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Thumbs up for World Urban Games
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Thumbs up for World Urban Games

GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli stated in the press conference “the world urban games will be a cocktail of sport, music, street art, dance and family”, he was spot on. GAISF and Budapest have created the perfect formula in a short span of time and delivered an event not only for new generations but all generations. It […]

One Week Count Down to the World Urban Games
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One Week Count Down to the World Urban Games

Excitement is rising as we count down just one week until the spotlight shines bright on the World Urban Games. Over 50 cities approached GAISF the Global Associations of International Sports Federations, the key pillar of the wider sports movement with 125 members, associate members and observers including both Olympic and Non-Olympic sports. One of […]

AIMS President visited IFA
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AIMS President visited IFA

AIMS President, Stephan Fox, had the honour to visit the 2019 Fistball World Championships and also the IFA Awards Ceremony and United by Sports conference. President Fox congratulated the outgoing IFA President, Karl Weiss, on all his achievements over his 8 years of Presidency from 27 to 61 national federations. He also honoured Mr Weiss […]

Germany Fistball World Champion 2019 – Jörn Verleger (Germany) elected new IFA President – IFA Fistball Men World Cup 2023 in the SAP Arena Mannheim
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Germany Fistball World Champion 2019 – Jörn Verleger (Germany) elected new IFA President – IFA Fistball Men World Cup 2023 in the SAP Arena Mannheim

The final attended by AIMS President Stephan Fox and AIMS Secretary General Gerhard Zimmermann as well as by GAISF Director Philippe Gueisbuhler, Andrew Hofer from the IOC Sports Department, IWGA board members Lukas Hinder, Volker Bernardi and IWGA CEO Achim Gossow was a demonstration of strength: With a 4-0 victory (11:4, 11:4, 11:9, 11:5) against Austria, […]

Winterthur is ready for the Fistball World Championship
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Winterthur is ready for the Fistball World Championship

WINTERTHUR. Every four years the Men’s Fistball world championships take place. This year they are being held in Winterthur, Switzerland. From 11 to 17 August, 18 of the world’s best men’s fistball teams are playing for the coveted World Championship title. The event is also Qualifier for The World Games 2023. Furthermore, IFA will elect […]

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 […]

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 […]

IAF News: Female Instructors Seminar in Netherlands
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IAF News: Female Instructors Seminar in Netherlands

The Annual Aikido Seminar in Netherlands, that is conducted by female instructors, run its course full well. Women and also men gathered to practice together on tatami. The instructors that lead the course were Jeanette Tanis, Trudeke Sterringa, Satomi Ishikawa and Caroline Bied-Charreton, all four of them from Netherland, and also Laura Copello from Argentina. […]

AIMS Attends the 2018 IF Forum
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AIMS Attends the 2018 IF Forum

AIMS is a proud member of the GAISF and SportAccord Family, and the 2018 edition of the IF Forum traditionally held in the Olympic Capital was one to remember under theme “Open Doors and Open Minds – New Tools for IFs”. The session started with an IF Briefing where the 100+ international federations and organisations convened. […]

AIMS family meet for a minute of silent
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AIMS family meet for a minute of silent

The AIMS family come together in Lausanne to honour the late former President of GAISF, Patrick Baumann. Patrick died in the evening of October 13, following a heart attack while attending the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Only 2 days before, he was at the AIMS council meeting to inspire the AIMS family. He […]

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