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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 (ASOIF) and "Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF), 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 Sports 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] The p in between the date means provisional recognition while the date alone means full recognition.

Sport Federation Date of Recognition Website
"Air Sports[3] "Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)
"American Football "International Federation of American Football (IFAF)
"Auto Racing "Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) p2011 – p2013
"Bandy "Federation of International Bandy (FIB)
"Baseball and "Softball "World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)
"Billiard Sports[4] "World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS) pJuly 1996 – pFebruary 5, 1998
"Boules "Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB);
"Bowling "World Bowling (WB) 1979
"Bridge "World Bridge Federation (WBF)
"Cheerleading "International Cheer Union (ICU) December 6, 2016
"Chess "Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) 1999
"Cricket "International Cricket Council (ICC) 2009[5]
"Dance Sport "World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) 1997
"Floorball "International Floorball Federation (IFF)
"Flying Disc "World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) pMay 2013 – pAugust 2, 2015
"Karate "World Karate Federation (WKF)
"Korfball "International Korfball Federation (IKF)
"Life Saving "International Life Saving Federation (ILSF) ILSF
"Motorcycle Sport "Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) p1998 – p2000
"Mountaineering & Climbing "Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA)
"Muaythai "International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) December 6, 2016 IFMAMuayThai
"Netball "International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) pOctober 1993 – p1995
"Orienteering "International Orienteering Federation (IOF)
"Pelota Vasca "Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca (FIPV)
"Polo "Federation of International Polo (FIP)
"Powerboating "Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM)
"Racquetball "International Racquetball Federation (IRF)
"Roller Sports[6] "International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS)
"Ski Mountaineering "International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF)
"Sport Climbing "International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC)
"Squash "World Squash Federation (WSF)
"Sumo "International Sumo Federation (ISF)
"Surfing "International Surfing Association (ISA)
"Tug of War "Tug of War International Federation (TWIF)
"Underwater Sports "Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS)
"Water Skiing "International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF)
"Wushu "International Wushu Federation (IWUF)

Former members[edit]

"Golf: "International Golf Federation (IGF)
"Rugby Union: "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. ^
  6. ^ including roller racing, "rink hockey and "artistic

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