Muaythai as Olympic sport

Muaythai as Olympic sport - March 3, 2010
From a press release: His Excellency General Pichitr Kullavanijaya, Privy Councillor to HM the King and President of the WMC Advisory Board and General Chettha Thanajaro, President of the WMC would like to respectfully invite you to the Muaythai Towards the Olympics presentation.
Where: Bu-Nga Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Radisson SAS Hotel, Rama 9 Rd.
When: 10th March 2010 @ 13.00 - 16.00
...2006 was a very important year for muaythai as it was voted by overwhelming majority into the world sport community (GAISF/SportAccord) and now sits on the same table as sports such as football (FIFA), basketball (FIBA) and so on.
Muaythai also has been included into the upcoming Beijing SportAccord Combat games under patronage of the IOC.
The World Muaythai Council (WMC), established under the directive of the Royal Thai government and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA), have joined forces together with their 125 member countries to take muaythai to the highest level, the IOC.
The principles of the Olympic movement are to blend education, physical activity and culture, all of which are present in muaythai.
To take muaythai to the IOC, a campaign will be launched in the motherland of the sport, which must be jointly supported by both governmental and private sectors...

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