IOC “Sports for All” Conference in Lima, Peru

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April 2013: Fernando attended the IOC “Sports for All” Conference as a speaker and made a presentation on the relevance of Surfing as a tool for socio-economic integration around the world, presenting the case of Juninho Urcia, a young surfer from Peru, who through five years of ISA scholarships, went from being an 11 year old son of a fisherman, with no money even to travel to surfing championships in his own country and with a beat up hand me down board, to becoming the youngest ever open division Peruvian National Champion at the age of 16 and an ISA World Championship medalist.
In Picture: ISA President Fernando Aguerre and Juninho Urcia with Peru’s National Olympic Committee President, Jose Quiñones