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AIMS President Attends the Opening of Olympic House and Celebrates 125th Anniversary of the IOC
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AIMS President Attends the Opening of Olympic House and Celebrates 125th Anniversary of the IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today officially opened Olympic House – one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. The inauguration was the highlight of the very emblematic and emotional celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of the IOC, which was founded on 23 June 1894 by Pierre de Coubertin. The ceremony was attended […]

Ban Ki-moon Speaks at AIMS General Assembly
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Ban Ki-moon Speaks at AIMS General Assembly

The 8th General Secretary of the United Nations was the keynote speaker at the 2019 AIMS General Assembly. Mr. Ban Ki-moon earned the highest respect for his work for peace, justice and human rights and he also chairs the IOC Ethical Commission. Mr. Ban Ki-moon spoke about the unifying power of sport. He spoke about […]

AIMS General Assembly Gold Coast 2019
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AIMS General Assembly Gold Coast 2019

The 2019 AIMS General Assembly was held during the SportAccord Convention on the Gold Coast and many important topics took place. There was a full agenda with many important topics, presentations and AIMS continued role as one of the IOC and GAISF recognized IF umbrella bodies. 2018 was an important year for AIMS as 4 sports […]

GAISF Leadership Visits Kazakhstan 
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GAISF Leadership Visits Kazakhstan 

The Sports Ministry of Kazakhstan invited the GAISF leadership to the Capital City, Nursultan,  which has been awarded the 2021 World Combat games. The two day visit included an important conference in which over 500 delegates of various combat sports and martial arts came together for the forum. The former Prime Minister and Chairman of […]

Hats Off Party Rocks the Gold Coast
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Hats Off Party Rocks the Gold Coast

The AIMS Hats Off party has become an institution at the yearly SportAccord Convention to celebrate initiatives, achievements and just coming together as friends. In 2018, 4 of the AIMS members have been recognised, namely WAKO, IFI, FILa and FIAS. This was a record as never before that the IOC has given provisional recognition to […]

ARISF & AIMS Joint Welcome Dinner at the 2019 SportAccord Convention
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ARISF & AIMS Joint Welcome Dinner at the 2019 SportAccord Convention

As done in previous years, at the start of the SportAccord Convention, the 60 members of the ARISF & AIMS family came together for a night between friends. Many VIP delegates from the IOC, Queensland Government joined the surprise party including the 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr Ban Ki Moon. Three buses […]

AIMS Council meet in Australia
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AIMS Council meet in Australia

After the last AIMS council meeting which was held during the youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, the first 2019 council meeting was held on the Gold Coast during the 2019 SportAccord Convention. AIMS President, Stephan Fox, welcomed the entire council to this important meeting and convention. Many important decisions had been made with the strategic […]

Greatest Honour for AIMS President
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Greatest Honour for AIMS President

A special ceremony took place in the presence of the IOC President Thomas Bach, HRH Prince Faisal, GAISF & SportAccord President Raffaele Chiulli, WADA President Sir Craig Reedie and many others. The 8th Secretary General of the United Nations H.E. Ban Ki Moon awarded the AIMS President, Stephan Fox, the position of Co-Chairman of 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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