Links in the chain

The groups behind the acronyms in Outdoor Canada's story, "Olympic dreams," in the Fishing 2020 issue


The road to get recognized by the International Olympic Committee is long, and filled with many….acronyms. It can be confusing to make sense of the alphabet soup, so here’s a list of links to the various organizations, and a few more, mentioned in managing editor Bob Sexton’s exclusive look at the campaign to get angling recognized as an Olympic sport.

International Sport Fishing Confederation (CIPS)


Direct link to CIPS’ completed questionnaire requesting IOC recognition

Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association (CSIA)

Canadian International Sportfishing Association (CISA)


Competitive Sport Fishing League (CSFL)

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS)

Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF)

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)