Fernando Aguerre and newly appointed Executive Director, Bob Fasulo, attended the 2016 SportAccord Convention in Lausanne, Switzerland as the ISA enters the final stretch towards the inclusion of Surfing in the Olympics in August.
Having worked with the ISA for many years in an Olympic Advisor role, Bob Fasulo joined the ISA as the Executive Director, setting his sights on building the organization and continuing the ISA’s push for Olympic inclusion.
An IOC Observation visited the World Surf League’s Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast to watch a professional surf contest prior to the 129th IOC Session in Rio, where the final vote for Surfing’s inclusion will take place in August.
The Central American Sports Organization (ORDECA) included the sport of Surfing to the program of the next Central American Games Managua 2017 moving the sport one step closer towards Olympic inclusion.
Tokyo 2020 announced that if Surfing is voted for inclusion that it will take place in natural waves as opposed to waves pools.
The most exciting news came out: Tokyo 2020 decided to recommend surfing as one of the final five sports up for inclusion in the Sports Program of the 2020 Games. The group also includes the other leading youth sports of Skateboarding and Sport Climbing, and… Read More »
After two months of intense work, an ISA delegation went to Tokyo and presented our case for inclusion. The presentation included a video statement by the WSL leader supporting the ISA’s petition. It included videos and testimonies, supporting the inclusion of natural or man made waves…. Read More »
Tokyo 2020 selects 8 final sports up for Olympic inclusion: Surfing, Baseball, Karate, Skateboarding, Softball, Sport Climbing, Wakeboarding, and Wushu.
The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee opens the application process for additional event(s) to be included in 2020 Olympic Program. The additional events promote Olympic values focusing on youth appeal, engaging the Japanese population and new audiences worldwide, and innovating the Olympic Games.
Key reforms to the Olympic Movement were implemented in the session held in Monaco, most notably a more flexible process for the inclusion of new sports in the Olympic Games. This provided new prospects for the sport of Surfing.
ISA President Fernando Aguerre attended to the Youth Olympic Games [YOG] in Nanjing, China to witness the Olympic stars of tomorrow and spread Surfing’s youthful message that highlights why more than 35 million young people worldwide are attracted to the sport. During his time in… Read More »
Fernando Aguerre addressed leading members of the Surfing industry at the 17th SIMA Surf Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. Known as the ‘Davos of Surfing’, the annual summit is seen as the number one gathering for the global Surfing leadership, providing a platform for sharing… Read More »
As part of the plan to step up its aim for inclusion in the Olympic Games Sports Program, the International Surfing Association [ISA] was presented to delegates at the Africa International Sports Convention [CISA] in Sal, Cape Verde, showcasing Surfing’s vision and ambition for further… Read More »
The ISA used the SportAccord platform to promote new, innovative wave pool technology to Olympic leaders that will make Surfing more accessible to the Olympic Games and other multi-sport events, as well as illustrating the development and growing profile of SUP racing.