Membership of Kosovo in international sports federations
Currently Kosovo is a full member of 25 international federations, a provisional member of four international federations, and an associated member of one international federation. It is also a member of five European federations and associations.
Kosovo is also a full member of the International Olympic Committee and the European Olympic Committees (EOC), with full membership having been granted to the Olympic Committee of Kosovo by the International Olympic Committee on 9 December 2014.
Kosovo participated in first wide multi-sport event at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan and participated at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prior to the IOC recognition, Kosovo athletes took part in the Special Olympics from 2003. A body known as the Special Olympics Kosovo was established to provide support for these athletes. Athletes from Kosovo participated at the 4th World Sports Games for Little People in Rambouillet, France in 2005., in the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, in the 2015 IHF Emerging Nations Championship, etc.
Membership in sport federations
International federations and associations membership
|Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI)||FAI admitted Kosovo as a full member.||Member||25 September 2015|
|Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)||FIFA admitted Kosovo as its 210th member at its 66th Congress in Mexico City.||Member||13 May 2016|
|Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)||FIA admitted the Federation of Auto Sport of Kosovo as a member at its annual assembly in 2015.||Member||4 December 2015|
|International Archery Federation (FITA)||FITA admitted Kosovo as a full member.||Member||1 July 2011|
|International Tennis Federation (ITF)||ITF admitted Kosovo as a full member.||Member||25 September 2015|
|International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)||The IAAF admitted Kosovo as a provisional member "with full rights and obligations" on 15 April 2015 On 19 August 2015, full membership was granted to Kosovo after a vote, with 187 in favour and 13 against.||Member||19 August 2015|
|International Basketball Federation (FIBA)||FIBA admitted Kosovo as a full member.||Member||13 March 2015|
|International Boxing Association (AIBA)||Kosovo became AIBA's 195th federation in July 2012 (provisional). Full membership was granted to Kosovo on 14 November 2014.||Member||14 November 2014|
|International Committee of Mediterranean Games (ICMG)||ICMG admitted the Kosovo Olympic Committee as a full member on 30 October 2015 during its Extraordinary General Assembly in Washington D.C..||Member||30 October 2015|
|International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA)||FILA admitted Kosovo as an associated federation, but not as a full member.||Associate||9 June 2008|
|International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG)||The FIG admitted the Kosovo Gymnastics Federation at its 80th Congress held in Uzbekistan on 29–30 October 2014.||Member||30 October 2014|
|International Handball Federation (IHF)||IHM admitted Kosovo as a full member at the IHF Congress held in Sochi, Russia.||Member||7 November 2015|
|International Judo Federation (IJF)||IJF admitted Kosovo as a full member.||Member||10 April 2012|
|International Kickboxing Federation (IKF)||IKF admitted the Kickboxing Federation of Kosovo as a full member.||Member||18 March 2015|
|International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM)||The UIPM admitted the Kosovo Pentathlon Union as a full member at its 2013 Annual Congress in Cyprus.||Member||29 November 2013|
|International Olympic Committee (IOC)||The IOC admitted the Kosovo Olympic Committee as a full member on 9 December 2014 during its 127th IOC session in Monaco.||Member||9 December 2014|
|International Sailing Federation (ISAF)||ISAF admitted Kosovo as a full member.||Member||8 May 2012|
|International Ski Federation (FIS)||Kosovo was granted full membership on 7 November 2015.||Member||7 November 2015|
|International Softball Federation (ISF)||ISF admitted Kosovo as a full member.||Member||12 August 2008|
|International Swimming Federation (FINA)||FINA admitted Kosovo as a full member.||Member||17 February 2015|
|International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)||Kosovo became a full member in 2003, prior to its declaration of independence.||Member||21 May 2003|
|International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)||IWF admitted Kosovo as a full member.||Member||18 June 2008|
|Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)||The UCI admitted Kosovo as a full member. Prior to this, the ICU gave Kosovo temporary membership in February 2015 enabling Kosovo to participate in ICU affiliated competitions.||Member||25 September 2015|
|United World Wrestling (UWW)||The UWW admitted Kosovo under provisional membership on 16 January 2015 with full membership yet to be finalised.||Provisional||16 January 2015|
|World Curling Federation (WFC)||The WFC admitted the Kosovo Curling Federation as a provisional member at its 2012 annual general assembly in Scotland.||Provisional||21 October 2012|
|World Karate Federation (WKF)||The WKF admitted the National Karate Federation of Kosovo to provisional membership on 13 December 2014.||Provisional||13 December 2014|
|World Taekwondo Federation (WTF)||The WTF admitted the Kosovo Taekwondo Federation (KTF) at its 2013 Annual Congress. From 14 July 2013 to 12 May 2015 the KTF was a provisional member of WTF. The KTF was granted full WTF membership at the WTF assembly on 12 May 2015.||Member||12 May 2015|
|World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF)||Kosovo became is a full member of WMF.||Member||[when?]|
|Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB)||Kosovo became a full member of the FIVB.||Member||10 October 2016|
European federations and associations membership
|European Athletics Association (EAA)||Kosovo became a full member of the EAA on 16 October 2015.||Member||16 October 2015|
|European Handball Federation (EHF)||Kosovo became a full member of the EHF on 20 September 2014.||Member||20 September 2014|
|European Minigolf Sport Federation (EMF)||Kosovo became a member of the EMF in April 2012.||Member||20 April 2012|
|European Olympic Committees (EOC)||The EOI automatically admitted the Kosovo Olympic Committee as a full member after Kosovo received full membership in the International Olympic Committee on 9 December 2014.||Member||9 December 2014|
|Tennis Europe||Tennis Europe admitted Kosovo as a full member.||Member||28 March 2015|
|Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)||Kosovo became a full member of UEFA on 3 May 2016.||Member||3 May 2016|
|European Karate Federation (EFK)||Kosovo is a full member of EFK.||Member||[when?]|
|European Judo Union (EJU)||Kosovo is a full member of EJU.||Member||[when?]|
|European Union of Gymnastics (EUG)||Kosovo is a full member of EUG.||Member||24 November 2015|
|European Volleyball Confederation (CEV)||Kosovo is a full member of CEV.||Member||21 January 2017|
|European Shooting Confederation (ESC)||Kosovo is a full member of ESC.||Member||[when?]|
|Ligue européenne de natation (LEN)||Kosovo is a full member of LEN.||Member||[when?]|
|European Chess Union (ECU)||Kosovo is a full member of ECU.||Member||[when?]|
- International recognition of Kosovo
- Membership of Kosovo in international organizations
- Kosovo precedent
- Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states, while 12 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.
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