List of international sports federations

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This is a list of international sports federations, each of which serves as a non-governmental governing body for a given sport and administers its sport at a world level, most often crafting rules, promoting the sport to prospective spectators and fans, developing prospective players, and organizing world or continental championships.wikipedia
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Olympic sports

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Each Olympic sport is represented by its respective international sport federation, which in turn help administer their respective events during the Games.
Each Olympic sport is represented by an international governing body, namely an International Federation (IF).

Association of Summer Olympic International Federations

ASOIFInternational Summer Sport Federation
The following are recognised by the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF):
The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) is a non-profit association of international sports federations that compete in the Summer Olympic Games.

Sports governing body

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This is a list of international sports federations, each of which serves as a non-governmental governing body for a given sport and administers its sport at a world level, most often crafting rules, promoting the sport to prospective spectators and fans, developing prospective players, and organizing world or continental championships.
International sports federations are responsible for one sport (or a group of similar sport disciplines, such as aqua

International Surfing Association

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Surfing and bodyboarding: International Surfing Association (ISA)
The International Surfing Association (ISA) is the world governing authority for surfing, SUP racing, SUP surfing, bodyboarding, and all other wave riding activities.

International Olympic Committee

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For a sport to become an Olympic sport, its respective international sport federation must be recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
There are currently 73 international sports federations (IFs) recognised by the IOC.

International Federation of Basque Pelota

FIPV
Basque pelota: Fédération Internationale de Pelota Vasca (FIPV)
The FIPV is a sports federation recognized by the following confederations.

World Rugby

IRBInternational Rugby BoardInternational Rugby Football Board
Rugby union: World Rugby (WR)
But in furthering the World Rugby cause, the organisation became an International Olympic Committee [[List of international sport federations#Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations|Recognised International Federation]] in 1995, marked by a ceremonial signing by President Juan Antonio Samaranch prior to a match between Wales and South Africa in Cardiff.

World Baseball Softball Confederation

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Baseball and softball: World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)

International Boxing Association (amateur)

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Boxing (amateur): International Boxing Association (formelt Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur; AIBA)

Commonwealth Games

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Commonwealth Games: Commonwealth Games Federation
The games movement consists of international sports federations (IFs), (CGAs), and organising committees for each specific Commonwealth Games.

Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive

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Fishing: International Confederation of Sport Fishing (CIPS)
Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive (CIPS) (English: International Confederation of Sport Fishing) which was founded in 1952 is the international sport federation representing a number of international federations concerned with angling sports that are carried out in fresh or seawater environments, fly fishing and with casting sport.

FINA

International Swimming FederationFédération Internationale de NatationAquatics
Some international sports federations like the International Swimming Federation and the International Skating Union may oversee multiple activities referred to in common parlance as separate sports: FINA, for example governs swimming, diving, synchronised swimming, and water polo as separate 'disciplines' within the single 'sport' of Aquatics.
List of international sport federations

International Weightlifting Federation

IWFPAWCFédération Internationale Haltérophile et Culturiste
Weightlifting: International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)

International Paralympic Committee

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Likewise, an international sports federation must be recognized by the International Paralympic Committee for its sport to become a paralympic sport, though in the latter case, several Paralympic Sports are governed by a dedicated committee of the International Paralympic Committee itself, under the World Para branding, for example track and field athletics for disabled athletes is governed by the IPC itself, under the name World Para Athletics. Other Paralympic sports are governed within the structure of the able-bodied equivalent: for example, the UCI governs both able-bodied and paralympic cycling.

FIBA

International Basketball FederationInternational Federation of Basketball (FIBA)International Basketball Federation (FIBA)
Basketball: FIBA

International Skating Union

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Some international sports federations like the International Swimming Federation and the International Skating Union may oversee multiple activities referred to in common parlance as separate sports: FINA, for example governs swimming, diving, synchronised swimming, and water polo as separate 'disciplines' within the single 'sport' of Aquatics.
List of international sport federations

Badminton World Federation

BWFIBFInternational Badminton Federation
Badminton: Badminton World Federation (BWF)

International Association of Athletics Federations

IAAFInternational Amateur Athletics FederationInternational Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
Athletics: International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)

FIFA

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Football: FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne

UIPMUnion Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne et BiathlonInternational Modern Pentathlon Union
Modern Pentathlon: Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM)

Union Cycliste Internationale

UCIInternational Cycling UnionUnion Cycliste Internationale (UCI)
Cycling: Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) (or International Cycling Union, ICU)

Wheelchair fencing

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Wheelchair Fencing: International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS)
Wheelchair fencing is governed by the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation that is a federation of the International Paralympic Committee, and is one of the sports in the Summer Paralympic Games.