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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, such as World Aquatics and the International Skating Union, may oversee multiple activities referred to in common parlance as separate sports: World Aquatics, for example governs swimming, diving, synchronised swimming, and water polo as separate "disciplines" within the single "sport" of Aquatics.

International sports federations form an integral part of the Olympic and Paralympic movements. Each Olympic sport is represented by its respective international sports federation, which in turn helps administer the events in its respective sport during the Games. For a sport to become an Olympic sport, its international sports 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, though in the latter case, several Paralympic Sports are governed by a dedicated committee of the International Paralympic Committee itself, under the World Para branding, for example track and field athletics for disabled athletes is governed by the IPC itself, under the name "World Para Athletics". Other Paralympic sports are governed within the structure of the able-bodied equivalent: for example, the UCI governs both able-bodied and paralympic cycling.

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

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

In May 2023 the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) reached a number of 31 full member international federations and 2 associate member international federations.[2]

However, on 22 June 2023, the IOC decided to withdraw recognition of the International Boxing Association (IBA), in accordance with Rule 3.7 of the Olympic Charter (OC),[3] although boxing will continue to be an olympic sport for the 2028 Summer Olympics.[4] This was the first-ever International Federation to be removed from the Olympic Movement by the IOC.[5]

The following are the 30 members of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF)[6][7][8] which are recognised by the International Olympic Committee:

^ Denotes membership also to The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA).[9]

Sport Federation Annual revenue
(USD Millions)[10]
Aquatics (including diving, swimming, artistic swimming, water polo) World Aquatics (formerly FINA) 33.92 (2018)
Archery World Archery Federation (WA) 3.81 (2019)
Athletics World Athletics (formerly IAAF) 55 (2019)
Badminton Badminton World Federation (BWF) ^ 25.79 (2019)
Basketball International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 102.2 (2018)
Canoeing International Canoe Federation (ICF) 0.87 (2018)
Cycling Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) (English: International Cycling Union) 41.86 (2018)
Equestrianism International Federation for Equestrian Sports (Fédération Équestre Internationale, FEI) 65.08 (2018)
Fencing Fédération Internationale d'Escrime (FIE) 6.35 (2018)
Football/Soccer (and beach soccer, futsal) Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (English: International Association Football Federation) 4640 (2018)
Golf International Golf Federation (IGF) 0.58 (2018)
Gymnastics Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) (International Gymnastics Federation) 17.32 (2019)
Handball International Handball Federation (IHF) 19.89 (2018)
Field hockey Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) (International Hockey Federation) 14.08 (2018)
Judo International Judo Federation (IJF) 31.11 (2018)
Modern pentathlon Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) 0.59 (2018)
Roller sports (including inline hockey, roller racing, rink hockey, roller derby, skateboarding, artistic roller skating, scootering[11]) World Skate (WS)[12]
Rowing World Rowing (formerly FISA) 7.11 (2018)
Rugby union World Rugby (WR) 33.46 (2018)
Sailing World Sailing (WS) 11.89 (2018)
Shooting sports International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) 5.35 (2017)
Sport climbing International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC)[12]
Surfing (and bodyboarding) International Surfing Association (ISA)[12]
Table tennis International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) ^ 21.35 (2018)
Taekwondo World Taekwondo (WT) 10.19 (2018)
Tennis International Tennis Federation (ITF) 72.84 (2018)
Triathlon World Triathlon (formerly ITU) 8.04 (2018)
Volleyball (and beach volleyball) Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) 65.34 (2017)
Weightlifting International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) 4.10 (2018)
Wrestling United World Wrestling (UWW) ^ 5.12 (2017)

ASOIF associate members[edit]

The following are the 2 current Associate Member International Federations of ASOIF.[8]

Sport Federation
DanceSport World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)
Baseball, softball (and Baseball5)[13] World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)[12]

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

The following are recognized by the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF):

Sport Federation
Biathlon International Biathlon Union (IBU)
Bobsleigh and skeleton International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF)
Curling World Curling Federation (WCF)
Ice hockey International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)
Ice skating (including figure skating, speed skating, and short-track speed skating) International Skating Union (ISU)
Luge Fédération Internationale de Luge de Course (FIL)
Skiing (including Alpine, Nordic combined, cross-country, freestyle, and ski jumping) and snowboarding International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS)

The following is an Associate Member International Federation [citation needed] of AIOWF (representing a sport which is on the Olympic Programme of Milan-Cortina 2026[14]).

Sport Federation
Ski mountaineering International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF)

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

As of April 2024 the Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) has 39 member federations.[15][16]

The following are recognised by the Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF):

^ Denotes membership also to The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA).[9]

Sport Federation Discipline Federation
Air sports (including aerobatics, air racing, ballooning, gliding, hang gliding, and parachuting/skydiving) Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)
American football International Federation of American Football (IFAF)
Auto racing Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)
Bandy Federation of International Bandy (FIB)
Baseball, softball (and Baseball5)[13] World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)
Basque pelota Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca (FIPV)
Billiard sports (including carom billiards, pocket billiards (pool), and snooker) World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS) Carom Union Mondiale de Billard (UMB)
Pool World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA)
Snooker International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF)
Bowling International Bowling Federation (IBF) Ten-pin bowling World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA)
Nine-pin bowling World Ninepin Bowling Association (WNBA)
Bridge World Bridge Federation (WBF)
DanceSport World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)
Cheerleading International Cheer Union (ICU) ^
Chess Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE)[17][18][19]
Climbing and mountaineering Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA)
Cricket International Cricket Council (ICC)[20]
Floorball International Floorball Federation (IFF)
Flying disc World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) ^
Ice stock sport International Federation Icestocksport (IFI) ^
Karate World Karate Federation (WKF)
Kickboxing World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO)
Korfball International Korfball Federation (IKF)
Lacrosse World Lacrosse (WL)
Life saving International Life Saving Federation (ILS)
Motorcycle sport Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM)
Muaythai International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) ^
Netball World Netball (WN)
Orienteering International Orienteering Federation (IOF)
Petanque and boules World Petanque and Bowls Federation (WBPF)[21]
Polo Federation of International Polo (FIP)
Powerboating Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM)
Racquetball International Racquetball Federation (IRF)
Sambo Fédération Internationale de Sambo (FIAS) ^
Ski mountaineering International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF)
Squash World Squash Federation (WSF)
Sumo International Sumo Federation (ISF)
Tug-of-war Tug-of-War International Federation (TWIF)
Underwater sports Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS)
University sports Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU)
Water skiing and wakeboarding (including cable skiing and cable wakeboarding) International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF)
Wushu International Wushu Federation (IWUF)

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

There are 17 international federations recognized by the IPC, while the IPC itself serves as the international federation for six sports.[22][23] IPC recognises also 4 International Organisations of Sports for the Disabled. And there are another 14 federations which are recognised by the IPC but are not eligible to be IPC members.[24]

Sports directly governed by IPC[edit]

On 30 November 2016, the IPC adopted the "World Para" brand for all 10 of the sports that it directly governed at that time.[25] At the 2021 IPC General Assembly, IPC members provided a strong mandate for the IPC to cease acting as the international federation for 10 sports by the end of 2026.[26]Para alpine skiing, Para cross-country, Para snowboard and Para biathlon have been already transferred to FIS and IBU.[26][27] Currently IPC acts as the international federation for six sports:[28]

Sport IPC sport committee name
Para athletics World Para Athletics
Para Dance Sport World Para Dance Sport
Para ice hockey World Para Ice Hockey
Para powerlifting World Para Powerlifting
Shooting Para sport World Shooting Para Sport
Para swimming World Para Swimming

International Federations[edit]

International Federations are independent sport federations recognised by the IPC as the sole representative of a  Paralympic Sport.

The IPC currently recognises 17 International Federations representing 19 parasports:[24]

Sport Federation
Para alpine skiing, Para cross-country skiing, Para snowboard International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS)[26]
Para-archery World Archery (WA)
Parabadminton Badminton World Federation (BWF)[29]
Boccia World Boccia / Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed)[30]
Para biathlon International Biathlon Union (IBU) in cooperation with FIS[27]
Para-equestrian International Equestrian Federation (FEI)
Paracanoe International Canoe Federation (ICF)
Para-cycling Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)
Pararowing International Rowing Federation (FISA)
Sitting volleyball World ParaVolley (WPV)
Para table tennis International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
Para Taekwondo World Taekwondo (WT)
Paratriathlon World Triathlon
Wheelchair basketball International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF)
Wheelchair curling World Curling Federation (WCF)
Wheelchair rugby World Wheelchair Rugby
Wheelchair tennis International Tennis Federation (ITF)

International Organisations of Sports for the Disabled[edit]

International Organisations of Sports for the Disabled (IOSDs) are independent organisations recognised by the IPC as the sole representatives of a specific impairment group.
The IPC currently recognises 3 IOSDs:[24]
Sport Federation
Wheelchair Fencing,[31] Powerchair Hockey,[32] Frame running,[33] Wheelchair slalom,[34] Frame football[35] World Abilitysport
Blind football,[36] Goalball, Para judo[37] International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA)
For athletes with an intellectual disability Virtus (formerly Inas)[38]

Following two years of talks, and relevant decisions by both their General Assemblies, on 1 January 2023, the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) and the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) were merged to form World Abilitysport.[39]

IPC-recognised International sports federations non-eligible for membership[edit]

The IPC recognises a number of international sports federations which are not eligible to be IPC members, but contribute to the development of sport opportunities for athletes associated with the Paralympic Movement and have organisational goals that are compatible with the Vision and Mission of the IPC.

The following 14 are IPC-recognised international sport federations:[24]

Sport Federation
Armwrestling World Armwrestling Federation (WAF)
Bobsleigh International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF)
Bowling International Bowling Federation (IBF)
Climbing International Federation of Sport Climbing
CP football International Federation of CP Football (IFCPF)
Flying Disc World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF)
Golf International Golf Federation (IGF)
Handball International Handball Federation (IHF)
Field hockey International Hockey Federation (FIH)
Karate World Karate Federation
Modern pentathlon Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM)
Powerchair Football International Federation of Powerchair Football (FIPFA)
Sailing World Sailing
Surfing International Surfing Association (ISA)


Federations whose sports are either included in the Olympic Games (ASOIF, AIOWF) or recognized by the IOC (ARISF) are also stakeholders of SportAccord,[40] after the dissolution of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) in 2023. Other stakeholders of SportAccord (non-IOC recognized) compose the Alliance of Independent Recognized Members of Sport (AIMS).[41]

Alliance of Independent Recognized Members of Sport (AIMS)[edit]

^ Denotes membership also to The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA).[9]

Sport Federation
Aikido International Aikido Federation (IAF)
Arm wrestling World Armwrestling Federation (WAF)
Bodybuilding International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (IFBB) ^
Casting International Casting Sport Federation (ICSF)
Darts World Darts Federation (WDF)
Dragon boat racing International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF)
Draughts World Draughts Federation (FMJD)
Fishing International Confederation of Sport Fishing (CIPS)
Fistball International Fistball Association (IFA) ^
Go International Go Federation (IGF)
Sport Ju-Jitsu Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF)
Kendo International Kendo Federation (IKF)
Miniature golf World Minigolfsport Federation (WMF) ^
Powerlifting International Powerlifting Federation (IPF)
Practical Shooting International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC)
Savate Federation Internationale de Savate (FISav)
Sepak takraw International Sepaktakraw Federation (ISTAF) ^
Sled dog sports International Federation of Sleddog Sports
Soft tennis International Soft Tennis Federation (ISTF)
Teqball International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) ^

Associate members of GAISF[edit]

Before the dissolution of GAISF in 2023, other than full members (composing ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF and AIMS), there have been Associate members of GAISF.[42] After the dissolution of GAISF, the proposal has been for its former associate members to be granted observer status at the SportAccord General Assembly.[43]

Sport Federation
Commonwealth Games Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)
Masters Games International Masters Games Association (IMGA)
Mediterranean Games International Committee of Mediterranean Games (ICMG or CIJM)
Military World Games Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM)
World Mind Sports Games International Mind Sports Association (IMSA)
World Olympians Association (WOA)
Panathlon International (PI)
Paralympic Games International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
School Sports International School Sport Federation (ISF)
Special Olympics Special Olympics (SOI)
International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS)
Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS)
Sports for the Deaf International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (CISS)
International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS)
International Sports Press Association (AIPS)
CSIT World Sports Games International Workers and Amateurs in Sports Confederation (CSIT)
World Games International World Games Association (IWGA)
World Union of Olympic Cities
World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry

Observers of GAISF[edit]

Before the dissolution of GAISF in 2023, the GAISF Observer Status could be requested by the Applicants to GAISF Membership interested to obtain support and guidance in their path to fulfil the GAISF Membership Criteria.[44]

^ Denotes membership to The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA).[9]

Sport Organisation Acronym
Dodgeball World Dodgeball Association ^ WDA
Footgolf Federation for International FootGolf FIFG
Jump rope International Jump Rope Union ^ IJRU
Kettlebell lifting International Union of Kettlebell Lifting ^ IUKL
Obstacle racing World Obstacle FISO
Padel International Padel Federation IPF
Poker International Federation of Match Poker IFMP
Pole sports International Pole Sports Federation ^ IPSF
Rafting International Rafting Federation IRF
Rugby league Rugby League International Federation IRL
Table football/soccer International Table Soccer Federation ^ ITSF

Other international sports federations[edit]

The international federations listed below are currently not related with GAISF / SportAccord.

(Non-GAISF) TAFISA members[edit]

The international federations listed below, for the time being, are not related with GAISF / SportAccord, but are among the international members of The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA).[9]

Sport Organisation
Alysh International Federation of Wrestling on Belts Alysh (IFWBA)
Armwrestling International Federation of Armwrestling (IFA)
Baton twirling World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF)
Beach tennis International Federation of Beach Tennis (IFBT)
Bodybuilding, physique sports, and fitness World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation (WBPF)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF)
Cardio International Association of Cardio HIIT Sports (IACHS)
Sports Chanbara (Spochan) International Sports Chanbara Association (ISCA)
Cheerleading International Federation of Cheerleading (IFC)
Dancesport World Dance Council Ltd. (WDC)
International Dance Organisation (IDO)
International Dance Sport Association (IDSA)
Darts International Dart Federation (IDF)
Dodgeball World Dodgeball Federation (WDBF)
Draughts International Draughts Federation (IDF)
e-Sports International e-Sports Federation (IeSF)
Field archery International Field Archery Association (IFAA)
Fudokan World Fudokan Federation (WFF)
Functional Fitness International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3)
Hangung World Hangung Association[45]
Hapkido World Hapkido Confederation (WHC)
World Hapkido Federation (WHF) (also known as The Federation of World Hapkido)
Jiu Jitsu World Jiu Jitsu Confederation (WJJC)
Judo World Judo Federation – Judo for All (WJF)
Jukskei International Jukskei Federation (IJF)
Kabaddi International Kabaddi Federation (IKF)
World Kabaddi (World Kabaddi)
Kempo International Kempo Federation (IKF)
Kettlebel sport World Kettlebell Sport Federation (WKSF)
Kungfu Dragon & Lion Dance World Kungfu Dragon & Lion Dance Federation (World Kungfu Dragon & Lion Dance Federation)
Martial Arts World Martial Arts Committee (WMAC)
Majorette sport Majorette-Sport World Federation (MWF)
NaB Golf International NaB Golf Association (INGA)
Nordic walking International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA)
Pilates World Pilates Confederation (WPC)
Police Martial Arts International Police Martial Arts Federation
Qwan Ki Do International Qwan Ki Do Federation and Associated Disciplines (IQKDF)
Rafting World Rafting Federation (WRF) (associated with International Canoe Federation (ICF))
Silambam World Silambam Association (WSA) (supporter member)[46]
SPOQCS International SPOQCS Federation (SIF)
Taekwondo International Taekwon-do Federation (ITF)
World Association of Taekwondo for All
Tchoukball Fédération Internationale de Tchoukball (FITB)
Traditional Karate International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF)
Traditional Taekwondo International Traditional Taekwon-do Federation (ITTAF)
Volksmarching Internationaler Volkssportverband e.V. (The International Federation of Popular Sports) (IVV)
Walking IML Walking Association
Zurkaneh International Zurkhaneh Sports Federation (IZSF)

Non-associated federations[edit]

The international federations listed below are currently not related with either with GAISF / SportAccord or with The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA).

Sport Federation
Aesthetic group gymnastics International Federation of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (IFAAG)
Amputee football World Amputee Football Federation (WAFF)
Arnis World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF)
Australian rules football Australian Football International (AFI)
Axe throwing International Axe Throwing Federation (IATF)
Beach handball World Beach Handball Association (WBHA) [citation needed]
Beach soccer Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) (associated with Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA))
Beeni World Beeni Federation (WBF) [citation needed]
Brazilian jiu-jitsu International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)
Bodyboarding International Bodyboarding Corporation (IBC)
Boot throwing International Bootthrowing Association (IBTA)[47][48][49]
Bowls Professional Bowls Association (PBA)
World Bowls (WB)
Boxing World Boxing, World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF)
Broomball International Federation of Broomball Associations (IFBA)
Cageball Professional Cageball Association (PCA) [citation needed]
Card games (Gin Rummy, Guandan, Two Against One, Open Face Poker)[50] Federation of Card Games (FCG)
Correspondence chess International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF)
Cricket International Cricket Council (ICC)
Croquet World Croquet Federation (WCF)
Crossminton International Crossminton Organisation (ICO)
Debating World Universities Debating Council (WUDC)
Debating (in Spanish) Consejo Mundial de Debate (CMD)
eSports Global Esports Federation (GEF)
Elephant polo World Elephant Polo Association (WEPA)[51]
Floor tennis World Floor Tennis Federation (WFTF)
Footvolley International Footvolley Federation (FIFv)[52][53]
European Footvolley League (EFVL)
Futnet / Football Tennis Union Internationale de Futnet (UNIF)
Federation International de Footballtennis Association (FIFTA)
Futsal Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF)
Gateball World Gateball Union (WGU)
Gillidanda Gilli Danda International Federation (GDIF)
Gorodki International Federation of Gorodki Sport (IFGS)[54]
Greyhound racing World Greyhound Racing Federation (WGRF) [non-regulatory body]
Ground golf[55] International Ground Golf Federation (IGGF)
Ham radio contesting, amateur radio direction finding, and high speed telegraphy / Radiosport International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
Handball / Wallball / One-wall handball World Handball Council (WHC)[56]
World Wall Ball Association (WWBA)[57]
Hapkido World Hapkido Federation (WHF)
The World Hapkido General Federation[58][59]
Hapkido boxing Hapkido Boxing International Organization (HBIO)[60]
Harness horse racing Harness Horsemen International (HHI)
Union Europeenne du Trot (European Trotting Union) (UET)
Horseback archery International Horseback Archery Alliance (IHAA)
Horse racing International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA)
Ice cross downhill All Terrain Skate Cross Federation (ATSX)
Intercrosse Fédération Internationale d'Inter-Crosse (FIIC)[61]
Jeu de paume and related ball games International Ball game Confederation (CIJB)
Juggling World Juggling Federation (WJF)
Kendo World Kendo Association [citation needed]
Kickboxing International Kickboxing Federation (IKF)
Kin-Ball International Kin-Ball Sport Federation (FIKB/IKBF)
Kite sports International Federation of Kitesports Organisations (IFKO)
Krav maga International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF)
Kung-Do International Kung-Do Federation (IKDF)
Lethwei World Lethwei Federation (WLF)
Mahjong Mahjong International League (MIL)
World Mahjong Organization (WMO)
Mallakhamb Mallakhamb Confederation of World (MCW)[62]
Vishwa Mallakhamb Federation (VMF)
Minifootball World Minifootball Federation (WMF)
Mixed martial arts International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF)
International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF)
Modern Arnis International Modern Arnis Federation (IMAF)
Mountain running World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) (associated with World Athletics)
Mountainboarding International Mountainboard Association (IMA)
Muay Thai World Muaythai Council (WMC)
Obstacle sports (O-sport) World O-Sport Federation (WOF)
Othello World Othello Federation (WOF)
Parkour World Freerunning Parkour Federation (WFPF)
Pencak Silat International Pencak Silat Federation (PERSILAT)
Pickleball International Federation of Pickleball (IFP), World Pickleball Federation (WPF)
Pitch and putt Federation of International Pitch and Putt Associations (FIPPA)
International Pitch and Putt Association (IPPA)
Pogo stick World Pogo Stick Federation (WPSF) [citation needed]
Puzzle World Puzzle Federation (WPF)
Quidditch International Quidditch Association (IQA)
Quizzing International Quizzing Association (IQA)
Racketlon Fédération Internationale de Racketlon (International Racketlon Federation) (FIR)
Radio-controlled car racing International Federation of Model Auto Racing (IFMAR)
Real Tennis International Real Tennis Professionals Association (IRTPA)
Renju Renju International Federation (RIF)
Ringball International Ringball Federation (IRF)
Ringette International Ringette Federation (IRF)
Rogaining International Rogaining Federation (IRF)
Roll Ball International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF)[63]
Rope skipping World Rope Skipping Confederation (WRSC)[64]
World Inter-School Rope Skipping Organisation


International Rope Skipping Organisation (IRSO)
World Rope Skipping Federation (WRSF)
Roundnet International Roundnet Federation (IRF)
Rubik's Cube World Cube Association (WCA)
Scootering International Scooter Federation (ISF)
Shooting sport Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse (FITASC) (English: International Shooting Federation of Hunting Sport Weapons))
International Clay Target Shooting Federation (ICTSF)
International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations (ICFRA)
International Metallic Silhouette Shooting Union (IMSSU)
International Precision Rifle Federation (IPRF)
Muzzle Loaders Associations International Committee (MLAIC)
Single Action Shooting Society (SASS)
Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA)
World Association PPC 1500 (WA1500)
Shuttlecock International Shuttlecock Federation (ISF)
Silambam International Silambam Committee (ISC)
Skateboarding World Skateboarding Federation (WSF) (separate from World Skate)
Skibobbing International Skibob Federation (FISB)
Slot car racing International Slot Racing Association (ISRA)
Socca International Socca Federation (ISF)
Sport stacking World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA)
Ssireum World Ssireum Federation (WSF)
Stratego International Stratego Federation (ISF)
Street and ball hockey International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF)
Sqay International Council of Sqay (ICS)
Surf kayak World Surf Kayak Association (WSKA)
Table hockey International Table Hockey Federation (ITHF)
Tag World Chase Tag
Tank biathlon International Federation of Tank Biathlon (Международная федерация

танкового биатлона)

Targetball International Targetball Federation (ITF)
Tent pegging International Tent Pegging Federation (ITPF)
Throwball International Throwball Federation (ITF)
Touch football Federation of International Touch (FIT)
Trail running International Trail Running Association (ITRA) (associated with World Athletics)
Ukrainian National Wrestling on Belts International Federation on Ukrainian National Wrestling on Belts
Ultra running International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) (associated with World Athletics)
Unicycling International Unicycling Federation (IUF)
Va'a International Va'a Federation (IVF) (associated with International Canoe Federation (ICF)[65])
Valari International Valari Federation (IVF)
Virtual motorsport Global Virtual Motorsport Association (GVMA) [citation needed]
Vovinam International Vovinam Federation (IVF)[66]
Vovinam-VietVoDao World Federation (VVWF)
VX (formerly Rock-It-Ball) Global VX (formerly International Rock-It-Ball Federation (IRIBF)[67][68])
Waveski surfing World Waveski Surfing Association (WWSA) (associated with International Canoe Federation (ICF)))
Wheel gymnastics International Wheel Gymnastics Federation (IRV)
Wingfoiling Global Wingsports Association (GWA)
International Wing Sports Association (IWSA) (both associated with World Sailing[69])
Xiangqi World Xiangqi Federation (WXF)
Yoga Yogasports Confederation of World (YCW)[citation needed]
International Yoga Sports Federation (IYSF)


Sport Federation
Bodyboarding International Bodyboarding Association (IBA)
Rope Skipping International Rope Skipping Federation (IRSF), World Jump Rope Federation (WJRF) (merged and formed IJRU)


Sports governed by national associations[edit]

Certain sports are currently not governed by international federations, but rather by national associations.

American handball United States Handball Association (USHA)
Canadian five-pin bowling Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers Association (C5PBA)
Gaelic football, Gaelic handball and hurling Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA)
Greyhound racing American Greyhound Track Operators Association (AGTOA), Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB)
Horseshoes National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America (NHPA)
Paddleball National Paddleball Association (NPA)
Pesäpallo (Finnish baseball) Suomen Pesäpalloliitto Ry (Finnish Pesäpallo Association)
Pigeon racing Royal Pigeon Racing Association (RPRA)
Rodeo Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)
Rounders Rounders England (formerly National Rounders Association (NRA)), Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA)
Rugby fives Rugby Fives Association (RFA)
Shinty Camanachd Association

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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