President Chiulli Welcomes IOC EB Decision to Propose Six Members for Full Recognition

GAISF , ARISF, and SportAccord President Raffaele Chiulli welcomes the IOC Executive Board (EB) decision to propose for approval by the IOC Session six provisionally recognised International Sports Federations (IFs) for full IOC recognition.

The six GAISF Members are as follows:

  • The International Cheerleading Union (ICU)
  • The International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA)
  • The International Sambo Federation (FIAS)
  • The International Federation Icestocksport (IFI)
  • The World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO)
  • World Lacrosse (WL)

GAISF and ARISF President Chiulli said:

“First and foremost, on behalf of GAISF and ARISF, I would like to warmly congratulate the six IFs on the IOC EB’s decision to propose them for full recognition to the IOC Session in Tokyo. If approved, they would ensure their membership in the ARISF family which is dedicated to uniting, promoting, representing and supporting its Members in reaching their objectives.

“The achievement of these six IFs clearly demonstrates the invaluable support that GAISF provides to its Members, in addition to the support provided by ARISF and the Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS).”

All six IFs demonstrated throughout their respective provisional recognition period that they fulfilled all the requested criteria, in addition to independence and autonomy in the governance of their sport.