The Olympics is around the corner and the craze among all the fans is reaching new heights every day. There are many questions in everyone’s mind and everyone is looking for answers on various search engines. The postponed Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to open on 23rd July 2021. There are mainly 33 sports at the Tokyo Olympics. The rules of each sport are different and are decided by the federation of that sport. So what exactly is a Sports Federation?
What is the International Sports Federation (IFs)?
The International Sports Federation is a non-governmental governing body for a given sport that administers its sport at a world level. This body usually sets rules of the game. The federation takes the decisions regarding a tournament – when and where to be played and more. So every sport has its own sports federation which works for the betterment of that sport.
List of All Important International Sports Federation
Check out the list of all important International Sports Federations given below. The below-listed federations are of the sports events which will be part of Tokyo Olympics 2021.
|Aquatics||FINA (Fédération internationale de natation)|
|Archery||World Archery Federation (WA)|
|Athletics||World Athletics (formerly International Association of Athletics Federations; IAAF)|
|Badminton||Badminton World Federation (BWF)|
|Boxing (amateur)||International Boxing Association (formerly Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur; AIBA)|
|Canoeing||International Canoe Federation (ICF)|
|Cycling||Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) (or International Cycling Union, ICU)|
|Equestrianism||International Federation for Equestrian Sports (Fédération Équestre Internationale, FEI)|
|Fencing||Fédération Internationale d’Escrime (FIE)|
|Football||FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)|
|Golf||International Golf Federation (IGF)|
|Gymnastics||Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) (International Gymnastics Federation, IFG)|
|Handball||International Handball Federation (IHF)|
|Field Hockey||Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) (International Hockey Federation)|
|Judo||International Judo Federation (IJF)|
|Modern Pentathlon||Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM)|
|Rowing||Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron (FISA) (International Rowing Federation)|
|Rugby union||World Rugby (WR)|
|Sailing||World Sailing (Until December 2015, International Sailing Federation (ISAF))|
|Shooting sports||International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)|
|Table tennis||International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)|
|Taekwondo||World Taekwondo (WT)|
|Tennis||International Tennis Federation (ITF)|
|Triathlon||International Triathlon Union (ITU)|
|Volleyball and Beach volleyball||Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB)|
|Weightlifting||International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)|
|Wrestling||United World Wrestling (UWW)|