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Nin, Croatia – From September 20 to 23, 2017, the 2017 edition of the World Championships will be held at Zaton Holiday Resort. The World Championships is the most prestigious event on the World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) calendar and will crown the top players and teams in the world. It’s being held at the end of a packed month of competition at Zaton as the World Adventure Golf Masters and World Deaf Champions were held there last week. There are 23 countries represented in this year’s World Championships, with 166 total participants (53 women and 113 men). This year sees three new countries joining the entry list as Brazil, Australia and Canada have sent participants to this major event. An official list of the countries participating can be found below. Participants had official practice days from September 15 up through today to hone their skills on the two courses that will be played during the championships. They will play rounds on both the felt golf and miniaturegolf style courses during the four days of competition. The first three days will feature stroke-play competition as players fight for individual stroke-play glory and the glory of their country and the awarding […]
The 2017 WDF Europe Cup Youth will take place July 12 to 15 2017 in Malmo Sweden
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 !
A historic joint welcome dinner hosted by IWGA, ARISF and AIMS was held at the Olympic Museum on the night of the 18th of April. The room was filled with representatives from over 60 international recognised sporting federations grouped together in ARISF and AIMS and many of them also members of IWGA and included in the World Games program. IWGA, led by President Jose Perurena, who is also an IOC Member; ARISF members, led by President Raffaele Chiulli and AIMS represented with Stephan Fox as President; all present to celebrate the opening of the SportAccord Convention for 2016 in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne and no place would be more fitting than the Olympic Museum in the Olympic capital. Mr Chiulli shared on the expectations of the SAC and the warmth of coming together as a family for the united love of sport. The night was especially honoured by presence of the IOC President Dr Thomas Bach along with the 4 IOC Vice Presidents, the Director General and Deputy Director General,the IOC Sport Director, the IOC Head of Relations and many others, showing the level of cooperation between the IOC, the IOC recognized umbrella groups and federations and multi sport organisations. […]
LAUSANNE, 8 November 2017- GAISF and International Olympic Committee (IOC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), underscoring the unity of vision and purpose between the two organisations and paving the way to a continuing close and fruitful relationship, which will benefit all of sport’s stakeholders. The MoU was signed by IOC President Thomas Bach and GAISF President Patrick Baumann, ahead of the official opening of the International Federations Forum in the Olympic Capital Lausanne. The signing marks a new era in the ever-closer relationship between GAISF and the IOC, and the closure of a transition period which has seen Sportaccord re-name as GAISF, as well as the re-evaluation and redefinition of its role, aims and objectives. The relationship between GAISF and the IOC is increasingly important in a changing international sports landscape and emphasises the IOC’s continued commitment to the International Federation (IF) Family, which was highlighted in Olympic Agenda 2020. This gave IFs a greater responsibility in key areas including nomination of new sports, the Olympic Games bidding process and ensured a voice at the top table across the Olympic Movement. The MoU covers membership criteria, services to members and multi-sport games, and is designed to serve as […]
The IAF team had a wonderful participation at the World Martial Arts Masterships in Korea. We were present in the event with an Aikido seminar conducted by our Ambassador, Shihan Christian Tissier 8 Dan, and a complex demonstration session. Aikido had the weekend of 31 Aug – 1 Sep allocated in the international martial arts event that took place in Chungju, South Korea. The first day comprised the Aikikai Aikido seminar conducted by Shihan Christian Tissier 8 Dan, who was the Ambassador of Aikido at the World Martial Arts Masterships 2019. The participants followed his directions with great interest and interacted with new people on tatami for practicing the Aikido techniques. The second day comprised the Aikido demonstration session, called Embukai. After the opening ceremony, that was lead by Shihan Christian Tissier, the session started with the demonstration offered by Korea Aikido Federation. The IAF team presented the demonstrations on several sections: 1) Basic techniques 2) Advanced techniques 3) Weapons 4) Experts. The final demonstration was offered by the IAF Ambassador, Shihan Christian Tissier 8 Dan.
The Team for Cordoba After a week long training camp as preparation for the Men World Championship in Cordoba (Argentina) the Team coach Winfried Kronsteiner announced the 10 playsers to represent Austria in this year. After the final tournament in June the squad was already reduced from 17 players to 14 players and now it was the point of nominate the final world championship squad. Unfortunately three players had to drop out because of injuries and so only the youngster Jakob Huemer had to bite the bullet and will be reserve player. back from left to right: Gerhard Horvath (physical therapist), Thomas Letiner (co-trainer), Harald Pühringer, Siegfried Simon, Bela Gschwandtner, Klaus Thaller, Fritz Weiharter (sports psychologist), Winfried Kronsteiner (coach), Philip Schretter (physical therapist) front from left to right: Stefan Wohlfahrt, Klemens Kronsteiner, Jean Andrioli, Dietmar Weiß, Michael Feichtenschlager, Manuel Helmberger See the whole article in german here.
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.
On behalf of the AIMS family, I would like to convey our deepest condolences on the passing of Hein Verbruggen. The world of sport shares in the loss of a true visionary. Hein’s work and commitment for international sport and its development will remain a lasting legacy. We, the AIMS family will continue in the path he has laid and build upon the foundations of a great man. On behalf of AIMS, I extend my heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends during this time of deep sadness. Stephan Fox President, AIMS Special Message from the International Olympic Committee Special Message from GAISF President, Mr. Patrick Baumann
An important meeting took place between AIMS President Stephan Fox and the Secretary General of Sepaktakraw (ISTAF), Dato Abdul Halim Kader. The cooperation between the 23 AIMS members, SportAccord and the IOC and the other 3 umbrella groups, ASOIF, AIOWF and ARISF has been the topic of this discussion. Sepaktakraw has gain immense popularity in recent years, included in many multi sport games, Asian Games, Asian Beach Games, SEA Games and so on. It is also one of the interested IFs striving for individual IOC recognition. Dato Kader congratulated the AIMS President for the achievements and his vision in the co-operation of all Olympic and non-Olympic sports for the betterment of sport. Also present was Mr Muhammad Fariq, Chairman ISTAF Control Committee, who had a separate meeting with the IFMA Sport Director Charissa Tynan regarding the cooperation of Muaythai and Sepaktakraw at events for the promotion and development of each individual sport.
A meeting took place for sport federations that have enquired for membership into GAISF (SportAccord) and potential applicants. 48 international sport federations were invited and it was held to provide introduction and practice guidance for international federations and other sport organisations considering applying for membership or associate membership. The day was developed in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee and the GAISF Membership Commission, chaired by Antonio Espinos, President of the World Karate Federation and co-chaired by the two SportAccord Vice Presidents, Raffaele Chiulli, President of ARISF and Stephan Fox, President of AIMS. GAISF President, Patrick Baumann opened the day stating that “sport never stands still”, and that “sport continues to evolve to reflect our changing world”. GAISF currently represents 109 ISFs and other sporting bodies, of which 21 are members of AIMS. The IOC Sports Dept. was represented by Jenny Mann, who praised the cooperation between GAISF and the IOC on the entry level towards further recognition towards AIMS, and then IOC recognised ARISF and the Olympic Programme in ASOIF and AIOWF. Antonio Espinos made it clear that applicants will go through a strict process with rivalry to any existing member as the starting point. The second day featured […]
ARISF believes strongly in the concept of a unified front to support the healthy development of the sport on all levels. Over the last few years IFMA, ARISF International Federation Member, has initiated rigorous efforts to unify all Muaythai groups within the member countries. The unification processes have been accomplished in cooperation with the international sport governing bodies and national Olympic committees, in line with the interests of ARISF International Federations such as IFMA. Italy has become the latest member to sign this important MOU unifying the two national Muaythai federations in cooperation with the National Olympic Committee, the CONI. The signing ceremony took place in Rome in presence of the ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli, IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox, CONI representative Anna Riccardi, FIKBMS President Donato Milano, FIMT President Mauro Bassetti and IFMA Executive Board Member Davide Carlot. ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli stated: “IFMA is an important member in the IOC recognised sporting family and I applaud IFMA’s initiatives to work for the overall sport development in each country”. “This cooperation was very important and its significance was truly highlighted by the presence of both the ARISF President and CONI representative at the signing ceremony” IFMA General Secretary Stephan […]
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.
AIMS is made up of 23 recognised international sport federations that make up about a quarter within the four recognised umbrella groups that include ASOIF, AIOWF and ARISF. AIMS President Stephan Fox said that this 25% is the minimum of AIMS ISF and sports that should be included in multi sport games. Giving the athletes from all the sports a chance to be included in the various games including both summer and winter, continues to be one of the main priorities of AIMS. Mr Fox stated that a good example of this is the upcoming Asian Beach Games in Danang Vietnam, where 5 out of the 20 selected sports come from the AIMS family. AIMS will continue the drive to popularise each and every member sport in the interest of the athletes, so they can proudly compete at these multi sport games representing their sports, their country and most importantly themselves.
Adam Kelly, from Great Britain, has won Ireland’s very first Irish Minigolf Open which was held at Rainforest Adventure Golf. Adam registered a score of 219 over 8 rounds, leaving his final score 69-under par. Kelly cashes in with a cheque for €1500. The Irish National Minigolf Champion was also up for grabs for Irish participants in the competition. Jamie Campbell claimed the title of Irish National Champion after registering a score of 262 over 8 rounds, leaving his final score 26-under par. Jamie cashes in with a prize of €350. 36 players took part in the competition, 18 of them Irish and 18 from across Europe. The event, backed by the World Minigolf Federation and the British Minigolf Association, generated interest from across Europe, with players from The U.K., Austria, Czech Republic and Sweden taking part in the competition. Rainforest Adventure Golf is now the home of a new World Record, as Pauli Kuikka from Sweden registered a score of 23 on the “Aztec” course during his 2nd round on the first day of the competition. Detailed results from the competition can be viewed here: http://bmga.co.uk/2017IO/result.htm#c For more information, log onto www.rainforestadventuregolf.ie Facebook – www.facebook.com/RainforestAdventureGolf Twitter – @RainforestGolf Notes: This is an […]
The 2017 WDF World Cup will be taking place in Kobe Japan October 3 to 7 2017.
From the 25th of October until the 30th of October in Curitiba, Brazil will be the IFA 2016 Fistball Women´s World Championship. It will start next Tuesday with the initial match between hosting nation Brazil and Argentina. The IFA had to publish a reviewed schedule of the tournament as Team India and Team Pakistan will not participate due to visa related issues. 7 teams (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Germany and Switzerland) from three continents will participate in the tournament played at the well known sports and fistball club “Clube Duque de Caxias” which already hosted the Fistball Women´s World Championship 2002. In the framework of the Women´s World Championship the IFA will host an IFA Athletes´ and Entourage Congress dated Friday 28th October and Saturday 29th October including elections of the female representatives inside the IFA Athletes´ Commission. Below the new schedule:
GAISF Vice President, Mr. Stephan Fox, who is also the Chairman of the GAISF Combat Commission, together with the SportAccord Convection CEO, Mr. Nis Hatt and GAISF Head of Administration, Mr. Philippe Gueisbuhler, made a visit to beautiful Chinese Taipei to discuss the World Combat Games 2019. The visit started in Taipei, where the team was greeted by representative of the government, Mr. Lin Te-Fu Director General sports administration, and representative of National Olympic Committee. Basic discussion took place about terms and conditions before the trip continued to Kaohsiung, where they were greeted by the Deputy Mayor, Ms. Hsu Ming-Chun and Deputy Secretary General Mr. Lin Ying-Pin. Other meetings took place around the city.
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.
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 […]