GAISF COUNCIL MEETS TO STRENGTHEN AND SUPPORT MEMBERS
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GAISF COUNCIL MEETS TO STRENGTHEN AND SUPPORT MEMBERS

The GAISF Council met today at the new WBSC headquarters in Pully, Switzerland to discuss an array of topics including GAISF’s work to support its Members in key areas such as good governance, social inclusion and strengthening sport during the pandemic. Preparations for the forthcoming GAISF General Assembly and IF Forum, scheduled for early November, […]

ART AND SPORT: PIERRE DE COUBERTIN’S VISION IS JUST AS RELEVANT TODAY!
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ART AND SPORT: PIERRE DE COUBERTIN’S VISION IS JUST AS RELEVANT TODAY!

Following the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin, who wanted to combine “muscles and mind” at the Games, seven editions, from 1912 to 1948, included Olympic events in painting, sculpture, literature, music and architecture. After these were dropped, the cultural programmes created for the Games successfully continued the vision of the man who revived the Games. […]

FIVE INVITATIONAL SPORTS IN THE WORLD GAMES 2022
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FIVE INVITATIONAL SPORTS IN THE WORLD GAMES 2022

Duathlon, Flag Football, Lacrosse (men), Wheelchair Rugby and Wushu will feature as invitational sports in The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. They complete the sports programme along with the 30 Official Sports. This is the first time that a Wheelchair sport will appear in the programme of The World Games. The Wheelchair Rugby played in […]

WORLD URBAN GAMES CELEBRATE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
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WORLD URBAN GAMES CELEBRATE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the inaugural World Urban Games 2019, an event that blended competitive urban sport and a festival of youth music, art and culture in the heart of Budapest, Hungary. The ultimate celebration of new-generation sports forged by the spirit of youth, the Games welcomed over 50,000 spectators to the Urban […]

GAISF PARTNERS WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES IN SPORT
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GAISF PARTNERS WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES IN SPORT

The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and The Sustainability Report have signed a partnership agreement to promote the environmental, social and economic sustainability projects of International Sports Federations and wider sports industry initiatives. The partnership follows the successful launch of sustainability.sport, a web portal created by GAISF in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee […]

AIMS Joins Public Hearing
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AIMS Joins Public Hearing

A very special event took place in Bangkok organised by the national reform committee on Culture, Sports labour and Human resources. It was attended by many important speakers, chaired by Prof Dr Nithi Mahanon and certainly IOC member and executive board member of the national committee of Thailand KHUNYING Patama Leesawadtrakul. Khunying Patama made a […]

RUGBY LEAGUE CELEBRATES 125TH ANNIVERSARY
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RUGBY LEAGUE CELEBRATES 125TH ANNIVERSARY

The International Rugby League (IRL) is today celebrating the 125th anniversary of rugby league and commemorating its past successes to build towards the future development of the sport. Rugby league’s origins can be traced back to the George Hotel in Huddersfield, United Kingdom, where a group of 21 pioneering clubs effectively founded the sport of rugby […]

INTERNATIONAL JUMP ROPE UNION’S GLOBAL AMBITIONS
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INTERNATIONAL JUMP ROPE UNION’S GLOBAL AMBITIONS

In early 2018, the International Rope Skipping Federation and World Jump Rope Federation merged to form a new united organisation, the International Jump Rope Union (IJRU). Supported and overseen by GAISF, the successful merger was championed by athletes, officials and stakeholders around the world. Following the merger, IJRU was successfully granted GAISF Observer Status at […]

IPC GIFT TO THE WORLD
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IPC GIFT TO THE WORLD

THE PARALYMPIC “RISING PHOENIX” GIFT TO THE WORLD The Paralympic movement achieved a global milestone with the release on the 26th August of their phenomenal documentary the “Rising Phoenix” which premiered on Netflix. This captivating and truly life-changing documentary is the perfect warm-up towards Tokyo 2021. Giving the audience a riveting understanding of what it […]

OLYMPIC CHANNEL CELEBRATES FOUR-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH RECORD GROWTH
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OLYMPIC CHANNEL CELEBRATES FOUR-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH RECORD GROWTH

Global digital platform surpasses 3.3 billion video views across all platforms From providing content surrounding the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 and creating localised coverage ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to launching worldwide digital campaigns that engage fans at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the fourth year of operation proved to […]