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Hungarian Kickboxing World Cup 18th-21th May 2017 This year edition of Hungarian kickboxing World Cup was a total earthquake of kickboxing during three days of the competition. Fantastic venue reserved only for tatami and separate hotel hall with three rings gave a full joy for participants as well as the audience, offering them to choose which part of the competition will join in. The whole three days were fulfilled with the schedule knowing that there was a record of 2692 entries of 1447 participants of all ages from beginners, juniors to seniors, female and male, from 249 clubs from 38 nations from WAKO Africa, WAKO Asia, WAKO America and WAKO Europe. WAKO President opened the Competition Referees and judges seminar before the competition The most numerous team was Hungarian, with 719 participants from 49 kickboxing clubs. There we had Italy with 213 participants from 21 club, Ukraine with 155 participants, Bulgaria with 143 participants, Austria with 125, the United Kingdom with 117, Greece with 108, Poland with 103, and Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Russian Federation with almost a 100 participants per a team. WAKO can be proud with these great numbers. As always, the […]
The 2015 WMF World Adventure Golf Masters (WAGM) took place on June 6th and 7th at the Hastings Adventure Golf Center in Hastings, England and was co-hosted by the British Minigolf Association. Forty- seven competitors representing a record number of countries, including several of the top-ranked players in the world, competed for individual and team titles. The countries competing along the host nation include four-time defending team champions Germany, China, Czech Republic, Finland, India, Portugal and Sweden. This is the fourth year the WAGM has been hosted at the Hastings Adventure Golf Center and the standard of play continues to improve with each year. “It was a real showcase for all that is great about minigolf,” said Sean Homer, captain of the Great Britain team. “More important, there was a terrific level of spirit, camaraderie, and passion throughout the event. I don’t think you will find a better example of all that is good about minigolf than what we witnessed this weekend.” In the seven-round team event, Germany remained undefeated in the WAGM team by winning their fifth straight team title by 10 strokes over the Sweden 1 team. Great Britain 1 finished two strokes further back and earned the […]
The 2017 Universiade was officially declared open by Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing welcoming athletes from around the world. The spectacular ceremony featured 3 different cultural performances presenting the story of Chinese Taipei to the world. Stunning digital and human performances received standing ovations and then when over 4,000 athletes marched into the arena with the final team Chinese Taipei, the stadium erupted. Chinese Taipei baseball hero Chin Feng Chen hit the fireball from around 50 metres lighting up the cauldron and sending a firework into the stadium and around Taipei. FISU president Oleg Matytsin delivered a heartfelt speech addressing the youth as tomorrow’s leaders and our future. IOC president Dr. Thomas Bach made a video address to all the athletes sharing his pride back in the days when he was a proud participant in the Universiade. AIMS congratulates FISU on an outstanding opening and wishes all the participants lifelong memories at the 29th Summer Universiade !
AIMS President Stephan Fox met with FIL President Stan Cockerton and board member Tom Hayes, at Impact Arena on the 8th of July, where the Asia Pacific Lacrosse Championship (ASPAC) is being held in Bangkok to discuss sport development and the upcoming AIMS meeting. We would like to congratulate Lacrosse and their Thai National Federation for the success of the ASPAC 2015 held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas for those who celebrate Christmas, and for everyone, wishing you restful days between the years with health and happiness for your loved ones and yourself. Looking forward to 2016 where there will be many moments with more successful achievements and when we enjoy each others’ company.
IFMA hosted the AIMS conference in Bangkok from 10th to 13th of August with representatives from the IOC, IWGA, FISU, TAFISA, all recognised IOC groups, the representatives from 23 AIMS recognised sports , IEC in sports, the World Games Channel and many others in attendance. Her Excellency Mrs Wattanavrangkul the Minister of Tourism and Sports opened the beautiful evening with a heart-warming speech on behalf of the Royal Thai Government welcoming all sport dignitaries in true Thainess. Thailand is a sporting country and the government is in full support of sporting development. Her Excellency graciously thanked AIMS for choosing Thailand and Bangkok as the host city for the conference and thanked all the delegates for their presence. Mrs Wattanavrangkul shook hands with every delegate handing out a hand signed Souvenir book. All representatives from IOC, IWGA, FISU, TAFISA and UN Women, made welcome speeches and AIMS President Stephan Fox presented the plaque of appreciation to all delegates.
An important meeting was held in Lausanne between the 16 IOC and/or SportAccord Combat sports to discuss continued cooperation for mutual benefits, with further discussions on the Combat Games. The IOC was represented by IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell and Head of Stakeholder Relations, Jennifer Mann, SportAccord Convention was represented by Nis Hatt, and AIMS President and SportAccord Council member Stephan Fox, was designated to chair the meeting on behalf of SportAccord. The meeting was very productive and the group will continue to work closely together in the spirit of fair-play to protect each other against splinter groups that jeopardise the name of the recognised sport. A decision was also made to continue to cooperate on the possibility of the Combat Games 2018 with an ad-hoc committee being set up representing all the 3 groups, ASOIF, ARISF and AIMS and the 16 combat sports under the leadership of the new SportAccord president.
AIMS President Stephan Fox confirmed that all 21 AIMS member federations will participate at the SAC in Aarhus. Some of them again as exhibitors. The many activities commence on the 3rd in the morning with the IWGA General Assembly and in the afternoon, the AIMS Council meeting. The 4th of April will see a busy day with the Annual AIMS Conference taking place in the morning followed by the AIMS General Assembly. The evening will have the Opening Ceremony, and the Convention will be opened by the IOC President Dr Thomas Bach, and a member of the Royal Family of Denmark. The 5th will be a full Convention day, with many meetings including the Combat Games Meetings. The evening will have the Joint Olympic Dinner hosted by IWGA, ARISF and AIMS, followed by a special cocktail reception of the 2 former AIMS federations, ICU and IFMA, that received IOC recognition in 2016. The 6th will be the ARISF/ WADA session where AIMS will be in full participation and the 7th will see the SportAccord General Assembly. AIMS wishes all the delegates safe travels to Aarhus and looks forward to a very productive week for SportAccord Convention 2017.
The cooperation between the 4 umbrella groups in the Olympic Movement is of utmost importance and AIMS is proud of it’s cooperation with ARISF. ARISF and WADA held their highly successful annual Anti-Doping Coaching/Training Session this year, where AIMS was in full attendance, sharing expertise, experience and views, also showing solidarity in the AIMS member’s aspirations for clean sport. ARISF President, Mr Raffaele Chiulli stated that the workshop “is a great occasion to share something that really works with everyone else. ” The AIMS conference was honoured to have Mr Chiulli speak at its conference in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne. Mr Chiulli stated that the cooperation of all the members of the sporting family, regardless of being recognised or not is vital for the overall development and growth of the sport, commenting that the cooperation of ARISF and AIMS is excellent in sharing learning and experiences. Mr Chiulli expressed support for AIMS in opening the conversation and opportunity to do the IOC workshops where IFs were allowed to ask questions to the IOC directly. He congratulated AIMS for being recognised by the IOC and welcomes AIMS as the 4th umbrella group. He states that ARISF was honoured to receive […]
Official Video from WMF Minigolf World Championships 2015 is published on WMF channel of YouTube SportsHub
AIMS members are geared up and ready for the Annual SportAccord International Federation (IF) Forum 2016 from November 9-11, at the Royal Savoy Hotel in Lausanne. This will be the 10th edition of an IF Forum, that has over the years been a gathering of great value to international sports federations. The forum has provided an constructive and inspirational platform for international federations to discuss key challenges and gain from the insights of major leaders and stakeholders from sport and the industry. This year will see three days of targeted session under the theme of The Power of Sport to Drive World Health. This edition will be a historic one with the IOC President Dr Thomas Bach, SportAccord Convention President Francesco Ricci Bitti and Sportaccord President Patrick Baumann opening the IF Forum, showcasing the unity between the IOC and SportAccord and SportAccord Convention. Stephan Fox, AIMS President and SportAccord Vice President was quoted saying “The IF Forum is a perfect platform for knowledge sharing and meetings between the IFs and umbrella groups. This years one is also important as the IOC Commission meetings are at the same time.“ AIMS members will be in full representation at the forum, including participation on some of the various […]
After the opening ceremony and the starting game between the host nation Brazil and the neighbor country Argentina, which Brazil won in two straight sets, took place, yesterday the Preliminary round started in earnest. Because the ground was already very wet from the rain of the last days, all games yesterday were played on court number 4 to save the centre court for the coming days. It was planned that all games from Wednesday on will be streamed live on sportdeutschland.tv, but due to technical problems the first game of the day between Austria and the newbies from Australia could only be recorded. Unfortunately that was not the only difficulty the organizational team had to face this day. The weather forecast predicted heavy rain in the middle of the afternoon. So the responsible people decided to shorten the breaks between the games to finish as many games as possible before the rain sets in. The starting times were only published for maximum two games in a row to keep it as flexible as possible. The predicted rain set in during the game third set between Austria and Switzerland. The game continued in heavy rain. After this the last game between Germany and Brazil […]
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:
The Royal Thai Government, the Institute of Physical Education, came together for a day of sport, hosting the 23 AIMS sports to have a unique chance to introduce themselves to the sport universities, the Department of Physical Education and other stakeholders in Thai sport. AIMS President Stephan Fox stated that this gathering is vital to exchange sports, as some are stronger in certain regions while others have no presence at all in certain regions. It is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the sports, awaken interest and work together with higher sporting authorities. The representatives from the IOC, IWGA, FISU and TAFISA applauded the initiatives that will now continue in different regions around the world. AIMS Executive board member, Michal Buchel from FIAS, summed it up “Sport has a unique power, the unity in sport is important for the overall development of each of our sports.”
It was honour to have Mr Joël Bouzou, President and founder of Peace and Sport and World Olympians Association speak at the Annual AIMS Conference which was held this time at the Olympic capital of Lausanne. Mr Bouzou opened speaking on the international values that sport conveys of hard work, fair play, respect, the kind of references that society needs today. He stressed that the IFs are useful platforms, stating that “…when policies are made, it is established all over the planet; this provides an opportunity, not only to better sport, but guarantees equity for participants all over the world to be able to compete in the same conditions which in turn sets up dialogue where sport can contribute towards peace.” He urged the delegates as sport leaders talk to governments to tackle issues as equity is exercised through sport and the community work on peace through sport is growing. A number of AIMS federations already have established close cooperation with Peace and Sport. Mr Bouzou reported on the highly successful April 6 event, where 850 projects were put together as a massive contribution to sport and peace, where 15 million people were involved in the campaign; the goal being […]
AIMS takes great pride in its cooperation with the recognised organisations in sporting world. The AIMS conference held on the 19th of April, at the Swisstech Centre in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne was a great success with major and highly respected names in the world of sport, the conference was not only informative but also left a great sense of solidarity towards a united goal – that is the betterment of the world through sport. The conference was lead by welcome speeches from Mr Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of ASOIF and SportAccord Convention, Sir Craig Reedie IOC Vice President and President of WADA and President of ARISF Mr Raffaele Chiulli. The various speakers congratulated AIMS on it’s progress and development through the year, under the leadership of it’s president. Following the welcome notes, were very informative presentation from other special speakers that included: IOC representatives, Sport Director Mr Kit McConnell and Head of Sport Partnerships and Coordination, Mrs Jenny Mann; Peace and Sport and World Olympians President, Mr Joël Bouzou; CEO of IWGA, Mr Joachim Gossow; WUC Director FISU, Mr Paulo Ferreira; Director ThinkSport Mrs Anna Hellman; including host city presenters, HE Mrs Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the Thai Minister of Tourism and Sports, […]
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 National Kenyan Minigolf Federation hosted the first African Minigolf Summit in Kisumu from September 16th-18th, 2016 with participants from Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. The Summit was a great success with Statutes of African Minigolf Sport Federation established and an election of a full board. The board will be led by Wycliffe Ngoya (Kenya) as President and Talal Fattal (Ghana) as Secretary General. Participants of the African Minigolf Summit Grass-roots projects for minigolf development and individual adaption for different countries were discussed widely and with great interest. The World Minigolf Federation (WMF), supporting the Olympic movement and importance of social responsibility for a better world, offered its support for national projects and education programs for kids, players, coaches and referees. Social projects for Democratic Republic of the Congo (peace) and Kenya (youth communication center) have been initiated. The first African Minigolf Resort was discussed to be built up on the area of a private school close to Kisumu, where minigolf would be integrated in the official school sport. Alice Kobisch, Minigolf Ambassador and former World Champion, promoted the Minigolf-Kids foundation at the Summit. The Minigolf-Kids foundation was co-founded by her and the current […]
The 15 IOC and or GAISF recognised Combat Sports met in Bangkok under the leadership of chairman Stephan Fox who is also GAISF Vice-President. The meeting was shared by IOC Executive Member, Nenad Lalovic, who is also the President of United World Wrestling. Many topics were discussed in regards to establishing a working group towards the World Combat Games. Also discussions took place in order to do a martial arts and combat forum. Mr Stanislas Frossard, EPAS Executive Secretary, did an extensive presentation on behalf of the European Council. The GAISF combat commission has become a strong group within the world recognised family and 6 out of the 15 members will be part of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The 2015 World Cup is taking place in Kemer Antalya TURKEY on October 26-31 2015. The 2015 TURKISH Open Darts Tournament will precede the World Cup starting October 19-26 2015 in Kemer Antalya TURKEY. Both events will take place in Limak Limra Hotel and resort which is located in a popular tourist resort of Antalya. More info for darts around the world at www.dartswdf.com