The International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) is home to four Continental Sports Medicine Associations and 117 National Sports Medicine Associations worldwide, uniting 125,000 medicine physicians from 117 different countries.
FIMS is an organism recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), established in 1928 by physicians from eleven countries and originally named “Association Internationale Médico-Sportive” (AIMS). That same year, in August, the first International Congress took place in Amsterdam during the 9th Summer Olympic Games.
Since then, FIMS furthers its objectives through courses, international events, and its major biannual event, the “World Congress of Sports Medicine” which, in its 37th version will be hosted in the state of Jalisco, Mexico in 2022.
The main purpose of FIMS is to Foster the study and development of sports medicine throughout the world, protect physical and mental health, and ensure the well-being of all those playing sports and exercising; as well as to help athletes achieve an optimum performance, maximizing their genetic potential, health, nutrition, as well as to guarantee access to high-quality healthcare and training.