Association of Summer Olympic International Federations

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Association of Summer Olympic International Federations
Abbreviation ASOIF
Formation 30 May 1983; 35 years ago (1983-05-30)
Type Nonprofit
Purpose Inter-sport federation organisation
Headquarters Lausanne
President
Francesco Ricci Bitti
Vice President
Wu Ching-kuo
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 International Association of Athletics Federations
Patrick Baumann   Switzerland International Basketball Federation
Marisol Casado  Spain International Triathlon Union
José Perurena López  Spain International Canoe Federation
Nenad Lalovic  Serbia United World Wrestling
Executive Director Andrew Ryan  United Kingdom

Members[edit]

ASOIF's members are:[1]

Sport Federation Acronym Official website
Aquatic sports Fédération Internationale de Natation FINA fina.org
Archery World Archery Federation WA worldarchery.org
Athletics International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF iaaf.org
Badminton Badminton World Federation BWF bwfbadminton.org
Baseball/Softball (Associate Member) World Baseball Softball Confederation WBSC wbsc.org
Basketball Fédération Internationale de Basketball FIBA fiba.basketball
Boxing (amateur) International Boxing Association AIBA aiba.org
Canoeing International Canoe Federation ICF canoeicf.com
Cycling Union Cycliste Internationale UCI uci.ch
Equestrian Fédération Équestre Internationale FEI fei.org
Fencing Fédération Internationale d'Escrime FIE fie.org
Football (soccer) Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA fifa.com
Golf International Golf Federation IGF igfgolf.org
Gymnastics Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique FIG fig-gymnastics.com
Handball (team) International Handball Federation IHF ihf.info
Hockey (field) International Hockey Federation FIH fih.ch
Judo International Judo Federation IJF ijf.org
Karate (Associate Member) World Karate Federation WKF wkf.net
Modern pentathlon Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne UIPM pentathlon.org
Roller sports/Skateboarding (Associate Member) World Skate WS worldskate.org
Rowing Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron FISA worldrowing.com
Rugby union World Rugby WR worldrugby.org
Sailing World Sailing WS sailing.org
Shooting International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF issf-sports.org
Sports climbing (Associate Member) International Federation of Sport Climbing IFSC ifsc-climbing.org
Surfing (Associate Member) International Surfing Association ISA isasurf.org
Table tennis International Table Tennis Federation ITTF ittf.com
Taekwondo World Taekwondo WT worldtaekwondo.org
Tennis International Tennis Federation ITF itftennis.com
Triathlon International Triathlon Union ITU triathlon.org
Volleyball and beach volleyball Fédération Internationale de Volleyball FIVB fivb.com
Weightlifting International Weightlifting Federation IWF iwf.net
Wrestling United World Wrestling UWW unitedworldwrestling.org

History[edit]

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 will be 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. ^ "ASOIF – Members". asoif.com. Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 

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