Muaythai is a recognised sport by the International Olympic Committee and over 70 National Olympic Committees worldwide. The Olympic Council of Asia recognised IFMA and its continental arm FAMA since 2005.
Bangkok hosted the 38th OCA General Assembly this past weekend at the Intercontinental Hotel. 45 Asian NOCs were in attendance to discuss upcoming events and many other topics including the re-election of OCA President HRH Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.
IFMA sent a strong delegation led by President Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, Director Charissa Tynan and the representative of the Athletes Commission Janice Lyn. The IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox attended many side functions including the welcome reception hosted by Thailand IOC Member Khun Ying Patama and her husband Dr. Somsak.