IFMA Newsletter
IFMA’s Strategy Against Short Term Weight Cutting

Athlete health and safety is a priority of IFMA, and mandate of the IFMA Medical Commission. Through the years we have seen that many athletes engage in extreme flash weight cutting methods to pass the weigh in check for their desired weight category. Weight reduction is not something that should be done in short term. […]

WADA Encourages Continued Collaboration in Anti-Doping Among Governments of Asia

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) encourages continued collaboration in anti-doping across all nations within the Asia region in order to strengthen the anti-doping system for athletes of the region and the world. Addressing a virtual meeting of the Ministers of Sport and other senior Government officials of the East, South and South-East Asian countries to […]

IFMA’s Intelligence Task Force Targets Cheaters

IFMA’S INTELLIGENCE TASK FORCE TARGETS CHEATERS One of IFMA’s main priorities is the protection of clean athletes, keeping the sport of Muaythai at the fairest and highest level. IFMA will continue to commit itself in combating any and all forms of cheating which is a threat to Muaythai and to maintain the integrity of the […]

IFMA Stakeholders Participate at ITA Webinar on The Doping Control Process

Education is one of the key prevention strategies highlighted in the World Anti-Doping Code and one that we can continue strengthening and promoting even during a period when our team is not able to engage in face-to-face learning activities. Therefore, the ITA created an online learning experience in order to continue its education efforts during […]

Youth conference addresses a healthy muaythai life

During the IFMA Youth World Championships, the world’s young muaythai leaders join together for a conference discussing muaythai from their standpoint. This year IFMA youth from 79 countries come together in the athletes’ hotel to discuss doping, education and sport.

Clean sheet for anti-doping checks at IFMA World Championships

IFMA is proud to say independent doping tests carried out during the recent World Championships found all athletes negative, and the principle of Fair Play in muaythai was understood by all. Chair of the Medical Commission Dr Erdogan Aydin said: ‘I am proud to see that all of the athletes in Minsk could say ‘We […]