Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations

The Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation constituted through and recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The ARISF's members are international sports federations recognised by the IOC that currently do not compete in either the Summer or Winter Olympics. It was formed in 1983. It is headed by Raffaele Chiulli, who is the President of ARISF.[2]

Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations
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MottoEmpowering sports diversity[1]
Formation1983; 38 years ago (1983)
PurposeInter-sports federation organisation
Membership (2016)
42 governing bodies of sports federations
Secretary General
Riccardo Fraccari
Raffaele Chiulli
Fernando Aguerre
Parent organization

ARISF CouncilEdit

The Council is composed of a President, Vice-President, Secretary General and three members, all from different sports federations.

Designation Name Country Sports Federation
President Raffaele Chiulli   Italy World Federation of Powerboating
Vice-President Fernando Aguerre   Argentina International Surfing Association
Secretary General Riccardo Fraccari   Italy World Baseball Softball Confederation
Council Members Keith D. Calkins   United States International Racquetball Federation
Molly Rhone   Jamaica International Netball Federation
Anna Arzhanova   Russia World Underwater Federation


The following 42 governing bodies are members of the ARISF.[3] The p in between the date means provisional recognition while the date alone means full recognition.

Sport Federation Date of Recognition Website
Air Sports[4] Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)
American Football International Federation of American Football (IFAF)
Auto Racing Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) p2011 – p2013
Bandy Federation of International Bandy (FIB)
Baseball and Softball World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)
Billiard Sports[5] World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS) pJuly 1996 – p5 February 1998
Boules Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB)[permanent dead link];
Bowling World Bowling (WB) 1979
Bridge World Bridge Federation (WBF)
Cheerleading International Cheer Union (ICU) 6 December 2016
Chess Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) 1999
Cricket International Cricket Council (ICC) 2009[6]
Dance Sport World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) 1997
Floorball International Floorball Federation (IFF)
Flying Disc World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) pMay 2013 – p2 August 2015
Ice stock sport International Federation Icestocksport (IFI)[permanent dead link]
Karate World Karate Federation (WKF)
Kickboxing World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO)[permanent dead link]
Korfball International Korfball Federation (IKF)
Lacrosse World Lacrosse (WL) [1]
Life Saving International Life Saving Federation (ILSF) ILSF
Motorcycle Sport Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) p1998 – p2000
Mountaineering & Climbing Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA)
Muaythai International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) 6 December 2016 IFMAMuayThai
Netball International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) pOctober 1993 – p1995
Orienteering International Orienteering Federation (IOF)
Pelota Vasca Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca (FIPV)
Pencak Silat International Pencak Silat Federation (IPSF)
Polo Federation of International Polo (FIP)
Powerboating Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM)
Racquetball International Racquetball Federation (IRF)
Roller Sports[7] International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS)
Sambo Fédération Internationale de Sambo (FIAS)[permanent dead link]
Ski Mountaineering International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF)
Sport Climbing International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC)
Squash World Squash Federation (WSF)
Sumo International Sumo Federation (IFS)
Surfing International Surfing Association (ISA)
Tug of War Tug of War International Federation (TWIF)
Underwater Sports Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS)
University Sports International University Sports Federation (FISU)
Water Skiing International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF)
Wushu International Wushu Federation (IWUF)

Former membersEdit

Golf: International Golf Federation (IGF)
Rugby Union: International Rugby Board (IRB)

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "ARISF Association of IOC Recognised International Sport Federation". Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  2. ^ "New ARISF Council elected". Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations. 5 June 2013. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  3. ^ "ARISF - Members". Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  4. ^ including aerobatics, air racing, ballooning, gliding, hang gliding, and parachuting/skydiving
  5. ^ including carom billiards, pocket billiards/pool, and snooker
  6. ^ "ICC gains full Olympic recognition". CricketEurope. 14 December 2009.
  7. ^ including roller racing, rink hockey and artistic

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