Association of Summer Olympic International Federations

Summary

The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) is a non-profit association of international sports federations that compete in the Summer Olympic Games. It is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, the same city where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is also headquartered.

Association of Summer Olympic International Federations
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AbbreviationASOIF
Formation30 May 1983; 39 years ago (1983-05-30)
TypeNonprofit
PurposeInter-sport federation organisation
HeadquartersLausanne
Official language
English, French
President
Francesco Ricci Bitti
Vice President
Uğur Erdener
Executive Director
Andrew Ryan

ASOIF CouncilEdit

The council is composed of a president and six members, all from different federations. One of the six members is elected as vice-president. The president and all the members are elected for 4-year mandates. The executive director is nominated by the council on the proposal of the president as an executive position. The executive director is also on the council, but without voting rights.

Designation Name Country Sport Federation
President Francesco Ricci Bitti   Italy International Tennis Federation (Honorary Life President)
Vice President Uğur Erdener   Turkey World Archery Federation
Council Members Sebastian Coe   United Kingdom World Athletics
Ingmar De Vos   Belgium International Equestrian Federation
Marisol Casado   Spain International Triathlon Union
Morinari Watanabe   Japan International Gymnastics Federation
Nenad Lalović   Serbia United World Wrestling
Executive Director Andrew Ryan   United Kingdom

MembersEdit

There are 34 ASOIF members:[1]

Sport Federation Acronym President Official website
Aquatics Fédération Internationale de Natation FINA   Husain Al Musallam fina.org
Archery World Archery Federation WA   Uğur Erdener worldarchery.org
Athletics World Athletics WA   Lord Sebastian Coe iaaf.org
Badminton Badminton World Federation BWF   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen bwfbadminton.org
Baseball/Softball (Associate Member) World Baseball Softball Confederation WBSC   Riccardo Fraccari wbsc.org
Basketball International Basketball Federation FIBA   Hamane Niang fiba.basketball
Boxing International Boxing Association IBA   Umar Nazarovich Kremlev aiba.org
Canoeing International Canoe Federation ICF   Thomas Konietzko canoeicf.com
Cycling Union Cycliste Internationale UCI   David Lappartient uci.ch
Breakdancing World DanceSport Federation WDSF   Shawn Tay worlddancesport.org
Equestrian Fédération Équestre Internationale FEI   Ingmar De Vos fei.org
Fencing Fédération Internationale d'Escrime FIE   Alisher Usmanov fie.org
Field hockey International Hockey Federation FIH   Seif Ahmed (acting) fih.ch
Football Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA   Gianni Infantino fifa.com
Golf International Golf Federation IGF   Annika Sörenstam igfgolf.org
Gymnastics Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique FIG   Morinari Watanabe fig-gymnastics.com
Handball International Handball Federation IHF   Hassan Moustafa ihf.info
Judo International Judo Federation IJF   Marius Vizer ijf.org
Karate (Associate Member) World Karate Federation WKF   Antonio Espinós wkf.net
Modern pentathlon Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne UIPM   Klaus Schormann pentathlon.org
Rowing World Rowing WR   Jean-Christophe Rolland worldrowing.com
Rugby union World Rugby WR   Bill Beaumont worldrugby.org
Sailing World Sailing WS   Quanhai Li sailing.org
Shooting International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF   Vladimir Lisin issf-sports.org
Skateboarding (Associate Member) World Skate WS   Sabatino Aracu worldskate.org
Sport climbing (Associate Member) International Federation of Sport Climbing IFSC   Marco Maria Scolaris ifsc-climbing.org
Surfing (Associate Member) International Surfing Association ISA   Fernando Aguerre isasurf.org
Table tennis International Table Tennis Federation ITTF   Petra Sörling ittf.com
Taekwondo World Taekwondo WT   Choue Chung-won worldtaekwondo.org
Tennis International Tennis Federation ITF   David Haggerty itftennis.com
Triathlon World Triathlon WT   Marisol Casado triathlon.org
Volleyball Fédération Internationale de Volleyball FIVB   Ary Graça fivb.com
Weightlifting International Weightlifting Federation IWF   Mohamed Hassan Jaloud iwf.net
Wrestling United World Wrestling UWW   Nenad Lalović unitedworldwrestling.org

HistoryEdit

On 30 May 1983, the 21 International Federations governing the sports included at the time on the programme of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games decided to form the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF).

ASOIF was formed, as stated in the first article of its constitution 'to co-ordinate and to defend the common interests of its members' and to 'ensure close co-operation between its members, and members of the Olympic Movement and other organisations'. These needs were identified in order to preserve the unity of the Olympic movement while maintaining 'the authority, independence and autonomy of the member International Federations.'

The members of ASOIF meet once a year in a General Assembly. The General Assembly usually precedes the joint meeting between the executive board of the International Olympic Committee and the International Federations where a multitude of topics are discussed in the common interests of the Olympic Movement.

In 2015, the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 had proposed five new sports in response to the new flexibility provided by Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC's strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. Olympic Agenda 2020 gives host cities the option of suggesting new sports and events for inclusion in their edition of the Games. Karate, skateboarding, sports climbing, surfing and baseball/softball will be added to the Olympic Programme in Tokyo 2020. ASOIF has amended its statutes to enable IFs "governing sports included within the events programme for a specific edition of the Summer Olympic Games" to become "Associate Members".

ASOIF is administered by an executive body, the council, which consists of seven individual members, most of which are presidents of Summer Olympic International Federations.

The ASOIF General Secretariat is located in Lausanne and is administered by the ASOIF Executive Director.

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Members". Lausanne: ASOIF. Retrieved 25 August 2021.

External linksEdit

  • ASOIF website
  • ASOIF at IOC website