Global Association of International Sports Federations

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Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) is the umbrella organisation for all (Olympic and non-Olympic) international sports federations as well as organisers of multi-sports games and sport-related international associations.[1][2] It changed its name to SportAccord from March 2009 to April 2017 when it reverted to its former name. GAISF is an international sport organisation with 95 full members (international sports federations governing specific sports worldwide) and 20 associate members (organisations which conduct activities closely related to the international sports federations).[2]

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Global Association of International Sports Federations
Formation1967; 56 years ago (1967)
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
97 full members and
20 associate members.
Official language
English, French
Ivo Ferriani

In November 2022 Members of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) voted for the dissolution of the organisation, with many of its activities taken by a restructured SportAccord.[3][4] The revised governance structure of Sport Accord will see the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF) and Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) join the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) as Members of SportAccord.[5]