International Federation of Basque Pelota
|Category||Professional Men (1st and 2nd) ; Professional Women (1st and 2nd); Amateur (Men and Women)|
|Headquarters||Bernardino Tirapu, 67 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain|
|Chairman||Julián García Angulo|
The International Federation of Basque Pelota (Spanish: Federación Internacional de Pelota Vasca (FIPV), Basque: Euskal Pilotaren Nazioarteko Federakuntza) is the worldwide governing body for Basque pelota, recognized by the International Olympic Committee. It sets the regulations for international competition and organizes the competitions.
The FIPV is a sports federation recognized by the following confederations.
- International Olympic Committee (IOC)
- Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF)
- SportAccord (GAISF)
The International federation of Basque pelota was established on May 19, 1929, in Buenos Aires, Argentina brought into being by the French Federation of Basque Pelota, the Spanish Federation of Basque Pelota and the Argentinian Federation of Basque Pelota. Due to the outbreak of World War II and the Spanish Civil War, their activities were restricted until 1945. In 1946 the official modalities regulated by the federation were defined, and its specific rules set for equality of the participant country federations and the international championships. The headquarters of the federation are currently located in Pamplona, Spain.
|Manuel Balet Crous||1946–1954|
|Carmelo Balda Galarraga||1954–1969|
|Javier Gil de Biedma||1970–1978|
|Jesús Fernández Iriondo||1978–1994|
|Enrique Gaytán de Ayala||1994–2002|
- Pala Corta
- Paleta-Leather (fronton)
- Paleta-Leather (trinquete)
- Cesta Punta
- Hand-pelota (fronton)
- Hand-pelota (trinquete)
Participating national federations
Currently the International Federation is constituted by 27 national federations.
|Spain||Spanish Federation of Basque Pelota|
|France||French Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Argentina||Argentinian Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Canada||Canadian Federation of Basque Pelota|
|United States||United States Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Mexico||Mexican Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Uruguay||Uruguayan Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Italy||Italian Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Philippines||Filipino Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Greece||Greek Federation of Basque Pelota|
|India||All India Pelota Vasca Federation (Regd.)|
|Belgium||Belgian Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Netherlands||Dutch Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Venezuela||Venezuelan Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Puerto Rico||Puerto Rican Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Peru||Peruvian Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Paraguay||Paraguayan Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Nicaragua||Nicaraguan Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Guatemala||Guatemalan Federation of Basque Pelota|
|El Salvador||El Salvador Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Ecuador||Ecuadorian Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Chile||Chilean Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Cuba||Cuban Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Costa Rica||Costa Rica Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Brazil||Brazilian Federation of Basque Pelota|
|Bolivia||Bolivian Federation of Basque Pelota|
- This table includes all modalities, inlcuding those being played in Plaza Libre in 1952 and 1958.
- No bronze medals were disputed from 1952 to 1966.
- "Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca". olympic.org. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
- FIPV History at official site
- Javier Solano (November 2004). "Historia de los Mundiales" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- Pedro Hernandez (June 2005). "XIV Campeonato del Mundo de Pelota • Pamplona 2002" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- "Palmares des Championnats du Monde - Mexico 2006" (in French). 2009. Archived from the original on August 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- Stéphane Dussarps (August 2010). "Palmares Final" (in French). Archived from the original on December 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- Paloma (August 2015). "XVII Campeonato del Mundo de Pelota • Zinacantepec 2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 September 2016.