GAISF Open Day
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GAISF Open Day

A meeting took place for sport federations that have enquired for membership into GAISF (SportAccord) and potential applicants. 48 international sport federations were invited and it was held to provide introduction and practice guidance for international federations and other sport organisations considering applying for membership or associate membership. The day was developed in cooperation with […]

AIMS takes part in Olympic day
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AIMS takes part in Olympic day

Olympic Day is more than just a sports event, it is about participating in sport as a way of life, learning and understanding the Olympic values and enjoying the many sports there are. Many events take place around the world and AIMS member federations participate in various forms. The AIMS leadership came together in Lausanne, […]

Baumann to take over as SportAccord Convention President
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Baumann to take over as SportAccord Convention President

Francesco Ricci Bitti has stepped down as President of SportAccord Convention, handing over the reins to GAISF President Patrick Baumann. Ricci Bitt’s decision to step aside has now combined both jobs again, however, Mr Ricci Bitti will remain on the Executive Board of the SportAccord Convention to represent the Summer Olympic IFs (ASOIF), which he […]

AIMS honours Hein Verbruggen
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AIMS honours Hein Verbruggen

On behalf of the AIMS family, I would like to convey our deepest condolences on the passing of Hein Verbruggen. The world of sport shares in the loss of a true visionary.  Hein’s work and commitment for international sport and its development will remain a lasting legacy. We, the AIMS family will continue in the […]

Official signing ceremony for SportAccord Convention 2018 takes place with host city Bangkok
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Official signing ceremony for SportAccord Convention 2018 takes place with host city Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand, May 31, 2017 – SportAccord Convention is delighted to confirm the official signing ceremony took place today with Host City ‘Bangkok’ for the sixteenth edition of the Convention to be held from 15 – 20 April 2018. The signing event was carried out at the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) building with Nis Hatt, Managing […]

FIAS at the AIPS Congress 2017
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FIAS at the AIPS Congress 2017

The International SAMBO Federation (FIAS) participated at the 80th Congress of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) from 10 to 12 of May 2017 in Seoul – PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.

Hats off to ICU and IFMA
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Hats off to ICU and IFMA

A special celebration took place celebrating the recognition of the International Cheer Union and the International Federation Muaythai Amateur. It was a truly memorable night with over 300 sport personalities there to congratulate both sporting federations. SportAccord/GAISF President Patrick Baumann, IWGA President Jose Perurena, FISU President Oleg Matytsin, ARISF President, Raffaele Chiulli, IOC Sport Director […]

Combat Games Meeting a Big Success
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Combat Games Meeting a Big Success

The world recognized Combat Sports and Martial Arts IF leaders convened for the Combat Games meeting under the leadership of the Combat Games Commission. The meeting, held on the 6th of April during the SportAccord Convention was hailed a huge success with the World Combat Games set to return in 2019 after the show of overwhelming support by […]