The International Timekeepers Federation was founded in Montecarlo (Monaco) in 1957 and in 1983 it has been officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the world organisation of sports timekeepers.
The International Timekeepers Federation presently includes 34 affiliated and officially recognised organisations belonging to different countries from all continents.
What is the role of the Federation?
The Federation aims at standardising sports time-keeping procedures used in the different regions of the world, in order to comply with the principles of universality and equality of sport and to assure an increasingly reliable and effective time-keeping, to the advantage of athletes.
The activities of the Federation encompass technical support in the field of time-keeping equipment and facilities, timekeepers training and updating and progressive internationalisation of Timekeepers teams with a view to diffusing, both in the professionals and amateur sports world, a reliable effective and modern time-keeping.
The Federation, in co-operation with equipment producers and in compliance with the basic principles of international sports federations, promotes technological development by matching producers' resources with sports federations' requirements in the framework of Olympic universality and solidarity values.
I appeal to athletes all over the world - athletes, officials, coaches, referees, judges, timekeepers - grouped by the various national sports federations of countries on five continents which refer to the various International Federations.
To coordinate, regulate, foster close collaboration between the various N.F.T.s National Timekeepers Federation (FNC), National Group (GN) and Supporter Groups (OA), safeguarding their interests in common;
The General Assembly of the Federation is composed of the representatives of all organisations of affiliated and full member countries belonging to FIC.