About firs

FIRS, the International Federation of Roller Sports, is the world governing body for all Roller Sports disciplines.

FIRS is the only International Federation that rules a true mix of MULTI-SPORT, each with different targets of athletes and fans, segmented by age and geo-positioned all over the world. It was established in April 1924 in Montreux, Switzerland, by two Swiss sportsmen, Fred Renkewitz and Otto Myer, who had closed connections to the International Olympic Committee.

FIRS has a great history, and its strength has always been the way it responded to change in both the social and sporting world, turning social movements into disciplines of the highest level.

FIRS develop and promote ROLLER SPORTS in affiliated countries and increase the participation of countries still not members, growing the attendance at the MULTI-SPORTS and at the same time generating a relevant interest for World Championships and Roller Games international events.

FIRS gathers 114 World Wide National Federations, including countries from every continent.

FIRS is the Federation that will bring SKATEBOARDING to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games and SPEED SKATING to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.


  • 1924

    The Fédération Internationale de Patinage a Roulettes (FIPR) was formed in 1924 as an international sport organization

  • 1936

    The first World Championships organized by FIPR were the Rink Hockey ones (Ball and Cane), staged in Stuttgart, Germany.

  • 1960

    FIPR changed its name to Fédération Internationale de Roller Skating (FIRS), officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

  • 1992

    Roller hockey, under the FIRS aegis, became a demonstrative sport at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

  • 2000

    FIRS changed its name to Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS).

  • 2014

    Speed Skating is included as a demonstrative sport in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (China).

  • 2016

    FIRS has been included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Programme with the discipline of Skateboarding.

  • 2017

    FIRS will organize the first Roller Games World Championship in Nanjing.

  • 2018

    Speed skating will be in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games.

  • 2020

    Skateboarding will be in the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.


Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games


Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games