The annual International Federations Forum (IF Forum) took place at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne at the beginning of this week.
The event kicked off with the AIMS General Assembly at the Olympic House.
Stephan Fox, the President of AIMS, opened the General Assembly by emphasizing the continuous collaboration between AIMS and the IOC since 2016. This partnership has been pivotal in advancing sports not yet acknowledged by the IOC. Mr. Fox expressed gratitude to the IOC for their unwavering support.
Mr. Kit McConnell, the IOC Sport Director, conveyed a welcoming message on behalf of the IOC, underlining the close cooperation between the two entities. McConnell highlighted that in 2021, six AIMS members gained full recognition from the IOC, and three former AIMS members were incorporated into the 2026 Winter and 2028 Summer Olympic programs.
Mr. Ivo Ferriani, the President of SportAccord, extended congratulations to AIMS for their remarkable contributions to grassroots development and fostering a family spirit. He commended the seamless cooperation between AIMS and the IOC.
The agenda covered various crucial topics, including discussions on the dissolution of GAISF and the reinforced position of AIMS within the Olympic family.
A special highlight for the AIMS family was an exclusive tour of the Olympic House, providing a unique and enriching experience for all participants.