American Football


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The first national American Football federation outside of the United States was founded in Canada in 1896, as Canada already had a long history with Canadian football. Japan was also an early adopter of American football, establishing its national federation in 1936. The first European federation was formed in 1976. Since then, the sport has experienced a significant expansion, especially in Europe, culminating in the founding of the European Federation of American Football in 1993. Five years later (1998), the International Federation of American Football was officially formed. The IFAF became a pro-visionary member of SportAccord in 2003, and became a full SportAccord member in 2005.

In 2013 IFAF was granted provisional recognition to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

In 2014, IFAF became a member of Association of IOC Recognised International Sport Federation (ARISF).

On the programme of The World Games

2025 Chengdu, CHN

2022 Birmingham, USA

2017 Wrocław, POL

  • American Football (invitational)

2005 Duisburg, GER

  • American Football (invitational)

A Beginners' Guide to American Football

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American Football

International Federation of American Football

Visit IFAF's website

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Medal Results Birmingham 2022

Flag Football Team Men

  1. 1. USA
  2. 2. ITA
  3. 3. MEX

Flag Football Team Women

  1. 1. MEX
  2. 2. USA
  3. 3. PAN

Most successful athletes of American Football

Most successful countries of American Football