International Sports Research Resources

  1. International Organizations and Rules
  2. International Federations
  3. International Para Olympic Organizations

This page contains information related to international sports organizations, specifically, their rules and regulations concerning doping and dispute resolution processes.

International Organizations and Rules


Court of Arbitration for Sport

International Olympic Committee

Sport Federations

  • ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federation)
  • ARISF (Association of IOC Recognized International Sport Federations)
  • GAISF (Global Association of International Sport Federations)
  • SportsAccord 

United States Anti-Doping Agency

United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

World Anti-Doping Agency

World Intellectual Property Organization


International Federations (Sports)

Sport – Aquatics

FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation)

Sport – Archery & Para Olympic Counterpart (Formally known as World Archery Federation)

WA (World Archery)

Sport – Athletics (Formally known as International Association of Athletics Foundations)

World Athletics

Sport – Badminton & Para Olympic Counterpart (Formally known as Parabadminton World Federation (PBWF))

BWF (Badminton World Federation)

Sport – Basketball

FIBA (International Basketball Federation)

Sport – Biathlons

IBU (International Biathlon Union)

Sport – Bobsleigh & Skeleton

IBSF (International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation)

Sport – Boxing

AIBA (International Boxing Association)

Sport – Canoeing & Para Olympic Counterpart

ICF (International Canoe Federation)

Sport – Curling & Wheelchair Curling

WCF (World Curling Federation)

Sport – Cycling & Wheelchair Cycling

UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale)

Sport – Equestrian & Para Olympic Counterpart

FEI (Fédération Équestre Internationale)

Sport – Fencing

FIE (Fédération Internationale d'Escrime)

Sport – Football (Soccer)

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

Sport – Golf

IGF (International Golf Federation)

Sport – Gymnastics

FIG (Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique)

Sport – Handball

IHF (International Handball Federation)

Sport – Hockey (Field Hockey)

FIH (Fédération Internationale de Hockey sur Gazon)

Sport – Ice Hockey

IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation)

Sport – Ice Skating (Figure Skating, Speed Skating, & Short-Track Speed Skating)

ISU (International Skating Union)

Sport – Judo

IJF (International Judo Federation)

Sport – Luge

FIL (Fédération Internationale de Luge de Course)

Sport – Modern Pentathlon

UIPM (Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne)

Sport – Rowing & Para Olympic Counterpart

FISA (World Rowing Federation)

Sport – Rugby Union

WR (World Rugby)

Sport – Sailing & Para Olympic Counterpart

ISAF (World Sailing)

Sport – Shooting

ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation)

Sport – Skiing

FIS (Fédération Internationale de Ski)

Sport – Table Tennis & Para Olympic Counterpart

ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation)

Sport – Taekwondo

WT (World Taekwondo)

Sport – Tennis & Para Olympic Counterpart (Wheelchair Tennis)

ITF (International Tennis Federation)

Sport – Triathlon & Para Olympic Counterpart

ITU (International Triathlon Union)

Sport – Volleyball

FIVB (Fédération Internationale de Volleyball)

Sport – Weightlifting

IWF (International Weightlifting Federation)

Sport – Wrestling

UWW (United World Wrestling)

International Federations (IOC Recognized Sports)


Sports – Air Sports

FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale)

Sport – American Football

IFAF (International Federation of American Football)

Sport – Auto Racing

FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile)

Sport – Bandy

FIB (Federation of International Bandy)

Sport – Baseball and Softball (Formerly International Baseball Federation and International Softball Federation)

WBSC (World Baseball Softball Confederation)

Sport – Billiard Sports

WCBS (World Confederation of Billiards Sports)

Sport – Basque Pelota

FIPV (Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca) 

Sport – Boules

FIB (Fédération Internationale de Boules)

Sport – Bowling

IBF (International Bowling Federation)

Sport – Bridge

WBF (World Bridge Federation)

Sport – Chess

FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs)

Sport – Cricket

ICC (International Cricket Council)

Sport – Dance Sport

WDSF (World Dance Sport Federation)

Sport – Floorball

IFF (International Floorball Federation)

Sport – Karate

WKF (World Karate Federation)

Sport – Korfball

IKF (International Korfball Federation)

Sport – Life Saving Federation

 ILSF (International Life Saving Federation)

Sport – Motorcycle Racing

FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme)

Sport – Climbing and Mountaineering (Formally known as The International Mountaineering Federation)

UIAA (Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme)

Sport – Muaythai

IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Amateur)

Sport – Netball

INF (International Netball Federation)

Sport – Orienteering

IOF (International Orienteering Federation)

Sport – Polo

FIP (Federation of International Polo)

Sport – Powerboating

UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique)

Sport – Racquetball

IRF (International Racquetball Federation)

Sport – Roller Sports (Formally known as Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports)

World Skate

Sport – Sport Climbing

IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing)

Sport – Squash

WSF (World Squash Federation)

Sport – Sumo

ISF (International Sumo Federation)

Sport – Surfing

ISA (International Surfing Association)

Sport – Tug of War

TWIF (Tug of War International Federation)

Sport – Underwater Sports (Commonly known as World Underwater Federation)

CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques)

Sport – Water Ski

IWWF (International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation)

Sport – Wushu

IWUF (International Wushu Federation)

International Paralympic Organizations

Sport – Alpine Skiing (Formally Part of IPC Alpine Skiing)

WPAS (World Para Alpine Skiing)

Sport – Athletics

WPA (World Para Athletics)

Sport – Nordic Skiing

WPNS (World Para Nordic Skiing)

Sport – Para Dance Sport (Formally known as IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport)

WPDS (World Para Dance Sport)

Sports – Para Ice Hockey (Formally known as IPC Ice Sledge Hockey)

WPIH (World Para Ice Hockey)

Sport – Powerlifting (Formally known as IPC Powerlifting)

WPP (World Para Powerlifting)

Sport – Shooting (Formally known as IPC Shooting)

WSPS (World Shooting Para Sport)

Sport – Snowboard (Formally known as IPC Snowboard)

WPS (World Para Snowboard)

Sport – Swimming (Formally known as IPC Swimming)

WPS (World Para Swimming)

            Other Federations in IPC

Sport – Boccia

BISFED (Boccia International Sports Federation)

Sport – Flying Disc

WFDF (World Flying Disc Federation)

Sport – Volleyball (Formerly World Organization Volleyball for Disabled)

WOVD (World ParaVolley)

Sport – Wheelchair Basketball

IWBF (International Wheelchair Basketball Federation)

Sport – Wheelchair Rugby

IWRF (International Wheelchair Rugby Federation)

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