GAISF – Global Association of International Sports Federations

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


The GAISF is the umbrella Federation that assembles both Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations as well as organisers of international sporting events. The mission of the GAISF 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. The GAISF members benefit from various services which support an ethical and socially responsible sports movement that adheres to principles of good governance and sustainability. The 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, the GAISF aim to promote its members and increase their visibility. As an organisation, the 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 2020)

  • 95 Full Members: international sports federations governing specific sports worldwide;
  • 20 Associate Members: organisations which conduct activities closely related to the international sports federations.