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Friday October 23rd, 2020

How is an international sports association like IFA financed? Joern and Chris talking in episode # 12 about the importance of public subsidies for IFA and their meeting with Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport Werner Kogler in Vienna to discuss 2021 subsidies for the IFA headquarters in Linz….

Friday October 23rd, 2020

Together with the leadership of Faustball Austria, the IFA leadership met Austria’s Vice Chancellor and Minister of Sport Werner Kogler in an “inaugural visit” today. Usually the meeting was planned for March but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. IFA President Jörn Verleger, IFA Secretary General Christoph Oberlehner and the Chairwoman of the…

Wednesday October 21st, 2020

With a heavy heart and profound sadness the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) today informed IFA that the International German Gymnastics Festival in Leipzig, which should have taken place from May 12 – 16, 2021, had to be canceled. The decision was made after an intense exchange between the German Gymnastics Federation, the City of Leipzig,…

Saturday October 10th, 2020

A working group chaired by IFA-Anti-Doping-Administrator Teresa Eidenhammer has drafted the new IFA Anti-Doping rules based on the 2021 code, which were approved by the IFA Board of Directors in its today´s meeting. These Anti-Doping Rules shall especially apply to athletes who compete in any of the following IFA International Events: The World Games, IFA…

Thursday October 1st, 2020

Fistball is part of the United Through Sports Virtual Youth Festival and you could be too! Over 60 organisations have come together in solidarity and unity under the Olympic, Paralympic and Special Olympics values. Together these organisations will promote inclusion, health, equality, non-discrimination and peace. The participating organisations share a common vision, to provide opportunity…

Saturday September 26th, 2020

With the International German Gymnastics Festival 2021 in Leipzig, a large fistball festival for all age groups awaits the fistball community. The Gymnastics Festival will take place in Leipzig (Saxony) from Wednesday, May 12 to Sunday, May 16, 2021. It is the largest competition and mass sports event in the world and thus a festival…

Friday September 25th, 2020

Among more than 60 other sports organizations, IFA President Jörn Verleger and Secretary General Christoph Oberlehner took part in today´s preparatory seminar for the virtual United Through Sports Festival. Next week IFA will present its festival ambassadors. Young people under 18 will measure their athletic and creative abilities across all sports. Judges of the November…

Friday September 4th, 2020

The International Fistball Association, Swiss Fistball and TSV Jona are currently in a regular exchange. All parties are exploring the possibility of holding the 2021 Women’s Fistball World Championship in Jona, Switzerland. During the Fistball match between Switzerland and Austria at the beginning of August, a first on-site visit took place, during which the possible…

Friday August 14th, 2020

Today, 1 years ago, the International Fistball Association (IFA) Board of Directors was elected at the IFA 2019 Congress within the framework Fistball Men´s World Championships in Winterthur (SUI). Jörn Verleger from Munich, Germany was elected the sixth president in the history of IFA. The 48-year-old succeeds Karl Weiss (Austria). Karl Weiss did not run…

Saturday August 8th, 2020

“All fistball players and especially the minors have the right to safe sport, which is respectful, fair, equitable, and free from all forms of harassment, discrimination and abuse” said IFA President Jörn Verleger on today´s Safer Sport Day, introduced by the International Safeguards for Children in Sport Initiative and backed by the IOC to raise…

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