AIMS Observer Meeting
GAISF has over 100 International Federations and other sports bodies as members.
Since 2017 GAISF opened its doors to observers. The observer status aids the development of each and every sport and takes advantage of the GAISF network. This will further contribute towards their fulfilment of all criteria for full membership and also to increase the possibility of their members receiving the required recognition by the highest national sport authorities and or national Olympic committees.
All of these International Federations and sports have interest to join the AIMS family. This very much reflects the constantly evolving nature of sport. GAISF is the entry point in joining the Olympic family. From GAISF membership the new members will become part of the AIMS family.
The observers are an important part of the AIMS family. AIMS President Stephan Fox, invited all the 13 observers to an online conference to discuss current challenges during the pandemic and post pandemic. The AIMS president was joined by Vice President Panagiotis Theodoropoulus, General Secretary Gerhard Zimmermann, and Council members Dr. Julie Gabriel and Mike Haslam. The AIMS President once again assured solidarity that AIMS will continue to do everything possible to assist and guide each IF to the next level in the interest of the sports and the athletes
The observers thanked AIMS for their continued support and the next meeting will be held during IF Forum in Lausanne in November.