Albanian National Olympic Committee

The Albanian National Olympic Committee (Albanian: Komiteti Olimpik Kombëtar Shqiptar - KOKSH) is a non-profit organisation and the legal authority of Albania's participation in the Olympic Games. As a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it is responsible for the development and management of all olympic related activities in the country.

Albanian National Olympic Committee
Albanian National Olympic Committee logo
Country/Region Albania
HeadquartersTirana, Albania
PresidentFidel Ylli
Secretary GeneralGerti Shima

Members of the committee are 46 sports federations, which elect the Executive Council composed of the president and ten members.

It is based in the country's capital, Tirana.



The National Olympic Committee of Albania (KOKSH) was founded in 1958 and a year later gained recognition by the International Olympic Committee.

From the year of its foundation until 1989 the committee was known by the name "The General Council Committee of Sportspersons of Albania" and included in its core all the sports federations in the country.

With the change of the political system in Albania, in 1990, the committee was restructured as an independent entity, separate from the newly formed Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. Four years later, in 1994, by government decrees No.20 and No.401, it was sanctioned as a non-state non-profit organisation whose functions were based on the Olympic Charter.[1]

Executive committee


The committee of the KOKSH is represented by:[2]

Member federations


The Albanian National Federations are the organizations that coordinate all aspects of their individual sports. They are responsible for training, competition and development of their sports. There are currently 24 Olympic Summer and two Winter Sport Federations and 20 Non-Olympic Sports Federations in Albania.[3][4]

Olympic Sport federations

National Federation Summer or Winter Headquarters
Albanian Archery Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Athletics Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Badminton Federation Summer Korçë
Albanian Basketball Association Summer Tirana
Albanian Boxing Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Canoe Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Cycling Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Equestrian Sports Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Fencing Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Football Association Summer Tirana
Albanian Golf Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Gymnastics Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Handball Federation Summer Elbasan
Albanian Judo Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Karate Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Mountaineering Federation Winter Tirana
Albanian Sailing Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Shooting Sport Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Skiing Federation Winter Tirana
Albanian Swimming Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Table Tennis Association Summer Shkodër
Albanian Taekwondo Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Tennis Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Volleyball Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Weightlifting Federation Summer Tirana
Albanian Wrestling Federation Summer Tirana

Non-Olympic Sport federations

National Federation Headquarters
Albanian Air Sports Federation Tirana
Albanian Federation of Radio Amateurs Tirana
Automobile Club Albania Tirana
Albanian Bodybuilding Federation Tirana
Albanian Bowling Federation Tirana
Albanian Bridge Association Tirana
Albanian Chess Association Tirana
Albanian Dance Sport Federation Tirana
Albanian Federation Sport for All Tirana
Albanian Hunting and Fishing Federation Tirana
Albanian Kickboxing Federation Tirana
Albanian Mixed Martial Arts Federation Tirana
Albanian Motorcycle Federation Tirana
Albanian Paralympic Committee Tirana
Albanian Rafting Federation Tirana
Albanian School Sport Federation Tirana
Albanian Snooker Federation Tirana
Special Olympics Albania Tirana
Albanian Students Sports Association Tirana
Albanian Underwater Federation Tirana

See also