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The Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-discriminatory organisation constituted through and recognised by the "International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was formed in 1983. It is headed by Raffaele Chiulli, who is the President of ARISF.[1]

None of the sports recognised by the IOC in the ARISF are currently in the Olympic sporting programme. The ARISF differs from the "Association of Summer Olympic International Federations and "Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations, which have sports which are included in the Summer and Winter Olympic programmes.


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 Sport Federation
President Dr. Raffaele Chiulli  "Italy "World Federation of Powerboating
Vice-President Mr. Fernando Aguerre  "Argentina "International Surfing Association
Secretary General Mr. "Riccardo Fraccari  "Italy "World Baseball Softball Confederation
Council Members Dr. Keith D. Calkins  "United States "International Racquetball Federation
Ms. Molly Rhone  "Jamaica "International Netball Federation
Ms. Anna Arzhanova  "Russia "World Underwater Federation


The following 37 governing bodies are members of the ARISF.[2]

Sport Federation Date of recognition Web site
"Air sports[3] "Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) web
"American football "International Federation of American Football (IFAF) web
"Auto racing "Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) p2011p 2013 web
"Bandy "Federation of International Bandy (FIB) web
"Baseball and "softball "World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) web
"Billiard sport[4] "World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS) pJuly 1996p February 5, 1998 web
"Boules "Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB) web;
"Bowling "World Bowling (WB) 1979 web
"Bridge "World Bridge Federation (WBF) web
"Cheerleading "International Cheer Union (ICU) December 6, 2016 web
"Chess "Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) 1999 web
"Cricket "International Cricket Council (ICC) web
"Dance sport "World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) 1997 web
"Floorball "International Floorball Federation (IFF) web
"Flying Disc "World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) pMay 2013p August 2, 2015 web
"Karate "World Karate Federation (WKF) web
"Korfball "International Korfball Federation (IKF) web
"Life saving "International Life Saving Federation (ILSF) web
"Motorcycle sport "Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) p1998p 2000 web
"Mountaineering & Climbing "Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA) web
"Muaythai "International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) December 6, 2016 web
"Netball "International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) pOctober 1993p 1995 web
"Orienteering "International Orienteering Federation (IOF) web
"Pelota Vasca "Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca (FIPV) web
"Polo "Federation of International Polo (FIP) web
"Powerboating "Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) web
"Racquetball "International Racquetball Federation (IRF) web
"Roller sports[5] "International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) web
"Ski Mountaineering "International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) web
"Sport climbing "International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) web
"Squash "World Squash Federation (WSF) web
"Sumo "International Sumo Federation (ISF) web
"Surfing "International Surfing Association (ISA) web
"Tug-of-war "Tug-of-War International Federation (TWIF) web
"Underwater sports "Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) web
"Water skiing "International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) web
"Wushu "International Wushu Federation (IWUF) web

Former members[edit]

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


ARISF ensures that millions of athletes across the planet - from the grassroots to the elites - benefit from the recognition which the International Olympic Committee grants to their sports.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "ARISF - Members". Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  3. ^ including "aerobatics, "air racing, "ballooning, "gliding, "hang gliding, and "parachuting/skydiving
  4. ^ including "carom billiards, "pocket billiards/pool, and "snooker
  5. ^ including roller racing, "rink hockey and "artistic

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