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AIMS President Stephan Fox stated, “This has been an important gathering especially for the non-Olympic sports. We all find ourselves in challenging times, where we can use social media, not only to stand in solidarity but also through physical distancing we are able to train together. We should also continue to use it for educational purposes and this seminar is a perfect example. We all must continue to work together and plan for the after crisis, for the protection of clean athletes and the unified fight against doping. Everyone benefitted from this important initiative.” https://gaisf.sport/international-federations-learn-best-practice-for-updating-anti-doping-rules-via-videoconference/
The AIMS family congratulates Teqball on all their development and we are looking forward to a continued cooperation. GAISF AND SPORTACCORD PRESIDENT ATTENDS FITEQ CEREMONY IN ROME GAISF and SportAccord President Raffaele Chiulli attended a ceremony to mark the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ), GAISF Observer, partnering with four major Italian sports entities to grow and develop the sport globally. FITEQ donated Teq tables to the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), world-renowned football club, AS Roma, and the prestigious Sapienza University of Rome, to help promote active and healthy lifestyles across Italy. President Chiulli, an advocate for the importance of staying active through sport, also donated a Teq table to IIISSS (Istituto Internazionale Italiano Studi Sport Società). President Chiulli said: “As with all of GAISF’s members and observers, it is my pleasure to attend such events to support the development of sport worldwide. This event was the first of its kind since COVID-19, and it was fantastic to be able to come together in celebration of sport. “It is easy to see the true passion FITEQ has for the sport of teqball, and I am sure that their new partnerships will help […]
Patrick Baumann will always be remembered for his vision and beliefs in the true power of sport and Olympic humanity. Through his leadership Patrick has united us into one voice. He has respected each and every member of the world sports family, Olympic and Non-Olympic. His energy, his optimism, his intelligence, his down to earth approach, his positivity and his sense of humour touched and inspired us all. Patrick was a man of sport, on and off the field of play, he understood, practised and preached sport for the good of humankind. His integrity in many ways has given us credibility and we can only be grateful for the time, effort and support he has given to sports and the future of our youth regardless to where we are in the sporting tree. Patrick’s legacy will not fade, we must all continue to stand and be the one family he wanted us to be. This is the promise we must make. He was a true friend to all of us and our hearts and condolences are with his wife, two children, his family and to every one who loved and respected him for the great man he has been.
Congratulations to Vewart Comta, IWGA Athlete of the Month for August 2015. The Muaythai fighter from Thailand won the gold medal (weight class 57 kg) at the IFMA Muaythai Royal World Cup in Bangkok. He became the first athlete to qualify for The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw/Poland. Finally, the Jury, made up of all Technical Officials of IFMA, awarded the King’s Trophy to Thailand and Vewart Comta for most outstanding performance in the Senior Male category.
Sport is a powerful platform for the empowerment of woman, girls and gender equality. Gender equality, must be a basic human right, and, a fundamental principle of any recognised sport. Over that last years we have all been part in promoting gender equality for all our athletes and within the international federation rightfully more women have taken active roles in the leadership. We must continue to give greater access, and above all opportunity for everybody to be part and participate in sport. United Through Sports is an important vehicle to address these challenges and AIMS, the founder of United Through Sports, is a great example of gender equality having 2 female presidents sitting in the council. Thursday 4th June 2020 4pm we will see some leading women in sports live on Facebook interviewed by UTS CEO Julia Govinden. Let’s be inspired by these outstanding athletes.
The first ever Pan American Fistball Games held by the US Fistball Association will take place from the 27th to the 30th of August at the Swim and Sports Club in Flanders (NJ). The Pan American Championship for national teams men and women with teams from USA, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia will the Thursday 27th and Friday 28th of August. After that the Pan American Cup for club teams men and women with teams from the same countries will take place Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of August.
Yesterday the Men’s World Championship in Argentina started with the opening ceremony in Villa General Belgrano, which included folkloric dances and a Tango performance and the official welcome-speech by Jose Gonzales, president of the organisation committee and Karl Weiss, president of the international fistball association. Directly after the ceremony the opening game was held at the same venue. Around 1000 visitors enjoyed the game between the local team of Argentina against the team from the USA. Argentina won the game i 3 strait sets. The opening ceremony as well as the opening game was broadcasted via live stream to the whole world. Unfortunately the team of India was not able to come to the games. So the schedule for group C had to be changed. Group C will now play a double round against each other on day 2 and day 3. You can find all information about the world championship including the schedules, news, all results and tables as well as the schedule of the live stream in the multi lingual homepage of the world championship: http://faustball2015.com/
Today we will take you to another former AIMS member, Sambo and the International Sambo Federation, FIAS. FIAS, is the only International Organisation which has been recognised by the IOC, that manages the development of Sambo in the world. Sambo is an international sport, a unique synthesis of single combat and martial arts of the world. There are 3 disciplines of competitive Sambo: Sport Sambo, Combat Sambo and Beach Sambo. Sambo has so many different faces and it is a sport for all, regardless of fitness, ability or age. Sambo is led by, the energetic President, Vasily Shestakov. It is a member of GAISF and has been one of the driving forces in the AIMS development and is represented through their CEO Michal Buchel, in the council. Sambo has now moved from AIMS to the ARISF family. Today, Mattia Galbiati will share with us his experience during the pandemic and how Sambo has helped him to stay calm and focused. Click here for Link: http://: https://sambo.sport/en/news/mattia-galbiati-ya-mogu-spravitsya-s-tekushchimi-problemami-sambo-nauchilo-menya-ostavatsya-spokoyny/
The AIMS council convened for an important meeting before the SportAccord Extraordinary Congress to discuss strategy and a combined stance. Special guest FIAS President, Vasily Shestakov, who attended the meeting also invited all AIMS members for a FIAS sponsored dinner. AIMS President Stephan Fox made a detailed report on all the recent developments of AIMS while Gerhard Zimmermann reported on the organizational aspects. All the 23 non-Olympic recognized AIMS members were in full attendance of the Extraordinary General Assembly of SportAccord.
AIMS as an IOC umbrella organisation, stands united against racism and discrimination, which is deeply rooted in the AIMS philosophy. Respect is one of the pillars of sport and from the moment you enter the AIMS family, there is a zero-tolerance policy for racial discrimination and harassment. Our IFs stand united and our athletes serve as role models for the youth. Every stakeholder within the sport pyramid lives by this ideal. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be involved in our family in whatever capacity they choose. As per the Olympic Charter, Fundamental Principle 6: “The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Olympic Charter shall be secured without discrimination of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.” We encourage our athletes to express their views, and their unity towards these human rights. The value brought to the community through sporting and cultural exchange, […]
GLOBAL SPORTS COMMUNITY MARKS ONE YEAR TO GO FOR TOKYO 2020 The global sports community today joins the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee in celebrating one year to go until the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Through the #StrongerTogether campaign, the sports community will be sharing messages of solidarity, unity, resilience, progress and hope with the entire world. Be sure to check out GAISF’s Twitter page where we will share the best content from International Sports Federations marking One Year to Go. In addition, to mark this major milestone, an event will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo which can be viewed below at 11:00 UTC.
The AIMS President thanked all AIMS members, Athletes and Coaches for participating in the ITA Webinar this past Tuesday on The Anti-Doping Landscape and Athlete Perspective. A special thanks to the International Testing Agency for putting together this wonderful seminar and educating athletes about Clean Sport, the Anti-doping process and promoting education. The protection of clean athletes in our unified stance against doping is top priority in any IOC recognized sport and organization. We all stand united with zero tolerance for doping and we must really thank ITA for all their work, their mission and vision and we must continue with extensive educational efforts involving all stake holders in the sport movement which is a clear investment towards the future of sport and integrity and the pillar of fair-play. AIMS Members pride themselves on being fully compliant World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) signatories and many are partner of the International Testing Agency (ITA), collaborating on initiatives to keep our sport clean and to protect our clean athletes. AIMS has a zero-tolerance policy against doping violations. The protection of the clean athlete is one of AIMS’s main missions based on the pillar of fair play. Education is key and this is why […]
AIMS invited special guests for a Welcome Breakfast meeting to honour the 2017 World Games and all partner organisations within the Olympic Movement. AIMS President Stephan Fox welcomed all the guests in the relaxed atmosphere, congratulating IWGA President and IOC Member José Perurena for the success of the 2017 World Games, which has truly put the atheltes at the heart. President Fox stressed on the unique power of sport has to make a positive contribution in society and he welcomed the representatives of the atheltes there, thanking them and also showcasing the importance of respect for one another. Mr. Fox and the AIMS Council members present, handed special plaques of appreciation, starting with the former IWGA president, Ron Froelich, who has set the foundation for these games and to the current IWGA president, Mr. Perurena for his leadership. Mr. Fox thanked the IWGA team led by the CEO Joachim Gossow and General Manager, Chantal Boehi for their hard work behind the scenes, especially in the name of all the participating atheltes. Mr. Fox also presented a plaque to the IOC representative Jenny Mann, thanking Ms. Mann and the IOC for all their support and guidance and outlined again, the important cooperation between […]
On the fourth day of the IFA 2016 Fistball Women’s World Championship we saw two semifinal matches and two matches to determine the fifth, sixth and seventh places in the tournament, respectively. The players and fans were fortunate to have excellent weather, and we witnessed a great atmosphere. Playing on home turf, the Brazilian team delivered an excellent performance in the semifinal match against Switzerland, and scored a clear victory (3:0). In the second semifinal match, defending champion Germany played versus the tournament’s surprise team Chile which had managed to qualify for the semifinals for the first time in their World Championship history. The German team advanced to tomorrow’s final in a confident manner where it is now facing Brazil. Switzerland and Chile will play for the Bronze medal. Team Austria compensated for its disappointment of not qualifying for the semifinals with a clear victory over Australia. The Argentinian team, on place six after the preliminary round, also won over Australia. The Australian team hence finishes the tournament on the seventh place. As they return home, the Australian players take with them the invaluable experiences they have gathered from game to game and the many friendships they have won. Austria […]
Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) President Stephan Fox has visited the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Thailand. He was was welcomed by IWF President Tamás Aján. The pair exchanged gifts and watched the women’s 81 kilograms and men’s 102kg A sessions won by Colombia’s Leidy Yessenia Solis Arboleda – at the expense of defending champion Lidia Valentín of Spain – and Belarus’ Yauheni Tsikhantsou, respectively. Fox also stopped off at the #iLiftClean information booth located on the outskirts of the venue being used for the IWF World Championships. President Fox stated that he enjoyed the competition, which really had me stayed until the last lift and see the Colombian beat the defending champion from Spain, and also a new champion. Fox stated how impressed he was by the widespread of medals at the event, with 30 countries having made at least one podium so far. Stephan Fox, also vice-president of the Global Association of International Sports Federations, stopped off at the #iLiftClean information booth located on the outskirts of the venue being used for the IWF World Championships ©IWF. He also said the visit gave him the chance to receive in-depth information from IWF director […]
Today, we will take you to a sport which has a cult status, especially in Asia. It has spread its wings from South East Asia around the world and is one of the most popular sports in the Asian Games and South East Asian Games. Sepaktakraw is an indoor and outdoor sport and is also a very popular beach sport included in the Asian Beach Games. The flagship events are the ISTAF World Cup and the ISTAF Super Series. It has record figures on Asian TV, Euro Sports and many others. ISTAF is a proud member of the GAISF family and a driving member of AIMS since its inauguration and has been represented at every Sportaccord. The President of Sepaktakraw, Major General. Charouck Arirachakaran, is the Vice President of the OCA and National Olympic Committee of Thailand. The General Secretary, Dato Halim, is one of the driving forces of Sepaktakraw. Today, we see the amazing skills of the Sepaktakraw athletes Fight Gravity. Enjoy the contribution of the ISTAF Family.
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.
During the preparation of the center court for the 3rd day a accident happend: The windshield of the lawn mower broke and the glas shard had to be picked up by hand or hoovered. But gladly in the morning everything was ready on the center court for the teams to go. The first two games would decide witch teams can follow Germany, Austria and Brasil into the semifinals. The women were starting with the game Switzerland against USA. Switzerland won the game in 2 straight sets and would have to face Germany in the semifinal later the same day. The game was followed by the men with Switzerland against India. The Swiss team liked to follow the example from the game before and they managed to do it and also won in 2 sets and will play the semifinal against Austria. Now the semifinals will start with the women Austria against Brasil. The game was a tight one from the beginning with good scenes on both sides. At the end the Brasilian girls could get revenge for the lost game in the preliminary round and won the game 4:2. Following this game was the first men’s semifinal between Germany and Brasil. The […]
Peace and Sport thanks AIMS for its effort in mobilizing members, athletes and fans. 6th April, White Card Campaign
MADRID – 14 December 2017 – Following the recent celebration of its one-year anniversary, the Olympic Channel today announced that it has reached cooperation agreements with the Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS), and the international governing bodies for fistball, muaythai, polo, powerlifting and tug of war to collaborate on content for the multi-platform global media destination. The agreements with AIMS, International Fistball Association (IFA), International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA), Federation of International Polo (FIP), International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) and Tug of War International Federation (TWIF) bring the number of partners who have announced similar agreements with the Olympic Channel to 63. Federation partners include international sports federations (IFs), recognised federations and organisations, multi-sport organisers and non-recognised federations. “We are excited to welcome these organisations to the Olympic Channel’s robust family of federation partners,” said Mark Parkman, general manager of the IOC’s global Olympic Channel. “As we look ahead to 2018, we are in a great position to promote all sports and athletes within the Olympic Movement, and help to distribute their content and grow their audiences worldwide.” AIMS President Stephan Fox expressed his joy and said, “this is an important step for AIMS and the 21 […]