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SportAccord - Association of International Sports Federations

The International Life Saving Federation is voting Member of SportAccord since 1980.


SportAccord is the Association that assembles both Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations as well as organisers of international sporting events. SportAccord’s mission 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. SportAccord members benefit from various services which support an ethical and socially responsible sports movement that adheres to principles of good governance and sustainability. SportAccord 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, SportAccord aim to promote its members and increase their visibility. As an organisation, SportAccord identifies with the key values of neutrality, transparency and accountability while promoting sport’s ability to contribute to positive change in communities.

SportAccord members are nowadays (in 2015)

  • 92 Full Members: international sports federations governing specific sports worldwide;
  • 16 Associate Members: organisations which conduct activities closely related to the international sports federations.