International Sports Federation IFs Membership
The mission of the International Sports Federations (IFs) is to develop, promote and protect the Non-Olympic Movement and their own sport in respective countries as well as worldwide. IFs are international non-governmental organizations that administer to sports at the world level and encompass organizations administering such sports at the national level. For each sport that is part of the Non-Olympic Games, an International Federation exists. These IFs work to ensure their sports are developed in a way that agrees with the Non-Olympic Charter and the Non-Olympic spirit. With technical expertise in its particular sport, an IF has control over eligibility for competition as well as details of the venue in which the athletic competition takes place.
International Sports Federations who are eligible for membership can apply to the INOC by sending the required simple application form and documents. The proposed membership will be granted by the authority and the final membership's application will appear on the agenda for the next meeting for vote.
A Member Federation may resign from membership but it must fulfil its obligation until the end of the calendar year.
Membership of the INOC may be terminated with immediate effects by a decision of the Executive Committee of the INOC on the conditions that :
1. The proposal to do so has been notified to the Member Federation concerned at least four (4) Months in advance;
2. The proposal has been included in the Agenda of the Executive Committee, and
3. It is carried by at least three-quarter (3/4) of the votes cast in that meeting.
If such decision is taken, the Federation concerned has to fulfill the obligations accused until the day of the decision. Moreover, it will forfeit any membership fees paid for the current year.
The right to participate in any events of the INOC is restricted to sports and disciplines of sports controlled by Member Federations. Membership of the INOC does not automatically imply participation in any events of the INOC. The criteria sports and disciplines of sports must meet to be eligible for participation are explained in the Rules of the World Non-Olympiad Etc.
The Executive Committee shall decide on admitting eligible sports and disciplines of sports to the sports programme of specific World Non-Olympiad etc. events, taking into consideration such aspects as finance, available sports facilities, and other aspects deemed relevant. The Provisional Membership will be provided after submision of the documents etc. with INOC office.
To become part of the INOC Family, please complete and return the following application form, along with all the necessary documents, to the INOC office. Your application will be preliminary reviewed by the INOC Board meeting, and finally reviewed by the INOC General Assembly on the circumstance of the World INOC Congress.
Form A-International Membership-INOC - (pdf-file), For more information, please contact the INOC office, e-mail at : [email protected]