ARISF actively supports and represents the interests of those International Sports Federations (IFs) which have been granted recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as per the Olympic Charter Rule 26.
ARISF is represented on IOC Commissions and provides valuable input reflecting the views of the Member IFs.
ARISF liases with the other pillars of the Olympic Movement in all matters of common interest to the Member IFs.
ARISF promotes and universalises the Olympic spirit through the sports which are governed by its Member IFs.
ARISF contributes to the development of sports in general and Oympism in particular.
ARISF assumes an important role in the periodic review of the Olympic Sports Programme, representing the recognised sports which are eligible to feature in the Olympic Games of the future.
ARISF campaigns to have the recognised sports fully integrated into the structures which govern and administer sports at the national level - to the benefit of every athlete who practises them.