Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations

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The Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-discriminatory organisation constituted through and recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was formed in 1983. It is headed by Raffaele Chiulli, who is the President of ARISF.[1]

None of the sports recognised by the IOC in the ARISF are currently in the Olympic sporting programme. The ARISF differs from the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations and Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations, which have sports which are included in the Summer and Winter Olympic programmes.

ARISF Council[edit]

The Council is composed of a President, Vice-President, Secretary General and three members, all from different sports federations.

Designation Name Country Sport Federation
President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli  Italy World Federation of Powerboating
Vice-President Mr. Fernando Aguerre  Argentina International Surfing Association
Secretary General Mr. Riccardo Fraccari  Italy World Baseball Softball Confederation
Council Members Dr. Keith D. Calkins  United States International Racquetball Federation
Ms. Molly Rhone  Jamaica International Netball Federation
Ms. Anna Arzhanova  Russia World Underwater Federation


The following 37 governing bodies are members of the ARISF.[2]

Sport Federation Date of recognition Web site
Air sports[3] Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) web
American football International Federation of American Football (IFAF) web
Auto racing Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) p2011p 2013 web
Bandy Federation of International Bandy (FIB) web
Baseball and softball World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) web
Billiard sport[4] World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS) pJuly 1996p February 5, 1998 web
Boules Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB) web;
Bowling World Bowling (WB) 1979 web
Bridge World Bridge Federation (WBF) web
Cheerleading International Cheer Union (ICU) December 6, 2016 web
Chess Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) 1999 web
Cricket International Cricket Council (ICC) web
Dance sport World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) 1997 web
Floorball International Floorball Federation (IFF) web
Flying Disc World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) pMay 2013p August 2, 2015 web
Karate World Karate Federation (WKF) web
Korfball International Korfball Federation (IKF) web
Life saving International Life Saving Federation (ILSF) web
Motorcycle sport Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) p1998p 2000 web
Mountaineering & Climbing Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA) web
Muaythai International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) December 6, 2016 web
Netball International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) pOctober 1993p 1995 web
Orienteering International Orienteering Federation (IOF) web
Pelota Vasca Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca (FIPV) web
Polo Federation of International Polo (FIP) web
Powerboating Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) web
Racquetball International Racquetball Federation (IRF) web
Roller sports[5] International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) web
Ski Mountaineering International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) web
Sport climbing International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) web
Squash World Squash Federation (WSF) web
Sumo International Sumo Federation (ISF) web
Surfing International Surfing Association (ISA) web
Tug-of-war Tug-of-War International Federation (TWIF) web
Underwater sports Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) web
Water skiing International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) web
Wushu International Wushu Federation (IWUF) web

Former members[edit]

Golf: International Golf Federation (IGF)
Rugby: International Rugby Board (IRB)


ARISF ensures that millions of athletes across the planet - from the grassroots to the elites - benefit from the recognition which the International Olympic Committee grants to their sports.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "New ARISF Council elected". Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations. 5 June 2013. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "ARISF - Members". Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  3. ^ including aerobatics, air racing, ballooning, gliding, hang gliding, and parachuting/skydiving
  4. ^ including carom billiards, pocket billiards/pool, and snooker
  5. ^ including roller racing, rink hockey and artistic

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