The Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) was found in 2009 by the non- IOC recognised members of GAISF family and is one of the five umbrella bodies alongside ARISF, ASOIF and AIOWF and the associate members.
AIMS is recognised by the International Olympic committee and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and AIMS in Lausanne. By granting recognition to AIMS, the IOC acknowledges the role of AIMS and its valuable contribution to support the Olympic Movement in the achievement of its missions and goals; in the fields of the development of sport, promotion of sport in support of athletes.
The aim of AIMS is to strengthen each individual sport, combine expertise, share knowledge and maintain close cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), so that the individual sport will achieve official recognition from the IOC. Nine AIMS member federations in the past recent years have achieved this goal; these are the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, World Flying Disk Federation and International Federation of American Football, International Cheer Union the International Federation of Muaythai Associations, World Association of Kickboxing Organizations, International Sambo Federation, World Lacrosse and International Federation Icestocksport with others hopefully to be recognised in the near future.
AIMS works very closely with the 3 IOC recognised federations and also IOC recognised games. Such as the World Games, Universiade, TAFISA, Commonwealth Games and on a continental level with the Olympic Committee of Asia and so on for the benefits of all.
The exchange of culture, education and sport, and sport for all is an important platform; along with protecting each other from splinter groups, cooperation with WADA and using sport as a powerful tool to contribute to society. AIMS is also in close cooperation with Peace and Sport, Generations for Peace and UN Women.
AIMS is the founding member of United Through Sports (UTS). An alliance of many organisations and individuals working together through sports to bring inclusion, unity and equality to the world.
AIMS is also an important partner of the SportAccord which is focused on driving positive exchange internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting international sport federations, right holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of business and sport.
On a grassroots level, development is key, so whenever there is an AIMS conference it includes a 1 day workshop to introduce sports which are not as popular in these countries to a wider range of sporting enthusiasts.
Currently, AIMS has 19 sporting international federations as full members. 9 associate members and 10 observers. AIMS will continue to put the athletes at the canter of its their doings and use sport as service towards humanity.