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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Association of Summer Olympic International Federations

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

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).

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 aquatics or skiing).

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.
The IOC is now the largest single revenue source for the majority of IFs, with its contributions of Olympic broadcast revenue that assist the IFs in the development of their respective sports worldwide.

International Surfing Association

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

World Rugby

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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.

Olympic Games

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The Olympic Movement consists of international sports federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), and organising committees for each specific Olympic Games.

Wheelchair fencing

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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.

FINA

International Swimming FederationFédération Internationale de NatationFederation Internationale de Natation
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.

Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive

International Confederation of Sport Fishing
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.

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.

Commonwealth Games

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

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.

FIBA

International Basketball FederationFédération Internationale de BasketballFIBA World

World Athletics

IAAFInternational Association of Athletics FederationsInternational Amateur Athletics Federation

Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne

UIPMUnion Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne et BiathlonInternational Modern Pentathlon Union