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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
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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, […]

Congratulations to Jorn Verleger
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Congratulations to Jorn Verleger

The AIMS family would like to congratulate Jorn Verleger as the 6th President of the International Fistball Associations. Mr Verleger has been the General Secretary of IFA since 2015 and has now replaced the former President, Karl Weiss. AIMS is looking forward to continuing the close cooperation with IFA with Mr Verleger and Mr Weiss, […]

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 […]

GAISF President and Vice President Visit the Judo Club That Has Inspired a City
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GAISF President and Vice President Visit the Judo Club That Has Inspired a City

GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli and GAISF Vice President Stefan Fox visited the Star Judo Club in Naples last week to meet its founder Gianni Maddaloni, a man who credits judo with keeping him on the right path and out of trouble. And now Maddaloni is committed to doing the same for the young people in […]

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 […]

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