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Association of Summer Olympic International Federations

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Association of Summer Olympic International Federations Association des fédérations internationales olympiques des sports d'été
Formation30 May 1983; 41 years ago (1983-05-30)
PurposeInter-sport federation organisation
Official language
English, French
Francesco Ricci Bitti
Vice President
Uğur Erdener
Executive Director
Andrew Ryan

The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) is a non-profit association of international sports federations that compete in the Summer Olympic Games. It is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, the same city where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is also headquartered.

ASOIF Council[edit]

The council is composed of a president and six members, all from different federations. One of the six members is elected as vice-president. The president and all the members are elected for 4-year mandates. The executive director is nominated by the council on the proposal of the president as an executive position. The executive director is also on the council, but without voting rights.

Designation Name Country Sport Federation
President Francesco Ricci Bitti  Italy International Tennis Federation (Honorary Life President)
Vice President Uğur Erdener  Turkey World Archery Federation
Council Members Sebastian Coe  United Kingdom World Athletics
Ingmar De Vos  Belgium International Equestrian Federation
Marisol Casado  Spain International Triathlon Union
Morinari Watanabe  Japan International Gymnastics Federation
Nenad Lalović  Serbia United World Wrestling
Executive Director Andrew Ryan  United Kingdom


As of April 2024, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) has 30 full member international federations and two associate member international federations.[1][2][3]

On 22 June 2023, the IOC decided to withdraw recognition of the International Boxing Association (IBA), in accordance with Rule 3.7 of the Olympic Charter (OC),[4] although boxing will continue to be an olympic sport for the 2028 Summer Olympics.[5] This was the first-ever International Federation to be removed from the Olympic Movement by the IOC.[6] According to the Statutes of ASOIF, as updated in June 2023, the ASOIF Council may provisionally suspend any Full Member's rights (set forth in Article 3.4) if its IOC recognition is suspended, but allow it to retain its Member's rights set forth in Article 3.5. The Council may lift the suspension when such Full Member's IOC recognition is reinstated (Article 3.13). [3] In April 2024 the ASOIF General Assembly excluded the International Boxing Association (IBA) as ASOIF Member, in line with the ASOIF Statutes. This move follows the CAS decision of 2 April 2024, dismissing IBA's appeal against the IOC decision to withdraw IBA's recognition as the International Federation (IF) for Olympic boxing. Previously, ASOIF had already suspended IBA's Full Member's rights.[7]

Sport International Sport Federation (ISF) Acronym Year ISF founded President Official website
Aquatics World Aquatics WAQU[8] 1908 Kuwait Husain Al Musallam fina.org
Archery World Archery Federation WA 1931 Turkey Uğur Erdener worldarchery.org
Athletics World Athletics WATH[8] 1912 United Kingdom Sebastian Coe iaaf.org
Badminton Badminton World Federation BWF 1934 Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen bwfbadminton.org
Baseball, softball and Baseball5 (Associate Member) World Baseball Softball Confederation WBSC 2013 Italy Riccardo Fraccari wbsc.org
Basketball International Basketball Federation FIBA 1932 Qatar Sheikh Saud Ali Al Thani fiba.basketball
Boxing (no recognised federation yet after the exclusion of IBA)[9]
Canoeing International Canoe Federation ICF 1946 Germany Thomas Konietzko canoeicf.com
Cycling Union Cycliste Internationale UCI 1900 France David Lappartient uci.ch
Dancesport (Associate Member) World DanceSport Federation WDSF 1957 Singapore Shawn Tay worlddancesport.org
Equestrian Fédération Équestre Internationale FEI 1921 Belgium Ingmar De Vos fei.org
Fencing Fédération Internationale d'Escrime FIE 1913 Greece Emmanuel Katsiadakis (Interim) fie.org
Field hockey International Hockey Federation FIH 1924 Pakistan Tayyab Ikram fih.ch
Football Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA 1904 Switzerland Gianni Infantino fifa.com
Golf International Golf Federation IGF 1958 Sweden Annika Sörenstam igfgolf.org
Gymnastics Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique FIG 1881 Japan Morinari Watanabe fig-gymnastics.com
Handball International Handball Federation IHF 1946 Egypt Hassan Moustafa ihf.info
Judo International Judo Federation IJF 1951 Romania Marius Vizer ijf.org
Modern pentathlon Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne UIPM 1948 Germany Klaus Schormann pentathlon.org
Rowing World Rowing WR (FISA) 1892 France Jean-Christophe Rolland worldrowing.com
Rugby union World Rugby WR 1886 United Kingdom Bill Beaumont worldrugby.org
Sailing World Sailing WS 1907 China Quanhai Li sailing.org
Shooting International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF 1907 Italy Luciano Rossi issf-sports.org
Skateboarding World Skate WSK[8] 1924 Italy Sabatino Aracu worldskate.org
Sport climbing International Federation of Sport Climbing IFSC 2007 Italy Marco Maria Scolaris ifsc-climbing.org
Surfing International Surfing Association ISA 1964 Argentina Fernando Aguerre isasurf.org
Table tennis International Table Tennis Federation ITTF 1926 Sweden Petra Sörling ittf.com
Taekwondo World Taekwondo WT 1973 South Korea Choue Chung-won worldtaekwondo.org
Tennis International Tennis Federation ITF 1913 United States David Haggerty itftennis.com
Triathlon World Triathlon WT (TRI) 1989 Spain Marisol Casado triathlon.org
Volleyball Fédération Internationale de Volleyball FIVB 1947 Brazil Ary Graça fivb.com
Weightlifting International Weightlifting Federation IWF 1905 Iraq Mohamed Hassan Jaloud iwf.net
Wrestling United World Wrestling UWW 1912 Serbia Nenad Lalović unitedworldwrestling.org


On 30 May 1983, the 21 International Federations governing the sports included at the time on the programme of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games decided to form the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF).

ASOIF was formed, as stated in the first article of its constitution 'to co-ordinate and to defend the common interests of its members' and to 'ensure close co-operation between its members, and members of the Olympic Movement and other organisations'. These needs were identified in order to preserve the unity of the Olympic movement while maintaining 'the authority, independence and autonomy of the member International Federations.'

The members of ASOIF meet once a year in a General Assembly. The General Assembly usually precedes the joint meeting between the executive board of the International Olympic Committee and the International Federations where a multitude of topics are discussed in the common interests of the Olympic Movement.

In 2015, the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 had proposed five new sports in response to the new flexibility provided by Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC's strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. Olympic Agenda 2020 gives host cities the option of suggesting new sports and events for inclusion in their edition of the Games. Karate, skateboarding, sports climbing, surfing and baseball/softball was added to the Olympic Programme in Tokyo 2020. ASOIF has amended its statutes to enable IFs "governing sports included within the events programme for a specific edition of the Summer Olympic Games" to become "Associate Members".

ASOIF is administered by an executive body, the council, which consists of seven individual members, most of which are presidents of Summer Olympic International Federations.

The ASOIF General Secretariat is located in Lausanne and is administered by the ASOIF Executive Director.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Members". Lausanne: ASOIF. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Organisational Structure". ASOIF. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2023.
  3. ^ a b ASOIF Statutes, 1 June 2023
  4. ^ "IOC Session withdraws recognition of International Boxing Association". olympics.com. 22 June 2023. Retrieved 3 July 2023.
  5. ^ "IOC "guarantees" boxing's place at Los Angeles 2028 following IBA expulsion". www.insidethegames.biz. 22 June 2023. Retrieved 3 July 2023.
  6. ^ "Ricci Bitti says IBA expulsion "sad" but must be used "to rebuild" boxing". www.insidethegames.biz. 28 June 2023. Retrieved 3 July 2023.
  7. ^ "ASOIF General Assembly elects Ingmar De Vos as its future President". ASOIF. 9 April 2024. Archived from the original on 10 April 2024. Retrieved 10 April 2024.
  8. ^ a b c "IOC - ODF Common Codes".
  9. ^ "Summer Olympic federations exclude IBA, call for new boxing body", Reuters, April 9, 2024

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