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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. […]

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 […]

They had a Dream… it Came True.
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They had a Dream… it Came True.

For ten year old Krisana Padsawai and Arithat Nilsarika aged eleven, giving their best certainly did not go unnoticed. As participants in one of Thailand’s social projects, they were granted the option to travel to Buenos Aires as a reward incentive for good behaviour and contribution to society. The boys were accompanied by Chewin Waenrungroj […]

Beijing Confirmed as Host City for SportAccord 2020
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Beijing Confirmed as Host City for SportAccord 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord is delighted to announce Beijing, capital of the People’s Republic of China, as Host City for the 18th edition of SportAccord which is set to take place from 19 – 24 April 2020. One of the six ancient cities in China, Beijing is the nation’s economic, political and cultural centre. It serves as […]

Sport Is Your Gang Makes Dreams Come True
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Sport Is Your Gang Makes Dreams Come True

A dream came true for Thailand’s Krisana Padsawa (10) and Arithat Nilsarika (11). Sport Is Your Gang (SIYG) is an initiative founded by the International Federation Muaythai Amateur many years ago. The youth-based initiative functions in corporation with many key humanitarian organisations including Peace and Sport, Generation for Peace and UNESCO. The objective of SIYG […]

Asian Games Ends in Energetic Closing Ceremony
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Asian Games Ends in Energetic Closing Ceremony

15 days of competition and friendship held across Jakarta and Palembang come to a close with an impressive fireworks display, an acrobatic dance performance involving hundreds of drummers, followed by a proud parade of nations. The capacity crowd which had many high-profile personalities including IOC President Dr Thomas Bach, OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al Sabah, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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