International Federation of Basque Pelota

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International Federation of Basque Pelota
FIPV
International Federation of Basque pelota logo.gif
Sport Basque pelota
Category Professional Men (1st and 2nd) ; Professional Women (1st and 2nd); Amateur (Men and Women)
Jurisdiction Spain
Founded 1929 (1929)
Headquarters Bernardino Tirapu, 67 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
President Dominique Boutineau (France)
Chairman García Angulo (spain)
Secretary J.B Dunat (France)
Official website
www.fipv.net

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.[1] It sets the regulations for international competition and organizes the competitions.

Membership[edit]

The FIPV is a sports federation recognized by the following confederations.

History[edit]

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.[2]

President Years Active
Jean Ybarnegaray 1929–1946
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
Dominique Boutineau 2002–Present

Categories[edit]

  • Pala Corta
  • Rubber-paleta
  • Paleta-Leather (fronton)
  • Paleta-Leather (trinquete)
  • Xare
  • Cesta Punta
  • Frontenis
  • Hand-pelota (fronton)
  • Hand-pelota (trinquete)

Participating National Federations[edit]

Currently the International Federation is constituted by 27 national federations.

Federation Country
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

Medal Count[edit]

The current historical medal count since 1952 is as follows:[3][4][5]

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 58 47 35 140
2  Spain 56 61 29 146
3  Argentina 42 23 11 76
4  Mexico 37 34 24 95
5  Uruguay 4 29 13 46
6  Cuba 2 4 9 15
7  United States 0 1 2 3
8  Chile 0 0 6 6

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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]