Everything changed two years ago when the official sports federation began urging women to play.
With 161,673 members they are the seventh largest sports federation (in 2005).
It is the oldest international sports federation in the Olympic movement.
Now, each individual sports federation is on its own.
In turn, sports federations have limited legal scope of action.
And grants to various sports federations have doubled to $75 million.
Today it is the marketing partner of 130 sports federations and clubs.
By the mid-1960s, sports federations were starting to ban the use of performance enhancing drugs.
It is the sixth largest sports federation in the country, with 180,023 members in 2005.
The Sports Federation aims to provide them all with opportunities for various physical activities.