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Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports

Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports
Abbreviation FIRS
Formation April 1924
Type Federation of national associations
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Region served
Sabatino Aracu
First Vice-President
Valerie Leftwich
Affiliations International Olympic Committee

The Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS; English: International Federation of Roller Sports) is the world governing body for roller sports, including rink hockey, inline hockey, inline speed skating and artistic roller skating. It was established in April 1924 in Montreux, Switzerland by two Swiss sportsmen, Fred Renkewitz and Otto Myer, who had close connections to the International Olympic Committee.[1]

The FIRS gathers almost 100 national federations, including countries from every continent and they are affiliated with the International Skating Union.

The FIRS aims to foster the Roller Sports movement and participation on a global scale. Its areas of responsibility are as follows:

  1. Administration and Regulations
  2. Organizing international competitions
  3. Developing the movement worldwide
  4. Promoting

The authority of FIRS is recognized by the following organizations:

FIRS recognizes the following continental confederations:

Each continental confederation comprises or recognizes, in turn, various national governing bodies and associations.

Skating is considered to be one of the most complete physical exercises that exist and enjoys huge popularity on a world level. According to the latest estimations, there are more than 40 million habitual users of recreational skates throughout the world.

Current FIRS Roller Hockey Competitions
Club Competitions
National Teams Competitions

See also


  1. ^ "Hystory of the Organization of FIRS". FIRS. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 

External links

  • FIRS web site

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