The IOC President Thomas Bach congratulated CMAS President Anna Arzhanova for her elections as Vice-President of ARISF


Newly elected ARISF Council held a very fruitful and productive joint meeting with the IOC President Thomas Bach, the IOC Vice Presidents Zaiging Yu and Ugur Erdener, IOC Chief of Staff Marcus Haussen and the IOC Sports Director, Kit McConnell during the SportAccord Convention in Aarhus, Denmark. President Bach congratulated the ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli for his re-election, new elected ARISF Vice-President Anna Arzhanova and ARISF GS Susan Sholts and the elected members of the ARISF council.

Distinct emphasise was given to discussions related to the ways to enhance the cooperation between the two organisations and the way to move forward to improve the service of the ARISF to its members in the field of anti-doping work, good governance and integrity questions. The ARISF strongly supports the IOC Executive board declaration of the 12 principles for a more robust and independent global Anti-Doping System to protect clean athletes.

Mr. Bach also congratulated the ARISF for being the first International sports organization to have followed the IOC recommendation of a gender equal organisation The IOC is very happy with the active collaboration with ARISF and looks forward to continue the coordination, cooperation and communication in a friendly and constructive manner.

The Association of IOC Recognised International Sport Federations (ARISF) is the world authority regrouping all IOC Recognised International Sport Federations. Currently the association counts 37 International Sports Federations: Air Sports, American Football, Automobile, Bandy, Baseball/Softball, Basque Pelota, Billiards Sports, Boules Sports, Bowling, Bridge, Chess, Sport Climbing, Cheerleading, Cricket, Dance Sport, Floorball, Flying Disc, Karate, Korfball, Lifesaving, Motorcycling, Climbing/Mountaineering, MuayThai, Netball, Orienteering, Polo, Powerboating, Racquetball, Roller Sports, Ski Mountaineering, Squash, Sumo, Surfing, Tug of War, Underwater sport, Waterski/Wakeboard, Wushu. ARISF represents, through its Members, many hundred million individual members and billions of fans all over the World.

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