Saudi Arabia Awarded World Combat Games 2023

RIYADH, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – will host the 2023 World Combat Games. The World Combat Games (WCG) is a celebration of Martial Arts and Combat Sports inviting the 15 Combat Sports and Martial Arts who are members of GAISF. Riyadh was awarded this prestigious sporting and cultural event and His Royal Highness […]

IF Forum 2021 Brings Together the World of Sport in Solidarity

IFMA was once again part of the over 100 international sports federation and organisations participating at the IF Forum. International Sports Federations were praised for setting an inspirational example over the past year, as leaders at the International Federation (IF) Forum 2021 underlined the importance of solidarity across the global sports movement. This year’s fully […]

IOC & GAISF Organises Athletes’ Safeguarding Workshop

Athletes’ safety and wellbeing are not only a responsibility, but a priority for IFMA. As an IOC and GAISF recognised organisation IFMA continues to work towards ensuring its safeguarding measures are in line with the Olympic charter. IFMA’s policies and procedures is aimed at cultivating a culture of safe sport and the protection of all […]


The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has today launched, a web portal devoted to sustainability issues such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice.   The portal has been created to help further sport’s sustainability goals, by providing a free tool where sustainability resources from […]

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GAISF Martial Art Meeting in Bangkok, 5th December

GAISF, the most important Association of recognized sports in the world, and a partner of the IOC, is planning to hold the first World Martial Art Games for the 13 Olympic and GAISF recognized Martial Arts in 2010. Muaythai is a member of GAISF under IFMA, who will be the International Federation for the sport, […]

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General Secretary of IFMA at IOC Headquarters

The General Secretary of IFMA, who is one of the representatives of IFMA at the GAISF Martial Arts Commission, recently attended an important meeting at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne to discuss the planned Martial Arts Games under the umbrella of GAISF (General Association of International Sports Federations). Anthony Scanlon, Head of Games Services and Coordination […]

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Martial Arts Commission Working Group of GAISF

The General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), an IF association recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has established the Martial Arts Commission Working Group of GAISF in which 13 of IOC and GAISF recognised martial arts group together for the benefit and future of all martial art sports.