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Who is The Best Fighter? Fourth WAKO World Cup in the World Cups series this year has gathered the best fighters all around the world. Remembering the fantastic organization of the editions before, this year The Best Fighter was one of the best ever! Among 1816 entries of the competitors from 29 countries, we saw on tatami and rings fantastic spirit of the kick boxers who competed in all seven WAKO disciplines. Italia was the most numerous team: 689 Italians in fantastic condition well prepared for the competition, and also there was 273 Russians and 107 Slovenians. This was the order of the best nations on the competition: 1. Italy, 2. Russia, 3. Slovenia. The concurrency was very tough, the toughest way to the gold medal was in Point fighting senior men -69 kg, where we had 21 competitors! The best and won a gold medal was White Jordan (Ireland), and silver was Veres Alex (Hungary) and bronze was Lo Prete Antonio (Switzerland). During the event, there was continued “WAKO women against cancer” campaign, held to promote PREVENTION against breast cancer and to support the clinical researches and projects of the Italian Foundation FONDAZIONE IEO – CCM. […]
The IOC President, Dr Thomas Bach opened the SportAccord IF Forum 2015 with a record number of international sports federations in attendance. This year’s conference programme is focused on governance and sport and has been developed in close cooperation with the International Olympic Committee and the SportAccord Convention stakeholders. The event was by invitation only for international sport federations from SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF and AIMS. Dr Bach gave a warm welcome speech to all the recognised international sporting federations and associate members outlining the importance of good governance in sport, with Francesco Ricci Bitti issuing the following statement. “Today, the International Sport Federations welcome and accept the IOC’s invitation to work together to not only establish indicators and assessment mechanisms, but to promote their use within their respective sports. The objective of this undertaking is to ensure that the state of governance within sports institutions can be readily assessed publicly and monitored on an ongoing basis. This will be done in an inclusive manner, taking into account best practices and using the most appropriate available tools so as to not only establish the right processes, but to promote and ensure a ‘Culture of Good Governance’ within all Sport Federations.” […]
Mr. Romeo Deša from Croatia was awarded the newly established WAKO Fair Play Award during the WAKO Cadets and Junior World Championship in Dublin, Ireland. This new invention is established in cooperation with International Fair Play Association, CIFP, and with the President Mr. Jenö Kamuti, who was present at the ceremony. WAKO and CIFP want jointly to intensify the focus on Fair Play and preventive actions affecting the culture in a sport, to cherish either good initiatives in Fair Play Spirit of extraordinary behavior putting the Fair Play aspect as a priority. “Mr. Deša have a long history in WAKO working in many aspect of the organization and have a service attitude and preciseness that is highly appreciated by the organization. He operates with high integrity and is an important asset in WAKO”, say WAKO IF President, Mr. Borislav Pelević, the person that actually nominated him.” For me it is important to highlight the fact that Sport have no borders, we are all friends and my respect for this person is high.” At the same ceremony Mr. Jenö Kamuti was handing over a special trophy from CIFP to WAKO IF Vice-President, Mr. Espen Lund, for his work to promote Fair […]
TIGHT SCHEDULE OF GREAT WORLD WAKO TOURNAMENTS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS The beginning of the year was reserved for celebration of kickboxing on 13th Athens Challenge, 06th-07th February 2016. Athens Challenge Tournament is without any doubt one of the top 5 Kickboxing events across the Wold and the biggest Kickboxing event in Greece. The tournament was in disciplines: Point Fighting, Light Contact , Kick Light, Low Kick and Musical Forms. Athens Challenge is the First Tournament of the World Kickboxing Series (WKS). The WKS is a cooperation between The Best WAKO Kickboxing Tournaments during one calendar year(fighters will be ranked according to their results in these tournaments. On all the events they will be able to gather points for personal ranking and at the end of the year the WKS will announce the winner in all the categories). The WAKO tournaments that are in the WKS: 6/7 February 2016 – Athens Challenge, Athens, Greece (1437 participants, 107 clubs, 13 nations) 3/6 March 2016 – Irish Open, Dublin, Ireland (4080 participants, 298 clubs, 32 nations) 15/17 April 2016 – Austrian Classics, Innsbruck, Austria (2241 competitors, 244 clubs, 31 nations) 29/30 April 2016 – Yokoso Dutch Open, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (788 participants, 90 clubs, […]
As the last of the big European Teams Switzerland nominated the squad for the men’s world championship in Argentina. Cyril “Fausto” Schreiber will again be part of the team with witch the Swiss plan to take revenge on the lost final of the European Championship final against Germany last year. There’s also one rookie in the team, but it will not be one of the youngest players. It’s Mario Kohler from FB Widnau. The last part of the preparation will be a training camp in Turkey . The squad: David Berger (Engwilen / STV Wigoltingen), Martin Dünner (Frauenfeld / STV Wigoltingen), Mario Kohler (Widnau / Faustball Widnau), Lukas Lässer (Diepoldsau / SVD Diepoldsau), Fabian Marthy (Flums / SVD Diepoldsau), Malik Müller (Widnau / SVD Diepoldsau), Kevin Nützi (Egerkingen / STV Oberentfelden), Ueli Rebsamen (Kreuzlingen / STV Wigoltingen), Raphael Schlattinger (Diepoldsau / SVD Diepoldsau), Cyrill Schreiber (Walzenhausen / Faustball Widnau). Read the whole story here.
The 3rd site visit took place between the LOC of the Royal Thai Government and lead by Lt. Co. Ruj Saeng-Udom, Deputy Governor of SAT and Nis Hatt, CEO of SportAccord Convention. Over 70 people from various departments participated in this important meeting in which all departments put their progress reports forward. GAISF Vice President, Stephan Fox, also made a welcome speech, again thanking the Royal Thai Government for bringing the convention to Bangkok and that the over 100 recognised sports and organisations are looking forward to the convention from 15 – 10 April 2018. There is a great progress on all aspects of the convention including the Sport Festival which is coming together very nicely and is drawing much interests across all sports. The Festival will be a great message to show the power of youth and sport for a brighter future for all.
The 109 world recognised full member International Sport Federations and Associate members convened in Lausanne for the Extraordinary General Assembly for SportAccord. The meeting was chaired by the President of the AOIWF (Winter Olympics) and Chariman of SportAccord Mr Gian-Franco Kasper and attended by special guest President of ASOIF (Summer Olympics) and SportAccord Convention Mr Francesco Ricci-Bitti. After controversial months in SportAccord, all SportAccord members including the ones with suspended membership came together to discuss the proposed merger of SportAccord and SportAccord convention. All 23 AIMS members were present at the important coference with the final conclusion to draft an agenda for the possible merger to be voted on in April 2016 at the SportAccord Convention 2016. After some discussion the direction was clear, that a merger of the 2 organisations would be further discussed and voted on at the upcoming SportAccord Convention in April 2016.
History has been made! A historical MoU has been signed between the IOC represented by IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach and AIMS represented by its counterpart Stephan Fox. The signing ceremony was witnessed by 4 Vice Presidents from the IOC, and IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper; this is a testament of the importance of the signing. AIMS, the umbrella group of 23 international sport federations, which are members of SportAccord, now have the right to be included in the “Olympic Movement Directory”. AIMS proudly supports and promotes the vision and mission of the Olympic movement by sustaining and developing sports, importantly through the education of youth through sport and to continue to be credible in sport through applicable principles of the Olympic Movement. The IOC acknowledges the role and leadership of AIMS, and its valuable contribution to support the Olympic Movement. “I must thank the IOC President Dr. Bach for his vision, for his mission and for his support of sport and for the international federations which are striving to gain individual recognition by the IOC whom nevertheless work towards good governance and the overall development of sport for the good of society. Today, 23 international sport federations showed their gratitude to the IOC […]
Youth teams from all over the world are getting ready to become part of the biggest muaythai event for junior divisions in the world. The Championships will take place in the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok. The event will showcase the future of muaythai, a friendly competition where athletes can make friends for life.
The Federation Internationale de Savate holds its world championships in Assaut and Combat in alternating years. This year being a Combat year, many Assaut fighters took the opportunity to gather in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, for an open event. The Bulgaria Open Mondial is always fun. Participants include athletes who are regular members of their national squad, along with others who are keen club level competitors. The participants stay in a nice hotel, next to an aqua park. Before the Open, everyone can participate in seminars to improve their skills. For the Open, the sports centre in Plovdiv saw athletes from across the globe. Over one hundred and twenty fighters from 25 countries enter the ring, including athletes from many European countries, Canada, Japan, India and the Seychelles. Officials were numerous and friendly. The technical level of the fights was very good, with a great atmosphere and fair play. Bulgarian television made a film about our sport and many photographers captured all the good, hard and funny moments, which you can find on Facebook. The results : Best senior technicians: SURREL Sarah and NWAMERUE Duk Best veteran technicians: MURRAY Rebecca and Alexander PUJOL Best team: Canada Best fighter: Pinder Shannon, Canada
Since the beginning of time, sport has played a very important role in inspiring people regardless of their divides. The enormous power of sport is one that can be used to achieve great change. Giving back to society and using the power of athletes and champions can contribute to achieve something larger than yourself. Therefore the 23 AIMS member federations signed a pledge with UN Women to combine 23 sporting federations for a united goal. The MOU was signed between Mrs Anna-Karin Jatfors, the Regional Program Manager of UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign and Mrs Julie Gabriel, AIMS Executive Board member in charge of Social Responsibility and IFMA Vice President Sue Latta who head the FEM program. The signing ceremony was witnessed by over 400 delegates from the family of sports, including representatives from IOC, IWGA, TAFISA and FISU.
The AIMS Conference has become an important and unique part of the yearly SportAccord Convention. This year, the theme was the Social Responsibility and Cooperation of Sporting Federations. The AIMS family, under the presidency of SportAccord / GAISF Vice President Stephan Fox welcomed many keynote speakers and presenters. The Conference was opened by SportAccord / GAISF President Patrick Baumann, followed by ARISF President, Raffaele Chiulli. The keynote speakers were Founder and President of Peace and Sport and President of World Olympians Association, Joel Bouzou, President of WADA Sir Craig Reedie, Director of ThinkSport, Anna Hellman, IOC Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Pâquerette Zappelli, IWG for Women in Sports, General Secretary, Game Mothibi and Chief of Youth and Sport Section, SHS UNESCO, Alexander Schischlik. The AIMS president welcomed the IOC president Dr Thomas Bach, thanking him on behalf of the 21 AIMS IFs for the IOC recognition. The IOC president, heartfully welcomed all delegates, congratulating AIMS and all members on their recognition and the cooperation towards common goals. The AIMS Council honoured the IOC president with a special token. AIMS is looking forward to the IF Forum in Lausanne in November and then Bangkok 2018 where the leaders of sport reconvene for […]
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.
WAKO BECAME A PARTNER OF “PEACE AND SPORT” ORGANIZATION Fantastic success has been made at 24th November 2016 for WAKO. According to the invitation of the President of International Organization “Peace and Sport” Mr. Joel Bouzou, WAKO President Mr. Borislav Pelevic arrived in Monaco on 24th November 2016 for signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which means equal membership of WAKO in this international sports organization. Founded in 2007, by modern pentathlon Olympic medalist and World Champion Mr. Joël Bouzou, Peace and Sport is a neutral and independent worldwide organization that is operational by using sport and its values as an instrument for peace. International organizations partners of Peace and sport are Council of Europe, UNESCO ( United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), UNOSDP (United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace) and EPAS (Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport). Peace and Sport work with the support of Government of Monaco, Mairie de Monaco and Tourist organization of Monaco. Among 33 sports organizations which are members of Peace and Sport, WAKO found its place as a 34th associated organization. World Archery, IAAF (International […]
The World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) organized courses, both before and after the 2015 Minigolf European Cup held October 1st to 3rd in Appelscha (NED), to increase awareness on the fight against doping in sports. These courses, consistent with the WMF Test Distribution Plan 2015, briefed members on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regulations. The attending athletes and coaches were instructed by the attending doping control officials on the proper procedures when an athlete is chosen to undergo an anti-doping test. Each of the twenty-one teams in attendance was represented by multiple members, guaranteeing that this information would be passed on and shared at the local club level. The WMF aims to implement a more efficient, intelligent and proportionate Testing and Education program. The instruction in Appelscha is just one of the ways the WMF is educating their members and ensuring that we “Play True!“
Singapore Sepaktakraw National Team preparation for South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19 to 31 August, 2017
The 14th Athens Challenge Tournament took place 04 -05 February 2017 at the Olympic Wrestling Arena in Ano Liossia. Organized in association with WAKO and the PAN-HELLENIC FEDERATION OF KICKBOXING “POK “, Athens Challenge Tournament is without a doubt the biggest Kick Boxing event in Greece. Athens Challenge Tournament is one of the top 5 Kick Boxing events across Europe where each year athletes compete in Kick Boxing disciplines: Point Fighting, Light Contact, Kick Light, Low Kick, forms hard style, soft style, weapons and in Self-defense. This edition 2017 brought over 1220 European athletes from 12 countries such as Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, Georgia who were competing in 2151 entries. Only Greece had more than 1400 entries. The second in entries was Italy ( 271) and Bulgaria (137). Over 27 international referees from across Europe travel to Athens each year for the needs of Athens Challenge Tournament where along with 28 Greek referees they guarantee another successful event. The competition was going on 11 tatami areas and on one ring for low kick. The main sponsor of the 14th Athens Challenge Tournament was VODAFONE and sponsors were Zaros, Dole, Kayak […]
Three years ago, the Peace and Sport international sports organization initiated the White Card campaign dedicated to the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6. The essence of the campaign is that athletes are invited to take a photo or selfie with a White Card in their hands in order to express the symbolic gesture of the belief that sport can steadily change the world. FIAS and SAMBO have taken part in the event since its inception, and today, we are turning your attention not only to photos of athletes with White Card, but also an interview with SAMBO athlete Maria Guedez (Venezuela) and Laure Fournier (France), where they talk about sports for peace and its contribution to this good cause. Do you think sport can increase the possibility of peace? Maria: I am convinced that sport can help peace, because it brings together athletes, unites countries and creates a union of friendship. We are engaged in martial arts, so we must always have an opponent, at least during a fight. But SAMBO still increases our feelings of friendship and peace between every country. Laure: I definitely believe that sport can bring peace into our lives. […]
A special meeting took place in Bangkok between the newly elected SportAccord President, Mr Patrick Baumann, an IOC Member and also the FIBA Secretary General. Mr Baumann paid a visit to AIMS President and IFMA Secretary General Mr Stephan Fox, who congratulated the new SportAccord president on his election and in turn, Mr Baumann extended congratulations to AIMS for recently gaining IOC recognition. SportAccord is the umbrella organisation for all Olympic and non-Olympic intermational sport federations as well as organisers of multi–sport and sport related international associations. Mr Baumann was elected president at the last SportAccord General Assembly in Lausanne, on the 22nd of April 2016. Mr Baumann discussed with Mr Fox his vision on the future of SportAccord and the multi-sport Games such as the World Combat Games, Mind Games and possibly the Urban Games. They also discussed the importance of the cooperation between all members of SportAccord grouped together in the 5 umbrella bodies that are ARISF, ASOIF, AIOWF, AIMS and the Associate Members. The Mr Fox thanked Mr Baumann on behalf of all 23 AIMS members and is looking forward to a fruitful cooperation within SportAccord and the IOC.
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