Monday, April 09, 2012

IFMA muay thai: Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan IFMA President also AIBA former active member

Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan (Thailand) Former AIBA Executive board member, deputy chairman of the R&J Commission and AIBA vice-President.

Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan
President of
  • International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) 
  • General Secretary WMC 

Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan is a man who has devoted his life to the world of sport. He graduated from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, with a BA in Physical Education and a Masters in Audio Visual. He then went on to gain a Ph.D. from Oregon State University in P.E. and Sports Administration. Throughout his career, Dr. Tapsuwan has been a key personality in sport in Thailand and in the international sporting community. His focus has always been on improving the standard of safety and enjoyment for competing athletes. He has done much work behind the scenes to make sports more beneficial and open to all. Dr. Tapsuwan’s commitment to sport can be seen in the many high positions he has held with some of the most respected sporting associations in Thailand. At various times during his illustrious career, Dr. Tapsuwan has been Vice President of the Olympic Committee of Thailand, Vice President of the International Amateur Boxing Association, and a member of the Sports Committee of Olympic Committee of Asia. Also he has been the chairman of the technical committee of the Asian and Sea games All of these positions are elective. These impressive achievements were crowned when he was elected as Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand, the highest position in the Sports Department in the Royal Thai Government. Since his retirement from this position, Dr. Tapsuwan has become increasingly active in the world of Amateur MuayThai. He values the national sport as part of the global sporting heritage, with his ultimate aim being to have MuayThai athletes compete in the Olympic Games. He combines this love for the sport with his extensive administrative experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position, as President of the Amateur MUAYTHAI Thai Association Thailand, under royal patronage of the Crown Prince.

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