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Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations

Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations
AbbreviationARISF
Formation1983; 41 years ago (1983)
TypeNGO
PurposeInter-sports federation organisation
HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
Membership (2022)
42 governing bodies of sports federations
Secretary General
Riccardo Fraccari
President
Raffaele Chiulli
Vice-President
Anna Arzhanova
Parent organization
IOC
Websitearisf.sport

The Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation constituted through and recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[1] The ARISF's members are international sports federations recognised by the IOC whose sport is currently not competed in either the Summer or Winter Olympics, though becoming a member of ARISF does not imply or guarantee that the sport will be included in future Olympic Games.

Among the aims of ARISF are: act as a spokesperson to defend and coordinate the common interests of its members whilst maintaining their authority, independence and autonomy, determine the consensus of the member federations on questions of common interest in relation to the Olympic Movement and ensure the largest possible participation in the activities of the IOC.[2]

Headquartered in the Swiss city of Lausanne, it was formed in 1983. It is headed by Raffaele Chiulli, who is the President of ARISF.[3]

ARISF Council

The council is composed of a President, vice-president, Secretary General and three members, all from different sports federations.

Designation Name Country Sports Federation
President Raffaele Chiulli  Italy World Federation of Powerboating
Vice-president Anna Arzhanova  Russia World Underwater Federation
Secretary General Riccardo Fraccari  Italy World Baseball Softball Confederation
Council Members John Liljelund  Finland International Floorball Federation
Clare Briegal[4]  United Kingdom World Netball
Tom Hollowell  Sweden International Orienteering Federation

Members

The following 39 governing bodies are members of the ARISF.[5][6] The p in between the date means provisional recognition while the date alone means full recognition.

Sport International Sport Federation (ISF) Year ISF Founded Date of Recognition Website
Air sports[a] Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) 1905 FAI.org
American football[b] International Federation of American Football (IFAF) 1998 IFAF.org
Auto racing Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) 1904 p2011 – p2013 FIA.com
Bandy Federation of International Bandy (FIB) 1955 p2001 - 2004 InternationalBandy.com
Baseball, Softball, and Baseball5[7] World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) 2013[c] wbsc.org
Billiard sports[d] World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS) 1992 pJuly 1996 – p5 February 1998 Billiard-WCBS.org
Boules Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB) 1985 CMSBoules.org;
Bowling International Bowling Federation (IBF) 1952 1979 bowling.sport
Bridge World Bridge Federation (WBF) 1958 WorldBridge.org
Cheerleading International Cheer Union (ICU) 2004 6 December 2016 CheerUnion.org
Chess Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) 1924 1999 FIDE.com
Cricket International Cricket Council (ICC) 1909 2009[8] ICC-Cricket.com
Dancesport World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) 1957 1997 WorldDanceSport.org
Floorball International Floorball Federation (IFF) 1986 Floorball.org
Flying Disc World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) 1985 pMay 2013 – p2 August 2015 WFDF.org
Ice stock sport International Federation Icestocksport (IFI) 1983 Icestocksport.com
Karate World Karate Federation (WKF) 1990 WKF.net
Kickboxing World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) 1977 WAKO.sport
Korfball International Korfball Federation (IKF) 1933 IKF.org
Lacrosse World Lacrosse (WL) 2008[e] worldlacrosse.sport
Lifesaving International Life Saving Federation (ILSF) 1993 ILSF
Motorcycle sport Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) 1904 p1998 – p2000 FIM-live.com
Mountaineering & Climbing Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA) 1932 TheUIAA.org
Muay Thai International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) 1993 6 December 2016 IFMAMuayThai
Netball World Netball 1960 pOctober 1993 – p1995 Netball.sport
Orienteering International Orienteering Federation (IOF) 1961 Orienteering.org
Pelota Vasca Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca (FIPV) 1929 FIPV.net
Polo Federation of International Polo (FIP) 1982 FIPPolo.com
Powerboating Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) 1922 uim.sport
Racquetball International Racquetball Federation (IRF) 1979 InternationalRacquetball.com
Sambo Fédération Internationale de Sambo (FIAS) 1984 Sambo.sport
Ski mountaineering International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) 2008 ISMF-Ski.org
Squash World Squash Federation (WSF) 1967 WorldSquash.org
Sumo International Sumo Federation (IFS) 1992 ifs-sumo.org/
Tug of war Tug of War International Federation (TWIF) 1960 TugOfWar-TWIF.org
Underwater sports Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) 1959 CMAS.org
University Sports International University Sports Federation (FISU) 1949 FISU.net
Water skiing - Wakeboard International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) 1946 IWSF.com
Wushu International Wushu Federation (IWUF) 1990 IWUF.org
  1. ^ including aerobatics, air racing, ballooning, gliding, hang gliding, and parachuting/skydiving
  2. ^ including flag football
  3. ^ Formed by the merger of the International Baseball Federation, founded in 1938, and the International Softball Federation, established in 1952.
  4. ^ including carom billiards, pocket billiards/pool, and snooker
  5. ^ Formed by the merger of the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations, founded in 1972, and the men's International Lacrosse Federation, established in 1974.

Former members

Sport Federation
Golf International Golf Federation (IGF)
Roller sports World Skate (WS)
Rugby union International Rugby Board (IRB)
Sport climbing International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC)
Surfing and bodyboarding International Surfing Association (ISA)

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF)". Lausanne: International Testing Agency. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "ARISF". Lausanne: International Olympic Committee. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "New ARISF Council elected". Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations. 5 June 2013. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  4. ^ "World Netball CEO Clare Briegal elected as Council member of Association of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF)". World Netball. 17 December 2021.
  5. ^ "ARISF - Members". arisf.org. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Who We Are". ARISF. Retrieved 2024-04-10.
  7. ^ "High five: baseball5 hits the YOG". Olympics.com. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  8. ^ "ICC gains full Olympic recognition". CricketEurope. 14 December 2009. Archived from the original on 9 January 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
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