list of sports governing bodies

List of sports governing bodies.There are various sports which are popular and being played for centuries. These sports have gains acceptance and approval from all over the world. Like any other field, there are various discrepancies/ mis conducts which are observed in these sports. To do away with the mis conducts and to keep the spirit of sports, there are sports governing bodies. They keep a view on all international level of sports and before a participant is allowed to take part in that sports, medical checkups etc are conducted. Also it forms the rules/ laws/ ethics and good practices for these sports which are observed by the players. Questions from the sport’s governing bodies and their head quarters are often asked in the GA section of the exam. All those candidates who are preparing for bank/ government job exam must have idea of where the sports governing bodies are located and who is their current president/ head.

List of all sports government bodies- their head and head quarter

GamesGoverning BodyHead OfficePresident
Table TennisITTF (International Table Tennis Federation))Lausanne(Switzerland)Thomas Weikert(Germany)
ArcheryWA (World Archery Federation) Formerly(FITA)Lausanne(Switzerland)UgurErdener(Turkey)
ChessFIDE (Federation International Des Echecs or Worlds chess Federation)Athens (Greece)KirsanHyumzhinov (Russia)
CricketICC (International Cricket Council)Dubai(UAE)Zaheer Abbas(Pakistan)
SwimmingFINA (Federation International de Natation)Lausanne(Switzerland)Dr. Julio C. Maglione(Uruguay)
BoxingAIBA (International Boxing Association amateur)Lausanne(Switzerland)Wu Ching- Kuo (China)
Weight LiftingIWF (International Weight Lifting Federation)Budapest (Hungary)Dr. TamasAjan(Hungary)
AthleticsIAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation)MonacoSebastian Coe(London)
GolfIGF (International Golf Federation)Lausanne(Switzerland)Peter Dawson(Australia)
Snooker/BilliardsWCBS (World Confederation of Billiards Sports)Sint-Martens-Laten(Belgium)Jean- Claude Dupont(Canada)
WrestlingBefore(FILA- Federation International Des LuttesAssociees) Now(UWW- United World Wrestling)Coursier-Sur-vevey outside Lausanne(Switzerland)NenadLalovic(Serbia)
HockeyFIH (International Hockey Federation)Lausanne(Switzerland)Leandro Negre
FootballFIFA (Federation International de Football Association)Zurich (Switzerland)GianiInfantino
ShooterISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation)Munich (Germany)OlegarioVazouezRana (Maxico)
TennisITF (International Tennis Federation)London (UK)David Haggerty(America)
BadmintonBWF (Badminton World Federation)Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaPoul Erik Hoyer Larsen (Denmark)
SquashWSF (World Squash Federation)Hasting, Eat Sussex (England)Narayana Rama Chandran(India)
Formula One (F1)FIA (Federation International de L’ Automobile) International Automobile FederationParis (France)Jean Todt (France)
BasketballFIBA (Federation Internationale De Basketball)Mies (Switzerland)HoracioMuratore (Argentina)

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