Olympic Council of Asia
The International Teqball Federation (FITEQ) was officially recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) at the continental governing body’s General Assembly in Jakarta in August 2018.
It followed a recommendation by the OCA Sports Committee, whose members were treated to an impressive display by FITEQ - both on and off the field of play.
Before a meeting of the Committee at the Hotel Mulia Senayan, four players gave an outdoor demonstration of teqball.
FITEQ vice-president Viktor Huszár provided information about the sport on the sidelines.
After the demonstration, the Committee members and FITEQ officials moved into the meeting room for a formal presentation.
Since being officially recognised by the OCA, a teqball training course has been organised at the Fujian Chuanzheng Communications College in Fuzhou in China.
Other teqball activities in Asia include the donation of a table to Birzeit University in Palestine and the introduction of the sport to Turkmenistan at the International Sport, Tourism and Science Exhibition in Ashgabat.
Huszár believes teqball's ambition of one day featuring in the Olympic Games could become a reality in 2032.
Upcoming events include international tournaments in Asia, Africa and a beach games in South America.
Officials also hope it will be included on the sports programme for the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou in China.
Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa
In March 2019, teqball was boosted with the news that it would appear as a demonstration sport at this year’s African Games and African Beach Games in Morocco and Cape Verde respectively.
The decision was taken by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa Executive Board during a meeting in Rabat.
ANOCA also recommend that teqball be accepted as a recognised sport at its next Annual General Meeting.
As part of a development plan, FITEQ now plan to donate tables and offer training to a number of African countries.
In November 2018, the National Teqball Federation of Madagascar was inaugurated in Antananarivo with tables donated and a demonstration performed.
The following month, teqball was introduced to Nigeria through an event in Abuja.
This year’s African Games are due to be shared between Rabat and Casablanca in Morocco between August 23 and September 3.
The African Beach Games will take place in Sal in Cape Verde between June 14 and 23.
Oceania National Olympic Committees
FITEQ presented at the 2019 Oceania National Olympic Committees General Assembly in Fiji.
This was part of a bid to become recognised by the body and one day appear at Games held in the region.