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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.
The AIMS council met in Lausanne at the Maison du Sport Internationale. Many important issues were discussed, AIMS President gave a detailed report on the SportAccord Council meeting, including decisions taken by the Council. AIMS General Secretary, Dr. Zimmermann made an administrative report, while the various commissions, headed by Dr Gabriel discussed plans on future Social Responsibility projects. AIMS will continue to work closely as one of the SportAccord and IOC recognized IF umbrella organisations to protect the Olympic values and work in good governance towards the overall development of sport.
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 was honoured to attend the opening of the Olympic Head Quarter in Uzbekistan that was inaugurated by IOC President Dr Thomas Bach, President OCA and ANOC HRH Sheikh Al-Sabah and President of the Uzbekistan Olympic Committee Mr Mirabror Usmanov.A special dinner was hosted, with many delegates from the world of sport, that included IOC Executive Board Members and AIBA President Dr CK Wu, President of Fencing Mr Alisher Usmanov. An invitation was also given to AIMS President and IFMA General Secretary, Mr Stephan Fox. The Mr Fox on behalf of AIMS presented a special plaque at the event to the Uzbekistan Olympic Committee. Uzbekistan is a true sport loving country, where which sports and cultural understanding plays an important part in life. AIMS would like to thank for their true hospitality, our friends from Uzbekistan Boxing and Muaythai Federation.
The South East Asian Games Council comprising of 11 National Olympic Committees have just convened in Kuala Lumpur for an important meeting, where one of the topics is the confirmation of the 38 sports for the 2017 SEA Games. Muaythai (Muay), under IFMA has been announced as one of the 38 sports included in this programme. This is fantastic news for both IFMA and FAMA and all South East Asian national federations, as it was in 1995 when Muaythai under IFMA and FAMA was first officially included in any multi sport games, which was in fact, the SEA Games. Since then, Muaythai has truly become an international recognised martial art and combat sport. It was 1998 when Muaythai was included as a demonstration sport in the Asian Games; 1999 IFMA, FAMA and Muaythai was officially recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia; 2006, recognised by GAISF, today known as SportAccord; 2008 by TAFISA; 2009 ARAFURA Games, 2013, Muaythai is recognised by the International World Games Association and included in the 2017 games as a full medal sport; 2015 Muaythai is recognised by FISU and included in the World University Championship Programme and 2016, Muaythai is also one of the 23 sports of […]
SIGN FOR THE FUTURE WAKO became a partner of one more International organization which deals with Women in sport issue. International Working Group on Women and Sport IWG is International organization dealing with gender equality and women presence in sport in all levels, forcing initiatives to promote physical activity, offering men and women equal opportunities in the sport arena and enlisting men as allies in the fight for gender equality. On 4th March 2017 during Irish Open International for Peace and Sport WAKO Cup, it was organized the ceremony of signing the agreement between two parties, which means that WAKO has signed and adopted Brighton Plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration on Women and Sport. Mrs. Kristina Thuree, IWG European representative and Mr. Borislav Pelevic, WAKO President with WAKO Women Committee members Declaration was signed by Mrs. Kristina Thuree, IWG European representative and by WAKO President, Mr. Borislav Pelevic, witnessed by WAKO Women Committee chairman Mrs. Kate Kociszewska and WAKO Women Committee member Mrs. Marijana Pelevic. The presence of Mrs. Kristina Thuree on the WAKO Cup was the great occasion to introduce our sport kickboxing and to arrange a meeting with WAKO Women Committee, where important issues of implementing principles of […]
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/.
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.
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.
Anastasia lives in Athens, Greece together with her family. She was born in 1998 and is still very much in high school. She started with Karate when she was 6 years old. After 2 years she started to train Ju-Jitsu at Titans Ju Jitsu club and from then she never stopped. She is a black belt 1st Dan in Ju Jitsu 1. What is your biggest accomplishment in Ju-Jitsu I have taken the 1st place in Duo System at the age of 15 and 1st place in Fighting system at the age of 16 in the World Championships. 2. What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success? My coach successfully combines both plysical exercise and the techniques that we train. I’m not doing something special, I’m just trying to be as focused as I can and give my best in every training. Also, we make a lot of fun in our training because we are very friendy and we are all very closed to each other, so that helps us to have good communication and good mood! 3. What would be your ultimate achievement? When I will be over 18, […]
23 International Federations and one of the five groups that make up the world of sport came together in a joint meeting in Bangkok, hosted by IFMA the world governing body of Muaythai. IFMA General Secretary and President of AIMS Stephan Fox , welcomed all the members of the Olympic family, from the IOC, IWGA, FISU, TAFISA and many others for a day of important presentations. Christian Wassmer Head of Recognised Stakeholder Relations, IOC, kick off the day with an important presentation on the IOC Agenda 2020, the Olympic Channel and the future of AIMS within the IOC Movement. He also presented detailed information on the IOC recognition process. AIMS President Stephan Fox, thanked Mr Wassmer for his presentation and the support of IOC towards the AIMS family. The CEO of the International World Games Association Mr Joachim Gossow was the second speaker. The World Games are an important part of the Olympic movement as many sports in the Olympics come via the World Games and many AIMS members are already member of the IWGA and or included in the World Games. Mr Gossow presented the IWGA structure and a detailed presentation on the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland […]
Neutraubling, Germany – The Minigolf European Cup 2016 for club teams will be held September 29 through October 1 at the Minigolfcenter Neutraubling. Known as the “Champions League of Minigolf” 95 players will be representing teams from 8 countries as they battle to put their club team on the top of the podium. There will also be 35 coaches and officials at the tournament, bringing the participation count to well over 100 for this event. Everything is in place for an excellent late in the season tournament as the conditions for play are perfect with fine weather and a great atmosphere among the teams. Teams will compete on Thursday and Friday to earn their qualifying spots in the final Saturday rounds. Teams are already at the course practicing for what will be an intense and close competition. Pasi Aho, tournament officer, has this to say about the coming tournament, “The best minigolf teams in Europe have been practising since last weekend in best conditions and beautiful autumn weather. It will be very exciting to see if the title holders MGC Mainz, Germany (women) and Uppsala BGK, Sweden (men) can retain their titles or if the challengers will take the trophies […]
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.
After two days of fistball in a new surrounding in Cape Town the positions on the leader board are taken. The first day we saw five clear 3-0 matches – as expected the newcomers from Australia and South Africa had no chance against the World Cup veterans from Pfungstadt (GER) and Mercês (BRA)- surprisingly Mercês was not able to keep up with the German title holder and lost 0-3 as well. The nailbiter of Day 1 was clearly the fight of South Melbourne Fistball Club against the Archbishops of Banterbury. The Local heroes started well with a 2:1 set-lead, but couldn’t finish the game with the same concentration and lost in the end 2-3 to the Australian rivals. The second day started with the game for the 3rd place between the South Melbourne Fistball Club the the Archbishops of Banterbury. The young host team could not repeat the good performance from the preliminary round game against the same opponent and lost in four strait sets. All that hoped the final between the favorite TSV Pfungstadt and Club Mercês would be a tighter match as the first day and would bring some suspense was proven wrong. Only in sets one and four Club […]
The day started with the game for the women’s bronze medal between Austria and Switzerland. In the preliminary round Austria won the first game against Switzerland and so hoped to do it again. But Switzerland would not go without a fight. The rallies were long and the lead in the first set changed a few times. So the last point at 14:14 had to decide and Switzerland won the first set after almost 25 minutes. The game went on like this. After 4 sets Austria was up 3:1 sets. The usual break helped the Swiss girls better and they managed to even out the score by winning the 5th and 6th set. The 7th set was very dramatic and both teams had match points. In the end Switzerland was the lucky winner after this very good game that lasted 2.5 hours. After a little break the men’s team of Brazil and Switzerland entered the Center Court to start their game for Bronze. Again Switzerland wanted to show that they can win after a lose in the Preliminary round. The weather was not on the side of the players and it started to rain heavily during the first set. Brazil won it 11:8. […]
Within a few days this story spread around the world and the act of a Belarusian sambist Stepan Popov delighted a lot of people many of whom have never heard about sambo before. After winning the final sambo tournament during the European Games 2015 over the representative of Azerbaijan Amil Gasimov, Stepan Popov then picked up his injured opponent onto his shoulders and carried him away from the mat. This act was immediately appreciated by a thunderous applause of the crowd in the stands and “likes” of hundreds of thousands of people online. FIAS´s site learned more about this and other deeds of the athlete he committed that day. For those who still haven´t seen it as well as for those who want to see everything that happened again, we present the video of the famous bout and what happened after it. After the fight both parties were in great demand among the journalists. FIAS´s site has already spoken about how the incident was commented upon by Amil Gasimov. He said the following: “After the final when I was injured my opponent Stepan Popov from Belarus lifted me from the mat by doing a “mill”. I simply wasn’t able to […]
The 8th Colombian SAMBO Championship and the 1st “Colombia for Peace” International Sport and Combat SAMBO Tournament will be held from March 18 to 20 in Cali, Colombia. The motto of the tournament is “Win for Peace!”. “We came up with the idea of holding an international ‘Colombia for Peace’ tournament because we work a lot with poor athletes who live in war zones. Many of them are angry when they come to us, and show a very high level of aggression, but then after SAMBO training, they become calmer and become good people,” says Omar Lopera, President of the Colombian SAMBO Federation. The “Colombia for Peace” tournament is being organized by the Colombian SAMBO Federation, with the support of the Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Tourism of Valle del Cauca Department (INDERVALLE) and the Governor’s Office of Valle del Cauca Department. The competitions will be held at the National Sport School, the country’s most famous sports university, at the modern sports arena Coliseo Mundialista Iván Vassilev Todorov. “We use SAMBO to teach athletes to respect and follow the rules, which means to respect and comply with the laws in general. We actually train real citizens, who will represent our country; we train the people our country needs,” […]
World Open Powerlifting Championships 2016 YouTube-link Title Day Classes Start Technical Meeting Column1 Column2 Column3 Column4 Column5 Column6 Column7 Monday, 14.11.2016 Men 59 & 66 kg 12:00 https://youtu.be/5o29qdZ4S7U Men, 59 & 66 kg – World Open Powerlifting Championships 2016 Women 47 & 52 kg 17:00 https://youtu.be/9XhvpyVc_UM Women, 47 & 52 kg – World Open Powerlifting Championships 2016 Tuesday, 15.11.2016 Women 57 kg 12:00 https://youtu.be/iDbQclh0R1g Women, 57 kg – World Open Powerlifting Championships 2016 Men 74 kg 17:00 https://youtu.be/7ixB0cfo0lg Men, 74 kg – World Open Powerlifting Championships 2016 Wednesday, 16.11.2016 Men 83 kg 10:00 https://youtu.be/ue0yTTpKeA4 Men, 83 kg – World Open Powerlifting Championships 2016 Women 63 kg 14:00 https://youtu.be/0vSV0Adxpco Women, 63 kg – World Open Powerlifting Championships 2016 Men 93 kg 18:00 https://youtu.be/0FEIRTEHAms Men, 93 kg – World Open Powerlifting Championships 2016 Thursday, 17.11.2016 Women 72 kg 12:00 https://youtu.be/bUFdb0nyZNY Women, 72 kg – World Open Powerlifting Championships 2016 Men 105 kg 17:00 https://youtu.be/v89crAk7tIo Men, 105 kg – World Open Powerlifting Championships 2016 Friday, 18.11.2016 Women 84 & 84+ kg 12:00 https://youtu.be/z2COrkRvwYE Women, 84 & 84+ kg – World Open Powerlifting Championships 2016 Men 120 kg 17:00 https://youtu.be/IP1whuVJq9w Men, 120 kg – World Open Powerlifting Championships 2016 Saturday, 19.11.2016 Special Olympics Demonstration […]
Proud and happiness under the WAKO flag Over the weekend of 18-19 March WAKO Oceania held its inaugural WAKO Continental Kickboxing championships at the Arnold Classics Multi-Sport event in Melbourne, Australia. Over 170 fighters competed in this event across all WAKO disciplines and fighters from across the Oceania region enjoyed 2 days of exciting competition in the Melbourne Convention Centre. The quality of fights was tremendous and visiting spectators were impressed with the WAKO style of Kickboxing. During the course of the event, the competition area was visited by Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger who sat and watched a demonstration by the WAKO Australia Kickboxing club Martial Energy. WAKO Australia Official Vanessa Jenkins and WAKO Oceania President Pete Thompson were lucky enough to get up close and personal with Mr. Schwarzenegger who expressed how impressed he was with the WAKO Kickboxing and in particular with the younger participants whom he encouraged to continue in their training and competition. The exposure WAKO received during this event was tremendous, with the Arnold Classics Australia host to over 10,000 competitors and visitors from around the world the spectator numbers for […]
The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival held in Davao City, Philippines, when people give thanks for an abundant harvest from the land, the rivers and the sea. Kadayawan is considered one of the most spectacular and famous festivals in the Philippines. Traditionally, it lasts for one week in August, but various events may go on for more than a month. One such event was a Sambo tournament that took place on September 10 during the Kadayawan Festival.