Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations

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.[1]

Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations
Formation1983; 38 years ago (1983)
PurposeInter-sports federation organisation
Membership (2016)
42 governing bodies of sports federations
Secretary General
Riccardo Fraccari
Raffaele Chiulli
Fernando Aguerre
Parent organization

ARISF Council

The Council is composed of a President, Vice-President, Secretary General and three members, all from different sports federations.

DesignationNameCountrySports Federation
PresidentRaffaele Chiulli ItalyWorld Federation of Powerboating
Vice-PresidentFernando Aguerre ArgentinaInternational Surfing Association
Secretary GeneralRiccardo Fraccari ItalyWorld Baseball Softball Confederation
Council MembersKeith D. Calkins United StatesInternational Racquetball Federation
Molly Rhone JamaicaInternational Netball Federation
Anna Arzhanova RussiaWorld Underwater Federation


The following 42 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 FootballInternational Federation of American Football (IFAF)
Auto RacingFédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)p2011 –
BandyFederation of International Bandy (FIB)
Baseball and SoftballWorld Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)
Billiard Sports[4]World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS)pJuly 1996 – p5 February
BoulesConfédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB)[permanent dead link];
BowlingInternational Bowling Federation (IBF)
BridgeWorld Bridge Federation (WBF)
CheerleadingInternational Cheer Union (ICU)6 December
ChessFédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE)
CricketInternational Cricket Council (ICC)2009[5]
Dance SportWorld DanceSport Federation (WDSF)
FloorballInternational Floorball Federation (IFF)
Flying DiscWorld Flying Disc Federation (WFDF)pMay 2013 – p2 August
Ice stock sportInternational Federation Icestocksport (IFI)
KarateWorld Karate Federation (WKF)
KickboxingWorld Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO)
KorfballInternational Korfball Federation (IKF)
LacrosseWorld Lacrosse (WL)
Life SavingInternational Life Saving Federation (ILSF)ILSF
Motorcycle SportFédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM)p1998 –
Mountaineering & ClimbingUnion Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA)
MuaythaiInternational Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA)6 December 2016IFMAMuayThai
NetballInternational Netball Federation (INF)pOctober 1993 –
OrienteeringInternational Orienteering Federation (IOF)
Pelota VascaFédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca (FIPV)
Pencak SilatInternational Pencak Silat Federation (IPSF)
PoloFederation of International Polo (FIP)
PowerboatingUnion Internationale Motonautique (UIM)
RacquetballInternational Racquetball Federation (IRF)
SamboFédération Internationale de Sambo (FIAS)
Ski MountaineeringInternational Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF)
Sport ClimbingInternational Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC)
SquashWorld Squash Federation (WSF)
SumoInternational Sumo Federation (IFS)
SurfingInternational Surfing Association (ISA)
Tug of WarTug of War International Federation (TWIF)
Underwater SportsConfédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS)
University SportsInternational University Sports Federation (FISU)
Water SkiingInternational Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF)
WushuInternational Wushu Federation (IWUF)

Former members

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

See also

Notes and references

  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. "ICC gains full Olympic recognition". CricketEurope. 14 December 2009.