History

1921

Under the direction of Paul Rousseau, Secretary General of the “Union Cycliste Internationale”, a permanent bureau of the international sports federations is created.

Download the “Memorandum on the creation of a union of international sporting federations” 

 

Union Cycliste Internationale

1967

26 International Sports Federations meet in Lausanne.

The delegates agree to establish a permanent liaison between IFs for the defence of their objectives and common goals.

1968

Members joined

WORLD ARCHERY

INTERNATIONAL BOXING ASSOCIATION

FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE ROLLER SPORTS

1969

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF BODYBUILDING AND FITNESS

INTERNATIONAL WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD FEDERATION

1970

Member joined

FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

1971

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL SAILING FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION

1973

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL CASTING SPORT FEDERATION

FEDERATION EQUESTRE INTERNATIONALE

INTERNATIONAL LIFE SAVING FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL ORIENTEERING FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL WORKERS AND AMATEUR IN SPORTS CONFEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SPORTS AND LEISURE FACILITIES

1974

Member joined

UNION INTERNATIONALE DE MOTONAUTISME

1975

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PELOTA VASCA

WORLD KARATE FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL POWERLIFTING FEDERATION

1976

“General Assembly of International Sports Federations” is replaced by “General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF)

1977

Member joined

INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION

1978

The office moves from Lausanne to Monaco.  GAISF represent the logical continuation of the past IF’s meetings, dealing not only with Olympic matters but also with all questions of common interest for the IF’s.

1978

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS

BADMINTON WORLD FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL BASEBALL FEDERATION

CONFEDERATION MONDIALE DES ACTIVITES SUBAQUATIQUES

CONSEIL INTERNATIONAL DU SPORT MILITAIRE

1980

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL FISTBALL ASSOCIATION

1981

Member joined

INTERNATIONAL RACQUETBALL FEDERATION

1982

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL KORFBALL FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL SURFING FEDERATION

1984

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL AIKIDO FEDERATION

WORLD SQUASH FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SPORT FEDERATION

1985

Member joined

INTERNATIONAL SAMBO FEDERATION

1986

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF NETBALL ASSOCIATIONS

INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL FEDERATION

1987

Members joined

CONFEDERATION MONDIALE DES SPORTS DE BOULES

WORLD FLYING DISC FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL RUGBY BOARD

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SLEDDOG SPORTS

PANATHLON INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL WORLD GAMES ASSOCIATION

1989

Members joined

WORLD CURLING FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON UNION

INTERNATIONAL MASTERS GAMES ASSOCIATION

1991

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL DANCESPORT FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAINEERING AND CLIMBING FEDERATION

FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE CHIROPRATIQUE DU SPORT

1992

Members joined

FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE POLO

EUROPEAN BROADCASTING UNION

INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

1993

Members joined

FEDERATION AERONAUTIQUE INTERNATIONALE

JU-JITSU INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL SOFT TENNIS FEDERATION

1994

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL WUSHU FEDERATION

1995

Member joined

WORLD CONFEDERATION OF BILLIARD SPORTS

1998

Member joined

INTERNATIONAL BIATHLON UNION

1999

Member joined

INTERNATIONAL SUMO FEDERATION

2000

Members joined

WORLD BRIDGE FEDERATION

WORLD CHESS FEDERATION

WORLD MINIGOLF FEDERATION

SPECIAL OLYMPICS INTERNATIONAL

2001

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL SEPAKTAKRAW FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF SPORTS FOR THE DEAF

2002

Member joined

INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL

2003

GAISF in collaboration with the Association of Summer and Winter Olympic International Federations (ASOIF and AIOWF) launch the first SportAccord International Convention to answer a need from the IF’s which were looking to have a “one stop shop”, where they could all hold their annual meetings, be encouraged to network and share their knowledge

2003

Member joined

WORLD DRAUGHTS FEDERATION

2004

Member joined

INTERNATIONAL GO FEDERATION

2005

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL

COMITE INTERNATIONAL DE LA PECHE SPORTIVE

2006

Members joined

INTERNATIONAL KENDO FEDERATION

WORLD ASSOCIATION OF KICKBOXING ORGANIZATIONS

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUAYTHAI AMATEUR

2007

Members joined

WORLD DARTS FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FEDERATION

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SPORT CLIMBING

COMMONWEALTH GAMES

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF MEDITERRANEAN GAMES

2009

Member joined

INTERNATIONAL GOLF FEDERATION

2010

Member joined

FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE SAVATE

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SKI MOUNTAINEERING

2011

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INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION ICESTOCKSPORT

2012

Members joined

FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE LACROSSE

INTERNATIONAL MINDSPORTS ASSOCIATION

2013

Members joined

FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L'AUTOMOBILE

INTERNATIONAL CHEER UNION

2014

Member joined

FEDERATION OF SPORTS MEDICINE

2017

SportAccord is renamed GAISF (Global Association of International Sport Federations)

2017

Members joined

FEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL BANDY

WORLD OLYMPIANS ASSOCIATION

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS PRESS ASSOCIATION