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GAISF - Global Association of International Sports Federations

gaisf-logo3 sportaccord-logo1 gaisf-logo1 sportaccord-logo2 In the early 1960s, it became increasingly urgent to replace the intermittent meetings of the international sports federation with a permanent organization emphazing the matters of the IFs in the world of sports.
Founded on 23.04.1967 in Lausanne SUI by 26 international sports federations, the General Assembly of International Sports Federations (GAIF) brought together the IFs and various other organizations, also supporting the worldwide sporting community.
On 10.-16.10.1976 at the general assembly, the name General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) was adopted. At the general meeting on 27.03.2009, the organization was renamed to Sportaccord. On 07.04.2017, Sportaccord rebranded again to the (old) name Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) at the SportAccord International Convention in Aarhus DEN. (SportAccord remained as a not-for-profit organization by its stakeholders ASOIF and AIOWF.)
„The Mission of GAISF has remained the same since its inception, that is to serve and represent the common interests of all International Federations and coordinate the efforts of all those that aspire to become IOC recognised and, eventually, wish to enter the Olympic Program.‟ (from
An extraordinary general assembly on 29.11.2022 in Lausanne SUI decided to dissolute the GAISF. The most activities shall be taken by SportAccord in the future. Therefore, ARISF and AIMS will join the present stakeholders.


23.04.1967 - 31.05.1969 William Berge Phillips AUS (FINA)
31.05.1969 - 26.10.1986 Thomas Keller SUI (FISA)
26.10.1986 - 17.05.2004 Dr. Kim Un Yong KOR (WTF)
17.05.2004 - 27.04.2007 Hein Verbruggen NED (UCI), acting
27.04.2007 - 31.05.2013 Hein Verbruggen NED (UCI)
31.05.2013 - 31.05.2015 Marius Vizer AUT (IJF)
31.05.2015 - 22.04.2016 Gian-Franco Kasper SUI (FIS), acting
22.04.2016 - 13.10.2018 🕆 Patrick Baumann SUI (FIBA)
13.10. - 05.11.2018 ---
05.11.2018 - 08.05.2019 Dr. Raffaele Chiulli ITA (UIM), acting
08.05.2019 - 12.11.2021 Dr. Raffaele Chiulli ITA (UIM)
12.11.2021 - Ivo Ferriani ITA (IBSF)

Member federations (11/2021)

WA World Archery Federation
WA World Athletics
BWF Badminton World Federation
WBSC World Baseball Softball Confederation
FIBA Fédération Internationale de Basketball
AIBA Association Internationale de Boxe
ICF International Canoe Federation
UCI Union Cycliste Internationale
FEI Fédération Equestre Internationale
FIE Fédération Internationale d'Escrime
FIFA Fédération Internationale de Football Association
IGF International Golf Federation
FIG Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique
IHF International Handball Federation
FIH Fédération Internationale de Hockey
IJF International Judo Federation
WKF World Karate Federation
UIPM Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne
FISA Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron
WR World Rugby
WS World Sailing
ISSF International Shooting Sport Federation
WS World Skate
IFSC International Federation of Sport Climbing
ISA International Surfing Association
FINA Fédération Internationale de Natation
ITTF International Table Tennis Federation
WT World Taekwondo
ITF International Tennis Federation
WT World Triathlon
FIVB Fédération Internationale de Volleyball
IWF International Weightlifting Federation
UWW United World Wrestling
IBU International Biathlon Union
IBSF International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation
WCF World Curling Federation
IIHF International Ice Hockey Federation
FIL Fédération Internationale de Luge de Course
ISU International Skating Union
FIS Fédération Internationale de Ski
FAI Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
IFAF International Federation of American Football
FIA Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile
FIB Federation of International Bandy
FIPV Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca
WCBS World Confederation of Billiards Sports
WPBF World Petanque Bowls Federations
IBF International Bowling Federation
WBF World Bridge Federation
ICU International Cheer Union
FIDE Fédération Internationale des Échecs
UIAA Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme
ICC International Cricket Council
WDSF World Dance Sport Federation
IFF International Floorball Federation
WFDF World Flying Disc Federation
IFI International Federation Icestocksport
WAKO World Association of Kickboxing
IKF International Korfball Federation
WL World Lacrosse
ILS International Life Saving Federation
FIM Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
IFMA International Federation of Muaythai Associations
INF World Netball
IOF International Orienteering Federation
FIP Federation of International Polo
UIM Union Internationale Motonautique
IRF International Racquetball Federation
FIAS Fédération Internationale de Sambo
ISMF International Ski Mountaineering Federation
WSF World Squash Federation
IFS International Sumo Federation
TWIF Tug of War International Federation
CMAS Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques
FISU Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire
IWWF International Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation
IWUF International Wushu Federation

The Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport was found in 2009. Presidents: 2009 - 23.04.2015 ???, 23.04.2015 - Stephan Fox GER (IFMA)

IAF International Aikido Federation
IFBB International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness
ICSF International Casting Sport Federation
WDF World Darts Federation
IDBF International Dragon Boat Federation
FMJD Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames
IFA International Fistball Association
IGF International Go Federation
JJIF Ju-Jitsu International Federation
FIK International Kendo Federation
WMF World Minigolf Sport Federation
IPF International Powerlifting Federation
FISav Federation Internationale de Savate
ISTAF International Sepaktakraw Federation
IFSS International Federation of Sleddog Sports
ISTF International Soft Tennis Federation
CIPS Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive
FITEQ Fédération Internationale de Teqball
WAF World Armwrestling Federation
IPSC International Practical Shooting Confederation
Associate members
EBU European Broadcasting Union
CGF Commonwealth Games Federation
IMGA International Masters Games Association
ICMG International Committee of the Mediterranean Games
CISM International Military Sports Council
IMSA International Mind Sports Association
WOA World Olympians Association
PI Panathlon International
IPC International Paralympic Committee
APSO Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations
ISF International School Sport Federation
SOI Special Olympics International
IAKS International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities
FICS Fédération Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport
CISS International Committee of Sports for the Deaf
FIMS Fédération Internationale de Médecine du Sport
AIPS International Sports Press Association
WTGF World Transplant Games Federation
CSIT Confédération Sportive Internationale Travailliste et Amateur
IWGA International World Games Association
WUOC World Union of Olympic Cities
WFSGI World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry
WMC World Martial Arts Mastership Committee
ACODEPA Asociación de Confederaciones Deportivas Panamericanas
WDA World Dodgeball Association
FIFG Federation for International Footgolf
IUKL International Union of Kettlebell Lifting
IFMP International Federation of Match Poker
IPSF International Pole Sports Federation
ITSF International Table Soccer Federation
IRL International Rugby League
FIPA International Padel Federation
IJRU International Jump Rope Union
IRF International Rafting Federation
FISO World Obstacle

Union des Fédérations Internationales Sportives (UFIS)

At a conference of the international sports federations on 31.05.-01.06.1921 in Lausanne, the IFs aggreed on establishing a Permanent Bureau of the Union des Fédérations Internationales Sportives (Permanent Bureau of International Sports Federations).
This predecessor of the GAISF had the following tasks:
1. To collecte, publish and communicate all facts concerning international sports relations and international sports federations,
2. To keep the contact to and between the international federations,
3. To register all international sports federations, following the principle of only one association for each sport. New international sports federations can only be admitted if they provide enough security and if they manage sports other than those already administered by member associations. An international sports federation is an association of at least five national associations, regardless of state laws, politics, class distinctions or skin color.
After World War II, the office did not resume to work.

01.06.1921 - 03.07.1924 Paul Rousseau FRA
03.07.1924 - 16.08.1936 Oberst Pieter Wilhelmus Scharroo NED
Since 16.08.1936 vacant

Members 1930
Association Internationale des Automobile-Clubs reconnus
Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing
Fédération Internationale de Boxe Amateur
International Boxing Union
Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace
International Skating Union
Fédération Internationale d'Escrime
Fédération Internationale de Football-Association
Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique Educative
Internationale Amateur-Handball-Föderation
Fédération Internationale de Hockey sur Gazon
International Amateur Athletic Federation
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
Union Internationale de Yachting Automobile
Union Cycliste Internationale
Fédération Internationale Equestre
International Amateur Wrestling Federation
Fédération Internationale de Patinage à Roulettes
Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron
Union Internationale de Tir
Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes de Chasse
Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur
International Yacht Racing Union
Fédération Internationale de Ski
Fédération Internationale Haltérophile
Fédération Internationale de Lawn-Tennis
Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique

Last modified: 09.02.2023