The most prestigious award for using the power of sport to make a difference has been awarded to Muaythai at the 2014 SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey.

Sport Is Your Gang is the umbrella programme for all IFMA’s social initiatives and was launched in 2010 in cooperation with the Organisation for Peace & Sport. The president of IFMA, Dr.Sakchye Tapsuwan was delighted to know that IFMA has been given the honour and recognition for the social project in which IFMA is currently involved.

IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox made the acceptance speech in front of over 100 world recognised sports, representatives of the IOC, ANOC, World Games, Common Wealth Games, University Games and so many others. Mr.Fox stated that giving back to communities is an important part of Muaythai values and being part of social engagements gives everyone the chance to work on something larger than themselves. To witness the transformation that sport can make in the lives of the targeted individuals is a wonderful reward in itself. He thanked SportAccord and the committee for the honour and recognition, which is a further encouragement for all IFMA national federations to continue using Muaythai’s values to make this world a fitter and better place.

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