Association of Summer Olympic International Federations


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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Formation30 May 1983; 39 years ago (1983-05-30)
PurposeInter-sport federation organisation
Official language
English, French
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


There are 34 ASOIF members:[1]

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


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