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Hungarian Kickboxing World Cup 18th-21th May 2017 This year edition of Hungarian kickboxing World Cup was a total earthquake of kickboxing during three days of the competition. Fantastic venue reserved only for tatami and separate hotel hall with three rings gave a full joy for participants as well as the audience, offering them to choose which part of the competition will join in. The whole three days were fulfilled with the schedule knowing that there was a record of 2692 entries of 1447 participants of all ages from beginners, juniors to seniors, female and male, from 249 clubs from 38 nations from WAKO Africa, WAKO Asia, WAKO America and WAKO Europe. WAKO President opened the Competition Referees and judges seminar before the competition The most numerous team was Hungarian, with 719 participants from 49 kickboxing clubs. There we had Italy with 213 participants from 21 club, Ukraine with 155 participants, Bulgaria with 143 participants, Austria with 125, the United Kingdom with 117, Greece with 108, Poland with 103, and Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Russian Federation with almost a 100 participants per a team. WAKO can be proud with these great numbers. As always, the […]
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 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 […]
73 youth U19 players from 11 countries were competing during 4 days of thrilling competition in Austria Bischofshofen, Austria – The 2016 WMF Minigolf Youth World Championships, one of the main worldwide minigolf events of the year, were played from August 10th through August 13th. Eleven countries were represented as 73 under-19 youth competed for both team and individual titles over the four days. Two major stories heading into the tournament were if weather would impact play and if the Germans would continue to dominate the youth categories as they did earlier in the U23 Nations Cup. Rain caused many interruptions during the first two days of the tournament and schedules had to be moved around so that players could continue under the tarp-covered miniaturegolf course instead of the concrete course. However, all eight rounds were completed as scheduled and at the end, Germany emerged on top of both the male and female youth categories. In the male youth category, Germany showed dominance over them all, easily finishing atop Sweden for first place, even though two Swedish players were the only males to post 19s in the first 8 rounds. Sweden just as easily kept silver over the Czech Republic […]
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. […]
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. […]
WAKO has received the FISU (International University Sports Federation) recognition. WAKO have reached a new milestone in its international status by being recognized by FISU. This has been a long process with two years of work. We have structured documentation, have had meetings, have executed two surveys and got documentation to prove our work within this field. FISU (International University Sports Federation) is an IOC recognized organization and this recognition simply manifest again WAKO as a robust organization worldwide. Students are the important target group for WAKO. We already have an extended student and university activity . Energetic, goal targeted activities for this young group are important to develop our organization and to keep our great athletes inside our great sport. The door opens for more national federations do develop activities nationally and for WAKO internationally doors open to enter the games and activities inside the FISU umbrella. WAKO thanks to all national federations working with us for the surveys, for the papers provided, for the support given and of course thank you for the activities you already organize for students. Last but not least I send out deep gratitude to FISU and their President Oleg Matytsin and his team for accepting us. Next goal for […]
The Royal Thai Government, the Institute of Physical Education, came together for a day of sport, hosting the 23 AIMS sports to have a unique chance to introduce themselves to the sport universities, the Department of Physical Education and other stakeholders in Thai sport. AIMS President Stephan Fox stated that this gathering is vital to exchange sports, as some are stronger in certain regions while others have no presence at all in certain regions. It is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the sports, awaken interest and work together with higher sporting authorities. The representatives from the IOC, IWGA, FISU and TAFISA applauded the initiatives that will now continue in different regions around the world. AIMS Executive board member, Michal Buchel from FIAS, summed it up “Sport has a unique power, the unity in sport is important for the overall development of each of our sports.”
AIMS President Stephan Fox and Council Member Michal Buchel were invited to the VI MINEPS international conference for ministers and senior officials responsible for physical education and sport. The conference was held from the 13th – 15th July in Kazan, Russia and was attended by representatives from over 120 countries. Both AIMS representatives had the chance to address the audience, the AIMS President, Mr Fox as one of the experts in the panel and Council Member and FIAS CEO, Mr. Buchel as rapporteur on behalf of the working group. AIMS will continue to promote and foster integrity in sport as an IOC recognized umbrella group and as one of the five umbrella groups in GAISF. Mr. Fox, stated, ” it is important that the governments understand the good governance work of AIMS members, especially as non-IOC recognised individual federations.”
AIMS President Stephan Fox met with FIL President Stan Cockerton and board member Tom Hayes, at Impact Arena on the 8th of July, where the Asia Pacific Lacrosse Championship (ASPAC) is being held in Bangkok to discuss sport development and the upcoming AIMS meeting. We would like to congratulate Lacrosse and their Thai National Federation for the success of the ASPAC 2015 held in Bangkok, Thailand.
During the General Assembly of the International Fair Play Committee, conducted in Budapest on October 15th 2016, WAKO became officially included in the International Fair Play Committee, CIFP. CIFP, an organization recognized by IOC, is the worldwide organization with the aim of defensing and promotion fair play. WAKO IF President, Mr. Borislav Pelevic says: “The WAKO gets inspired by the idea of the Fair Play and wants in all aspects to focus on the athletes and to act preventive. Observing the worldwide development within sports, we experience that credibility is at stake on many levels. Education is everything and the WAKO wants to strengthen its effort to promote Fair Play as an important educative tool within our movement. Our objective is that Fair Play will be a natural part of the behavior through activities, using best practices, cherish initiatives and create involvement and understanding. Fair Play enabled through actions is not only important for our athletes but also important for our entourage. So, let’s have a goal to be best example using simple methods but yet creating important results”. Fair Play Committee President, Mr. Jenö Kamuti from Hungary, re-elected as President on the October 14th for the four years mandate, […]
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, was confirmed as the host city for the 2018 edition of Sportaccord Convention during a stunning Opening Ceremony to mark the official start of this year’s edition in Aarhus. The announcement was made during a glittering opening ceremony at the Musikhuset, which featured culture, music and the performing arts, as well as speeches from the from the distinguished IOC President Dr Thomas Bach, SportAccord Convention President, Francesco Ricci Bitti, and the Mayor of Aarhus, Jacob Bundsgaard. Bangkok – and Thailand as a whole – is renowned for the welcoming nature of this people, and the city is served by numerous international airline, with most countries offering direct flights. As the main hub for Southeast Asia, the city will provide a base for Convention attendees who are keen to explore a stunning part of the world. Bangkok provides a multitude of affordable activities, with plenty to offer visitors in terms of culture, shopping and more. Commenting on the announcement, Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of SportAccord Convention and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), said: “It will be a pleasure to bring the 2018 SportAccord Convention to Bangkok, Thailand, and I would like to thank the Government of Thailand for supporting the Convention, which […]
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 !
Singapore Sepaktakraw National Team preparation for South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19 to 31 August, 2017
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.
AIMS President Stephan Fox speaks to InsideTheGames on the importance of the GAISF Member Commission. President Fox spoke on current members drawing experience from International Federations IFs) which have been recognised by the IOC in the last five years. The Commission’s first meeting was attended by 73 delegates from 48 different IFs in Lausanne last month. Mr. Fox hailed the support given by GAISF President Patrick Baumann before stressing what needs to be done to aid its members. Mr. Fox stated, “Patrick is very much behind this and he is doing an amazing job,” The Commission has been established and the first meeting was help in June, where clear missions and decisions were made, currently work is going into finalizing the criteria to see how they can help IFs reach Observer Status. The Member Commission will support IFs in confronting where the sports themselves stand in terms of development and on what else needs to be improved. Mr. Fox stated, Everyone here has the Olympic dream. But, in my opinion, it is not the destination but the journey which is important. It is about the things you improve in your sport like your ethics and anti-doping policies and so on. For the full article click here.
The SportAccord Convention is without a doubt one of the most prominent events on the international sporting calendar. The entire elite sporting industry gathers each year to exchange ideas and information for the benefit of all in sport. AIMS consists of 23 international sporting federations, recognised by SportAccord and AIMS plays an important role to actively unite, to coordinate and defend the common interest of the AIMS members. AIMS prides itself in the close cooperation between the Olympic and non Olympic sports, the 3 umbrella groups ASOIF, AIOWF and ARISF, and SportAccord and IOC. This is the 14th edition of the SportAccord Convention which has taken place in many beautiful cities around the world but this year as its return to the Olympic city of Lausanne, the home of many international sporting federations and the IOC, undoubtedly will ensure an unforgettable and most importantly successful event in which there is clearly one winner – SPORT.
FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann has been elected President of SportAccord after overcoming the President of World Underwater Federation Anna Arzhanova at the SportAccord General Assembly. Patrick Baumann is an IOC member and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Secretary General was elected the new SportAccord president today at the SportAccord Convention in Lausanne. Mr. Baumann said that he acknowledges his challenge and will be “trying to build an atmosphere which can bring us all together.” He says SportAccord can serve as “the voice of sport.” AIMS is looking forward to a close cooperation with the new President and will continue to play an important part within the recognised world of sport.
Report from Kickboxing Diamond Cup Anapa, Russia 21st-26th September 2016 In Anapa, Russia, in modern sports complex, the annual World Cup Diamond/kickboxing of WAKO took place. This year the event hosted more than 1000 athletes from 28 countries from all around the world. There were teams which come every year: India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Ukraina, Belarus, Kirgystan, Azerbajan, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Abhaziya etc, but now we had also new teams: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mauritius, South Africa, which have pleased the audience with beautiful fights. On September 25th there was night Gala with finals – the best finals of WCD-2016 where winners received the highest award – gold sign with the real diamond! The best gala fights: Two girls in the light – contact have crossed their fists: Kolosheina Valeria from Russia and Saili Kanhat, India. Stronger and better was the Russian girl. In the second fight Ekaterina Lukinyikh, (Russia) was better than Dalakyan Lilit (Armenia). In full-contact fight -67 kg between Vitaliy Cherney, Russia and Maksat Usip, Kazakhstan, the Russian athlete was stronger. Low kick fight between two Russian fighters: Lazaridi Nikolay and Mafedzov Azamat was great and Azamat won. We had in final fight again two Russians, and victory went to […]
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.