An Official National Federation (NF) is recognized by the International Federation (IF) as well as that country’s government (ministry of sport and/or National Olympic Committee) to operate in their country. There is only one official IF for any given sport and only one official NF in each country, as recognized by the IF.
ISF has the right to authorize as an ISF Official Representative (OR) natural and/or juridical persons in different countries for a period of 1 year with the possibility of extension. Only when there is no NF in the country.
ISF Official Representative has the following rights:
– organize club, city, regional, interregional and national streetlifting competitions in his country in accordance with the official rules of ISF;
– represent ISF interests in governmental bodies, local authorities, represent the interests of ISF at state and local government bodies, non-governmental bodies and organizations in accordance with the procedure prescribed in the Statutes of the ISF;
– participate in the International Conferences of the ISF with the right to vote, representing the interests of the streetlifting community of his country.
The main objectives of the ISF Official Representative:
– To develop and promote streetlifting among the population of the country;
– promote the creation of a national streetlifting federation (NF) by uniting the existing clubs/teams, city and regional public organizations and their officials developing streetlifting;
– contribute to the formation of the National Team by holding a series of qualifying stages in order to identify the strongest athletes.
Every sport that is officially recognized within the Olympic Movement has a governing body, called an international federation (IF), which defines the way that the sport operates. The IF creates a common set of rules, rankings and procedures (such as safety and anti-doping rules) and organizes international competitions. Promotion of the sport is also a function of international federations. National federations have the same objectives as an international federation, but within the scope of one country. They support local clubs, competitions and associations and are generally responsible for national teams.