We are happy to announce that POSA has started the application process by GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), an international sport organisation with 95 full members (international sports federations governing specific sports worldwide) and 20 associate members (organisations which conduct activities closely related to the international sports federations).
What is GAISF?
GAISF is the Global Association of International Sports Federations, an umbrella body composed of autonomous and independent International Sports Federations and other international sport and event related organisations.
Founded in 1967, GAISF is a key pillar of the wider sports movement and acts as the voice for over 100 Members, Associate Members and observers, which include both Olympic and non-Olympic sports organisations.
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.