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AIMS Council at IF Forum 2019
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AIMS Council at IF Forum 2019

The AIMS family held their last meeting for 2019 in the Olympic capital, Lausanne, during the IF Forum 2019 from 28th – 30th October 2019. The AIMS council had discussions in regards to the upcoming SportAccord Convention, United Through Sport Conference and the Sports Festival 2020 in Beijing, China. The symbol of AIMS is a […]

AIMS at the IF Forum 2019
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AIMS at the IF Forum 2019

The AIMS family once again showed a strong presence at the IF Forum 2019 held in Lausanne from 28th – 30th November 2019. Most of the federations, council members had been present and the topic could not have been a more needed one, “Athlete Centred Sport” Many different strategies, ideas and programs were discussed and […]

AIMS President participated in the IOC launch of new guide on competition manipulation, corruption and doping
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AIMS President participated in the IOC launch of new guide on competition manipulation, corruption and doping

A new guide has been launched by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to provide information on good practice for sports organisations with regard to receiving and handling reports of wrongdoing, including competition manipulation, harassment, doping and corruption. The guide was launched at Olympic House here at the third edition of the International Forum for Sports […]

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 […]

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