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Muaythai Semi Finals a Huge Success

Yulibeiny Arena saw an exciting evening of muaythai with many VIPs including SportAccord President Mr. Marius Vizer on hand to witness excellent performances by the elite athletes of muaythai.

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Cultural Night: An evening to remember

Malaysia Major Events, representing the host country for the 2014 IFMA World Championships, the Russian Muaythai Federation and their sponsor Stroyservis, the Russian Union of Martial Arts and IFMA, joined forces for this cultural night. Thanks to the time of year, St. Petersburg is currently enjoying the beginning of its famed “White Nights” when the […]

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Press Conference: One Year Countdown to 2013 World Combat Games

The 15 Olympic and non-Olympic Martial Arts are in full preparation for the upcoming World Combat Games in Saint Petersburg. Sportaccord, the Russian Union of Martial Arts, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Russian Olympic Committee are jointly inviting all media representatives of the international federations for a press conference which will take place […]

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IFMA Awards 2012

As every year, in a special gala presentation, federations and individuals which have done special events or social projects are shown appreciation by IFMA. First, the City of Saint Petersburg,  the Russian Muaythai Federation and President Dmitry Putilin were thanked for hosting the 2012 IFMA World Championships.

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Opening Ceremony: Saint Petersburg’s Dance, History, Culture Amaze All

The Opening Ceremony was an incredible ensemble of sound, lights and dance which had to be seen to be believed… Anticipation was high as athletes, officials, spectators and all other participants arrived at the venue to be greeted by a cheery marching band, giant mascots, beautiful ladies in traditional Russian costumes serving bread and snacks, as […]

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SportAccord Media Workshop: September 5th-7th

The SportAccord Media Workshop took place this week from September 5th-7th, to promote cooperation and brainstorming amongst the 15 SportAccord combat sports, for the success of the 2013 World Combat Games next year in October. As IFMA’s 2012 Muaythai World Championships are the test event for next year’s World Combat Games, IFMA had the honour […]

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Settling into Saint Petersburg: Hotel feature

The lobby at the Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya is buzzing as team after team begins to arrive: Kazakhstan, Turkey, the UK, Luxembourg, Singapore, France, Cameroon, Thailand, South Africa, Argentina…these are just a few of the countries spottted yesterday evening.