Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations
AbbreviationAIOWF
Formation1976; 48 years ago (1976)[1]
TypeNonprofit
PurposeInter-sport federation organisation
HeadquartersZurich
Location
  • English, German
President
Ivo Ferriani

The Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) is an association of winter sports federations recognized by the International Olympic Committee that compete in the Olympic Winter Games.

Among other tasks, the AIOWF encourages cooperation among its members and is in charge of coordinating the competition calendar. The AIOWF is the qualified spokesperson dealing with specific issues related to winter sports in general and the Olympic Games in particular.[2]

Its president is Ivo Ferriani[3] of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation and it is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

AIOWF Council

The Council is composed of a President and four Members, all from different Federations. One of the five Members is elected as secretary general. The President and all the Members are elected for 4-year mandates. The Treasurer is nominated by the Council on the proposal of the President as an executive position. The Treasurer is also on the Council, but without voting rights.

Designation Name Country Sport Federation
President Ivo Ferriani  Italy International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation
Secretary General Colin Grahamslaw  United Kingdom World Curling Federation
Council Members Einars Fogelis  Latvia International Luge Federation
Kim Jae-youl  South Korea International Skating Union
Beau Welling  United States World Curling Federation
Olle Dahlin  Sweden International Biathlon Union
Luc Tardif  France International Ice Hockey Federation
Treasurer Fredi Schmid   Switzerland International Skating Union

Member federations

There are 7 sport federations members of AIOWF.[4]

Sport International Sport Federation (ISF) Acronym Year ISF founded President Official website
Biathlon International Biathlon Union IBU 1993 Sweden Olle Dahlin biathlonworld.com
Bobsleigh & Skeleton International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation IBSF 1923 Italy Ivo Ferriani ibsf.org
Curling World Curling Federation WCF 1966 United States Beau Welling worldcurling.org
Ice hockey International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF 1908 France Luc Tardif Sr. iihf.com
Luge International Luge Federation FIL 1957 Latvia Einars Fogelis fil-luge.org
Ice skating International Skating Union ISU 1892 South Korea Kim Jae-youl isu.org
Skiing & Snowboarding International Ski and Snowboard Federation FIS 1924 Sweden Johan Eliasch fis-ski.com

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations". Sports History. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "AIOWF". Lausanne: International Olympic Committee. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  3. ^ www.olympic.org, date 21 November 2018
  4. ^ "AIOWF – Members". olympic.org. Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.