Stephan Fox, the secretary general of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA), claims his organisation's focus remains on youth development and not solely on the elite level after gaining International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognition.
Muay thai fighter Sofia Olofsson has received her trophy in recognition of being crowned International World Games Association (IWGA) Athlete of the Year for 2016 in February.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board member Sergey Bubka has congratulated the "entire muay thai family" for achieving IOC recognition during a meeting with the President of the European continental body.
International Sambo Federation (FIAS) President Vasily Shestakov has described the sport’s failure to secure provisional recognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a "big disappointment".
Leading officials at the global governing bodies for muay thai and cheerleading have thanked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for recognising them.
The International Cheer Union (ICU) and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) have been provisionally recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee (NOC) has paid tribute to three muay thai athletes who claimed bronze medals at recent international tournaments in Russia.