Fédération Internationale de Médecine du Sport

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The Fédération Internationale de Médecine du Sport (FIMS, German World Association of Sports Medicine ) was founded in 1928 and aims to develop and promote sports medicine research, further education and training as well as practical sports medical care worldwide.

historical development

The World Association was founded as the Association Internationale Medico Sportive (AIMS) at the II. Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz in 1928 . The doctors from 11 nations represented at the founding conference 33 were largely involved in the care tasks of the teams participating in the games. The first president was the Swiss Wilhelm Knoll , Secretary General of the German Arthur Mallwitz . As a member of the Executive Committee, Frederik Jacobus Johannes Buytendijk (Netherlands) organized the first international AIMS Congress on the following IX. 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. After several renaming (1933: Fédération Internationale Médico-Sportive et Scientifique ; 1934: Fédération Internationale de Médecine Sportive ), the name has been since 1998: Fédération Internationale de Médecine du Sport (FIMS) .

FIMS congresses were subsequently held at regular intervals - sometimes in connection with the Olympic Games. After an interruption due to the Second World War and the reorganization of FIMS at a meeting in Brussels in 1946 , the 7th International FIMS Congress took place in Prague in 1948 . The 32nd FIMS Congress will be held in Rome (Italy) in 2012 , and the 33rd Congress in 2014 in Quebec (Canada).

First systematic sports medical examinations with Olympic participants

The previous presidents of the FIMS were:

  • 1928–1930 Wilhelm Knoll (Switzerland)
  • 1930–1933 Frederik Jacobus Johannes Buytendijk (Netherlands)
  • 1933–1937 André Latarjet (France)
  • 1937–1939 Leonardo Conti (Germany)
  • 1957–1964 Albert Goevaerts (Belgium)
  • 1964–1968 Paul André Challey-Bert (France)
  • 1968–1976 Giuseppe La Cava (Italy)
  • 1976–1980 Ludwig Prokop (Austria)
  • 1980–1986 Ejnar Eriksson (Sweden)
  • 1986–1994 Wildor Hollmann (Germany)
  • 1994–2002 Eduardo Henrique de Rose (Brazil)
  • 2002–2006 Kai-Ming Chan (Hong Kong / People's Republic of China)
  • 2006–2010 Walter Frontera (Puerto Rico)
  • from May 2010 Fabio Pigozzi (Italy)

goals and tasks

  • Promoting and maintaining fitness and health through physical activity
  • Organization and sponsorship of advanced sports medicine courses, symposia and congresses worldwide
  • Publication and dissemination of sports medicine findings
  • Investigation of the effects of physical training on healthy and sick organisms
  • Worldwide funding of sports medicine research
  • Cooperation with national and international organizations in the field of sports medicine

The FIMS awards its gold medal, the FIMS Citation of Honor and the FIMS bronze medal for outstanding achievements in the field of sports medicine . The Prince Alexander de Merode Gold Medal of the FIMS is awarded for services to doping control programs .

Structure and outline

The FIMS is formed by the 113 national associations of sports medicine ( German Medical Association for the Promotion of Physical Exercise - today the German Society for Sports Medicine and Prevention - as a founding member and the world's oldest national sports medicine organization),

through the four continental sports medicine associations:

  • African Union of Sports Medicine (UAMS), founded in 1982
  • Asian Federation of Sports Medicine (AFSM,) founded in 1990
  • Confederación Panamericana de Medicina del Deporte (COPAMEDE), founded in 1975
  • European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (EFSMA), founded in 1997

through eight multinational sports medicine associations:

  • Arab Federation of Sports Medicine
  • Association of Sports Medicine of the Balkans
  • Caribbean Association of Sports Medicine
  • Confederatión Centroamericana de Medicina del Deporte
  • Confederatión Sudamericana de Medicina del Deporte
  • Federation Magrebine de Medecine du Sport
  • Groupement Latin et Mediterraneen de Medicine du Sport and
  • International Federation of Sports Medicine

and by individual members.

The President, four Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary General are elected for four years each. Together with other selected personalities, you form the FIMS Executive Committee.

The science, training, inter-federal and liaison commissions work as permanent institutions.

The medium of communication and publication is the International SportMed Journal (ISMJ), which appears four times a year.


In pursuit of its goals, the FIMS maintains close links with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), UNESCO , the international sports associations ( Sportaccord ), the World Council for Sports Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).


  • Chan, K.-M., WR Frontera: Sports Medicine - Leader Since 1928. FIMS Monograph, Beijing 2006
  • Knoll, W .: The sports medical results of the II Winter Olympics. P. Haupt, Bern 1928
  • Tittel, K., J. Wesseling: 75 Years FIMS. Druckhaus Gera 2005. ISBN 3-9809803-7-5

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