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 Kit McConnell, Head of IF Stakeholder Relations Jenny Mann and many others filled the room.

AIMS President, Stephan Fox stated that “AIMS is proud that two of their members have achieved IOC recognition”.  ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli welcomed the two federations into the family; and the President of ICU Mr. Webb and IFMA President Dr. Tapsuwan delivered emotional speeches.
In addition to the festivities of the evening, another special moment took place, as it was the birthday of IWGA president, Mr. Perurena, FIAS President Mr. Shextakov and WKF General Secretary Toshihisa Nagura. who were celebrated with a special cake. Evenings like these showcase that though we may come from different federations, we are all united in the spirit of sport.