International Federation of Basque Pelota

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International Federation of Basque Pelota
International Federation of Basque Pelota logo.png
Sport Basque pelota
Category Professional Men (1st and 2nd) ; Professional Women (1st and 2nd); Amateur (Men and Women)
Jurisdiction Spain
Abbreviation FIPV
Founded 1929 (1929)
Headquarters Bernardino Tirapu, 67 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
President MexicoFrance Xavier Cazaubon
Chairman Spain Julián García Angulo
Official website
www.fipv.net

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.[1] It sets the regulations for international competition and organizes the competitions.

Membership[edit]

The FIPV is a sports federation recognized by the following confederations.

History[edit]

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.[2]

President Years Active
Jean Ybarnegaray 1929–1946
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
Dominique Boutineau 2002–2014
Xavier Cazaubon 2014–Present

Categories[edit]

  • Pala Corta
  • Rubber-paleta
  • Paleta-Leather (fronton)
  • Paleta-Leather (trinquete)
  • Xare
  • Cesta Punta
  • Frontenis
  • Hand-pelota (fronton)
  • Hand-pelota (trinquete)

Participating national federations[edit]

Currently the International Federation is constituted by 27 national federations.

Country Federation
 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

Medal table[edit]

The current medal table from 1952 to 2014 is as follows:[3][4][5][6][7]

Rank Nation Gold[a] Silver Bronze[b] Total
1  Spain 64 71 37 172
2  France 63 58 41 162
3  Mexico 47 39 28 114
4  Argentina 47 24 16 87
5  Uruguay 4 30 14 48
6  Cuba 3 5 14 22
7  United States 0 1 2 3
8  Chile 0 0 6 6
  1. ^ This table includes all modalities, inlcuding those being played in Plaza Libre in 1952 and 1958.
  2. ^ No bronze medals were disputed from 1952 to 1966.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca". olympic.org. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  2. ^ FIPV History at official site
  3. ^ Javier Solano (November 2004). "Historia de los Mundiales" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Pedro Hernandez (June 2005). "XIV Campeonato del Mundo de Pelota • Pamplona 2002" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Palmares des Championnats du Monde - Mexico 2006" (in French). 2009. Archived from the original on August 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Stéphane Dussarps (August 2010). "Palmares Final" (in French). Archived from the original on December 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Paloma (August 2015). "XVII Campeonato del Mundo de Pelota • Zinacantepec 2014" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 September 2016. 

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