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Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations
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Abbreviation ARISF
Formation 1983; 35 years ago (1983)
Type "NGO
Purpose Inter-sports federation organisation
Membership (2016)
37 governing bodies of sports federations
Secretary General
"Riccardo Fraccari
Raffaele Chiulli
Fernando Aguerre
Parent organization
Website www.arisf.org

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). The ARISF's members are "international sports federations recognised by the IOC that currently do not compete in either the Summer or Winter Olympics. It was formed in 1983. It is headed by Raffaele Chiulli, who is the President of ARISF.[2]


ARISF Council[edit]

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
Molly Rhone  "Jamaica "International Netball Federation
Anna Arzhanova  "Russia "World Underwater Federation


The following 37 governing bodies are members of the ARISF.[3] The p in between the date means provisional recognition while the date alone means full recognition.

Sport Federation Date of Recognition Website
"Air Sports[4] "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) InternationalBandy.com
"Baseball and "Softball "World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) WBSC.co
"Billiard Sports[5] "World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS) pJuly 1996 – pFebruary 5, 1998 Billiard-WCBS.org
"Boules "Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB) CMSBoules.com;
"Bowling "World Bowling (WB) 1979 WorldBowling.org
"Bridge "World Bridge Federation (WBF) WorldBridge.org
"Cheerleading "International Cheer Union (ICU) December 6, 2016 CheerUnion.org
"Chess "Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) 1999 FIDE.com
"Cricket "International Cricket Council (ICC) 2009[6] 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 – pAugust 2, 2015 WFDF.org
"Karate "World Karate Federation (WKF) WKF.net
"Korfball "International Korfball Federation (IKF) IKF.org
"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
"Muaythai "International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) December 6, 2016 IFMAMuayThai
"Netball "International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) pOctober 1993 – p1995 Netball.org
"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) UIMPowerboating.com
"Racquetball "International Racquetball Federation (IRF) InternationalRacquetball.com
"Roller Sports[7] "International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) RollerSports.org
"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 (ISF) AmateurSumo.com
"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
"Water Skiing "International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) IWSF.com
"Wushu "International Wushu Federation (IWUF) IWUF.org

Former members[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "ARISF Association of IOC Recognised International Sport Federation". arisf.org. Retrieved 2018-01-10. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "ARISF - Members". arisf.org. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  4. ^ including "aerobatics, "air racing, "ballooning, "gliding, "hang gliding, and "parachuting/skydiving
  5. ^ including "carom billiards, "pocket billiards/pool, and "snooker
  6. ^ http://www.cricketeurope.com/DATABASE/ARTICLES2/articles/000070/007090.shtml
  7. ^ including roller racing, "rink hockey and "artistic

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