Olympic recognition

FITEQ strives to achieve recognition by the global sporting community and to ultimately have teqball and Para-teqball officially recognised as an Olympic and Paralympic sport. 

FITEQ was officially recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in August 2018, the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) in June 2019 and the Organisation of Sports Federations of Oceania (OSFO) in 2020. 

FITEQ is also a Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) observer. FITEQ also has partnerships with the International School Sport Federation, OlympAfrica Foundation, Peace and Sport, International Testing Agency and the Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA).



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.

The International Teqball Federation was officially recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia at the continental governing body’s General Assembly in Jakarta in August 2018 ©OCA
The International Teqball Federation was officially recognised by the Olympic Council of Asia at the continental governing body’s General Assembly in Jakarta in August 2018 ©OCA

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. 

FITEQ vice-president Viktor Huszár, right, explains teqball to OCA Sports Committee members and officials ©OCA
FITEQ vice-president Viktor Huszár, right, explains teqball to OCA Sports Committee members and officials ©OCA


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Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa

Teqball is one step closer to its goal of becoming an Olympic sport after achieving official recognition from the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa at its Annual General Assembly meeting in June 2019.

Representatives from the 54 National Olympic Committees that make up ANOCA met in Sal, Cape Verde on June 12 where they collectively agreed to give the International Teqball Federation their seal of approval, marking a significant milestone in the growth of the emerging sport.

The sanction from ANOCA follows approval from the Olympic Council of Asia at its Annual General Assembly in Jakarta in August 2018 and continued efforts from FITEQ to see teqball achieve global recognition.

FITEQ general secretary, Marius Vizer Jr. said: "We’re delighted to be recognised by ANOCA and feel it is an important milestone for us to extend our reach to countries in Africa and beyond."


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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.