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 […]

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Muaythai Supershow in Dubai

The UAE Muaythai Federation under the Presidency of HE Abdullah Saeed Amer Al Neyadi put on a muaythai super event with 15 bouts on the card and 4 of them for prestigious World Muaythai Council belts. The event was sanctioned by the UAE Muaythai Federation and certainly IFMA, the world governing body and the WMC. […]

IOC Executive Board Approves IFMA

An important meeting took place in Lausanne with the agenda point to propose full recognition for International Federations (IFs) in sports. The International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) and the sport of muaythai have been proposed for approval. IFMA has showcased to the IOC that they are in line with the Olympic Charter, have adopted the […]

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 […]

Thai PM Praises Muaythai’s developmental milestone

The special parliament session opened with the heartfelt speech from the Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha celebrating the inclusion of Muaythai in the European Games 2023 with both sporting and cultural elements. The Prime Minister was overjoyed that the European Olympic Committees have accepted Muaythai into the 5 rings and also for the development of […]

IOC Give Patronage to UTS Virtual Championships

The UTS Virtual Sports Festival will be an unprecedented event which became a reality as a result of the world lockdown.  It will be the first time that the world of sport will unite online and celebrate sport from the safety of their homes. The sport will always find a way to be practiced and […]


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 […]

Thumbs Up for IFMA YWC

IFMA prides itself on its youth development ensuring that the athletes and the youth are at the centre of IFMA’s work. The values of Muaythai and IFMA focus on youth development and social exchange. IFMA as an IOC recognised organisation promotes the Olympic spirit of excellence, friendship and respect. The IFMA youth world championship, in […]