International Wushu Federation

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International Wushu Federation
Formation October 3, 1990
Type Sports association
Legal status
Federation
Purpose Development of Wushu as a sport
Headquarters Beijing, China
Location China
Region served
Internationally
Membership 147 nations
Official language
Chinese and English.
President
Yu Zaiqing
Website http://www.iwuf.org/wushu_01.asp

The International Wushu Federation (IWUF; Chinese: 国际武术联合会) is an international sport organization established on October 3, 1990 in Beijing, China during the 11th Asian summer Games to promote competitive Wushu. Since 1991, the IWUF has held ten World Wushu Championships (Chinese: 世界武术锦标赛) in seven different countries or nine member regions, and has helped over 100 federations under the IWUF (List of member federations External) around the globe to organize their own championships and national tournaments (e.g. the European Championships are held by the European Wushu Federation located in Belgium).[1] Till the year 2012, the IWUF has 147 member states,[2] its official languages are Chinese and English. The IWUF has also been trying actively to push Wushu to become a demonstration sport or even a formal medal event at the summer Olympic Games since 1992.[citation needed] The current president of IWUF is Mr. Yu Zaiqing of People's Republic of China (2003- ), and its headquarters is located in Beijing.

List of international competitions organised by the IWUF: [3]

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