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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.
The President of Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko has awarded Dmitry Valent with the sports title of Honoured Master of Sport, which marks the outstanding achievement of Belarus muaythai under the leadership of the President of Belarus Muaythai Federation and Commander in Chief of Belarus Army, Yuri Karaev.
2017 Edition of Golden Glove European Cup brought much joy for the participants and for the promoters. The beginning of the year started very well for the WAKO and one more competition has been successfully finished. With 18 nations participating with more than 900 entries, this was more than a good opportunity to check positions in the draw. As usual, the toughest competition was in point fighting seniors men -69 kg with 19 athletes in the draw. This can also be said for the point fighting Grand champion men league in which there were 21 athletes registered. An amazing new format of Grand champion, made of selected fighters by the promoters, was called COMBAT ZONE. Each fighter was wearing a special t-shirt with a number and each “clash” was the first technique. Roland Veres was the winner for KZ men and Martina Rossi was the winner for KZ women. Italian TEAM BARRUS and TEAM POINT FIGHTING dominated in tag team male competition -74 and +74 defeating the strong TEAM KIRALY. Hungarian champion Veres Roland approved the title of the best fighter title on European Championships in Greece. He ultimately keeps the best position in point fighting -57kg. Moreover, in […]
The AIMS Conference in Lausanne was honoured to have SportAccord Convention President, and ASOIF President Mr Francesco Ricci Bitti to open with a special welcome note. Mr Bitti thanked AIMS President, Stephan Fox for his leadership of AIMS, agreeing on the point that the focus at the moment does not lie on whether a sport is Olympic and non-Olympic, rather the relevance of sport at the professional and grassroots levels and the responsibility IF executives have in fulfilling their roles in front of the youth of the world. He stresses that from the IF level, the roles are moving from the traditional roles of organising and ruling the sport to being more sophisticated, commercially effective, saving the integrity and better governance. Mr Bitti shed some light on the events of past year in Sochi, the work that is being done on improving the structure of SportAccord and that coordination with 2 bodies is always tough. He assured that though many things could change through the course of time, the mission of SportAccord remains strong and limited, to host events and games and provided services to the IFs. Mr Bitti thanks the AIMS international federations delegates and Mr Fox for all […]
The Federation Internationale de Savate holds World Championships in three disciplines: Savate Assaut, Savate Combat and Canne de Combat. This year, the World Savate Combat Championships are being held for Seniors (over 21 years) and Juniors (18 to 21 years). The qualifying tournament of the World Combat Championships took place at the “Vendespace” sports centre, Mouilleron Le Captif, La Roche sur Yon, France from 4th to 7th June. Combat is a tough discipline, suitable only for elite athletes, and requiring the highest level of skill and fitness. This means that the finals are held later in the year, giving the athletes time to recuperate from the qualifying tournament. This year, 40 senior women, 61 senior men and 36 junior men participated. Elimination bouts take place according to a pool system, followed by quarter and semi-finals, to select the top two athletes in each category. The weigh-in was held on Thursday afternoon, with bouts on Friday and Saturday. After 200 bouts, athletes from 13 different countries had qualified for the finals. The Senior Men’s finals will be held in France on 3rd October. The Women’s and Junior Men’s Finals will take place in France, Martinique, Russia and Romania in November and December.
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 129th IOC Session in Rio saw a number of important decisions made in the world of sport, including the inclusion of the 5 SportAccord members to the sports programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Additionally, the newly appointed SportAccord Council who were in attendance at the sessions took the opportunity to not only congratulate the new sports on the successful votes, but also to get reacquainted with each other for the upcoming year in SportAccord.
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.
History was made in Lausanne when the IOC invited 23 international recognised sporting federations member of AIMS to the IOC headquarter for a joint meeting to remember the day the AIMS executive board and all 23 AIMS federations took a group photo shot together as a reminder on a historical day and to continue to cooperate for one common goal, which is to use the immense power of sport and to continue on their mission to build a better world through sport.
Bischofshofen, Austria – The best youth minigolfers in the World return to Bischofshofen for the 2016 WMF Minigolf Youth World Championships – one of the main worldwide minigolf events of the year. The players got a preview of the courses during the U23 WMF Minigolf Nations Cup held in May and now they will start putting again on August 10. Nine countries will be represented by the 74 participants registered to play at both the concrete and miniaturegolf 18-hole courses. Participants must be 19 years old or younger to compete in this tournament. The Germans are sending one of the largest contingents as they look to repeat their domination in the Under 23 tournament where they had top honors in the male, female and team categories. Italy returns to the Youth World Championships for the first time since 2011 and look to have their name in the running. Four rounds of competition are scheduled for the first day, alternating between the two courses, and the team competition will wrap up on August 11 with four more rounds. On August 12 the individual stroke play championships will conclude and set the table for the top males and females to finish the […]
The 2015 WMF World Adventure Golf Masters (WAGM) took place on June 6th and 7th at the Hastings Adventure Golf Center in Hastings, England and was co-hosted by the British Minigolf Association. Forty- seven competitors representing a record number of countries, including several of the top-ranked players in the world, competed for individual and team titles. The countries competing along the host nation include four-time defending team champions Germany, China, Czech Republic, Finland, India, Portugal and Sweden. This is the fourth year the WAGM has been hosted at the Hastings Adventure Golf Center and the standard of play continues to improve with each year. “It was a real showcase for all that is great about minigolf,” said Sean Homer, captain of the Great Britain team. “More important, there was a terrific level of spirit, camaraderie, and passion throughout the event. I don’t think you will find a better example of all that is good about minigolf than what we witnessed this weekend.” In the seven-round team event, Germany remained undefeated in the WAGM team by winning their fifth straight team title by 10 strokes over the Sweden 1 team. Great Britain 1 finished two strokes further back and earned the […]
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.
As with every year, AIMS actively participated at the IFU Forum and this year it was part of the panel in implementing good governance in sport with accountability through transparency and democratic decision-making. AIMS General Secretary Gerhard Zimmermann stated that the credibility of AIMS as a recognised umbrella organisation of 23 sports is important. AIMS over the last 12 months conducted a research on all it’s 23 members to ensure that each and everyone is in line with good governance. AIMS Executive Board member Julie Gabriel, stated that AIMS truly sets a high bar for membership and we must practice what we preach to ensure that each and everyone practices and sets proper examples. Michal Buchel, AIMS Executive member states that we all must follow the principles of Olympic regardless of having achieved IOC recognition or not. AIMS president, Stephan Fox who represented AIMS on the panel stated that good governance is the foundation of sport. “We cannot close our eyes to members of the sport family that are not following the practice” and AIMS is measuring their members and is not afraid to discipline the ones that do not follow proper sport ethics. The credibiilty of sport is important, […]
The World SAMBO Championships were held last weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria. The competition that brings face-to-face the best sambists in the world is also a unique chance for the Sambo stakeholders to evaluate the progress of the sport in different continents and discuss future paths at the FIAS Congress. This year’s encounter preceded the very anticipated decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) concerning FIAS recognition. In order to be aligned with the IOC’s agenda, the executive committee announced a set of changes in the organization. Among them, a minimum of 25% female presence on the Executive Board is now mandatory and the presidency term was limited to a maximum of three consecutive years. The national federations representatives also welcomed Canada, Indonesia, Philippines and Sri Lanka, who were awarded with FIAS full membership. Costa Rica and Macao joined this year as provisional members. Integrity and Fair Play One of the main topics addressed in the congress was FIAS efforts to emphasize the zero tolerance policy to corruption, match-fixing and doping. Not only that: the ongoing Fair Play campaign also targeted those who are the core of sambo: the sambists. An educational seminar was organized to athletes and coaches on the […]
Vizela, Portugal – The best minigolf players in Europe return to Vizela for the 2016 Minigolf Open European Championships starting on August 24th. The tournament will be played on the VizelGolfe miniaturegolf and concrete courses. Eight rounds will be played the first two days, which will be counted toward the overall team championship and in the individual championships. Four more rounds will be played on Friday, August 26th to determine the overall stroke-play individual champions and the match-play championships will conclude on August 27th. Sixteen countries will be represented in this tournament with twelve countries, between the men’s and women’s divisions, competing in the team competition. In the individual competition 123 minigolfers will vie for the top spots, with the help of 47 coaches from the various countries. In May the Nations Cup was played on these courses so many participants got to study the courses and prepare their game. Germany and Sweden are the likely favorites to do well in the Open Championship based on their success in the Nations Cup. They also look to extend their recent winning streak from the Senior European Championships held earlier in August. Located in the Vale do Ave, Vizela has about 25,000 […]
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – At the Extraordinary General Assembly of SportAccord held at the Hotel Royal Savoy in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday 11th November, the members decided by large majority to authorise the SportAccord Council to negotiate with the Board of the SportAccord Convention to merge the organisations into one body. In spring 2016 the General Assembly of SportAccord will convene and review the proposed Statutes that will be established and submitted to the members. Until the end of the year the members have been invited to submit any specific requests and ideas for the merged SportAccord entity that will be considered during the negotiations between the SportAccord Council and Board of the SportAccord Convention. Interim Chairman of the SportAccord Council Gian Franco Kasper said: “Today represents an important message from the International Federations, that we value SportAccord as our shared platform to interact, discuss topical issues, share problems and look for solutions. I appreciate the positive feedback and constructive approach from the members during today’s SportAccord Extraordinary General Assembly and am convinced we have made a positive step”. AIMS President, Mr Stephan Fox participated at this highly anticipated Extraordinary General Assembly, as one of the SportAccord Council Members. The EGA […]
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
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.
Muaythai is a martial art and combat sport with over 1,000 years of tradition, but December 6th 2016 will shape the next 1,000 years, as muaythai was granted provisional recognition by the IOC Executive Board. In an official letter to IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, the IOC congratulated IFMA “on its achievements in the development of the federation and the sport…” IFMA President Dr Tapsuwan was overjoyed by the news which was the culmination of the work over many years by the IFMA to foster, develop and promote the Olympic values through the five pillars of muaythai: Honour, Respect, Fair Play, Tradition, and Excellence IFMA Sport Director Charissa Tynan stated “We lodged our intent to apply for the IOC recognition on April 3rd 2012 at a special gala event, handing over the letter of intent to IOC member CK Wu and former SportAccord President Hein Verbruggen along with our application to be included into the International World Games Association (IWGA) which was handed over to IWGA former President Ron Froelich. We received recognition by the IWGA in 2013 and in 2014 were official included as an official medal sport in the World Games. That was already a glorious moment for IFMA and […]