Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations

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The Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-discriminatory organisation constituted through and recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was formed in 1983. It is headed by Raffaele Chiulli, who is the President of ARISF.[1]

The latest sports to join the ARISF are Sport Climbing (International Federation of Sport Climbing), Cricket (International Cricket Council) and Powerboating (Union Internationale Motonautique) which were officially recognised by the IOC on 11 February 2010 and auto racing (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) which was officially recognised by the IOC on 9 December 2011.[2]


The following 33 governing bodies are members of the ARISF.[3]

Sport Federation Web site
Air sports[4] Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) web
Auto racing Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) web
Bandy Federation of International Bandy (FIB) web
Baseball and softball World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) web
Billiard sport[5] World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS) web
Boules Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB) web;
Bowling Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) web
Bridge World Bridge Federation (WBF) web
Chess Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) web[6][7]
Cricket International Cricket Council (ICC) web[2]
Dance sport International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) web
Floorball International Floorball Federation (IFF) web
Flying Disc World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) web
Karate World Karate Federation (WKF) web
Korfball International Korfball Federation (IKF) web
Life saving International Life Saving Federation (ILSF) web
Motorcycle sport Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) web
Mountaineering & Climbing Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA) web
Netball International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) web
Orienteering International Orienteering Federation (IOF) web
Pelota Vasca Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca (FIPV) web
Polo Federation of International Polo (FIP) web
Powerboating Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) web
Racquetball International Racquetball Federation (IRF) web
Roller sports[8] International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) web
Sport climbing International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) web
Squash World Squash Federation (WSF) web
Sumo International Sumo Federation (ISF) web
Surfing International Surfing Association (ISA) web
Tug-of-war Tug-of-War International Federation (TWIF) web
Underwater sports Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) web
Water skiing International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWSF) web
Wushu International Wushu Federation (IWUF) web


ARISF ensures that millions of athletes across the planet - from the grassroots to the elites - benefit from the recognition which the International Olympic Committee grants to their sports.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "New ARISF Council elected". Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Cricket edges closer to Olympic roster by AFP. Retrieved on 13 FEB 2010.
  3. ^ "ARISF - Members". Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  4. ^ including aerobatics, air racing, ballooning, gliding, hang gliding, and parachuting/skydiving
  5. ^ including carom billiards, pocket billiards/pool, and snooker
  6. ^ International Federation for chess. International Olympic Committee official website. Retrieved 2 May 2008.
  7. ^ FIDE - Uniting the Chess World FIDE Official website. Retrieved 2 May 2008.
  8. ^ including roller racing, rink hockey and artistic

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