Global Association of International Sports Federations
AbbreviationGAISF
Formation1967; 55 years ago (1967)
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
Membership
97 full members and
20 associate members.
Official language
English, French
President
Ivo Ferriani
WebsiteGAISF.sport

Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) is the umbrella organisation for all (Olympic and non-Olympic) international sports federations as well as organisers of multi-sports games and sport-related international associations.[1][2] It changed its name to SportAccord from March 2009 to April 2017 when it reverted to its former name. GAISF is an international sport organisation with 95 full members (international sports federations governing specific sports worldwide) and 20 associate members (organisations which conduct activities closely related to the international sports federations).[2]

GAISF Council

The council is composed of a president, two vice-presidents, a treasurer and five members.

Designation Name Country Sport Federation
President Mr. Ivo Ferriani  Italy International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation
Vice-President Mr. Stephan Fox  Germany/ Australia International Federation of Muaythai Amateur
Treasurer Mr. Riccardo Fraccari  Italy World Baseball Softball Confederation
Council Members Mrs. Marisol Casado  Spain International Triathlon Union
Ms. Kate Caithness  Scotland/ United Kingdom World Curling Federation
Dr. Raffaele Chiulli  Italy International Powerboating Federation
Mr. Nenad Lalović  Serbia United World Wrestling
Mr. Ingmar De Vos  Belgium International Equestrian Federation

Mission and values

GAISF is the umbrella organisation for both Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations, as well as organisers of international sporting events. In this role it provides expertise in, for example, anti-doping, integrity and social responsibility. By establishing multi-sports games that group together similar sports, GAISF aims to promote the members and the members' visibility.[3]

Membership

Member international federations can be either full or associate members of GAISF.[4]

History

GAISF is deeply rooted in the sports movement. As early as 1921, international sports federations (IFs) expressed the need for a representative of their common objectives and interests. Under the direction of Paul Rousseau, Secretary General of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), a permanent bureau of the IFs was established to facilitate dialogue with the Olympic authorities.[citation needed]

In 1967, 26 international sports federations met in Lausanne, agreed on the need to increase permanent liaisons, and adopted the name, “General Assembly of International Sports Federations”. In order to establish a more formalised organisation, the “General Association of International Sports Federations" (GAISF) was formed in 1976, and the headquarters were moved to Monaco two years later.

The new millennium brought important changes to the organisation. Reacting to the increasing pressure on IFs to professionalise and develop, GAISF, in collaboration with the Associations of Summer and Winter Olympic International Federations (ASOIF and AIOWF), launched the first SportAccord International Convention in 2003. This new format “by sport for sport” allowed IFs and sports business to get together, share knowledge and network.

In March 2009, GAISF was rebranded SportAccord and, in the same year, its offices moved from Monaco to Lausanne, the Olympic capital. SportAccord adopted the motto "Unite & Support" with the aim to serve and promote its members. Its ambition is to provide high-quality services and expertise in areas that are of most importance to its members.

In April 2017, following the former president Marius Vizer's controversial attack against IOC president Thomas Bach during the opening SportAccord's 2015 convention in Sochi and his subsequent resignation, the organisation rebranded back to GAISF under its new president Patrick Baumann.[5]

In May 2019, Raffaele Chiulli was unanimously elected as GAISF President in Gold Coast, Australia

1920s

As early as 1921, under the direction of Paul Rousseau, Secretary General of the “Union Cycliste Internationale”, a permanent bureau of the international sports federations (IFs) was created. With regular IFs/IOC meetings taking place, dialogue with the Olympic authorities became easier. However, organisations that were not part of the Olympic movement were excluded.

1960s

In the 1960s, the sports movement evolved rapidly. Roger Coulon, President of the “Fédération Internationale de Lutte Amateur”, was the first to express the need for a wider recognition of the role of IFs. For non-Olympic federations, a forum that would enable them to better express their points of view was necessary. The creation of a stable organisation ensuring permanent relations between IFs appeared to be the logical continuation of their meetings, which had taken place frequently but without rules or a fixed organisation. The common preparation of these meetings with the IOC could thus be better supported. It also permitted a constant liaison between the IFs and the general population. In 1966, the time seemed appropriate, and the conversion to the newly constituted Assembly was launched.

1967

On 21–23 April 1967, delegates from the following 26 international sports federations met in Lausanne in the Hotel Continental: Aeronautics, Rowing, Basketball, Bobsleigh, Boules, Canoeing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Ice Hockey, Judo, Luge, Wrestling, Motorcycling, Swimming, Modern Pentathlon, Roller Skating, Skiing, Shooting, Volleyball, Weightlifting, University Sport, and Maccabi.

The delegates agreed on the necessity to establish permanent liaisons between the IFs for the defence of their objectives and common goals, the preservation of their autonomy, and constant exchange of information. The name “General Assembly of International Sports Federations” was adopted.

In 1976, this name was replaced by “General Association of International Sports Federations” (GAISF). In 1978, the office moved from Lausanne to Monaco. GAISF represented the extension of the past meetings of the IFs, dealing not only with Olympic matters, but also with all questions of common interest for the IFs.

2000s

In 2003, in collaboration with ASOIF and AIOWF, GAISF launched the first SportAccord Convention to answer a need of the IFs, which were looking for a “one-stop shop” where they could hold their annual meetings, be encouraged to network and share their knowledge.

In March 2009, GAISF was rebranded SportAccord at the meeting of the 7th SportAccord International Convention in Denver. In April 2009, it moved its main office from Monaco to Maison du Sport International in Lausanne, Switzerland.[6]

On 25 May 2012, the last of eight days of the annual General Assembly of SportAccord in Quebec City, the Federation of International Lacrosse and the International Mind Sports Association were accepted, bringing the number of SportAccord members to 107.[7]

On 31 May 2013, the last of eight days of the annual General Assembly of SportAccord in Saint Petersburg, the International Cheer Union and the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile were voted into SportAccord.[8]

On 20 April 2015, at SportAccord's 2015 convention in Sochi, SportAccord president Marius Vizer made a speech that was sharply critical of the IOC and its president, Thomas Bach. Following the speech, the IAAF (now known as World Athletics), the ISSF, and World Archery withdrew from SportAccord in protest,[9] and there were a number of further withdrawals in May 2015, including the International Rowing Federation.[10]

At the 2017 convention in Aarhus, Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) and Federation of International Bandy (FIB) became full members[11] and SportAccord was renamed GAISF.

By the end of 2018, The World ArmWrestling Federation (WAF) was the new addition to the GAISF Full Member List along with 4 Associate Members – World Olympics Association, International Sports Press Association, World Union of Olympic Cities and World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry

Member federations

# Sport Logo Organisation Acronym Founded Membership
ASOIF AIOWF ARISF AIMS
1 Aikido
Aikido pictogram.svg
International Aikido Federation IAF 1976
2 Air sports
Paragliding pictogram.svg
Hang Gliding pictogram.svg
Aerobatics pictogram.svg
Gliding pictogram.svg
Ballooning pictogram.svg
Aeromodeling pictogram.svg
Skydiving pictogram.svg
Parachuting pictogram.svg
Paragliding XC pictogram.svg
Paramotoring pictogram.svg
Skydiving pictogram.svg
Paragliding synchro aerobatics pictogram.svg
Paragliding accuracy pictogram.svg
Paragliding solo aerobatics pictogram.svg
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale FAI 1905
3 American football
American football pictogram.svg
International Federation of American Football IFAF 1998
4 Aquatics
Diving pictogram.svg
Open water swimming pictogram.svg
Swimming pictogram.svg
Synchronized swimming pictogram.svg
Water polo pictogram.svg
High Diving pictogram.svg
Beach water polo pictogram.svg
Short course swimming pictogram.svg
Federation Internationale de Natation FINA 1908
5 Archery[12]
Archery pictogram.svg
Archery (field) pictogram.svg
Archery (flight and clout) pictogram.svg
Archery ski pictogram.svg
Indoor archery pictogram.svg
Archery (compound) pictogram.svg
Kyuodo Archery pictogram.svg
World Archery Federation WA 1931
6 Armwrestling
Armwrestling pictogram.svg
World Armwrestling Federation WAF 1977
7 Athletics[12]
Athletics pictogram.svg
Athletics (middle-long distance running) pictogram.svg
Athletics (relay running) pictogram.svg
Athletics (hurdles running) pictogram.svg
Athletics (steeplechase running) pictogram.svg
Athletics (long jump) pictogram.svg
Athletics (triple jump) pictogram.svg
Athletics (high jump) pictogram.svg
Athletics (pole vault) pictogram.svg
Athletics (javelin) pictogram.svg
Athletics (shot put) pictogram.svg
Athletics (discus throw) pictogram.svg
Athletics (hammer throw) pictogram.svg
Indoor athletics pictogram.svg
Beach athletics pictogram.svg
World Athletics IAAF 1912
8 Automobile racing
F1 pictogram.svg
Motor sport (automobile modern) pictogram.svg
Karting pictogram.svg
Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile FIA 1904
9 Badminton
Badminton pictogram.svg
Badminton World Federation BWF 1934
10 Bandy
Bandy pictogram.svg
Federation of International Bandy FIB 1955
11 Baseball and softball
Baseball pictogram.svg
Softball pictogram.svg
Baseball5 pictogram.svg
Pesäpallo pictogram.svg
World Baseball Softball Confederation WBSC 2013
12 Basketball
3x3 basketball pictogram.svg
Basketball pictogram.svg
Federation Internationale de Basketball FIBA 1932
13 Basque pelota
Basque pelota pictogram.svg
Federación Internacional de Pelota Vasca FIPV 1929
14 Biathlon
Biathlon pictogram.svg
International Biathlon Union IBU 1993
15 Billiard sports
Cue sports pictogram.svg
Billiards pictogram.svg
World Confederation of Billiards Sports WCBS 1992
16 Bobsleigh
Bobsleigh pictogram.svg
Skeleton pictogram.svg
International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation IBSF 1923
17 Bodybuilding
Bodybuilding pictogram.svg
International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness IFBB 1946
18 Boules
Boules sports pictogram.svg
Petanque pictogram.svg
Bocce pictogram.svg
Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules CMSB 1985
19 Bowling
Bowling pictogram.svg
Lawn bowls pictogram.svg
Bowling (ten pins) pictogram.svg
International Bowling Federation IBF 1952
20 Boxing
Boxing pictogram.svg
Shoot Boxe pictogram.svg
International Boxing Association AIBA 1946
21 Bridge
Contract bridge pictogram.svg
World Bridge Federation WBF 1958
22 Canoeing
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg
Canoeing (slalom) pictogram.svg
Kayak polo pictogram.svg
Canoe polo pictogram.svg
Vaa pictogram.svg
International Canoe Federation ICF 1946
23 Casting
Casting pictogram.svg
International Casting Sport Federation ICSF 1955
24 Cheer
Cheerleading pictogram.svg
International Cheer Union ICU 2004
25 Chess
Pictogram of person playing Chess
International Chess Federation FIDE 1924
26 Climbing & Mountaineering
Mountaineering pictogram (2).svg
Mountain running pictogram.svg
Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme UIAA 1932
27 Cricket
Cricket pictogram.svg
International Cricket Council ICC 1909
28 Curling
Curling pictogram.svg
World Curling Federation WCF 1966
29 Cycle Sport
Cycling (BMX freestyle) pictogram.svg
Cycling (BMX) pictogram.svg
Cycling (mountain biking) pictogram.svg
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg
Cycling artistic pictogram.svg
Cycling ball pictogram.svg
Indoor cycling pictogram.svg
Footbike pictogram.svg
Cycling polo pictogram.svg
Union Cycliste Internationale UCI 1900
30 DanceSport
DanceSport pictogram.svg
Breakdancing pictogram.svg
Dancesport pictogram.svg
World DanceSport Federation WDSF 1957
31 Darts
Darts pictogram.svg
World Darts Federation WDF 1974
32 Dragon Boat
Dragon boat pictogram.svg
International Dragon Boat Federation IDBF 1991
33 Draughts
Draughts pictogram.svg
Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames FMJD 1947
34 Equestrian sports
Equestrian Dressage pictogram.svg
Equestrian Driving pictogram.svg
Equestrian Eventing pictogram.svg
Equestrian Jumping pictogram.svg
EQ Vaulting pictogram.svg
Equestrian western pictogram.svg
Tent pegging pictogram.svg
Fédération Équestre Internationale FEI 1921
35 Fencing
Fencing pictogram.svg
Fédération Internationale d'Escrime FIE 1913
36 Fistball
Fistball pictogram.svg
International Fistball Association IFA 1960
37 Floorball
Floorball pictogram.svg
International Floorball Federation IFF 1986
38 Flying disc
Ultimate pictogram.svg
Frisbee pictogram.png
World Flying Disc Federation WFDF 1985
39 Football
Football pictogram.svg
Futsal pictogram.svg
Beach soccer pictogram.svg
Minifootball pictogram.svg
Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA 1904
40 Go
Go (game) pictogram.svg
International Go Federation IGF 1982
41 Golf
Golf pictogram.svg
International Golf Federation IGF 1958
42 Gymnastics
Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (rhythmic) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (trampoline) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (aerobic) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (acrobatic) pictogram.svg
Parkour pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (artistic - vault) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (artistic - floor) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (artistic - parallel bars) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (artistic - pommel horse) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (artistic - uneven bars) pictogram.svg
Gym wheel pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (artistic - balance beam) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (aerobic) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (artistic - horizontal bar) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (ling) pictogram.svg
Gymnastics (artistic - rings) pictogram.svg
Federation Internationale de Gymnastique FIG 1881
43 Handball
Handball pictogram.svg
Beach handball pictogram.svg
International Handball Federation IHF 1946
44 Field hockey
Field hockey pictogram.svg
Indoor hockey pictogram.svg
Unihockey pictogram.svg
International Hockey Federation FIH 1924
45 Ice hockey
Ice hockey pictogram.svg
International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF 1908
46 Ice stock sport
Ice stock sport pictogram.svg
International Federation Icestocksport IFI 1975
47 Judo
Judo pictogram.svg
International Judo Federation IJF 1951
48 Ju-Jitsu
Jujitsu pictogram.svg
Ju-Jitsu International Federation JJIF 1977
49 Karate
Karate pictogram.svg
Karate Kumite pictogram.svg
World Karate Federation WKF 1970
50 Kendo
Kendo pictogram.svg
International Kendo Federation FIK 1970
51 Kickboxing
Kickboxing pictogram.svg
World Association of Kickboxing Organisations WAKO 1976
52 Korfball
Korfball pictogram.svg
International Korfball Federation IKF 1963
53 Lacrosse
Lacrosse pictogram.svg
World Lacrosse WL 2008
54 Lifesaving
Lifesaving pictogram.svg
International Life Saving Federation ILS 1993
55 Luge
Luge pictogram.svg
Fédération Internationale de Luge de Course FIL 1957
56 Minigolf
Minigolf pictogram.svg
World Minigolf Sport Federation WMF 1963
57 Modern pentathlon
Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg
Winter pentathlon (all stages) pictogram.svg
Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne UIPM 1912
58 Motorcycle racing
Motor cycle pictogram.svg
Motor cycle (speedway) pictogram.svg
Motocross pictogram.svg
Motor cycle (trial) pictogram.svg
Freestyle Motocross pictogram.svg
Motor cycle (motocross) pictogram.svg
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme FIM 1904
59 Muaythai
Muay Thai pictogram.svg
International Federation of Muaythai Amateur IFMA 1993
60 Netball
Netball pictogram.svg
International Federation of Netball Associations IFNA 1960
61 Orienteering
Orienteering pictogram.svg
Ski-orienteering pictogram.svg
International Orienteering Federation IOF 1961
62 Polo
Polo pictogram.svg
Federation of International Polo FIP 1983
63 Powerboating
Motor sport (boat) pictogram.svg
Jet Ski pictogram.svg
Water motorsports pictogram.svg
Union Internationale Motonautique UIM 1927
64 Powerlifting
Powerlifting (three lifts) pictogram.svg
International Powerlifting Federation IPF 1971
65 Practical shooting
Shooting pictogram.svg
Shooting pictogram (gun).svg
International Practical Shooting Confederation IPSC 1976
66 Racquetball
Racquets pictogram.svg
International Racquetball Federation IRF 1950
67 Roller sports
Inline speed skating pictogram.svg
Skateboarding pictogram.svg
Artistic roller skating pictogram.svg
Inline hockey pictogram.svg
Roller hockey pictogram.svg
Inline extreme skating pictogram.svg
World Skate FIRS 1924
68 Rowing
Rowing pictogram.svg
Indoor rowing pictogram.svg
Coastal rowing pictogram.svg
Reverse Rowing pictogram.svg
Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron FISA 1892
69 Rugby union
Rugby sevens pictogram.svg
Rugby union pictogram.svg
World Rugby WR 1886
70 Sailing
Sailing pictogram.svg
Windsurfing pictogram.svg
Ice sailing pictogram.svg
World Sailing WS 1907
71 Sambo
Sambo pictogram.svg
Beach sambo pictogram.svg
Fédération Internationale de Sambo FIAS 1992
72 Savate
Savate pictogram.svg
Federation Internationale de Savate FISav 1992
73 Sepaktakraw
Sepaktakraw pictogram.svg
Beach sepaktakraw pictogram.svg
International Sepaktakraw Federation ISTAF 1988
74 Shooting sport[12]
Shooting pictogram.svg
Shooting pictogram (gun).svg
Crossbow armbrust shooting pictogram.svg
International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF 1907
75 Skating
Figure skating pictogram.svg
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg
International Skating Union ISU 1892
76 Skiing
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Ski jumping pictogram.svg
Nordic combined pictogram.svg
Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg
Snowboarding pictogram.svg
Ski ballet pictogram.svg
Speed skiing pictogram.svg
Skijoring pictogram.svg
Grass skiing pictogram.svg
Skibob pictogram.svg
Fédération Internationale de Ski FIS 1924
77 Ski mountaineering
Ski mountaineering pictogram.svg
International Ski Mountaineering Federation ISMF 2008
78 Sleddog
Sled dog racing pictogram.svg
International Federation of Sleddog Sports IFSS 1992
79 Soft tennis
Soft tennis pictogram.svg
International Soft Tennis Federation ISTF 1999
80 Sport climbing
Climbing pictogram.svg
Climbing Ice pictogram.svg
International Federation of Sport Climbing IFSC 2007
81 Sports fishing
Angling pictogram.svg
Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive CIPS 1952
82 Squash
Squash pictogram.svg
World Squash Federation WSF 1967
83 Sumo
Sumo pictogram.svg
International Sumo Federation IFS 1992
84 Surfing
Surfing pictogram.svg
International Surfing Association ISASurf 1964
85 Table tennis
Table tennis pictogram.svg
International Table Tennis Federation ITTF 1926
86 Taekwondo
Taekwondo pictogram.svg
World Taekwondo WT 1973
87 Tennis
Tennis pictogram.svg
Indoor tennis pictogram.svg
International Tennis Federation ITF 1913
88 Teqball
Teqball pictogram.svg
International Federation of Teqball FITEQ 2017
89 Triathlon
Triathlon pictogram.svg
Duathlon (all stages) pictogram.svg
International Triathlon Union ITU 1989
90 Tug of war
Tug of war pictogram.svg
Tug of War International Federation TWIF 1960
91 Underwater sports
Finswimming pictogram.svg
Underwater hockey pictogram.svg
Scuba diving pictogram.svg
Freediving pictogram.svg
Spearfishing pictogram.svg
Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques CMAS 1959
92 University Sports
Silver FISU.svg
Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire FISU 1949
93 Volleyball
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball FIVB 1947
94 Waterskiing
Water skiing pictogram.svg
Wakeboarding pictogram.svg
Kiteboarding pictogram.svg
International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation IWWF 1955
95 Weightlifting
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
International Weightlifting Federation IWF 1905
96 Wrestling
Wrestling pictogram.svg
Wrestling Freestyle pictogram.svg
Glima Wrestling pictogram.svg
Beach wrestling pictogram.svg
Pahlavani wrestling pictogram.svg
Belt wrestling pictogram.svg
United World Wrestling UWW 1912
97 Wushu
Wushu pictogram.svg
International Wushu Federation IWUF 1990
28 7 42 20

Associate members

Multi-Sports

Other

Observers

The GAISF Observer Status can be requested by the Applicants to GAISF Membership interested to obtain support and guidance in their path to fulfil the GAISF Membership Criteria.

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 IFP
Pole dance 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

List of GAISF presidents

President Member of Duration
William Berge Phillips FINA 1967–1969
Thomas Keller FISA 1969–1986
Un Yong Kim WTF 1986–2004
Hein Verbruggen UCI 2004–2013
Marius Vizer IJF 2013–2015
Gian-Franco Kasper FIS 2015–2016
Patrick Baumann FIBA 2016–2018
Raffaele Chiulli UIM 2018–2021
Ivo Ferriani IBSF 2021–

Current organizational structure

President Vice President Interim Manager
Ivo Ferriani Stephan Fox Nis Hatt

Summits

WHERE SPORT MEETS

Originally launched in 2003, SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit is a gathering of more than 1,500 leading representatives from the sports industry. SportAccord is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.

SportAccord is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at SportAccord. Our event is an international sport convention hosted over a week, combining an exhibition area, a themed conference programme and a multitude of networking events.

SportAccord’s stakeholders include: ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport), GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations) and Associate Members. In addition, SportAccord receives the full support of the IOC (International Olympic Committee).[13]

SAIC Dates Host City
1st 12–16 May 2003 Spain Madrid, Spain
2nd 15–20 May 2004 Switzerland Lausanne, Switzerland (#1)[14]
3rd 16–20 April 2005 Germany Berlin, Germany
4th 3–7 April 2006 South Korea Seoul, South Korea[15]
5th 22–27 April 2007 China Beijing, China[16]
6th 2–6 June 2008 Greece Athens, Greece[17][18][19]
7th 23–27 March 2009[20][21] United States Denver, United States[22][23]
8th 20–25 April 2010[24] United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates[25][26]
9th 3–8 April 2011[27] United Kingdom London, United Kingdom[28][29]
10th 20–25 May 2012[30] Canada Quebec City, Canada[31][32]
11th 26–31 May 2013[33] Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia[34]
12th 6–11 April 2014[35] Turkey Belek, Turkey[36]
13th 19–24 April 2015[37] Russia Sochi, Russia[38]
14th 17–22 April 2016 Switzerland Lausanne, Switzerland (#2)[39]
15th 2–7 April 2017 Denmark Aarhus, Denmark[40]
16th 15–20 April 2018 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand[41]
17th 5–10 May 2019 Australia Gold Coast, Australia[42]
18th TBA TBA

See also

Notes and references

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  11. ^ SportAccord changes name to Global Association of International Sports Federations
  12. ^ a b c The IAAF, ISSF and World Archery Federation withdrew from SportAccord on 20 April 2015.
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