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GAISF - Global Association of International Sports Federations

The International Life Saving Federation is voting Member of GAISF since 1980.


GAISF is the Association that assembles both Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations as well as organisers of international sporting events. GAISF’s mission is to UNITE and SUPPORT its members in the co-ordination and protection of their common aims and interests, while conserving and respecting their autonomy. GAISF members benefit from various services which support an ethical and socially responsible sports movement that adheres to principles of good governance and sustainability. GAISF encourages and facilitates knowledge sharing among members and provides expertise in relevant areas such as anti-doping, social responsibility, integrity, digital media.

By establishing various multi-sports games that group together similar sports, GAISF aim to promote its members and increase their visibility. As an organisation, GAISF identifies with the key values of neutrality, transparency and accountability while promoting sport’s ability to contribute to positive change in communities.

GAISF members are nowadays (in 2018)

  • 39 Full Members that are Member of the ARISF: the Association of IOC Recognised Sport Federations. The ILS is member of this group.
  • 28 Full Members that are Member of the ASOIF: the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations.
  • 21 Full Members that are Member of the AIMS: the Alliance of Independent Members of Sport.
  • 7 Full Members that are Member of the AIOWF: the Association of International Olympic Wintersport Federations.
  • 20 Associate Members.