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Muaythai Day 2020 Marks The Signing Of Memorandum Of Understanding Between UTS And IFMA

By uts | February 21, 2020

The 6th March 2020 marked not only the annual celebration of Muaythai Day, but also the signing of a memorandum of understanding between UTS and the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) the IOC recognized umbrella body of Muaythai. The two organisations have been in joint cooperation over the past 2 years and have collaborated on a number of social and educational projects. In the heart of Bangkok, UTS and IFMA hosted the United Through Muaythai event and conference where …

Abu Dhabi Welcomes IFMA Athletes To The Emirates

By uts | January 10, 2020

Muaythai under IFMA, the sole recognized International Federation for the art and sport of muaythai gave the honour of their Asian Championships 2019 to the capital city of UAE, Abu Dhabi. The championship ran from 17th-21stDecember bringing 35 Asian countries to participate at the event showcasing the strength of Asia and the continued growth of muaythai. The esteemed championship brought 183 seniors and 120 youth to the city where Abu Dhabi Sports Council and IFMA’s Tareq Al Muhairi, Championship Director …

SportAccord Brings The World of Sport to Forte Lauderdale​

By uts | January 7, 2020

From the 10-12th Forte Lauderdale in Florida was the hub of the inaugural SportAccord Regional Convention. Leaders and key decision makers from the Pan American region came together to discuss, to learn, to exhibit, network and to share knowledge.​ ​Discussions were held to address directly hot topics in the sports world including: Social responsibility in sports, the future of International Federation Governance, a new perspective on Safeguarding Athletes amongst others.​ UTS joined the event and had many promising and exciting discussions regarding 2020 and potential social prospects. Coming into the next decade, the vision of UTS remains strong with a …

United Through Sports: United in Powerlifting “ The power to lift others up ”

By uts | December 10, 2019

The International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) held their IPF World Open Powerlifting Championships in Dubai, UAE on the 17-23rd November. UTS was invited to power up with IPF to deliver a forum which was to be the first ever making history for the IPF Family. Coordinated by UTS CEO Julia Govinden and IPF Managing Director Emanuel Scheiber, the event began with a conference focusing on topics including: inclusivity across different abilities, Powerlifting as a sport for all, promoting Powerlifting as a means towards a healthy and active lifestyle and gender equality amongst other topics. The audience was a blend of IPF …

UTS Joins WMF in Kushan, China

By uts | November 22, 2019

During October 18th-27th the World Minigolf Federation held their 16th WMF Minigolf World Championships in Kushan, China. Nestled close to the Ancient Water Town Zhouzhuang, the WMF Championships, with the support of Invengo Network Industrial Park Co., Ltd worked together to not only develop the sport in the region but also promote social responsibility through the sport of Minigolf. It was with this vision in mind that UTS was invited by WMF President Gerhard Zimmermann with the support of Christian Wassmer to join forces towards promoting youth development, inclusivity and equality whilst building bridges. The United Through Sports Conference under …

UTS joins 2019 IFMA Youth World Championships

By uts | October 25, 2019

With the sun shining brightly over beautiful Antalya, Turkey, between the 28th – 6th of October, the IFMA family along with over 600 youths from 75 countries shared their stage with us for the IFMA 2019 World Youth Muaythai Championships. United Through Sports was thrilled to assist in coordinating the social elements of the championships with activities for the young athletes including; Rise and Grind, the Eco-Awarness Beach Cleanup and the first edition of IFMA Stars On The Rise Talent Show, which saw many young athletes share their gifts beyond the ring. Our Youth Conference took a more interactive approach …

UTS and WMC Sign an MOU At The 2019 World Martial Arts Masterships

By uts | September 25, 2019

A milestone was reached with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between United Through Sports and the World Martial Arts Masterships Committee to combine efforts in using the power of sports towards the benefit for the youth of the world. WMC President and Governor of Chungju city, Mr Si-Jong Lee and UTS CEO Julia Govinden signed the memorandum of understanding in the presence and with witness of former Secretary General of United Nations Mr Ban Ki Moon, President of GAISF Mr Raffaele Chiulli, IOC member Mrs Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, AIMS President Mr Stephan Fox and President of World Taekwondo …

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