Full IOC Recognition to Four IWGA Members

Four member federations of the International World Games Association (IWGA) were among the six federations that were granted full recognition at the 138th IOC session in Tokyo yesterday. The World Games family congratulates the federations in question: International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA), International Sambo Federation (FIAS), World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO) and World Lacrosse! IOC Sport Director Kit McConnell said […]

WADA President Updates IOC Session on Agency’s Major Activities in Advance of The Olympic Games

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) President, Witold Bańka, delivered a speech to the 138th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session held in Tokyo in advance of the Olympic Games. Mr. Bańka updated IOC members on WADA activities since the IOC’s last session in March 2021, in particular those that were preparatory for the Games, and expressed confidence […]

Muaythai & IFMA receives official confirmation on IOC Recognition

IFMA President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan has received the official letters from the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and President of the Association of IOC Recognised Sports (ARISF) Raffaele Chiulli. The letters of confirmation and congratulations have been received just shortly after the 138th IOC session unanimously voted on the approval of […]

IFMA Granted Full Recognition at 138th IOC Session in Tokyo

Muaythai is a unique and ancient combat sport and martial art form originating from the battle fields where it secured the freedom and independence of ancient Siam to the modern Thailand of today. In 1992, IFMA was established by a group of visionary men, soon to be joined by incredible women,  with the goal to […]

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The path to becoming fully IOC recognised

A checklist of paperwork and deserved recognition to our people behind this success. With full IOC recognition literally moments away it is only poignant that we take a close look at the logistics and intricacies behind applying to the IOC for recognition to be the unequivocal internationally recognised federation governing the sport of Muaythai. To […]

HERStory: Muaythai Gender Equality in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Iran was the first national federation to challenge the IFMA uniform rules for women over a decade ago. This challenge was followed quickly by a call to meet to discuss how to drive gender equality for female athletes in Iran. The Iranian Muaythai Federation took action and invited the IFMA Female Commission to Tehran to […]

European Games 2023

Muaythai is proud to be part of the European Games 2023 which will take place in beautiful Poland from 21st of June to the 2nd of July 2023. Muaythai is an official medal sport at the European Games. Not only as a ring sport but also as a cultural art form with wai kru and […]

Egypt Muaythai Youth Championship and Carnival

The Egyptian Muaythai Federation which is fully recognised by the highest sports authority has organised the finals of the national championships to qualify a team participating in the upcoming IFMA Youth World Championships. 170 athletes from all regions of Egypt made it to the finals. The 3-day finals took place in the international stadium in […]