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Press Release: April 3rd- A big day for Muaythai: Muaythai Towards IOC Campaign Launch

March 7th, 2012

 

One Year Since IFMA’s IOC Recognition!!

December 7th, 2017

December the 6th marks one year since Muaythai and IFMA were granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee. Not a federation to rest on its laurels, it’s been a busy year for IFMA with many goals set and achieved. Let’s take a look at some of IFMA’s major achievements since its recognition.   One of the first markers for Muaythai’s popularity following IOC recognition was the exciting voting race for Sofia Olofsson for IWGA Athlete of ...

Muaythai Spain goes on National TV

February 15th, 2017

The National Federation of Spain have just signed a television deal to produce a series of muaythai events called “Nak Muay 8”. This will be a series of 7 national televised events hosting Round Robin tournaments with 8 athletes per division competing in 4 weight categories 61.2kg, 63.5kg, 67kg and 70kg. The event which will begin on Saturday 25th February will start with 4 eliminator fights before the beginning of the first tournament on the 8th ...

Brazil Muaythai Charity Night

February 10th, 2017

The Embassy of Brazil in Bangkok and Muaythai Live organised a special Muaythai charity night at the Asiatique stage. The evening opened with a speech by the Ambassador of Brazil to Thailand, His Excellency Mr Gilberto Moura. The ambassador talked about the power of sport, unity and diversity, and an unforgettable Olympic games in Rio. Mr Moura also highlighted the special relationship that Brazil and Thailand have and congratulated Muaythai and IFMA for being recognised by ...

IFMA Executive Board Invited to Government Muaythai Celebration

February 7th, 2017

The Royal Thai government, Ministry for Tourism and Sports and the Sports Authority of Thailand organised this year’s muaythai day celebrations at the SAT office.   The 6th of February is officially called muaythai Day in Thailand, held in honour of the historic King Sanphet VIII (also known as “Phra Chao Suea” the “Tiger King”), to mark his coronation day in 1702.   The event was presided over by the Deputy Prime Minister, His Excellency Tanasak Patimapragorn and the ...

Muaythai Athlete Sofia Olofsson wins IWGA Athlete of the Year

February 4th, 2017

Sofia Olofsson (SWE) tops the polls and wins the IWGA Athlete of the Year 2016! The 28-year-old Muaythai fighter wins the race by a huge margin . Olofsson won 39 % of the votes, making her clear number 1.After the victory, Sofia was quoted saying: “It feels incredible to get so many votes! I would like to thank all of the Muaythai community and all of my supporters from Sweden and the rest of the world. ...

World Muaythai Council’s Tribute to Muaythai’s High Patron HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej

October 14th, 2016

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej rose to the greatest heights in modern Thai history and was in his lifetime, the pillar and soul of his nation. At the time of his passing yesterday, he was the world’s longest reigning Monarch, and had been recognised with several international awards, especially for his social contributions. In Thailand, he was considered the father of many innovations in technology which not only helped the Kingdom, but also neighbouring countries. For ...

Kick-off of Muaythai World Game Campaign

October 12th, 2015

2017 will be another historical year for muaythai with the first inclusion of muaythai in the World Games, an event patronised by the IOC. Muaythai is expanding a two-year promotional campaign towards Wroclaw 2017 with the 1st step being the first sport starting the qualification series at the Royal World Cup last month in Bangkok with 120 countries participating. Now a national hype will be created in Poland in which muaythai is fully recognised by the sports ...

Muaythai in China in Full Steam

July 17th, 2015

China is a country with a proud martial arts history, the country of wushu, kung fu which history goes back thousands of years. Chinese martial art is filled with ancient traditions and values like muaythai and therefore there is a very close relationship between the two martial arts. The first edition of World Combat Games in 2010 was a huge success and who can forget the amazing opening with Jet Lee representing Chinese wushu and Jackie Chan ...

Muaythai Showdown in China

February 2nd, 2015

A recent press release showed how China has become a powerhouse in Muaythai in recent years. Beijing was the host of the first World Combat Games, under patronage of the IOC, and Muaythai was one of the outstanding sports represented at the games. The Chinese government and Olympic Committee is working very closely together with the World Muaythai Council to promote Muaythai in a special 2-day event. The event is scheduled for May 1st and ...

2014: A Knockout Year for Muaythai

January 22nd, 2015

While the New Year has started with many activities planned for 2015 such as the Muaythai Day gala event, IFMA Muaythai University World Cup (under patronage of FISU), the African Championship in Morocco, the all-important Royal World Cup in Bangkok, and many more, last year marked many important milestones for Muaythai. February: saw Muaythai day, organized by the cultural ministry in conjunction with WMC and IFMA celebrated in Bangkok and other cities around the world. April: saw ...

IOC President Opens the 2014 SportAccord IF Forum

November 4th, 2014

Tomas Bach, the President of the IOC was a keynote speaker at the opening of the 2014 SportAccord International Federations Forum. The event was held at the Beau-Rivage Hotel in the Olympic capital of Lausanne in Switzerland. The IOC President expressed his delight at the UN’s very recent recognition of the autonomy and freedom of sport and of the IOC’s mission. Mariuz Vizer, President of SportAccord also gave a warm welcoming speech to all the different ...

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