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The International Ice Hockey Federation
International Ice Hockey Federation
(IIHF; French: Fédération internationale de hockey sur glace; German: Internationale Eishockey-Föderation) is a worldwide governing body for ice hockey and in-line hockey. It is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and has 76 members. It manages international ice hockey tournaments and maintains the IIHF World Ranking. Although the IIHF governs international competitions, the IIHF has no authority and very little influence[citation needed] on hockey in North America, where the rules of modern hockey were developed and where the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL) is the most influential hockey organization. The Hockey Canada
Hockey Canada
and USA Hockey
USA Hockey
federations have their own rulebooks, while non-North American federations usually follow the IIHF rules. Decisions of the IIHF can be appealed through the Court of Arbitration for Sport
in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IIHF museum was located within the International Hockey Hall of Fame Museum located in Kingston, Ontario
Kingston, Ontario
from 1992 to 1997. After terminating the partnership with the International Hockey Hall of Fame, the IIHF signed an agreement with the NHL to house their museum within the Hockey Hall of Fame. In 1998, the IIHF museum relocated to Toronto, Ontario, occupying over 3,500 square feet (330 m2) within the Hockey Hall of Fame.


1 Presidents 2 Functions 3 History

3.1 1908–1913 3.2 1914–1945 3.3 1946–1956 3.4 1957–1974 3.5 1975–1989 3.6 1990–present

4 Tournaments

4.1 Current title holders 4.2 National teams 4.3 Clubs

5 Members 6 Other national team tournaments 7 See also 8 References 9 External links


The current members of the IIHF. (Red indicates full members, blue indicates associate members, green indicates affiliate members and black indicates suspended members).

Name Years

Louis Magnus 1908–12

Henri van den Bulcke 1912–14

Louis Magnus 1914

Peter Patton 1914

Henri van den Bulcke 1914–20

Max Sillig 1920–22

Paul Loicq 1922–47

Fritz Kraatz 1947–48

George Hardy 1948–51

Fritz Kraatz 1951–54

Walter Brown 1954–57

John F. "Bunny" Ahearne 1957–60

Robert Lebel 1960–63

John F. "Bunny" Ahearne 1963–66

William Thayer Tutt 1966–69

John F. "Bunny" Ahearne 1969–75

Günther Sabetzki 1975–94

René Fasel 1994–present

Functions[edit] The main functions of the IIHF are to govern, develop and organize hockey throughout the world. Another duty is to promote friendly relations among the member national associations and to operate in an organized manner for the good order of the sport.[1] The federation may take the necessary measures in order to conduct itself and its affairs in accordance with its statutes, bylaws and regulations as well as in holding a clear jurisdiction with regards to ice hockey and in-line hockey at the international level. The IIHF is the body responsible with arranging the sponsorships, license rights, advertising and merchandising in connection with all IIHF competitions. Another purpose of the federation is to provide aid in the young players' development and in the development of coaches and game officials. On the other hand, all the events of IIHF are organized by the federation along with establishing and maintaining contact with any other sport federations or sport groups. The IIHF is responsible for processing the international players' transfers. It is also the body that presides over ice hockey in the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
as well as over all levels of the IIHF World Championships.[2] The federation works in collaboration with local committees when organizing its 25 World Championships, at five different categories. Even though the IIHF runs the world championships, it is also responsible for the organization of several European club competitions such as the Champions Hockey League
Champions Hockey League
or the Continental Cup. The federation is governed by the legislative body of the IIHF which is the General Congress along with the executive body, which is the Council. The Congress is entitled to make decisions with regard to the game's rules, the statutes and bylaws in the name of the federation. It is also the body that elects the president and the council or otherwise known as board.[3] The president of the IIHF is basically the representative of the federation. He represents the federation's interests in all external matters and he is also responsible that the decisions are made according to the federation's statutes and regulations. The president is assisted by the General Secretary who is also the highest ranked employee of the IIHF. History[edit] 1908–1913[edit]

Foundation document of the LIHG.

The International Ice Hockey Federation
International Ice Hockey Federation
was founded on May 15, 1908 at 34 Rue de Provence
Rue de Provence
in Paris, France, as Ligue International de Hockey sur Glace (LIHG).[4] The founders of the federation were representatives from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Switzerland
and Bohemia (now Czech republic). Louis Magnus, the French representative, was the fifth member to sign the founding document and also the first president of the LIHG. The second congress was held from January 22–25, 1909 in Chamonix, France. Playing and competitions rules were established, and an agreement was reached for an annual European Championship to be contested, beginning in 1910. The 1909 Coupe de Chamonix
was contested during the congress. It was won by Princes Ice Hockey Club, representing Great Britain. Germany
became the sixth LIHG member on September 19, 1909.[5] The third LIHG Congress was held on January 9, 1910 in Montreux, Switzerland. Louis Magnus was re-elected president and Peter Patton took on the position of vice-president. The first European Championship began in Les Avants a day after the conclusion of the congress. It was won by Great Britain.[5] Russia
was added as the seventh LIHG member and Herman Kleeberg replaced Peter Patton as vice president at the fourth LIHG Congress, which was held in Berlin
from February 16–17, 1911, in conjunction with the 1911 European Championship.[5] On March 14, 1911, the LIHG adopted Canadian rules of ice hockey.[6] The fifth LIHG Congress took place from March 22–23, 1912, in Brussels, Belgium. Unlike the two previous conferences, it was not held in conjunction with the European Championships, which had been staged in Prague
in early February. A verdict was reached regarding the fate of the past month's European Championship, which had been the subject of a protest by Germany. It was decided that the tournament would be annulled as Austria
was not yet an LIHG member at the time of its playing. Austria, along with Sweden
and Luxembourg, were accepted as LIHG members at the congress. Henri van den Bulcke succeeded Louis Magnus as LIHG president, and Max Sillig
Max Sillig
replaced Herman Kleeberg as vice-president. The first LIHG Championship was contested in Brussels from March 20–24. It was held annually until 1914.[5] At the 1913 congress in St. Moritz, Max Sillig
Max Sillig
resigned his position as vice-president and was replaced by Peter Patton, who had previously served in the position from 1910-1911.[5] In February 1913 LIHF arranged the first European Bandy
Championship tournament in Davos, Switzerland.[7] 1914–1945[edit] The 1914 congress was held in Berlin, the location of that year's European Championship. Louis Magnus replaced Van den Bulcke as president, but he resigned immediately as the other delegates did not follow his program. Peter Patton, vice-president at the time, then became president and had new elections staged. Van den Bulcke was again elected as president (a position he would hold until 1920), and Patton was returned to his prior role of vice-president.[8] World War I
World War I
interrupted all activities of the federation between 1914 and 1920. The LIHG expelled Austria
and Germany
from its ranks following the war in 1920. Bohemia's membership was transferred to the new country of Czechoslovakia
the same year.[8] The 1920 Olympics were the first to integrate hockey into their program. Canada
and the United States
United States
made their debut on the international scene at the tournament. Their level of play was vastly superior to that of the Europeans and Canada
took home the gold while the US won the silver medal. On 26 April 1920, at the LIHG Congress which was held during the Olympic tournament, both countries became members of the federation. Also at the congress, Max Sillig
Max Sillig
became president, and Paul Loicq
Paul Loicq
and Frank Fellowes were elected as vice presidents.[8] Paul Loicq
Paul Loicq
was elected as president in 1922. Dr. Karel Hartmann and Haddock were chosen as the new vice-presidents.[8] At the 1923 congress it was decided to consider the 1924 Olympic Games as the World Championship as well as to organize a parallel European Championship. Romania, Spain, and Italy
were admitted to the LIHG the same year.[8] Austria
was re-admitted to the LIHG in 1924, while the Swedish proposal to re-admit Germany
was declined. The Swedes protested by leaving the LIHG. They returned in 1926 following the re-admission of Germany.[8] The 1928 Winter Olympics, which also served as the World and European Championship for the year, saw a record 11 countries participate as Canada
claimed their third gold medal.[8] At the 1929 congress, the LIHG decided to organize a stand-alone World Championship, beginning in 1930. The first World Championship began in Chamonix, but had to be concluded in Vienna
and Berlin
as the natural ice in Chamonix
melted toward the end of the tournament. Canada
was considered so dominant that it received a bye to the final, where it easily dispatched Germany
to win the gold medal. Japan, which had joined the LIHG just days prior to the start of the tournament, entered a team consisting of medical students.[8] The 1932 Winter Olympics, held in Lake Placid, consisted of only four teams due to the global financial crisis. Germany
and Poland
were the only European nations present as Canada
won their fourth Olympic gold medal. The 1932 European Championship was contested as the last stand-alone European Championship. Nine countries participated and Sweden
won their third European title.[8] The LIHG celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1933. Since its foundation in 1908, 18 European Championships, six World Championships, and four Olympic Games
Olympic Games
tournaments had been contested. The 1933 World Championship marked the first time that Canada
failed to emerge victorious in a World Championship or Olympic tournament. They were defeated by the United States, 2-1 in overtime.[8] The Netherlands
and Norway
became LIHG members in 1935. The three Baltic states, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania
joined the LIHG in 1931, 1935, and 1938 respectively. South Africa
South Africa
was accepted into the LIHG in 1937.[9] The 1936 Winter Olympics set a new record with 15 participants. Great Britain, consisting of a team in which nine of the 13 players had grown up in Canada, won their first and only Olympic gold medal at the tournament.[9] World War II
World War II
disrupted all LIHG events - World, European, and Olympic tournaments alike - spanning from 1940 to 1946.[9] 1946–1956[edit] The first LIHG Congress in seven years was held in Brussels
on April 27, 1946. Germany
and Japan
were expelled from the federation, while the memberships of the three Baltic states - Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia
- were voided due to their annexation by the Soviet Union. Austria
had its membership restored. It had been voided in 1939 following the country's union with Germany. Denmark
entered the LIHG as a new member.[10] The first World Championship following the war was held in Prague
in February 1947. Despite Canada's absence from the tournament, it received great fan support (especially from the Czechoslovak fans) as Czechoslovakia
captured the gold medal. Paul Loicq, who had been the LIHG president for 25 years, resigned his position at the LIHG Congress which was being held simultaneously with the World Championship. He was replaced by Dr. Fritz Kraatz.[10] The 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz
St. Moritz
were the subject of a power struggle between two American federations, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU; recognized by the International Olympic Committee), and the Amateur Hockey Association
Amateur Hockey Association
(AHA; recognized by the LIHG), both of which had sent teams to the tournament. The IOC initially declared that neither team would be allowed to participate, which led the LIHG to threaten a boycott of the entire ice hockey tournament. The IOC then conceded and allowed the AHA team to participate in the tournament and the AAU team to march in the opening ceremony. The AHA team was excluded from the final rankings of the Olympic tournament, but not from the World Championship, where they officially finished in fourth place.[10] George Hardy replaced Fritz Kraatz as president in 1948. He would hold the position for three years, before being replaced by Kraatz, who began his second term in office as LIHG president. Germany
and Japan were re-admitted and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
- which would go on to win their first World Championship during their inaugural appearance in 1954 - joined as a new member during his tenure.[10] Walter A. Brown
Walter A. Brown
was elected LIHG president in 1954, replacing Dr. Fritz Kraatz. Meanwhile, the federation adopted an English name and became the International Ice Hockey Federation
International Ice Hockey Federation
(IIHF). East Germany became the IIHF's 25th member in 1956.[11] In its early years, LIHG had also administrated bandy, but since Britain and the continental European countries eventually had ceased playing this sport, it virtually only lived on in the Nordic countries and the Soviet Union. Bandy
had been played as a demonstration sport at the Oslo Winter Olympics in 1952, then only played by Finland, Norway
and Sweden, and in 1955 these three countries and the Soviet Union founded the International Bandy
Federation.[12] 1957–1974[edit] The Hungarian Revolution of 1956
Hungarian Revolution of 1956
which had caused Hungary
to be occupied by the Soviet Army, led to a boycott of the 1957 World Championships, which were being staged in Moscow. Canada
and the United States
United States
led the boycott, and were joined by Norway, West Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.[11] The IIHF welcomed several new members between 1960 and 1963. Bulgaria and North Korea
North Korea
joined in 1960 while China
and South Korea
South Korea
were accepted into the federation in 1963.[11] At the 1961 World Championship in Switzerland, the West German team - as advised by their federal government - refused to compete against East Germany, as in the event of an East German victory, they would've had to pay respects to the East German flag. The game was awarded to East Germany, 5-0, by virtue of a forfeit. Two years later, at the 1963 World Championship in Stockholm, the East Germans took payback on West Germany. Following a 4-3 defeat to the West Germans, the East German players turned their backs in unison to the West German flag as it was being hoisted.[11] The 1962 World Championship, hosted by the American cities of Colorado Springs and Denver, was boycotted by the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and Czechoslovakia, which led to a further boycott by the other Eastern Bloc countries. At issue was the boycott of the 1957 championships in Moscow
by Canada
and the USA, and the Americans refusal of East German passports in reaction to the building of the Berlin
Wall.[11] The lower pools (A, B, and C) were contested annually beginning in 1961 and promotion-and-relegation between the pools started the same year. While the B Pool had been played as early as 1951, it was not held every year due to a frequent shortage of teams, and no promotion-and-relegation took place between it and the top division.[11] For the 1965–66 season, the IIHF created the European Cup, a tournament consisting of the top club teams from around Europe. The competition was originated by Günther Sabetzki, based on the Association football
Association football
European Cup (now UEFA Champions League). In 1968 the IIHF organized the European U19 Championship, a junior competition for players aged 19 and under. The age limit was later reduced to 18 in 1977.[11] The IIHF saw three different presidents take office between 1957 and 1974. John F. "Bunny" Ahearne was elected to three separate terms (the first from 1957-1960, the second from 1963-1966, and the third spanning from 1969-1975). The Canadian Robert Lebel served in office from 1960-1963, while William Thayer Tutt of the United States
United States
was president from 1966-1969.[11] 1975–1989[edit] In 1975, Dr. Günther Sabetzki was elected president of the IIHF. He replaced Bunny Ahearne, whose heavy-handed regime had caused him to grow increasingly unpopular toward the end of his presidency. Sabetzki would remain in office for nearly two decades, which were considered up to that point the most successful period for international ice hockey on all fronts.[13] Sabetzki's greatest achievement was ending the Canadian boycott of the World Championships and Olympic Games. The Canadians had boycotted these tournaments between 1970 and 1976 after the IIHF had refused to allow them to roster professional players at the World Championships from NHL teams that had not qualified for the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
playoffs. President Sabetzki managed to find a compromise that resulted in the return of Canada
to international events beginning in 1977. The pro players whose teams had been eliminated from the playoffs were allowed to compete and in exchange, Canada
and the U.S. agreed to participate in the World Championships. They also waived their right to host any World Championships. The creation of the Canada
Cup (a competition organized by the NHL in Canada
every four years) was also part of the new agreement between the IIHF and North American professional hockey.[13] The first official World Junior Championship for players aged 20 and under was held in 1977. Unofficial tournaments, which were not IIHF-sanctioned and teams were eligible to participate by invitation only, had been contested between 1974 and 1976. It began as a relatively obscure tournament, but soon grew in popularity, particularly in Canada. The most infamous WJC event was the Punch-up in Piestany in 1987, where a bench-clearing brawl between Canada
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
resulted in the expulsion of both countries from the tournament.[14] Two new tournaments were introduced by the IIHF during the 1980s. The IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championship, which was held annually until 2002, was played for the first time in 1984. The first Women's European Championship was contested in 1989. It would be held a total of five times between 1989 and 1996.[15] 1990–present[edit] The IIHF continued to grow in numbers during the 1980s and 1990s, both due to political events and the continued growth of hockey worldwide. The dissolution of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
saw its membership transferred to Russia, and the addition of four ex-Soviet republics; Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine
to the federation. In addition, the memberships of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
- all of which had initially joined the IIHF in the 1930s but were expelled following their annexation by the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
- were renewed. The breakup of Yugoslavia also resulted in an increase in membership. Croatia
and Slovenia
joined as new members, while the membership of the old Yugoslavia was transferred to FR Yugoslavia (which later became known as Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
and still later dissolved into the independent republics of Serbia
and Montenegro). When Czechoslovakia broke up, its membership rights were transferred to the Czech Republic and Slovakia
was admitted as a new member. The influx of new members resulted in the IIHF increasing the size of the Group A tournament. It expanded from 8 teams to 12 in 1992 and from 12 to 16 in 1998.[16] The other new members to join the IIHF during the 1980s and 1990s were: Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
(1983), Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(1983), Brazil
(1984), Mexico (1985), Kuwait
(1985), Greece
(1987), India
(1989), Thailand
(1989), Israel
(1991), Turkey
(1991), Iceland
(1992), Andorra
(1995), Ireland (1996), Singapore
(1996), Argentina
(1998), Namibia
(1998), Armenia (1999), Chile
(1999), Mongolia
(1999), and Portugal
(1999).[16] In June 1994, René Fasel
René Fasel
was elected the President of the IIHF, succeeding Günther Sabetzki. He has served five consecutive terms as president. His most recent started in 2012 after he was re-elected at the IIHF General Congress in Tokyo, Japan. In March 1995, he helped negotiate an agreement so that NHL players could compete at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.[17] The first Women's World Championship was contested in 1990 in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Canada
and the United States
United States
have dominated the event, winning all 15 tournaments (10 by the Canadians and five by the U.S.) since its inception. The 1998 Winter Olympics were the first to feature women's ice hockey as part of its program.[14] Numerous other tournaments have been created by the IIHF during the 1990s and 2000s. The IIHF World U18 Championships (1999), IIHF Women's Pacific Rim Championships (played in 1995 and 1996), IIHF Continental Cup (1997; known as the IIHF Federation Cup from 1994-1996), European Hockey League (contested from 1996-2000) and the IIHF Super Cup (contested from 1997-2000) were introduced during the 90s. The Euro Ice Hockey Challenge (2001), IIHF European Women's Champions Cup (2004), Elite Women's Hockey League (2004), IIHF European Champions Cup (contested from 2005-2008), IIHF World Women's U18 Championships (2008), Victoria Cup (played in 2008 and 2009), Champions Hockey League (operated during the 2008–09 season), and the IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia (2008) all were created during the 2000s.[14] The IIHF celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008. As part of the celebrations, the 2008 World Championship was held in Canada
for the first time (the tournament was co-hosted by the cities of Halifax and Quebec City).[14] The number of members continues to grow. Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001), United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
(2001), Liechtenstein
(2001), Macedonia (2001), Macau
(2005), Malaysia
(2006), Moldova
(2008), Georgia (2009), Kuwait
(2009; had originally joined in 1985 but was expelled in 1992), Morocco
(2010), Kyrgyzstan
(2011), Jamaica
(2012), Qatar
(2012), Oman (2014), and Turkmenistan
(2015) all have joined since the turn of the century.[16] Tournaments[edit] Current title holders[edit]

Tournament World Champion Year

Men  Sweden 2017

U-20 Men  Canada 2018

U-18 Men  United States 2017

Women  United States 2017

U-18 Women  United States 2018

Inline  United States 2017

National teams[edit]

Ice Hockey World Championships IIHF World U20 Championship IIHF World U18 Championship IIHF World Women's Championships IIHF World Women's U18 Championships IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship


Champions Hockey League IIHF Continental Cup


IIHF European Cup European Hockey League IIHF European Champions Cup Champions Hockey League
Champions Hockey League
(2008–09) IIHF Super Cup

Members[edit] Main article: List of members of the International Ice Hockey Federation The Federation has 54 full members: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Full members have a national body dedicated to the sport, and participate annually in the international championships. Only full members have voting rights. In addition, there are 21 associate members and one affiliate members. Associate members either do not have a national body dedicated to the sport, or do not regularly participate in the international championships. They are Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Greece, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, and Turkmenistan Chile, an affiliate member, only participate in the inline championships. Other national team tournaments[edit]

NHL participation

Ice hockey
Ice hockey
at the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
(1998-2014) Canada
Cup–An NHL-sanctioned tournament played between professional players from the top teams in the world five times between 1976 and 1991.[18] World Cup of Hockey–The successor to the Canada
Cup, played in 1996, 2004 and 2016.[18][19] Summit Series–The series played between Canada
and the Soviet Union in 1972.[20]


Ice Hockey European Championships–An annual ice hockey tournament for European countries associated to the International Ice Hockey Federation played from 1910 to 1991.

See also[edit]

IIHF Headquarters in Zurich

Ice Hockey World Championships IIHF Hall of Fame IIHF Centennial All-Star Team Champions Hockey League National Hockey League National Hockey League
National Hockey League


Podnieks, Andrew; Szemberg, Szymon (2007). World of hockey : celebrating a century of the IIHF. Fenn Publishing. ISBN 9781551683072. 


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ARISF (39) Others recognised by IOC

FAI (air sports) IFAF (american football) FIA (auto racing) FIB (bandy) WBSC (baseball and softball) FIPV (basque pelota) WCBS (billiard sports) CMSB (boules) WB (bowling) WBF (bridge) ICU (cheer) FIDE
(chess) UIAA (mountaineering) ICC (cricket) WDSF (dance sport) FMJD (draughts) IFF (floorball) WFDF (flying disc) WKF (karate) IKF (korfball) ILSF (life saving) FIM (motorcycle sport) IFMA (muay Thai) INF (netball) IOF (orienteering) FIP (polo) UIM (powerboating) IRF (racquetball) FIRS (roller sports) ISMF (ski mountaineering) IFSC (sports climbing) WSF (squash) IFS (sumo) ISA (surfing) TWIF (tug-of-war) CMAS (underwater sports) FISU (university sports) IWWF (waterski and wakeboard) IWUF (wushu)

Others in GAISF (21)

IAF (aikido) IFBB (body building) ICSF (casting) WDF (darts) IDBF (dragon boat) IFA (fistball) IGF (go) IFI (ice stock sport) JJIF (ju-jitsu) FIK (kendo) WAKO (kickboxing) FIL (lacrosse) WMF (minigolf) IPF (powerlifting) FIAS (sambo) FISav (savate) ISTAF (sepaktakraw) ISFF (sleddog) ISTF (soft tennis) CIPS (sport fishing)

GAISF observer members (9)

WAF (arm wrestling) WDA (dodgeball) FIFG (footgolf) IUKL (kettlebell lifting) IFP (poker) IPSF (pole dance) ITSF (table football/soccer) RLIF (rugby league) IPF (padel)

Others (20)

ARI (australian rules football) IBA (bodyboarding) PBA (bowls) IFBA (broomball) WCF (croquet) IGAA (gaelic football and hurling) IKF (kabaddi) IMMAF (mixed martial arts) WMRA (mountain running) IPSC (practical shooting) IQA (quidditch) IFMAR (radio-controlled racing) IRF (rogaining) WSSF (snowshoe running) ISF (skyrunning) WSSA (sport stacking) ITPF (tent pegging) FIT (touch football) ITRA (trail running) IAU (ultra running)

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