List of international sports federations

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This is a list of international sports federations, each of which serves as a non-governmental governing body for a given sport and administers its sport at a world level, most often crafting rules, promoting the sport to prospective spectators and fans, developing prospective players, and organizing world or continental championships. Some international sports federations like the International Swimming Federation and the International Skating Union may oversee multiple sports.

International sports federations form an integral part of the Olympic movement. Each Olympic sport is represented by its respective international sport federation, which in turn help administer their respective events during the Games. For a sport to become an Olympic sport, its respective international sport federation must be recognized by the International Olympic Committee.[1] Likewise, an international sports federation must be recognized by the International Paralympic Committee for its sport to become a paralympic sport.

Federations recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)[edit]

Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF)[edit]

Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF)[edit]

Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF)[2][edit]

Federations recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)[edit]

There are 11 international federations recognized by the IPC, while the IPC itself serves as the international federation for 9 sports.[7][8]

Disability specific organizations

SportAccord (GAISF)[edit]

Federations which are members of the IOC (ASOIF, AIOWF and ARISF) are members of SportAccord, formerly known as General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).
And furthermore, several other federations which are not IOC members are members of the AGFIS, even if this is not a governing body of a sport.[clarification needed]

Other international sport federations[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Sports". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ Recognised Sports of the International Olympic Committee International Olympic Committee official website. Retrieved 2 May 2008.
  4. ^ International Federation for chess. International Olympic Committee official website. Retrieved 2 May 2008.
  5. ^ FIDE - Uniting the Chess World FIDE Official website. Retrieved 2 May 2008.
  6. ^ Cricket edges closer to Olympic roster by AFP. Retrieved on 13 February 2010.
  7. ^ International Sports Federations, International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  8. ^ Contacts - International Sports Federations (IFs), International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  9. ^ PBWF/BWF gets IPC recognition, but Paralympics 2016 unfortunately without Parabadminton, Parabadminton World Federation (PBWF), 11 December 2010
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ "GlobalVX". GLOBALVX. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

Cornelius, Steve; Cornelius, Danie. The Legal Status of International Sports Federations 2014 (1) Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports 6.