General Association of Asia Pacific Sports Federations (GAAPSF), previously called SportAccord Asia-Pacific Headquarters (SAAPH), is a non-profit international sports organisation. It was incorporated on 20th November 2014 in Macau as an organization with legal personality and changed name on 18th February, 2018.
GAAPSF was initiated by Mr. Yu Zaiqing, Vice President of The International Olympic Committee, Mr. Ma Wenguang, then Secretary General of the International Weightlifting Federation and Dr. Che Kuong Hon, major international sporting events organisation expert. With the approval from SportAccord to use the name of SportAccord Asia-Pacific Headquarters, later changed to GAAPSF and began to operate as an umbrella organisation of many international, continental and national sports federations and organisations.
GAAPSF has now over 350 international, continental and national members federations, and had signed co-operation agreements with quite a number of international organisations, which became partners of the GAAPSF. In addition, GAAPSF also gained the permission and registered with the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China to launch events and activities in China and set up its representative offices in Beijing, Shangdong and Guangdong, and offices in Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Thailand, Chongqing, Hong Kong and Mcau, with activities covering China ands Asia-Pacific regions, including sports games, competitions, trainings, forums, etc.
Objective & Vision
The Core value of GAAPSF is to establish the Asia-Pacific sports centre, to enhance world peace through the promotion of sport.
Our objective is to promote friendships and sport exchanges among countries and districts of the Asia-Pacific region.
Our vision is to become the leader in sport industry and in the development of sport in China and Asia-Pacific region.
We aim to enhance the world’s sports development paradigm with sports culture as the soul, sport economy as the drive, sports education as the platform, traditional sports as the essence, sport for all as the foundation and modern sports as the models.