The main organization of ethnosport in the world is the "World Ethnosport" Society, it was created and registered in 2012 in Montreal, Canada. The founding president is the ethnosport theory autor, the Russian scientist Alexey Kylasov. In 2018, the "World Ethnosport" Society became an observer in the Permanent Consultative Council of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) of UNESCO. "World Ethnosport" Society recognizes that the development of traditional sports and games in modernity is part of the "Sport for All" movement and cooperates with TAFISA.
Official page of the "World Ethnosport" Society
Two representatives of the World Ethnosport – Secretary General Vladislavs Redjkins (Latvia) and Council Member Malgorzata Bronikovska (Poland) took part in the EU Seminar on “Traditional Sports and Games, the way ahead”, which was held in an online format.
World Ethnosport is accredited by the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the ICH
Today at the meeting of the 8th session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the headquarters of the organization in Paris, the World Ethnosport was accredited as a consultative non-governmental organization.
At the meeting of the 14th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO in Bogota (Colombia), it was decided to accredit the World Ethnosport as an advisory partner in the framework of the Convention.
A joint meeting of the Council of World Ethnosport and the Council of the World Federation of Strongmen
A joint meeting of the Council of the World Ethnosport and the Council of the World Strongman Federation took place on November 4 and 5, 2019 in the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, where plans for cooperation within the existing alliance were approved.
Statement of World Ethnosport on the risk of cooperation with Mr. Khalil Ahmed Khan and the dissolution of the UNESCO Ad hoc Advisory Committee on TSG
Our statement is a response to Mr. Khalil Ahmed Khan’s request to become a member of the International Council for Traditional Sports and Games. In this Statement, we are to note that in April 2019, the UNESCO Ad hoc Advisory Committee on TSG was disbanded since Mr. Khan did not complete this mission.
World Ethnosport encourages the community of traditional sports and games to take part in the Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest 2019 of the UNESCO, to share this news on the social networks and on the websites of their organizations.
EWS Board meeting
EWS Bureau meeting
Chronicle from the archives of amateur film shooting 1950/1975 (1st series) playing in balls (boules) in the Paris club.
TVC report from the VIII Traditional Wrestling Festival of the peoples of Russia, which took place at the Yarygin Wrestling Palace. Intervew of multiple winner of Russian traditional wrestling za-vorotok Maxim Neganov.