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Death of Nat Indrapana, IOC Member
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Death of Nat Indrapana, IOC Member

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nat Indrapana, IOC Member in Thailand, at the age of 80. With a strong academic background, Nat Indrapana was a key figure in the development of sport in Thailand and Asia, holding numerous positions within sports organisations in his country and […]

ASIAN SAMBO CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
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ASIAN SAMBO CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

Asian SAMBO Championships & Asian Youth and Junior SAMBO Championships 2018 was held on 11-13 May in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The tournament was opened by the President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga, who in 1983 was World SAMBO Champion. From his interview to journalists: “This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of SAMBO in Mongolia. It is […]

United for Olympic Day 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
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United for Olympic Day 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

The Olympic run in Thailand was a huge success with over 12,000 participants coming together in the early hours of the 24th of June to do a five or ten kilometre run. IFMA and United Through Sport certainly were there in full force to not only participate but also take the opportunity for important meetings […]

Unique Art Workshop With Valentina Jarrett Where Kids Create
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Unique Art Workshop With Valentina Jarrett Where Kids Create

The SportAccord Convention 2018 edition took a fresh direction with the incorporation of activities that included a United Through Sports Art workshop led by Valentina Jarrett. With her warm spirit, the engaging Mrs. Jarrett volunteered to teach and inspire a group of displaced children from the Tak province (Mae la, Umpiem and Nu Po camps) […]

United Through Sport Closing Conference
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United Through Sport Closing Conference

After four days of the United Through Sport and Bangkok Sport Festival came to an end, the closing conference organised by the National Olympic Committee of Thailand and AIMS. The Ballroom at the Centara was filled with personalities and keynote speaker was His Royal Highness Prince Faisal, IOC Member and President National Olympic Committee of […]

World Combat meeting in Bangkok
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World Combat meeting in Bangkok

The 15 IOC and or GAISF recognised Combat Sports met in Bangkok under the leadership of chairman Stephan Fox who is also GAISF Vice-President. The meeting was shared by IOC Executive Member, Nenad Lalovic, who is also the President of United World Wrestling. Many topics were discussed in regards to establishing a working group towards […]

Cooporation is Key
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Cooporation is Key

The symbol of AIMS is a handshake of cooperation to ensure worldwide development of each member IF. The SportAccord Convention in Bangkok was the perfect platform to establish new federations before and during the convention. The Bangkok Sport Festival was a major hit and sports like Fistball and Powerlifting, took not only the opportunity to […]

United Through Sport Conference
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United Through Sport Conference

The 17th of April was a historical day in the world of sport with the official launch of the United Through Sport (UTS) initiative during the SportAccord Convention 2018 held in Bangkok. The Bangkok Sport Festival and UTS initiative was under the full patronage of the IOC and to show his support, IOC President Dr.Thomas […]

SPORTACCORD THAILAND SPORTS FESTIVAL AIMS TO MAKE A LASTING IMPACT
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SPORTACCORD THAILAND SPORTS FESTIVAL AIMS TO MAKE A LASTING IMPACT

The streets of Bangkok came alive to the sights and sounds of sport as the inaugural SportAccord Thailand Sports Festival entertained a packed Centara World Square. It is the first time SportAccord has featured a Festival, taking the delegates onto the streets of Bangkok whilst at the same time engaging the local Thai people. The theme […]

Prelaunch of United Through Sport 2018 Bangkok Festival
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Prelaunch of United Through Sport 2018 Bangkok Festival

Over 100 representatives of local and international press turned up at the official prelaunch held at the Arnoma Hotel Ballroom. The event opened with a powerful video showcasing the 92 recognised sports grouped together under the GAISF umbrella. Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul opened the press conference showing her pride as a Thai and IOC member that […]

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