International Federation of Basque Pelota
|International Federation of Basque Pelota
|Category||Professional Men (1st and 2nd) ; Professional Women (1st and 2nd); Amateur (Men and Women)|
|Headquarters||Bernardino Tirapu, 67 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain|
|President||Dominique Boutineau (France)|
|Chairman||García Angulo (spain)|
|Secretary||J.B Dunat (France)|
The International Federation of Basque Pelota (Spanish: Federación Internacional de Pelota Vasca, Basque: Euskal Pilotaren Nazioarteko Federakuntza) is the world-wide governing body for Basque pelota, recognized by the International Olympic Committee. It sets the regulations for international competition and organizes the competitions.
The FIPV is a sports federation recognized by the following confederations.
- International Olympic Committee (IOC)
- Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF)
- SportAccord (GAISF)
The International federation of Basque pelota was established on May 19, 1929, in Buenos Aires, Argentina brought into being by the French Federation of Basque Pelota, the Spanish Federation of Basque Pelota and the Argentinian Federation of Basque Pelota. Due to the outbreak of World War II and the Spanish Civil War, their activities were restricted until 1945. In 1946 the official modalities regulated by the federation were defined, and its specific rules set for equality of the participant country federations and the international championships. The headquarters of the federation are currently located in Pamplona, Spain.
|Manuel Balet Crous||1946–1954|
|Carmelo Balda Galarraga||1954–1969|
|Javier Gil de Biedma||1970–1978|
|Jesús Fernández Iriondo||1978–1994|
|Enrique Gaytán de Ayala||1994–2002|
- Pala Corta
- Paleta-Leather (fronton)
- Paleta-Leather (trinquete)
- Cesta Punta
- Hand-pelota (fronton)
- Hand-pelota (trinquete)
Participating National Federations
Currently the International Federation is constituted by 27 national federations.
|Spanish Federation of Basque Pelota||Spain|
|French Federation of Basque Pelota||France|
|Argentinian Federation of Basque Pelota||Argentina|
|Canadian Federation of Basque Pelota||Canada|
|United States Federation of Basque Pelota||United States|
|Mexican Federation of Basque Pelota||Mexico|
|Uruguayan Federation of Basque Pelota||Uruguay|
|Italian Federation of Basque Pelota||Italy|
|Filipinian Federation of Basque Pelota||Philippines|
|Greek Federation of Basque Pelota||Greece|
|Indian Federation of Basque Pelota||India|
|Belguian Federation of Basque Pelota||Belgium|
|Dutch Federation of Basque Pelota||Netherlands|
|Venuzuelan Federation of Basque Pelota||Venezuela|
|Puerto Rican Federation of Basque Pelota||Puerto Rico|
|Peruvian Federation of Basque Pelota||Peru|
|Paraguayan Federation of Basque Pelota||Paraguay|
|Nicaraguan Federation of Basque Pelota||Nicaragua|
|Guatemalan Federation of Basque Pelota||Guatemala|
|El Salvador Federation of Basque Pelota||El Salvador|
|Equatorian Federation of Basque Pelota||Ecuador|
|Chilenian Federation of Basque Pelota||Chile|
|Cuban Federation of Basque Pelota||Cuba|
|Costa Rica Federation of Basque Pelota||Costa Rica|
|Brazilian Federation of Basque Pelota||Brazil|
|Bolivian Federation of Basque Pelota||Bolivia|
Note 1: Medal count is sorted by total gold medals, then total silver medals, then total bronze medals, then alphabetically.
Note 2: From 1952 to 1970 there wasn't dispute for the bronze medal.
Note 3: The table includes all modalities, including the Plaza Libre event from the 1952 and from the 1958 Basque Pelota World Championships.