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 4 sports within 1 year. The venue was at the Kurrawa Surf Club and it was a full house with IOC members, Presidents of World Federations, Queensland Government, City of Gold Coast and so many more. GAISF President, Raffaele Chiulli, and AIMS President, Stephan Fox, welcomed everyone in the beautiful surrounding then gave the floor to the 4 recognised federations.
President of Icestock Sport, Manfred Shaffer, gave a special token to AIMS President, Stephan Fox, with his original hat from 2002 when Ice Stock first submit their IOC recognition.
At the end, a toast was made towards continued cooperation. They have now moved to the ARISF family but they never leave AIMS family, they will always be our members by heart.