Observers

List of gaisf observers as of October 2, 2017

1) World Armwrestling Federation (WAF)

  • Corporate Website Link: http://www.waf-armwrestling.com/
  • President: Assen Hadjitodorov
  • Secretary General: Mircea SIMIONESCU-SIMICEL
  • Contact address: office@waf-armwrestling.com
  • Short Sport Description: Armwrestling is a strength sport in which two athletes grip each other’s hand. The goal is to pin the other’s arm onto the surface, the winner’s arm over the loser’s arm. Armwrestling sport test at the highest level the arms power, strength, endurance, technique, strategy, experience and passion.

2) World Dodgeball Association (WDA)

  • Corporate Website Link: https://planetdodgeball.com/
  • President: Tom Hickson
  • Secretary General: n/a
  • Contact address: info@planetdodgeball.com
  • Short Sport Description: Dodgeball is a sport in which players of 2 teams try to throw balls at each other while avoiding being hit themselves. Dodgeball is a very accessible sports due to simplicity of the Rules, the ability to participate on almost any surface and because of the low cost associated with any form of participation.

3) Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG)

  • Corporate Website Link: http://www.fifg.org/
  • President: Roberto Balestrini
  • Secretary General: n/a
  • Contact address: board@fifg.org
  • Short Sport Description: FootGolf is a precision sport, in which players kick a football/soccer ball into a hole. The sport of FootGolf can be played by everyone regardless of age, gender, religion, social or ethnic background and physical condition. FootGolf is a sport where a 10-year old can play and beat his parents, and all the family can play together.

4. International Union of Kettlebell Lifting (IUKL)

  • Corporate Website Link: http://www.giri-iukl.com/en/
  • 1st Vice-President : Igor Solodov
  • Secretary General: Vasily Ginko
  • Contact address: Vasilijs.Ginko@vgt.lv
  • Short Sport Description: Kettlebell lifting is a weight lifting sport performed with kettlebells. Athletes lift fixed weights kettlebells (24kg for Women and 32 kg for Men) for a maximum number of times in the allocated time. The sport of Kettlebell lifting needs simple equipment and for this reason it is very popular among sportsman-amateurs, the exercises and physical elements of kettlebell lifting are also used by sportsman of other Sports as training activities.

5) International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP)

  • Corporate Website Link: http://pokerfed.org/
  • President: Patrick Nally
  • Secretary General: Varun Goenka
  • Contact address: info@pokerfed.org
  • Short Sport Description: Match Poker is a card game that combines strategy and skill. There is no gambling in Match Poker and the sport is available to players of all ages and genders worldwide.  Match Poker is best showcased as a team sport where the element of chance inherent in the “random draw of cards” has been removed. This makes Match Poker entirely different from variations used in the gaming sector.

6) International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF)

  • Corporate Website Link: http://www.polesports.org/
  • President: Katie Coates
  • Secretary General: Lies Cuisinier
  • Contact address: info@polesports.org
  • Short Sport Description: Pole Sports is a performance sport combining dance and acrobatics on a vertical pole. Pole Sports requires great physical and mental exertion, strength and endurance are required to lift, hold and spin the body. A high degree of flexibility is needed to contort, pose, demonstrate lines and execute techniques.

7) International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF)

  • Corporate Website Link: https://www.table-soccer.org/
  • President: Farid Lounas
  • Secretary General: n/a
  • Contact address: info@tablesoccer.org
  • Short Sport Description: Table soccer (or foosball) is a table games in which players use figures mounted on rotating bars to kick the ball into the opposing goal. Table Soccer is a worldwide popular sport, it includes emotion, concentration, team spirit. It is a sport widely practiced on all 5 continents. It helps to build social cohesion and is an extraordinary vector of exchange. It is meant for everybody, without any discrimination.