International Sports Research Resources

  1. International Organizations and Rules
  2. International Federations

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

United States Anti-Doping Agency

United States Olympic Committee

World Anti-Doping Agency

World Intellectual Property Organization


International Federations (Sports)


Sport – Aquatics

FINA(Federation Internationale de Natation)

Sport– Archery

WAF (World Archery Federation)

Sport– Athletics

IAAF(International Association of Athletics Foundations)

Sport– Badminton

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

ICF(International Canoe Federation)

Sport– Curling

WCF(World Curling Federation)

Sport– Cycling

UCI(Union Cycliste Internationale)

Sport– Equestrian

FEI(Fédération Équestre Internationale)

Sport– Fencing

FIE(Fédération Internationale d'Escrime)

Sport - Football (soccer)

FIFA(Fédération Internationale de Football Association)


Sport - Gymnastics

FIG(Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique)

Sport– Handball

IHF(International Handball Federation)

Sport – Hockey

FIH(Fédération Internationale de Hockey sur Gazon)

Sport– Ice Hockey

IIHF(International Ice Hockey Federation)

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

FISA(World Rowing Federation)

Sport – Sailing

ISAF(World Sailing)

Sport– Shooting

ISSF(International Shooting Sport Federation)

Sport – Skating

ISU(International Skating Union)

Sport– Skiing

FIS(Fédération Internationale de Ski)

Sport– Table Tennis

ITTF(International Table Tennis Federation)

Sport– Taekwondo

WTF(World Taekwondo Federation)

Sport– Tennis

ITF(International Tennis Federation)

Sport– Triathlon

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 (Recognized Sports)

Sports – Air Sports

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale

Sport -  Bandy

Federation of International Bandy


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

World Baseball Softball Confederation

Sport– Billiard Sports

World Confederation of Billiards Sports

Sport – Boules

Confédération Mondiale des Sports de Boules

Sport – Bowling

World Bowling

Sport – Bridge

World Bridge Federation

Sport– Chess

World Chess Federation

Sport – Cricket

International Cricket Council

Sport - Dance Sport

World Dance Sport Federation

Sport– Floorball

International Floorball Federation

Sport – Golf

International Golf Federation

Sport – Karate

World Karate Federation

Sport – Korfball

International Korfball Federation

Sport – Life Saving Federation

International Life Saving Federation

Sport – Motorcycle Racing

Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme

Sport– Mountaineering and Climbing

The International Mountaineering Federation

Sport – Netball

International Federation of Netball Associations

Sport – Orienteering

International Orienteering Federation

Sport– Pelota Vasca

Federación Internacional de Pelota Vasca

Sport– Polo

Federation of International Polo

Sport– Powerboating

International Union of Powerboating

Sport– Racquetball

International Racquetball Federation

Sport– Roller Sports

Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports

Sport – Rugby

World Rugby

Sport – Sport Climbing

International Federation of Sport Climbing

Sport – Squash

World Squash Federation

Sport– Sumo

International Sumo Federation

Sport– Surfing

International Surfing Association

Sport – Tug of War

Tug of War International Federation

Sport – Underwater Sports

World Underwater Federation

Sport– Water Ski

International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation

Sport– Wushu

International Wushu Federation