List of international sport federations

List of international sport federations

This is a list of international sports federations, each of which serves as a non-governmental governing body for a given sport and administers its sport at a world level, most often crafting rules, promoting the sport to prospective spectators and fans, developing prospective players, and organizing world or continental championships.

Federations recognized by the International Olympic Committee (founded in 1894)

Association of Summer Olympic International Federations -ASOIF- (founded in 1983)

* Archery: International Archery Federation (FITA) [ web]
* Association football: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) [ web]
* Athletics (track and field) and cross country running: International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) [ web]
* Badminton: Badminton World Federation (BWF) [ web]
* Baseball: International Baseball Federation (IBAF) [ web]
* Basketball: Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) [ web]
* Boxing (amateur): International Boxing Association (AIBA) [ web]
* Canoeing: International Canoe Federation (ICF) [ web]
* Cycling: Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI / ICU) [ web]
* Equestrianism: Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) [ web]
* Fencing: Fédération Internationale d'Escrime (FIE) [ web]
* Gymnastics, (including rhythmic gymnastics, sports acrobatics, sports aerobics, trampolining and tumbling): Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG / IFG) [ web]
* Handball (team): International Handball Federation (IHF) [ web]
* Hockey (field): International Hockey Federation (FIH) [ web]
* Judo: International Judo Federation (IJF) [ web]
* Modern pentathlon: Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) [ web]
* Rowing: Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron (FISA) [ web]
* Sailing: International Sailing Federation (ISAF) [ web]
* Shooting: International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) [ web]
* Softball: International Softball Federation (ISF) [ web]
* Swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo: Fédération internationale de Natation (FINA) [ web]
* Table tennis: International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) [ web]
* Taekwondo: World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) [ web]
* Tennis: International Tennis Federation (ITF) [ web]
* Triathlon: International Triathlon Union (ITU) [ web]
* Volleyball and Beach volleyball: Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) [ web]
* Weightlifting: International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) [ web]
* Wrestling: Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées (FILA) [ web]

Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations -AIOWF-

* Biathlon: International Biathlon Union (IBU) [ web]
* Bobsleigh and skeleton: Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT) [ web]
* Curling: World Curling Federation (WCF) [ web]
* Hockey (ice): International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) [ web]
* Ice skating (including figure skating, speed skating, and Short-track speed skating): International Skating Union (ISU) [ web]
* Luge: Fédération Internationale de Luge de Course (FIL) [ web]
* Skiing (including Alpine, Nordic combined, cross country, freestyle, ski jumping and snowboarding): Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) [ web]

Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations -ARISF- (founded in 1983)

* Air sports (including aerobatics, air racing, ballooning, gliding, hang gliding, and parachuting/skydiving): Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) [ web]
* Bandy: Federation of International Bandy (FIB) [ web]
* Pelota Vasca: Fédération Internationale de Pelote Basque (FIPB) [ web]
* Boules: Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB) [ web] ;
** Bocce: Confederazione Boccistica Internazionale (CBI) [ website in Italian]
** Bowls: World Bowls (WB) [ web]
** Pétanque: Fédération Internationale de Pétanque et Jeu Provençal (FIPJP) [ web]
* Bowling (Ten-pin): Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) [ web]
* Bridge: World Bridge Federation (WBF) [ web]
* Chess: Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) [ web] [ Recognised Sports of the International Olympic Committee] International Olympic Committee official website. Retrieved 2 May 2008.] [ [ International Federation for chess.] International Olympic Committee official website. Retrieved 2 May 2008.] [ [ FIDE - Uniting the Chess World] FIDE Official website. Retrieved 2 May 2008.]
* Cue sports (including carom billiards, pocket billiards/pool, and snooker): World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS) [ web]
** Carom: Union Mondiale de Billard (UMB) [ web]
** Pool: World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) [ web]
** Snooker: International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) [ web]
* Climbing: International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) [ web]
* DanceSport: International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) [ web]
* Golf: International Golf Federation (IGF) [ web] (A member of ARISF but not AGFIS)
* 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) [ web]
* Mountaineering: Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA) [ web]
* Netball: International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) [ web]
* Orienteering: International Orienteering Federation (IOF) [ web]
* Polo: Federation of International Polo (FIP) [ web]
* Powerboating: Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) [ web]
* Racquetball: International Racquetball Federation (IRF) [ web]
* Roller skating (including roller racing, rink hockey and artistic): International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) [ web]
* Rugby union: International Rugby Board (IRB) [ web]
* Squash: World Squash Federation (WSF) [ web]
* Sumo: International Sumo Federation (ISF) [ web]
* Surfing and bodyboarding: International Surfing Association (ISA) [ web]
* Tug-of-war: Tug-of-War International Federation (TWIF) [ web]
* Underwater sports and finswimming: Confederation Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) [ web]
* Water skiing: International Water Ski Federation (IWSF) [ web]
* Wushu: International Wushu Federation (IWUF) [ web]

General Association of International Sports Federations -AGFIS- (founded in 1967)

The federations which are a member of the IOC (ASOIF or AIOWF) are members of the AGFIS.
And furthermore, several other federations which aren't a IOC's member are members of the AGFIS, even if this is not a governing body of a sport.
* Aikido: International Aikido Federation (IAF) [ web]
* Football (American): International Federation of American Football (IFAF)
* Bodybuilding: International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (IFBB) [ web]
* Casting: International Casting Sport Federation (ICSF) [ web]
* Commonwealth Games: Commonwealth Games Federation
* Cricket: International Cricket Council (ICC) [ web]
* Draughts: World Draughts Federation (FMJD) [ web]
* European Broadcasting: European Broadcasting Union
* Fistball: International Fistball Association (IFA) [ web]
* Floorball: International Floorball Federation (IFF) [ web]
* Flying disc: World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) [ web]
* Go: International Go Federation (IGF) [ web]
* Ju-jitsu: Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) [ web]
* Kendo: International Kendo Federation (IKF) [ web]
* Kickboxing: World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO)
* Labour Sport: Confédération Sportive Internationale du Travail
* Maccabi: Maccabi World Union
* Masters Games: International Masters Games Association
* Military Sport: Conseil International du Sport Militaire
* Miniature golf: World Minigolfsport Federation (WMF) [ web]
* Muay Thai: International Federation of Muaythai Amateur
* Panathlon: Panathlon International
* Paralympic: International Paralympic Committee
** Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association
** International Blind Sports Federation
** International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability
** International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation
* Powerlifting: International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) [ web]
* Sambo: Federation International of Amateur Sambo (FIAS)
* School Sport: International School Sport Federation
* Sepak Takraw: International Sepaktakraw Federation (ISTAF) [ web]
* Sled dog racing
* Soft Tennis: International Soft Tennis Federation (ISTF) [ web]
* Special Olympics: Special Olympics, Inc.
* Sports Chiropratic: Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport
* Sports Facilities: International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities
* Fishing: International Confederation of Sports Fishing (CIPS) [ web]
* Sports for the Deaf: International Committee of Sports for the Deaf
* Sports Press: Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive
* Timekeepers: Fédération Internationale des Chronométreurs
* University Sports: Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire
* World Games: International World Games Association

Other sport federations

* Airsoft Practical Shooting : International Airsoft Practical Shooting (IAPS) [ web]
* Amateur Radio Direction Finding and High Speed Telegraphy: International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) [ web]
* Auto racing: Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) [ web]
* Bowling (Canadian five-pin): Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers Association (C5PBA) [ web]
* Cheerleading : International Cheerleading Federation [ web]
* Croquet: World Croquet Federation (WCF) [ web]
* Darts: World Darts Federation (WDF) [ web]
* Foosball: International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF) [ web]
* Dragon boat racing: International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) [ web]
* Fives: Rugby Fives Association (RFA) [ web]
* Football (Gaelic): Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA)
* Goalball: International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) [ web]
* Golf: Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A); United States Golf Association (USGA)
* Greyhound racing: American Greyhound Track Operators Association (AGTOA) [ web] , National Greyhound Racing Club (NGRC) [ web]
* Handball (court): Irish Handball Council [ web] , United States Handball Association (USHA) [ web]
* Harness horse racing: Harness Horsemen International (HHI)
* Horse racing: International Racing Bureau (IRB) [ web]
* Horseshoes: National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America (NHPA) [ web]
* Hurling: Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA)
* Intercrosse: Fédération Internationale d’Inter-Crosse (FIIC) [ web]
* International game: International Ball game Confederation
* Jujutsu: World Ju-Jitsu Federation
* Kabaddi: World Kabaddi Federation (WKF) [ web]
* Kickboxing: World Federation of Kickboxing (WFK) [ web]
* Kickboxing, Muay Thai and San Shou: International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) [ web]
* Lacrosse (men's): International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) [ web]
* Lacrosse (women's): International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) [ web]
* Mixed martial arts: International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF) [ web]
* Mountainboarding: International Mountainboard Riders Association (IMRA) [ web]
* Mountain running: World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) [ web]
* Paddleball: National Paddleball Association (NPA) [ web]
* Pesäpallo: Pesäpalloliitto [ web]
* Pigeon racing: Royal Pigeon Racing Association (RPRA) [ web]
* Racketlon: International Racketlon Federation (FIR) [ web]
* Rounders: National Rounders Association (NRA) [ web]
* Rock-It-Ball: International Rock-It-Ball Federation (IRIBF) [ web]
* Rubik's cube: World Cube Association (WCA) [ web]
* Rugby league: Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) [ web]
* Shinty: Camanachd Association [ web]
* Skibobbing: International Skibob Federation (FISB) [ web]
* Table hockey: International Table Hockey Federation (ITHF) [ web]
* Table Soccer: International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF) [ web]


External links

* [ IOC]
* [ AGFIS]
* [ ARISF]

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