IOC GRANTS PATRONAGE TO TAFISA WORLD MARTIAL ARTS GAMES

May 21, 2014 Frankfurt, Germany - The momentum is building for the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games, to be held September 3-7, 2014 in Richmond, Canada.    With less than four months to go, we are pleased to provide thelogo_square following updates:

  • The International Olympic Committee has officially granted Patronage for the 2014 TAFISA World Martial Arts Games.  This solidifies the continuing cooperation between TAFISA and the IOC.  In the spirit of this positive cooperation:
    • Athletes will compete in an Official Olympic Venue (Richmond Olympic Oval)
    • Medals are designed by the 2010 Olympic Games medal designer (Corrine Hunt)
    • Athletes will receive their medals on the 2010 Olympic Games Podium
  • 18 Countries have already confirmed their intent to participate in this event:  Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Great Britain, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, and USA.
  • The following TAFISA Martial Arts Federation members will also take part: Federation Internationale Amateur de Sambo (FIAS), International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA), International Taekwon-do Federation (ITF), International Zurkhaneh Sports Federation (IZSF), World Council of Ju-Jitsu Organizations (WCJJO)
  • There will also be a number of Dignitaries present including a special delegation from the China Ministry of Sport/China Wushu Federation, and just this week we were informed that the Vice President of the Israeli Sport Authority will also be attending.

For More Information:
Bae Schilling
Director – Programs & Business Development
Phone: +1 773 750 7425
Email: bae.schilling@tafisa.net
www.tafisa.net

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Coming Events:
1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games, 3-7 September 2014, Richmond, Canada
24th TAFISA World Congress, 14-18 October 2015, Budapest, Hungary
6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games, 6-12 October 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia
www.tafisa-jakarta2016.com

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