Members of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) have approved the dissolution of the organisation at the GAISF Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA), held today at the SwissTech Convention Centre, Lausanne. The dissolution of GAISF was recommended by the GAISF Council and Members voted in favour of dissolution by 70 votes in favour and

AIMS and IOC Joint Meeting

An important meeting took place at the Olympic House on the shores of Lake Geneva. AIMS which is an official IOC recognised umbrella organisation which is the entry point into the Olympic family and for which sports and IFs aim for IOC recognition. AIMS and the IOC have a strong collaboration. The meeting was opened

Safe Sport and Sustainability Under the Spotlight as Key Stakeholders Meet in Lausanne for IF Forum 2022

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Hundreds of decision-makers from the international sports community are gathering in Lausanne today (28 November) for the start of the International Federation (IF) Forum 2022, which will provide a platform for vital discussions about safe sport, sustainability, and human rights. Starting today at 17:00 CET, the two-day event at the Olympic Museum, situated

AIMS Leadership Meets in Bangkok

An important meeting took place in Bangkok during the UTS World youth Festival 2022 between the AIMS President, Stephan Fox, Vice President Panagiotis Theodoropoulus and council members, Mike Thomas and Michal Buchel to discuss important topics relating to the AIMS. The AIMS council will meet in Lausanne on the 27th of November and a joint

The 2022 United Through Sports World Youth Festival Closing

The Closing Cermony of the UTS 2022 World Youth Festival was a celebration of inclusion, non-discrimination, equlaity and an unforgettable week for the youth coming together from all 5 continents with the youth being the center of all. The ceremony once again saw the amazing musical and sporting talents of the Thai Youth highlighting sporting values

UTS Urban Youth Games

The last day of the UTS World Youth Festival was the spectacular Bangkok Urban Games 2022.  Over 80 teams registered in the Futsol, 3×3 Basketball, Sepaktakraw, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Break Dancing, Petanque, Teq Ball and Cheerleading competitions. It was the perfect ending to an ALL INCLUSIVE week and where teams from all over the region came to

ITA Need to Know List for 2023

This month as the ITA Operations Development Senior Manager, Mark Stuart, and WADA Medical, Science and Medicine Manager, David Healy, take us through all of this, and present the most important information that athletes and their support personnel need to know, in a practical and interactive format. We will leave time at the end of

Muaythai Takes Center Stage at UTS Festival

Muaythai, which is the national sport of Thailand and an IOC recognized sport under the world governing body, IFMA, took center stage at day 5 at the United Through Sports Youth Festival. Over 400 youth ambassadors participated in the cultural exchange, conducted by 4 of the leading Thai Masters of IFMA. NSDF Fund Manager, Supranee