On the 22nd of April, at the SportAccord Convention and Business Summit, Muaythai signed the official contract with FISU for full recognition. The official contract was signed with FISU President, Mr Claude-Louis Gallien and IFMA President, Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan in front of over 200 representatives from the Olympic Family, SportAccord and World Games.

Dr Tapsuwan stated, “Exchanging sport, education and culture is an important platform of the Olympic movement and FISU has done such outstanding work since 1949, we truly thank them for their trust, we will not disappoint and will continue to use the power of sport to make a positive contribution to society.

Mr Gallien welcomed Muaythai into the FISU family and again highlighted that sport has a unique power and that Muaythai and IFMA has greatly established itself using the power of sport for the good of society. We now have a fantastic platform to exchange education, culture and sport and FISU is looking forward with great anticipation for combined success.

Special awards and presentations were also given to Mr Eric Santrond and Mr Oleg Matytsin from Russia for their outstanding contribution. Another important day for Muaythai where history has been made!