Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations
Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations logo
AbbreviationARISF
Formation1983; 39 years ago (1983)
TypeNGO
PurposeInter-sports federation organisation
HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
Membership (2022)
42 governing bodies of sports federations
Secretary General
Riccardo Fraccari
President
Raffaele Chiulli
Vice-President
Fernando Aguerre
Parent organization
IOC
WebsiteARISF.sport

The Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation constituted through and recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[2] The ARISF's members are international sports federations recognised by the IOC that currently do not compete in either the Summer or Winter Olympics. Becoming a member of this organization does not imply or guarantee that the sport will be included in future Olympic games.

Among the aims of ARISF are: act as a spokesperson to defend and coordinate the common interests of its members whilst maintaining their authority, independence and autonomy, determine the consensus of the member federations on questions of common interest in relation to the Olympic Movement and ensure the largest possible participation in the activities of the IOC.[3]

Headquartered in the Swiss city of Lausanne, it was formed in 1983. It is headed by Raffaele Chiulli, who is the President of ARISF.[4]

ARISF Council

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

Designation Name Country Sports Federation
President Raffaele Chiulli  Italy World Federation of Powerboating
Vice-President Fernando Aguerre  Argentina International Surfing Association
Secretary General Riccardo Fraccari  Italy World Baseball Softball Confederation
Council Members Keith D. Calkins  United States International Racquetball Federation
Clare Briegal[5]  United Kingdom World Netball
Anna Arzhanova  Russia World Underwater Federation

Members

The following 42 governing bodies are members of the ARISF.[6] The p in between the date means provisional recognition while the date alone means full recognition.

Sport Federation Date of Recognition Website
Air Sports[7] Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) FAI.org
American Football International Federation of American Football (IFAF) IFAF.org
Auto Racing Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) p2011 – p2013 FIA.com
Bandy Federation of International Bandy (FIB) p2001 - 2004 InternationalBandy.com
Baseball, Softball, and Baseball5[8] World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) wbsc.org
Billiard Sports[9] World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS) pJuly 1996 – p5 February 1998 Billiard-WCBS.org
Boules Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB) CMSBoules.org;
Bowling International Bowling Federation (IBF) 1979 bowling.sport
Bridge World Bridge Federation (WBF) WorldBridge.org
Cheerleading International Cheer Union (ICU) 6 December 2016 CheerUnion.org
Chess Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) 1999 FIDE.com
Cricket International Cricket Council (ICC) 2009[10] ICC-Cricket.com
Dance Sport World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) 1997 WorldDanceSport.org
Floorball International Floorball Federation (IFF) Floorball.org
Flying Disc World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) pMay 2013 – p2 August 2015 WFDF.org
Ice stock sport International Federation Icestocksport (IFI) Icestocksport.com
Karate World Karate Federation (WKF) WKF.net
Kickboxing World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) WAKO.sport
Korfball International Korfball Federation (IKF) IKF.org
Lacrosse World Lacrosse (WL) worldlacrosse.sport
Life Saving International Life Saving Federation (ILSF) ILSF
Motorcycle Sport Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) p1998 – p2000 FIM-live.com
Mountaineering & Climbing Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA) TheUIAA.org
Muay Thai International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) 6 December 2016 IFMAMuayThai
Netball World Netball pOctober 1993 – p1995 Netball.sport
Orienteering International Orienteering Federation (IOF) Orienteering.org
Pelota Vasca Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca (FIPV) FIPV.net
Polo Federation of International Polo (FIP) FIPPolo.com
Powerboating Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) uim.sport
Racquetball International Racquetball Federation (IRF) InternationalRacquetball.com
Roller Sports World Skate (WS) Worldskate.org
Sambo Fédération Internationale de Sambo (FIAS) Sambo.sport
Ski Mountaineering International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) ISMF-Ski.org
Sport Climbing International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) IFSC-Climbing.org
Squash World Squash Federation (WSF) WorldSquash.org
Sumo International Sumo Federation (IFS) ifs-sumo.org/
Surfing International Surfing Association (ISA) ISASurf.org
Tug of War Tug of War International Federation (TWIF) TugOfWar-TWIF.org
Underwater Sports Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) CMAS.org
University Sports International University Sports Federation (FISU) FISU.net
Water Skiing International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) IWSF.com
Wushu International Wushu Federation (IWUF) IWUF.org

Former members

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

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "ARISF Association of IOC Recognised International Sport Federation". arisf.org. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  2. ^ "Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF)". Lausanne: International Testing Agency. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "ARISF". Lausanne: International Olympic Committee. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "World Netball CEO Clare Briegal elected as Council member of Association of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF)". World Netball. 17 December 2021.
  6. ^ "ARISF - Members". arisf.org. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  7. ^ including aerobatics, air racing, ballooning, gliding, hang gliding, and parachuting/skydiving
  8. ^ "High five: baseball5 hits the YOG". Olympics.com. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  9. ^ including carom billiards, pocket billiards/pool, and snooker
  10. ^ "ICC gains full Olympic recognition". CricketEurope. 14 December 2009.