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Wednesday April 6th, 2022

The White Card (#WhiteCard) is a worldwide digital campaign created by Peace and Sport in 2015 to celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Holding up a White Card, just like a referee, is an action meant to symbolize the positive power of sport, in contrast with the red card, which signifies the…

Wednesday March 30th, 2022

The countdown is on: There are 100 days to go until the grand opening of The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, USA. The eleventh edition of the multi-sport event will start on the evening of 7 July in the Protective Stadium. IOC President Thomas Bach will be present at the Opening Ceremony. The Games in…

Saturday March 19th, 2022

Today, March 19, IFA President Jörn Verleger celebrates his 50th birthday! Dear Jörn, the entire fistball family wishes you all the best for your anniversary and continued health and motivation and energy for our sport. It is thanks to a happy coincidence that Jörn Verleger came to the sport of fistball. In November 2013, he…

Saturday March 5th, 2022

The countdown to the fistball edition of The World Games officially started in Alabama with the presence of the athletes from Germany and the USA. Fistball was played in Birmingham for the first time ever. In the lead-up to the 2022 World Games, which will be held in the Alabama city in July, the National…

Friday March 4th, 2022

The upcoming German Championships on 12/13 March in Hagen is the focus of our issue #48 with Ole Schachtsiek and Philipp Müller. Remaining tickets are still available at the box office. The episode was recorded on 4 March. Learn more on: https://instagram.com/tsvhagen1860faustball?utm_medium=copy_link http://www.hagen-faustball.de/?page_id=4001 https://www.facebook.com/HagenFaustball Many thanks for more than 3,500 downloads of our podcast “Fistball…

Monday February 28th, 2022

The International Fistball Association (IFA) aligns with the decision of the International World Games Association (IWGA) as well as of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus are banned from TWG 2022 resp. should be banned from all international sporting events. The decision is in line with letters IFA…

Friday February 11th, 2022

The new season of the IFA Fistball World Tour starts on 5 March. The first tour stop is in Brazilian Curitiba, where Clube Merces hosts an IFA 500-tournament. More than 110 teams registered already to take part in the re-start-year of the IFA Fistball World Tour. Additional club teams being interested in their participation can…

Sunday January 30th, 2022

IFA Awards in 15 categories IFA 2021 LIFETIME AWARD for Karl Charly Raymann When it comes to setting new standards in the sport of Fistball, Karl “Charly” Raymann has always been at the forefront. As an active player and sports official, he has been passionately committed to the sport of Fistball for over 50 years…

Friday January 28th, 2022

Held on 26 January 2022, the INTERACT Opening Conference was an astounding success, generating lively debates between the participants and speakers. More than 340 participants from 86 countries registered. The event highlighted the key role that International Sport Organisations can play to increase Sport for All participation and create a better world. Watch the replay…

Tuesday January 25th, 2022

Since last year IFA celebrates its birthday on 30 January as World Fistball Day #WFD2022 with activities and initiatives to promote the sport of Fistball. Highlights are the United by Fistball Challenge, several workshops including 45 minutes workshop “How to bring Fistball to schools – 4 steps of a new approach” by IFA Olympic Education…

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