The AIMS Family Celebrates the Opening of the Saudi Games 2022

The Saudi Games 2022 opened in spectacular style in Riyadh. The King Fahad National stadium was the venue for the opening ceremony which saw over 6000 athletes from all regions of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia marching into the stadium. 2022 sports facilities in Riyadh will host the 45 sports and the 5 sports dedicated

Olympic legacy entities reiterate their commitment to building a better world through sport for the next generation

Olympic legacy entities gathered at the Seoul Olympic Legacy Forum to collaborate and share best practices aimed at furthering key Olympic Games legacy programmes.  The Forum, which was hosted by the Korea Sport Promotion Organisation (KSPO), the Olympic legacy entity created following the Olympic Games Seoul 1988 and organised with the support of the International Olympic Committee

UN Session on Child Trafficking in Sport

An important session took place within the 77 Session of the United National General Assembly on combating child trafficking in sports at the UN headquarter in New York. The event was hosted with the UN office on drugs and crime (UN ODC) and Mission 89. There were many important speakers such as the permanent missions

“Follow your passion,” IOC President encourages IOC Young Leaders at IOC Youth Summit

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach encouraged over 40 IOC Young Leaders – including 28 on site in Lausanne – to follow their passion, during the IOC Youth Summit being held from 7 to 9 October 2022.  The Summit has brought together current and previous IOC Young Leaders to work as a group to generate sport-based solutions to some of

2022 World Savate Assaut and Canne de Combat Championships and The Elective General Assembly of the International Savate Federation

A record number of 47 countries registered athletes for the 2022 World Savate Assaut and Canne de Combat Championships held in San Donato Milanese, in Lombardy, Italy. Although some countries were unable to gain visas to enter Italy, we still had a busy and vibrant world championships. The event took place over 3 days, in

IF Forum 2022 in Lausanne to Shine Spotlight on Safe Sport and Sustainable Development 

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The International Federation (IF) Forum 2022 will explore strategies and challenges relating to the key theme of ‘International Federation Impact – Leading the way in Safe Sport and Sustainable Development’ at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne from 28-29 November 2022. Experts and leaders from across the global sports movement will be invited to delve into best practice approaches


In celebration of the European Week of Sport 2022, which got underway last Friday, GAISF President Ivo Ferriani has underlined the importance of sport and physical activity in achieving a healthier lifestyle. The European Week of Sport, celebrating its eighth edition, is held annually on 23-30 September. This year’s edition is aiming to empower and

Fistball President with Pope Francis

Jörn Verleger the President of the International Fistball Association (IFA) represented the AIMS family in the great honour of meeting the Holy Father Pope Francis at the Vatican. The Vatican hosted the International Summit on Sport in which around 150 leaders from major sports and intergovernmental organisations came together to sign a new declaration to

WADA publishes 2023 Prohibited List

Agency calls on athletes, entourage and all stakeholders to note major modification concerning tramadol that is to take effect in 2024 Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the 2023 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) during its meeting on 23 September 2022 and enters into force on 1 January