The International Jump Rope Union (IJRU) is the highest authority and world governing body for the sport of jump roping and rope skipping.[1][2]


The IJRU was created by a merger of the International Rope Skipping Federation and the World Jump Rope Federation.[3] On July 12, 2021, It became the 10th International Federation to gain Observer status from the Global Association of International Sports Federations.[4]

In March 2021, the IJRU and the Olympic Channel announced an agreement to broadcast and promote a series of jump rope events.[5]


To develop the sport of jump rope and rope skipping globally, the IJRU accredits regional jump rope unions across the world and organizes/regulates skipping events.[2][6][7][8]


  1. ^ "International Jump Rope Union | UIA Yearbook Profile | Union of International Associations". Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  2. ^ a b "GAISF » International Jump Rope Union's Global Ambitions". Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  3. ^ "Merger of FISAC-IRSF and WJRF – Formation of International Jump Rope Union (IJRU) – ERSO". Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  4. ^ "International Jump Rope Union Becomes 10th GAISF Observer". infobae (in European Spanish). July 12, 2021. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  5. ^ "Announcing the Olympic Channel and IJRU Partnership". Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  6. ^ "Jump rope pushed as newest fitness craze amid indoor stay during COVID-19 pandemic". cnn. Archived from the original on 2023-08-14. Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  7. ^ "Jump rope program promotes children's physical fitness". Retrieved 2021-10-21.
  8. ^ "IJRU formally recognises Asian Jump Rope Union". 23 September 2021. Retrieved 2021-10-21.