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The place and dates of the third President’s SAMBO Cup to be held in the UK have been decided. After London and Manchester, the tournament has moved to Edinburgh, Scotland. This is where the attention of SAMBO athletes from around the world who want to fight for the prestigious challenge trophy will be focused on September 24. Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh’s main sports complex, has been chosen as the venue for the already traditional tournament. This is where all major competitions, as well as concerts (Elton John will be performing here this summer), are held. As in previous years, the organizers of the President’s Cup are planning some pleasant surprises for both spectators and SAMBO tournament participants. You may be interested to know that Princess Katarina, a descendant of two European royal dynasties, is the chair of the organizing committee. She is a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria on her mother’s side and of the King of Serbia from the famous Balkan Karađorđević dynasty on her father’s side. In turn, Michael Wynne Parker, President of the Commonwealth SAMBO Association, announced that members of several ancient Scottish clans had already expressed their intention to attend the tournament. The Consul General of the Russian […]
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 […]
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
AIMS election took place after at the AIMS General Assembly in Bangkok and the following positions have been filled by the AIMS members: Vice-president Panagiotis Theodoropoulos General Secretary Gerhard Zimmermann Directors Robert Keller Mike Haslam Julie Gabriel Michal Buchel Karl Weiss Honorary member Espen Lund The AIMS family is looking forward for a close cooperation with ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF, the IOC and all Olympic recognised stakeholders in sport.
The first President’s Cup was held in London, England, in September of last year; this year the prestigious tournament will take place on the 27th of September, in Manchester. After coming second to the Russians, the founders of Sambo, the British team have their minds set on winning and finally leaving at home the exquisite trophy, made by ‘Jewelers of the Northern Capital’.
World Association of Kickboxing Organizations, WAKO, governing body in Kickboxing has the pleasure to announce the newly established WAKO Fair Play Award under the auspices of the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP), a recognized organization by the IOC. This will be a prize awarded yearly in order to focus on fair play, ethics, best practice and to raise awareness about the understanding of fair play, to act preventive and to ensure positive development for all, within the sport of Kickboxing. The Award shall encourage the promotion of Fair Play principles in Kickboxing sports, and are given in recognition of services rendered over an undefined period. The WAKO Fair Play awards consist of two plaques, one for organizations promoting the values defined in the policy and one award yearly to an individual that have made an extraordinary contribution within the Fair Play rules defined. WAKO IF President Mr. Borislav Pelevic comments; “WAKO want to focus on bringing on the surface all the good things happening all around the world and how our sport contribute to the society. We want to create enthusiasm, pride and to use such opportunities to inspire each other and others. It is all about: learn and share and to […]
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 […]
Congratulations to the Men’s Fistball Team from Germany, IWGA Team of the Month for November 2015. The squad of Coach Olaf Neuenfeld secured the World Fistball Championship title at the World Championships in Argentina (14-21 November of this year). The defending champions achieved the title with a 4-0 win over Switzerland and booked their ticket for The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. In Wroclaw, the German team will compete against Switzerland, Austria, Brazil, Argentina and Poland, aiming to defend their TWG title. What the fans learned in Argentina is that there is more than a slight chance that they will make it. Team Germany proved once again that it’s impossible to keep up with their “Golden Generation” on the pitch. Striker Patrick Thomas and his teammates didn’t lose a single set in seven games on their way to defend their title from the World Championship 2011. The Swiss team was their opponent in the final game for the third consecutive time on the international stage: World Games 2013, European Championship 2014 and the third final clash between the bordering countries when Germany beat Switzerland 4-0 in sets, to secure their record-setting 11th World Cup title this November in Argentina. […]
XXI World Cup held in Szeged, Hungary, from 21st to 24th May 2015 was an amazing competition. Organizers tried their best to make participants from 20 countries feel welcomed in this beautifull city. New president of the Organizing Committee of World Cup, Mr. Istvan Kiraly, was very busy on these days but at the end, he could express his satisfaction. Tthere were 800 competition entries. Fights took place at the beautiful Sporthall of Szeged on two rings and four tatamies, in Low kick, K-1, Kick light, Point fighting and Light contact disciplines. For the first time in World Cup’s history this year we had Live Streaming online, this was revolutionary in organizing this kind of A class competitions where fans from all around the world could watch fights on web on real time. It is possible to find all results and live stream reports on: http://www.worldcupszeged.hu/en
Over two hours of spectacular dance, music and sporting action athletes from around Asia and Oceania were welcomed to Ashgabat for the Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games. A reception took place beforehand in the Olympique Hotel where excellent food and drinks were served to the delegates and guests of Ashgabat 2017. In the stadium everyone in the audience had a LED device which lit up at certain key points including the Athletes’ Parade – a fantastic sight for all and great excitement for all from all participating sports to experience. Among the highlights acts were the traditional equestrian show, showcasing a central part of Turkmen culture. The cauldron is now lit for the duration of the Games! AIMS President, Stephan Fox said the event was a great tribute to the hard work of the Ashgabat Committee, and he was proud that there are 3 sports from AIMS have the opportunity to be a part of such great event. The Chairman of the 5th AIMAG Executive Committee, Mr Dayanch Gulgeldiyev, called the Opening Ceremony an important event in country’s history. “As well as bring the Opening Ceremony for the biggest edition of the Games to date, it is a proud moment for […]
Frankfurt, Germany – The World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) Executive Board met over three days from March 24-26, 2017. Over 20 different topics were discussed during this meeting, including competition plans, relationships with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Alliance of Independent Recognized Members of Sport (AIMS), and SportAccord, finances of the WMF, and reports of the Continental Federations and other participating parties. The Executive Committee consists of members from 8 different countries (Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, Kenya, United States, China and New Zealand), spread over all 5 continents (Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania). Dr. Gerhard Zimmermann, WMF President, expressed his compliments to the members of the Executive Committee for their important work during the last period and informed in detail about the development regarding the IOC recognition process, the position of WMF within AIMS and the participation in the upcoming SportAccord Convention in Aarhus (Denmark). A large part of the meeting was spent talking about the future strategy of WMF, an update of the media and marketing plans, the value of the input of the WMF Special Committees, the activities to be part of Multisport Events and the start of a worldwide Grand Prix tour. A permanent seat […]
Balkan Open 2017 held in Tesanj 05-06.05.2017 / Bosnia and Herzegovina. Participation number of competitors – 354. Number of clubs 71, number of countries 10. WAKO supervisor was Mr.Srđan Bugarčić from Serbia. Delegate Kickboxing Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr.Salko Zildžić. Chief judge Neđo Bratić,Bosnia and Herzegovina Competition held on 4 tatamis and 1 ring. At Balkan Open participated competitors from Slovenia, Hungary,Slovakia, Croatian, Serbia,Lithuania Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Best team in the ring disciplines team Flek Tom-Cat Tuzla/ Bosnia and Herzegovina and tatami discipline the Team Masaru/ Bulgaria The official results of the Balkan Open 2017 are at www.balkanopentesanj.com
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 36th World Amateur Go Championship was held from June 5th to 12th in Bangkok, Thailand. Total of 57 players from 57 countries and territories participated, and as a result of intense 8 rounds competition, Changhun Kim, the Korean representative became the new champion.
The 23 world recognized federations under AIMS signed a pledge of co-operation with UN Women, we will and must continue to use the beautiful power of sport to create good for society. Bangkok, Thailand – Twenty three sport federations from around the world committed to promote gender equality and train coaches and athletes to prevent violence against women and girls. A joint pledge was signed by the sports groups’ representatives and presented to UN Women during the Muaythai Royal World Cup 2015 held in Bangkok last August. The signing ceremony was witnessed by over 400 delegates and sports representatives from around the world. The event was attended by UN Women Asia Pacific Deputy Regional Director, Anna-Karin Jatfors, Stephan Fox, President of the Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS), Julie Gabriel, AIMS Executive Board member in charge of Social Responsibility, and Sue Latta, Vice President of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA), who head the Female Empowerment through Muaythai (FEM) initiative. During the World Cup and AIMS Conference, twenty-six international Muaythai coaches participated in a consultation to develop a new training package for the prevention of violence against women in sports settings. The session was organised by UN Women Asia Pacific in partnership […]
On 6-8 December 2017 in Monaco at the X Peace and Sport International Forum, The Maria Guedez Foundation and the International SAMBO Federation (FIAS) won the award “In memory of Guo Chan: coup de Coeur”, thanks to their work in Venezuela, giving them more recognition on the international stage. Peace and Sport is an organisation patronised by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, willing to develop Peace through sports. The project was started by Maria Guedez who, upon her return to Venezuela after winning the 2015 world title, was offered a flat by the Venezuelan government. However, despite the more comfortable surroundings in her new home, she noticed that there were a lot of underprivileged children on the streets in her neighbourhood and so was determined to help. Consequently, she invited the children to come and train with her in the gym and thus the idea of the Maria Guedez Foundation was born. Then she contacted FIAS for support and they could provide a proper structure for her foundation in Venezuela. Help also came from Laure Fournier, a SAMBO representative in Peace and Sport’s Champions for Peace club and the Montpellier Sporting Club SAMBO, France. However, this foundation […]
Over 100 recognised international sports organisations and federations will make their way to Bangkok to participate in the 2018 SportAccord convention. One of the activities running simultaneously is the Sports Festival, which will be patronised by the IOC where over 50 sports will participate. AIMS President and GAISF Vice President Stephan Fox stated that one of the most important objectives is to establish new National Federations and sports in Thailand. The International Fistball Association(IFA) under the presidency of Karl Weiß is the first sport which took this opportunity, sending a female coach, Ines Mayer, to coach 2 university teams, Rangsit University and Thamassat Univerity for the next four weeks. Every day the university students have the chance to practice and play at the festival. This has been done in conjunction with the Thai University Sports Board. The president of fistball stated that this is an amazing opportunity for fistball to grow in Southeast Asia and fistball being part of the World Games is one of the most popular sports in the games. The Thai university sports board must be also applauded for the initiative. Fistball coach, Ines Mayer said that this is also an honour for her and building two […]
After two days with beautiful weather and good fistball games in Bozen (ITA) the qualification round was finished Sunday morning. Germany won all the games without losing a set and was qualified directly for the final. Austria and Switzerland were qualified for the semi finals. Italy and the Czech Republic had do play the qualification game for the small final. Italy showed that they wanted to play another game in front of the own fans and won the game without problem in three sets. So the Team of the Czech Republic finished on the 5th place. The semifinal between Austria and Switzerland started with a tight set and better ending for Switzerland. After this the Austrian girls could win the next sets and the game 3:1 and qualified for the final. In the small final Switzerland won the bronze medal against Italy in tree sets, but had to fight hard in the last tight set. The final between Germany as the current World Champion and Austria the defending European Champion promised to be an exciting game. Austria won the first set after a strong effort and good fighting spirit 11 to 8. The second set was a tight one with 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 !
All 23 international federations which are members of AIMS heartily congratulate the 5 sports which have been recommended by unanimous IOC Executive Board decision to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Baseball/Soft ball, Sport Climbing, Surfing, Karate, and Skateboarding will be forwarded to the IOC General Assembly in Rio. AIMS sincerely thanks the IOC for their vision on the Olympic Agenda 2020 and this historical decision is one of the many important objectives of Agenda 2020. AIMS will continue to work closely with the IOC as an IOC recognised IF umbrella group and will continue to work closely with the other 4 recognised umbrella groups, ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF and SportAccord. AIMS will continue its very good contribution to support the Olympic Movement.