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
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


ASOIF's members are:[1]

Sport Federation Acronym Official website
Aquatic sports Fédération Internationale de Natation FINA
Archery World Archery Federation WA
Athletics International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF
Badminton Badminton World Federation BWF
Baseball/Softball (Associate Member) World Baseball Softball Confederation WBSC
Basketball Fédération Internationale de Basketball FIBA
Boxing (amateur) International Boxing Association AIBA
Canoeing International Canoe Federation ICF
Cycling Union Cycliste Internationale UCI
Equestrian Fédération Équestre Internationale FEI
Fencing Fédération Internationale d'Escrime FIE
Football (soccer) Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA
Golf International Golf Federation IGF
Gymnastics Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique FIG
Handball (team) International Handball Federation IHF
Hockey (field) International Hockey Federation FIH
Judo International Judo Federation IJF
Karate (Associate Member) World Karate Federation WKF
Modern pentathlon Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne UIPM
Roller sports/Skateboarding (Associate Member) World Skate WS
Rowing Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron FISA
Rugby union World Rugby WR
Sailing World Sailing WS
Shooting International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF
Sports climbing (Associate Member) International Federation of Sport Climbing IFSC
Surfing (Associate Member) International Surfing Association ISA
Table tennis International Table Tennis Federation ITTF
Taekwondo World Taekwondo WT
Tennis International Tennis Federation ITF
Triathlon International Triathlon Union ITU
Volleyball and beach volleyball Fédération Internationale de Volleyball FIVB
Weightlifting International Weightlifting Federation IWF
Wrestling United World Wrestling UWW


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.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "ASOIF – Members". Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.

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