1977

AIA USA sends a team of Christian wrestlers to the two major International tournaments that year, Iran & Bulgaria. Reid Lamphere sees this as what God used to start our…

1979

In February, Reid & Carolyn Lamphere, Carl & Noreen Dambman, Doug & Barb Klenovich, and Tom Lamphere move to Vienna, Austria with AIA.

1980

Throughout the 1980s the AIA Wrestlers partnered with OM (Operation Moblization) in Austria, the YMCA (Young Men Christian Association) in Germany, and SRS (Sportler ruft Sportler) in Germany, for evangelistic…

1983

Throughout the 1980s the AIA Wrestlers partnered with OM (Operation Moblization) in Austria, the YMCA (Young Men Christian Association) in Germany, and SRS (Sportler ruft Sportler) in Germany, for evangelistic…

1984

· AIA outreach at Sarajevo Winter Olympics. · AIA Basketball sends a basketball team to Hungary & Poland, lead, accidentally, by Mark Householder  (current AIA USA President, on his second…

1985

· Konrad Jost & Campus fur Christus Switzerland initiated AIA Swiss. Thomas Zindel came on board. · Javier Garcia & Felix Ortiz from Agape Spain took their baby steps with…

1987

· Provable the first international chaplaincy project at the Track & Field World Championship in Rome, led by Joe Smalley. · Mini Arena Sport Ministry conference for Europe held in…

1989

· Arena Sport Ministry conference for Europe held in Gmunden, Austria AIA in partnership with European sport ministries forms ECSU (European Christian Sports Union). · Czech & Greek AIA ministries are…

1990

Reid & Caroline Lamphere move to Prague, Carl & Noreen Dambman move to Moscow 

1992

· Chaplaincy & Projects at Barcelona ‘92 Olympic Games are a sound success in the European & Spanish lead of Joe Smalley & Thomas Rapp, Javier Garcia & Felix Ortiz,…

1993

· Chaplaincy & outreach projects at the Track & Field World Championship in Stuttgart. led by Joe Smalley & Tom Rapp. · “Camp Explosion” training conference in Germany. 32 AIA…

1994

· AIA World Leadership Conference in Germany. · Austrian AIA ministry is founded.

1996

First ministry opens in Eastern Europe area of affairs (Poland) with full-time national (non-expatriate) leader, Zbigniew Masewicz.

1997

AIA Europe helps to plant sports ministries outside of Europe for the first time in Lebanon and Jordan

1998

· 26 of 32 participant teams reached during the Football World Cup in France. · AIA-SCET ministry starts in Holland. · Ukrainian AIA ministry is founded.

1999

· AIA Slovakia founded. · Chaplaincy & outreach projects at the Track & Field World Championship in Sevilla led by Rubén & Lidia Fernández. · Ross Hooker named new AIA…

2000

· Sidney Olympics Outreach has 100 participants, a number of them being Europeans. 5,000 of the 12,500 athletes are given evangelistic materials resources. · AIA Europe Football Tour established travelling…

2001

· Sidney Olympics Outreach has 100 participants, a number of them being Europeans. 5,000 of the 12,500 athletes are given evangelistic materials resources. · 2nd AIA Europe Football Tour to…

2002

Mayor partnerships from our European team to release the Ultimate Goal DVD at Korea Football World Cup.  

2003

Ross and Roula led the ISC (International Sports Coalition) ACE Conference in Greece.  

2004

· AIA hosted a multi-national Olympic project around the Athens Olympics. · Reid and Ross helped facilitate Chaplaincy at the Athens Olympics. 5 europeans, Ross, Thomas, Carl, Zbigniew & Rubén,…

2005

First European UTC with AIA European leaders at the high altitude Olympic Training Center in Granada, Spain.  

2006

· Football ministry with AIA project and BUS working in partnership with Kick OFF. · Ross & Roula Georgiou finish at their role as AIA European Directors and move to…

2009

First AIA Global Leadership Summit in Amsterdam, with leaders from 35 countries where AIA is sending & sharing resources to the World.  

2010

· AIA West Europe hosts the first men’s basketball Big Men Academy, with Bill Peterson, Scott Stapler & Alejandro Vaquera. · Riga hosts a Baltic Forum, the first training event…

2011

· Our TA Academy hosts Mission Vilnius in September, during the EuroBasket in Lithuania. · AIA Latvia launched. · First TIA (Taekwondo in Action CCCKorea) Tour to England.

2012

· AIA Netherlans mobilizing 600 people to London, Rome, Barcelona, Tallinn… as part of HeartBeat Europe. And another 600 n Holland for in-country summer projects (July 16-August 5). · AIA…

2013

· UTC 2013 in Málaga (Spain) · ESLT in Tenerife (Canary Island)

2014

· UTC 2014 in Malaga (Spain) · ESLT

2015

· UTC in Canary Island · New european website: www.athletesinaction.eu