About IWUF

About IWUF

About IWUF

Established in 1990, the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) currently consists of 149 national/territorial members in 5 continents. Recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the IWUF is the international federation (IF) which governs the sport of wushu worldwide. The IWUF is also a member of both ARISF and SportAccord.

The IWUF is devoted to promote and encourage the development and practice of wushu in all its manifestations throughout the world.

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IWUF Chronology

2016

2016

The 1st Taolu World Cup is held in Fuzhou, China.

2015

Wushu is shortlisted as Additional Event for 2020 Olympics

2015

2015

2015

IWUF signs cooperation convention with FISU.

2014

The 1st World Taijiquan Championships is held in Sichuan, China.

2014

2014

2014

The Nanjing 2014 Youth Wushu Tournament is held as part of the IOC’s culture and education program.

2012

IWUF headquarters are established in Lausanne, Switzerland

2012

2011

2011

Wushu is shortlisted for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games

2008

The Beijing 2008 Wushu Tournament is held, IOC President, Jacques Rogge, awards first medal.

2008

2006

2006

The 1st World Junior Wushu Championships are held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2004

The 1st World Traditional Wushu Festival, a sport for all event, is held in Zhengzhou – Henan, China.

2004

2002

2002

The 1st Sanda World Cup is held in Shanghai, China

2002

IOC officially recognizes the IWUF during its 113th session held in Salt Lake City – Utah, United States of America.

2002

2001

2001

IWUF signs WADA agreement.

1994

Accepted as a member of the GAISF (known today as Sport Accord) during its 28th congress.

1994

1991

1991

The 1st World Wushu Championships was held in Beijing, China.

1990

Founded on October 3rd during the Asian Games.

1990

For More information about IWUF, please refer to www.iwuf.org.