With six major events featured on the event calendar, International Federation of Muaythai Amateur is getting ready for a big year. Starting 2018 the organization announced that after the New Year’s break the offices are now open. In addition, IFMA Sport’s Director Charissa Tynan said many events are coming up with the SportAccord convention in Bangkok being a fantastic opportunity to promote muaythai as an IOC recognized sport.
“Beautiful Cancun will host the 2018 IFMA World Championships with around 90 countries and over 1,500 athletes and officials,” stated in the press release. To stay on the beach and continue the good vibes the FISU World Championship will be held beach side in Pattaya while the European Championships will be held in Prague, the Youth World Championship in Bangkok and the Asian Champions in Macau.”
“Many other activities are planned. The list includes seminars on fair play and sport integrity, and IFMA will continue to promote and foster the Olympic values and the five pillars of muaythai, respect, honour, tradition, fairplay and excellence.”
In December 2016 the Sport of Muay Thai received a provisional recognition from the International Olympic Committee. Last July Muay Thai made its debut at The World Games as a full medal sport.