Thailand to present itself to the world. It furthermore outlines Thailand as a sporting hub in the South East Asian region. As an IOC member Khunying also showed her pride that the IOC has granted patronage to the festival and she congratulated all organisations and individuals who have joined hands in the United Through Sport Campaign. Khunying thanked especially Stephan Fox the Vice President of GAISF and AIMS President for his vision in the unique power of sport. Colonel Ruj Sangudom Deputy Governor of the Sport Authority of Thailand stated that Thailand looks forward to welcoming the leading personalities to Bangkok includingg the IOC President and preparations are well on the way both at the convention to be held at the Centara Centre and the festival which will be held outside of the […]
The coming weekend will be a new milestone in the history of Fistball. The IFA 2016 Men’s World Cup will take place in Capetown South Africa. Also it will be the first time in the history of the IFA World Cup that there are four team participating, with a team from Europa, South America, Africa and Oceania. Europe will be represented by the European Cup Champion 2015 TSV Pfungstadt from Germany. Club Mercedes from Brazil will compete for South America. The South Melbourne Fistball Club from Australia will represent Oceania and last but not least the host Team: The Archbishops of Banterbury. The World Cup will be held at Vygieskraal Sports Ground. There will be a preliminary round with best of 5 games between all the teams on Friday. On Saturday there will be the small and the big final. Both games will be played best of 7 sets. The winner will take home this beautiful trophy:
After the Tournament in Jona (SUI) the German Head Coach Olaf Neuenfeld selected the 10 players, who will represent the German colors during the 15th Men World Championship in Argentina this November. Here the announcement in German. Only one day later the next squad was selected. The Fistball Federation of Australia announced the team and the staff for the 1st participation of an Australian Fistball Team at World Championships. You can read the full story here .
Yesterday’s Press Conference hosted by IFMA to announce and celebrate their recent IOC recognition was one that was watched by IFMA members, stakeholders, muaythai fans and members of the world sporting family across the globe. Both international and national press and media filled the Grand Ballroom at the Grande Sheraton Sukhumvit Hotel together with honoured guests, Ambassadors and Counsellors from various embassies, representatives from UNWomen, UNESCO, the Royal Thai Government and National Olympic Committee of Thailand, IFMA Executive Board members which flew in from around the world and leading members of the IFMA Athlete commission. The Press Conference kicked off with a warm welcome from the host Elizabeth Sadler followed by a presentation of IFMA’s partner organisations via a flag ceremony which told the story of IFMA’s past to present showcasing the various achievements from 1993 when it started with just with 20 National Federations to the present where it boasts 130 proud members. IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan gave an emotional speech in which he reflected on the past twenty years and how IFMA had grown into “a valuable, recognisable, credible member of the world sport family – SportAccord, the International World Games Association, FISU, TAFISA, OCA, a former […]
Olympic Day is more than just a sports event, it is about participating in sport as a way of life, learning and understanding the Olympic values and enjoying the many sports there are. Many events take place around the world and AIMS member federations participate in various forms. The AIMS leadership came together in Lausanne, President Stephan Fox, General Secretary Gerhard Zimmermann and Council Member Michal Buchel, all enjoyed the Olympic Day at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne organized by the IOC and opened by the IOC president, Dr. Thomas Bach. The AIMS President Mr. Fox also took time out to visit the many fun activities, including the volleyball games in which IOC and GAISF/SportAccord teams participated. AIMS General Secretary Mr. Zimmermann summed it up – “a truly memorable day and a great atmosphere which motivates us to continue in the Olympic Values” Cover photo: KEYSTONE/ VALENTIN FLAURAUD
The 16th World Kendo Championships was held in Tokyo Japan on 29, 30 and 31 May 2015. 56 countries and regions participated to the Men’s-Individual, Women’s-Individual, Men-Team and Women-Team championship. Please see the Results and Information in the website at http://16wkc.jp/.
There was no sitting or standing space at the Finals of the IFMA Royal World Cup 2015, when the best of the best met to secure their medals, place in the world and an esteemed spot in the 2017 World Games together with the chance to be nominated for highly coveted Royal World Cup trophy.
KICKBOXING FOR BRIGHTER FUTURE OF YOUNG PEOPLE Every person, regardless of age, ability, economic advantage or any other criteria which make us different, has the right to participate in sport. Physical activity is the key to each individual’s physical and mental well-being. All young people has to have a sporting chance and to take part in physical activities no matter of their ability or disability. The sport has the power to develop young people’s potentials, helping them to be healthy and happy and to be a part of common society. To contribute and to succeed. To equip them with competence and to prepare them for the challenges of life ahead. To support young people to develop positive character qualities : creativity, aspiration, resilience and empathy. Moreover, for the children with disabilities, to support them and learn to have self-confidence. During the WAKO European Championships in Maribor in October 2016, part of the program on the Opening ceremony was kickboxing demonstration of disabled children. During that performance, where five boys of 15-18 came into the ring and did a little kickboxing,one couldn’t find an eye without tears in the audience. So touching performance showed to all of us that […]
The four presidents of the SportAccord umbrella organisations Mr Gian Franco Kasper (AIOWF), Mr Raffaele Chiulli (ARISF), Mr Francesco Ricci Bitti (ASOIF) and Mr Stephan Fox (AIMS) met in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the continued close cooperation between world recognised sports represented in the 4 groups. AIMS president, and IFMA General Secretary Mr Fox, thanked all the distinguished presidents for this important meeting.
The chairperson of the FIAS Athletes Commission attended the 1st WADA Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, along with more than 100 athlete leaders representing 54 countries from all around the world. The athlete forum was hosted by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) with the support of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Under the theme ‘The sport we want’, the Forum saw athlete leaders and leading Anti-Doping experts discussing the current Anti-Doping system and stressing the importance of the athlete’s voice being further engaged in the decision-making process. Laure Fournier from France, represented SAMBO athletes at the Forum on behalf of FIAS. Protecting the rights of clean athletes is the WADA Athlete Committee’s highest priority. Athlete forum chair Beckie Scott from Canada, won a bronze medal in cross country skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Her bronze medal was turned into a gold medal two years later, when the gold and silver medallists were stripped of their medals for Anti-Doping rules violations. Scott says she hopes this forum will start an athlete movement to help clean up sport: “The movement has started and the momentum is gaining,” Scott said. “We spoke a lot about unifying […]
IFMA prides ourselves to find a balance for the young generation on educational endeavors with sport. It is important for IFMA that education and sport go hand in hand and that we encourage that the young generation follows both paths. Elisa Salinas Chairman of IFMA Youth Commission stated that the enormous power of sport is one which can be utilized to achieve change for good. That is why IFMA has partnered up with organisations like Peace and Sport, Generation for Peace, UN Women to use the power of sport to make a positive difference especially for the youth around the world. This month’s initiative was for the youth from around the world to send their drawing on the theme around Muaythai day, incorporating the 5 key elements of the foundation of IFMA, Honour, Tradition, Respect, Excellence and Fair Play. So many kids from around the world have sent in their art pieces and then on the 6th of February, the final 10 made it to the Muaythai day final vote. The winner was Viktoria Silvestrova from Russia, but nevertheless, in the spirit of Muaythai, everyone is the winner. We published the final 10 art pieces, and congratulations to all […]
The AIMS Council had their first 2016 meeting, held in the Olympic City of Lausanne. All AIMS Executive Board members flew in for this important meeting that has many important topics. The Council discussed the final changes of the new statutes before forwarding it to the General Assembly. The procedure for the historical IOC signing, the new AIMS office in Lausanne and many other important topics were productively discussed. A special gift was given to her Excellency Mrs Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul the Minister of Tourism of Sports, who flew in especially for this meeting to visit the SportAccord convention and a special thank you was conveyed to her for hosting the welcome dinner for the 2015 AIMS Conference that was held in Bangkok.
The world of sport is looking forward to the 2018 SportAccord Convention held at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention in Bangkok the capitol of the Kingdom of Thailand. Bangkok is always among the world’s top tourist destinations. The city is a true tourist paradise, proved by the growing number of travelers coming each year. Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World is in the very heart of Bangkok’s shopping and business district, with easy access by road and via the BTS Skytrain. This five-star hotel, the flagship of Centara Hotels & Resorts, is therefore ideal for those shopping, sightseeing, or on business. With another 3 5-star hotels within five minutes walking distance, it is the perfect location for the next edition of the convention. There was buzz of excitement when Bangkok was announced as the next host in Aarhus and since then, 2 site visits have taken place, led by SportAccord Convention CEO Nis Hatt and the LOC led by the deputy governor of the Sport Authority of Thailand Col. Ruj. The former Sport Minister of Thailand made an emotional presentation in Lausanne during the recent IF Forum detailing the plans made for the Sport Festival as […]