A very important sport meeting is taking place 2 days before the Opening of the IFMA Royal World Cup, where the 23 world-recognised non-Olympic sport will meet for an Extraordinary General Assembly and many other workshops. Muaythai is a member of the recognised world sport community since 2006 and this year, IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox has been elected the AIMS President.

The meeting is packed with important topics and the world of sport is sending leading representatives to be part of this meeting from the IOC, World Games, FISU, OCA and many guest speakers will be part of the workshops.

The meeting will be co-hosted by the Royal Thai Government and the Ministry of Tourism and Sport. Her Excellency the Minister of Tourism and Sport, Mrs Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul stated that – Thailand is proud to be the host of so many dignitaries from all the sports and sporting organisations and that muaythai, under the General Secretary has taken an important part of this group. It is a fantastic opportunity for Thailand to experience and understand these sports, some of which might not yet have a national federation, but are included in important multi sport events in which Thailand could potentially compete in the coming years.

IFMA President Dr Sakchye states that, IFMA is looking forward to being the host of this important gathering and for all the sports and sporting organisations to enjoy unique Thai hospitality and to be part of the IFMA Opening of the Royal World Cup.