International Federation of Sports Medicine

The International Federation of Sports Medicine is made up of more than 120 national sports medicine associations (NSMAs) that span five continents. It is the oldest and largest confederation of national medical associations in the world.


This organization was founded on February 14, 1928, during the Second Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz (Switzerland) as Association International Medico-Sportive (AIMS). Delegates from 11 countries elected Wilhelm Knoll (Switzerland) as its first president. The organization's stated goals were as follows:

  • To cooperate with and support the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ...
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