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; 39 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


There are 28 full members and 4 associate ASOIF members:[1][2]

Sport Federation Acronym President Official website
Aquatics Fédération Internationale de Natation FINA Kuwait Husain Al Musallam
Archery World Archery Federation WA Turkey Uğur Erdener
Athletics World Athletics WA United Kingdom Lord Sebastian Coe
Badminton Badminton World Federation BWF Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
Basketball International Basketball Federation FIBA Mali Hamane Niang
Boxing International Boxing Association IBA Russia Umar Nazarovich Kremlev
Canoeing International Canoe Federation ICF Germany Thomas Konietzko
Cycling Union Cycliste Internationale UCI France David Lappartient
Dancesport (Associate Member) World DanceSport Federation WDSF Singapore Shawn Tay
Equestrian Fédération Équestre Internationale FEI Belgium Ingmar De Vos
Fencing Fédération Internationale d'Escrime FIE Russia Alisher Usmanov
Field hockey International Hockey Federation FIH Pakistan Tayyab Ikram
Football Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA Switzerland Gianni Infantino
Golf International Golf Federation IGF Sweden Annika Sörenstam
Gymnastics Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique FIG Japan Morinari Watanabe
Handball International Handball Federation IHF Egypt Hassan Moustafa
Judo International Judo Federation IJF Romania Marius Vizer
Modern pentathlon Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne UIPM Germany Klaus Schormann
Rowing World Rowing WR France Jean-Christophe Rolland
Rugby union World Rugby WR United Kingdom Bill Beaumont
Sailing World Sailing WS China Quanhai Li
Shooting International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF Russia Vladimir Lisin
Skateboarding (Associate Member) World Skate WS Italy Sabatino Aracu
Sport climbing (Associate Member) International Federation of Sport Climbing IFSC Italy Marco Maria Scolaris
Surfing (Associate Member) International Surfing Association ISA Argentina Fernando Aguerre
Table tennis International Table Tennis Federation ITTF Sweden Petra Sörling
Taekwondo World Taekwondo WT South Korea Choue Chung-won
Tennis International Tennis Federation ITF United States David Haggerty
Triathlon World Triathlon WT Spain Marisol Casado
Volleyball Fédération Internationale de Volleyball FIVB Brazil Ary Graça
Weightlifting International Weightlifting Federation IWF Iraq Mohamed Hassan Jaloud
Wrestling United World Wrestling UWW Serbia Nenad Lalović


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.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Members". Lausanne: ASOIF. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  2. ^ "ASOIF Statutes" (PDF). 9 June 2022. p. 12.

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