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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.
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 8th of June 2015 was a historic day for the Association of National Olympic Committees under the presidency of His Royal Highness Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, where AIMS President Mr. Stephan Fox, showed respect on behalf of the 23 international sporting federations of AIMS. It was a glorious day for the Olympic Movement, with the Honorary President of the IOC Mr. Jacques Rogge, who made a heartfelt welcome speech that was followed by the President of the IOC Dr. Thomas Bach. Mr. Fox gave His Royal Highness, Sheikh Al-Sabah a plaque of appreciation on behalf of AIMS and His Royal Highness assured him of the support of the Olympic Movement towards the 23 AIMS sports. His Royal Highness Sheikh Al-Sabah declared the new headquarter open, which was witnessed by 250 guests from the worldwide sporting family. The new headquarter is located at the heart of the Olympic capital, Lausanne, which had a beautiful setting with the weather on everyone’s side for a beautiful afternoon of friendship.
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 […]
AIMS congratulates Peace and Sport in their White Card Campaign! With over 310 projects from 170 countries registered on april6.org and 15 million reached through the #WhiteCard campaign, the 3rd edition of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace was a global success! For more details on the April6 White Card Campaign click here Images and video credit Peace and Sport
The AIMS logo consists of a handshake signifying the cooperation, friendship, respect and fair play of all sports, to use the power and benefits of sport for the good of society. A special meeting took place between the 23 AIMS federations and the IOC to establish official cooperation between the IOC and AIMS where a special present was given to the IOC Present, Dr. Thomas Bach – the official AIMS jacket for the chilly winter days ahead and a token of appreciation by AIMS for his vision in sport. The jacket was presented to IOC Director General, Christophe de Kepper, and IOC Sports Director, Kit McConnell.
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 […]
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. […]
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.
Minigolf World Championships 2015 started in Lahti, Finland Minigolf World Championships 2015 started on August 19th at Lahti Minigolfkeskus (Lahti Minigolfcenter), Finland. 129 players from 21 countries and all Continents were registered for the event. Together with coaches, team staff and officials almost 200 people gathered in Lahti to take part in the world biggest minigolf event of the year. The competition is held on eternite miniature golf and felt courses. Participating countries: Austria, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan, USA, Croatia. Two of them – Kenya and New Zealand – participate in the Minigolf World Championships for the first time in the history. The official schedule of the competition is following: On August 14th to 18th – official training days. August 19th to 21st – strokeplay World Championships (team competition ends on 20th of August). August 22nd – matchplay championships among the 32 best male and 16 best women after strokeplay. Official opening ceremony was held on evening, 17th of August, closing and awarding ceremony – on 22nd of August night. Lahti Minigolfcenter organizes 3 international minigolf competitions in 2014-2016: 6.-9.8.2014 Youth (under […]
Implementing agenda 2020 requires a close relationship between the International Olympic Committee the recognised and the non-IOC recognised sports federations. This has been expressed at the first joint IOC/AIMS workshop, held in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital. The meeting was chaired by Kit McConnell, the IOC Sports Director.The meeting was opened by IOC Director General, Christophe de Kepper, welcoming all the 23 AIMS member federations and Raphael Chiulli, the ARISF President, outlining the importance of cooperation between AIMS and the IOC, the important meetings which took place in the build up to this meeting between IOC President, Dr. Thomas Bach, AIMS President, Stephan Fox, the IOC Sports Department, Kit McConnell and himself. Building a better world through sport is the main focus in the vision of Olympism which is a philosophy of life to play sport at the service of human kind. Stephan Fox, AIMS President, thanked the IOC for inviting the 23 recognised international federations to the IOC headquarter organising this historical and important meeting. He stated that it was a historical day for AIMS and all AIMS sports, a significant step towards an important relationship with the IOC and the Olympic movement. He spoke of how the cooperation between […]
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:
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.
An important meeting took place between the 3 presidents of the 3 IOC recognised organisations the International World Games Association (IWGA), the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) and AIMS to discuss the continued close cooperation towards common goals and for the most important assets, the athletes. IWGA also signed an important MoU with the IOC and many ARISF and AIMS international sporting federations are also members of IWGA and included in the games. The world of sport looks forward to the upcoming World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.
Vizela, Portugal – The 2016 Minigolf Open European Championships were held from August 24th through August 27th on the VizelGolfe miniaturegolf and concrete courses. Although rain and thunder suspended play many times during the first day, the organizers of the tournament ensured that all twelve stroke-play rounds and all match-play rounds were completed during the four days. There were 170 participants for the tournament, including 123 players representing sixteen countries, making it the largest event to date in 2016 that was organized by the World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) and it’s continental federations. The miniature-golfers from Germany continued their winning streak in 2016 by taking both the men’s and women’s team titles. Both championship races were very close with the German men only winning by 2 strokes (team total 1126 – 6 players for 8 rounds) over team Sweden (team total 1128). The Czech Republic took the bronze medal (team total 1141). During the Czech Republic’s rounds, Marian Strasko had an amazing run on the concrete course setting a world record of 87 strokes over four rounds, helping his finish in the individual competition. The race was almost as tight in the women’s division as team Germany won by just […]
47-year-old Golfer and member of the Achimota Golf Club, Alain Vignard, last Sunday beat competition from 24 strong contenders to emerge the overall winner of the maiden edition of the Ghana Minigolf League, which took place at the Marvels Sports Club at Dzorwulu, Accra. The Golfer scored 44-points in the final round of the eighteen-hole competition to become the winner. Mr. Vignard, who was presented with a championship trophy, will, as part of the prize package, also receive a fully paid trip to represent Ghana at the World Minigolf series, to be held in Croatia this year. Following in the second position was businessman Ibrahim Usmaba, while Augustine Hohoayi also earned the Lowest Score of 40 for the Singles. They both received trophies, along with the doubles competition winners and runner up. The well-attended event, which blazed with lots of fun and excitement, was also graced by two high profile personalities – Mr. Pasi Aho, Sport Director, World Minigolf Sports Federation, and Mr. Wycliffe Ngoya, President, Africa Minigolf Sport Federation/Kenya Minigolf Federation. “I am particularly highly impressed that Ghana, with a rather teething Minigolf sport industry, has braced the odds to achieve this historic feat, by being the first country […]
An important SportAccord meeting took place in Rio de Janeiro chaired by President Mr Patrick Baumann welcoming all the new council members, who look forward to a fruitful cooperation. The new council members being : President, Mr. P. Baumann, FIBA Secretary General, (ASOIF), Vice Presidents Mr. R. Chiulli, UIM President (ARISF) and Mr. S. Fox, IFMA Secretary General (AIMS); Treasurer, Ms. M. Casado, ITU President, (ASOIF); Ms. K. Caithness, WCF President, (AIOWF), Mr. R. Fraccari, WBSC President (ARISF), Mr. G.F. Kasper, FIS President, (AIOWF), Mr. N. Lalovic, UWW President, (ASOIF), Mr. J. Perurena, IWGA President, (Associate Members). Many issues were discussed with the next formal meeting to be held in Lausanne during the SportAccord IF Forum in November 2016.
It was a truly auspicious night at the IOC 2016 Awards Women in Sport, honouring outstanding individuals in their contribution towards women in sports. The Awards were introduced in 2000 to recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions of those who promote gender equality in sport. For the first time in history, the IOC gave it’s top award the IOC Women and Sport World Trophy to a man – Ethiopian journalist Dagim Zinabu Tekle who founded the Lisan Women’s Sport Radio Programme, dedicated to inspiring women and girls to be more active in sport and to pursue their goals and dreams. Tekle said in an IOC statement Monday. “I created this show because I realized that in Ethiopia, women have no voice, and they are not heard.” The five continental awards were: Africa – Felicite Rwemarika (Rwanda); Americas – Carole Oglesby (United States); Asia – Maria Leonor Estampador (Philippines); Europe – Majken Gilmartin (Denmark); Oceania – Moya Dodd (Australia). AIMS President, Mr Fox along was among the sport dignitaries that attended the event to honour the outstanding men and women. It was a night of inspiration and well deserved appreciation. Read more about the awards night on the official press release – IOC AWARDS 2016 WOMEN AND SPORT TROPHIES
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 Fair Play award ceremony took place on October 15 in Budapest, Hungary. Belarusian sambist Stepan Popov was awarded a special diploma for gallantry during competitions at the 2015 European Games in Baku. The hero talked about the ceremony in an exclusive interview with the FIAS website.