EMF President Meets the Thai Ambassador to Ukraine and Poland

Mr. Gennadiy Trukhanov in his capacity of Mayor of the city Odessa had a meeting with H.E. Mr. Chettaphan Maksamphan, Ambassador of Thailand to Poland and Ukraine.   With Ukraine sharing the spotlight with the top muaythai teams Mr. Maksamphan became a guest of honour in the headquarters of the Ukrainian Muaythai Federation and saw where […]

Mission 89’s Webinar Raises Awareness on Trafficking In and Through Sport

As part of the ongoing partnership between IFMA and Mission89 a webinar was held yesterday with the aim to further the understanding of human trafficking and how it occurs in and through sport. Importantly, it sought to empower safeguarding officers and other officials and staff who work in the sport industry to build a protective […]

The SportAccord President Visits Muaythai Competition In Kazan

The President of SportAccord and GAISF Raffaele Chiulli was a guest of honour at the muaythai competition which was part of the CIS Games where athletes from 10 countries competed for the first edition of medals and the valuable qualification points for the World Combat Games 2022. GAISF Vice President and IFMA Secretary General Mr Stephan […]

Games for CIS – Big Success

Representatives of 10 countries arrived in Kazan to showcase the art and sport of muaythai at the debut of the CIS Games. The Games have proven to be a successful multi-sport platform where muaythai athletes are able to blend in Olympic spirit among the sports included in the Olympic Games program. From the opening ceremony […]

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The Mission of Safe Sport

Overcoming challenges and winning despite all obstacles builds character. It is the source of inspiration for many. However, some sports organizations measure success only in gold medals, for they are the source of funding. The adoption of a win-at-all-costs culture boosts the career of the coach and the organization but may risk neglecting the wellbeing […]

CIS Games to Debut in Kazan

4-11 September, the city of Kazan will host the first CIS (Commonwealth of the Independent States) Games with more than 2000 participants from CIS countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) in the age between 14 to 23 years. The event will highlight 16 sports with muaythai sharing the stage with the […]

IFMA Stakeholders Participate in the ITA Webinar on Nutrition and Dietary Supplements

IFMA, a proud signatory of WADA and partner of ITA, has adopted a zero-tolerance policy for doping. Promoting clean sport environment, protecting clean athletes and prevention through education are IFMA’s missions. IFMA stakeholders took part in the August webinar session of the 2021 monthly series delivered by the International Testing Agency (ITA). August’s session focused […]

Record Numbers at the Turkish Youth Championships

Muaythai in Turkey is continuously growing, and even more significantly since full recognition was granted to IFMA and muaythai by the International Olympic committee. Over 1300 athletes and officials participated in the 2021 Youth Turkish Championships in Ankara. The event, which was the official qualifier for the 2021 IFMA World Youth Championships in Bangkok, took place over five […]