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List of international sports federations

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This is a list of international sports federations, each of which serves as a non-governmental governing body for a given sport and administers its sport at a world level, most often crafting rules, promoting the sport to prospective spectators and fans, developing prospective players, and organizing world or continental championships. Some international sports federations like the International Swimming Federation and the International Skating Union may oversee multiple activities referred to in common parlance as separate sports: FINA, for example governs swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and water polo as separate 'disciplines' within the single 'sport' of Aquatics.

International sports federations form an integral part of the Olympic and Paralympic movements. Each Olympic sport is represented by its respective international sport federation, which in turn help administer their respective events during the Games. For a sport to become an Olympic sport, its respective international sport federation must be recognized by the International Olympic Committee.[1]

Likewise, an international sports federation must be recognized by the International Paralympic Committee for its sport to become a paralympic sport, though in the latter case, several Paralympic Sports are governed by a dedicated committee of the International Paralympic Committee itself, under the World Para branding, for example track and field athletics for disabled athletes is governed by the IPC itself, under the name World Para Athletics. Other Paralympic sports are governed within the structure of the able bodied equivalent : for example, the UCI governs both able-bodied and paralympic cycling.

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Federations recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)Edit

Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF)Edit

The following are recognised by the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF):

Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF)Edit

The following are recognized by the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF):

Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF)Edit

The following are recognised by the Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF):[2]

Federations recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)Edit

There are 11 international federations recognized by the IPC, while the IPC itself serves as the international federation for 10 sports.[7][8]

On 30 November 2016, the IPC adopted the "World Para" brand for all 10 of the sports that it directly governs.[9]

Disability specific organizationsEdit

Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF)Edit

Federations which are members of the IOC (ASOIF, AIOWF and ARISF) are members of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), formerly known as SportAccord.
And furthermore, several other federations which are not IOC members are members of the AGFIS, even if this is not a governing body of a sport.[clarification needed]

Other international sport federationsEdit

Miscellaneous

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Sports". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Members". Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Recognised Sports of the International Olympic Committee International Olympic Committee official website. Retrieved 2 May 2008.
  4. ^ International Federation for chess. International Olympic Committee official website. Retrieved 2 May 2008.
  5. ^ FIDE - Uniting the Chess World Archived 6 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine. FIDE Official website. Retrieved 2 May 2008.
  6. ^ Cricket edges closer to Olympic roster by AFP. Retrieved on 13 February 2010.
  7. ^ International Sports Federations, International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  8. ^ Contacts - International Sports Federations (IFs), International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  9. ^ a b c d "The IPC to rebrand the 10 sports it acts as International Federation for" (Press release). International Paralympic Committee. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  10. ^ PBWF/BWF gets IPC recognition, but Paralympics 2016 unfortunately without Parabadminton, Parabadminton World Federation (PBWF), 11 December 2010
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ "GlobalVX". GLOBALVX. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 

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