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Message by the ARISF President

Every moment of every day, millions of people are taking part in sporting activities that are managed by the Sport Federations Member of ARISF, the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations.

Our global movement was founded in Switzerland in 1983 and is constituted through and recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

ARISF has the role to actively unite, support and represent the interests of the International Sports Federations which have been granted recognition by the International Olympic Committee as per the Olympic Charter. ARISF represents these federations collectively as one of the pillars to the Olympic Movement and promotes the Olympic spirit through the sports which they govern. Through ARISF, the Member Federations maintain an effective dialogue with the IOC and with other sports organisations on matters of common interest.

Furthermore, ARISF serves as the forum for its Member Federations to exchange know-how and expertise in all aspects of sports governance and is an important stakeholder of Sportaccord.

ARISF counts nowadays 35 International Sports Federations who together regroup over 3.500 National Sports Federations and is represented in all countries and regions of the world. Over 1.2 billion people in the World are practising an ARISF Federation sport: they cannot be wrong.

I would like to present to the sports lovers the thrilling sports the ARISF Federations offer and the positive ways in which they contribute to the sporting landscape.

Raffaele Chiulli