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  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 Sports Federations)
  • GAISF (Global Association of International Sports 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

WA (World Archery Federation)


Sport – Athletics

World Athletics

Sport – Badminton & Para Olympic Counterpart

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

IBA (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 (International Fencing Federation)

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)

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 (International Luge Federation)

Sport – Modern Pentathlon

UIPM (Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne)

Sport – Rowing & Para Olympic Counterpart

WRF (World Rowing Federation)

Sport – Rugby Union

WR (World Rugby)

Sport – Sailing & Para Olympic Counterpart

WS (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

WT (World Triathlon)

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

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 DanceSport 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

UIAA (Union internationale des associations d'alpinisme)

Sport – Muaythai

IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Associations)

Sport – Netball

WN (World Netball)

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

WS (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)



International Paralympic Organizations

Sport – 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

WPDS (World Para Dance Sport)

Sports – Para Ice Hockey

WPIH (World Para Ice Hockey)

Sport – Powerlifting

WPP (World Para Powerlifting)

Sport – Shooting

WSPS (World Shooting Para Sport)

Sport – Snowboard

WPS (World Para Snowboard)

Sport – 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

WOVD (World ParaVolley)

Sport – Wheelchair Basketball

IWBF (International Wheelchair Basketball Federation)

Sport – Wheelchair Rugby

WWR (World Wheelchair Rugby)

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