Bangkok Urban Youth Tournament 2019
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Bangkok Urban Youth Tournament 2019

In an often divided world, sport is an important connection that unites people across and within societies promoting unity in diversity. There are countless examples of the unifying strength of sport. The Olympic value focuses on friendship, respect and excellence combined with the paralympic values of determination, inspiration, courage and equality. The objective of the […]

New Aikido Umbrella Organizations
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New Aikido Umbrella Organizations

Two new umbrella organizations are to be created after the meetings the IAF representatives had with several organizations in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, this week. The representatives of 5 Hombu recognized organizations in Turkey had a fruitful meeting with Dorin Marchis, IAF DC Member, on Friday, the 22nd of February 2019. TURKISH AIKIKAI is the […]

SportAccord 2018 Legacy Continues in Bangkok
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SportAccord 2018 Legacy Continues in Bangkok

Bankgkok, Thailand – The SportAccord Convention 2018 in Bangkok has been remembered as one of the most outstanding, particularly with the initiative United Through Sports which saw events leading up to the convention and building up to the Bangkok Sports Festival with over 60 sports participating. History was made when the youth team of displaced […]

Right To Play, UTS and IFMA visit to Rohinga Refugee Camp
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Right To Play, UTS and IFMA visit to Rohinga Refugee Camp

Over 30 years ago, countless Rohinga families fled from violent human rights abuse and conflict within Myanmar (Burma) and have been “temporarily” living in nine refugee camps within the Tak Province along the western border of Thailand. With over 120,000 refugees in this region, they contribute to the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. […]

IAF – The Disability Working Group in Action
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IAF – The Disability Working Group in Action

“Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow.” Morihei Ueshiba For the first time, two wheelchairs using Aikido teachers taught together in Aikido clinics in Europe. Lydia Zijdel, the Chairperson of the Disability Working Group of the IAF, from Netherland, and […]

Season’s Greetings 2019
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Season’s Greetings 2019

The AIMS family would like to wish everyone happy holidays and a great start to the New Year.    

Three AIMS IFs Gain IOC Provisional Recognition
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Three AIMS IFs Gain IOC Provisional Recognition

Three members of the Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS), Federation Internationale de Sambo (FIAS), Federation of International Lacrosse (FILx) and World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO, have been granted provisional recognition during the IOC Executive Board meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on 30 November 2018.   The Global Association of International Sports Federations […]

World Martial Art Meeting in Korea
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World Martial Art Meeting in Korea

The 2018 general assembly of the World Masterships was held in Korea under the chairmanship of the esteemed governor of Cheoungju province, Governor Si Jong Lee. Representatives from around the world traveled to Cheoungju to participate in the forum which had many important speakers. The afternoon meeting was on the organisation of the upcoming 2019 […]

Olympic Humanity Shines Bright in Buenos Aires
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Olympic Humanity Shines Bright in Buenos Aires

4,000 young athletes from around the world came together to participate in the 2018 Youth Olympics celebrating sport, culture, education and above all making friends. A special event was held on the 8th August, demonstrating the Olympic values and the beauty of life. The charity event took place in tandem with the Olympism in Action forum, […]