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The ISA expands into China to help fulfill the ISA President’s global mission to spread the aloha spirit of surfing around the world.  In so doing, the IOC took notice of this progressive step in the surfing’s journey to be recognized by the IOC for… Read More »

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Due to ISA President Aguerre’s back surgery in October of 2011, Aguerre instructed ISA’s Mignogna to attended the annual IF Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland, home of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), where he participated in various seminars and met with the IOC Sports Director at… Read More »

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces its 2024 Olympic Sports Selection Process Timeline: 2013 the next “short list” process begins; 2015 the “short list” decision will be made; 2017 the sport selection will be completed.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces its “short list” of new sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.  While surfing was on the final list of 12 sports in consideration for the short list, it did not make the list of 8.

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ISA President Fernando Aguerre attended the SportAccord Convention in London, along with Director General Bob Mignogna and consultant Bob Fasulo.  Numerous meetings were held with key Olympic Movement leaders, who were very supporting of the ISA’s efforts. At the request of the IOC Sports Department,… Read More »

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ISA President Aguerre was selected by SportAccord as one of the three finalists for the 2011 Individual “Spirit of Sport” Award.  Created in 2002, the “Spirit of Sport” Award acknowledges the commitment and humanitarian contributions from SportAccord individual members who have made an exceptional and… Read More »

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ISA President Fernando Aguerre successfully negotiated a consulting services agreement with Robert Fasulo to help the ISA in the process for inclusion of surfing in the Olympic Games. Fasulo, is the former Director of ASOIF, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations. Fasulo also served… Read More »

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At the request of ISA President, ISA Director General Bob Mignogna attended the SportAccord IF Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland, a gathering of International Sports Federations. Meetings were held with senior IOC executives.

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The ISA announces the launch of Friends of Olympic Surfing in order to gather the support of  influential surfers and businessmen to help fulfill the goal of inclusion of surfing in the Olympics. The group’s main goal is to help the ISA in its efforts… Read More »

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ISA President Fernando Aguerre, accompanied by recently appointed Director General Bob Mignogna attended the SportAccord Convention in Dubai, U.A.E. to meet with Olympic officials and to showcase the sport of SUP during a demonstration and contest hosted by the ISA Member, Dubai Surfing Association, which… Read More »

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ISA President Fernando Aguerre traveled to Copenhagen as an official participant in the Olympic Congress.  Two of his submissions were accepted and published in the Olympic Congress Contribution book including “Changing for Better Games” on the topic of how to keep the games as a… Read More »

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Surfing is included in the first annual, Olympic Council of Asia (OAC) sanctioned Asian Beach Games which takes place in Bali, Indonesia.

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ISA President releases his document “Surfing in the Olympics”, a widely circulated article that becomes a key piece in the ISA’s path towards IOC Games and other multisport surfing inclusion.

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ISA President attends SportAccord, where he makes the case for inclusion of Surfing in the Cultural, Education and/or Cultural Programs of the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games, and 2012 London Olympic Games.

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ISA President attends the IF Forum in Lausanne, where he engages several IOC and IF officials in the desirability of surfing as an Olympic Sport.