The Executive Committee of the ISA appoints Fernando Aguerre as lead contact with the IOC and all other sports organizations around the world.
At the request of ISA President, Maile H. Aguerre attended SportAccord in Lausanne, Switzerland, a joint convention of IWGA, ARISF and GAISF Meetings.
ISA awarded the 2004 IOC Presidents Trophy to the Team Australia, the winning team at the ISA World Surfing Games 2004 in Salinas, Ecuador.
Throughout 2003, the ISA worked with WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) to fulfill the IOC’s requirements becoming a member of WADA. All documents were submitted to ISA’s attorney for approval and a contract was signed with WADA making the ISA in full compliance with the IOC… Read More »
The ISA filled out and submitted a re-evaluation document for the IOC records requested by the IOC in order to confirm the recognition of the ISA. Afterwards, the IOC granted the ISA a renewal on the recognition status.
At the request of ISA President, Maile H. Aguerre attended SportAccord in Madrid, Spain. At this meeting, IOC President, Jacques Rogge told the recognized International Federations not to spend money on lobbying, but instead on developing the sport. He also confirmed that the new IOC… Read More »
Surfing was officially included in the South Pacific Games Program.
At the request of ISA President, Maile H. Aguerre attended the GAISF Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, USA, on behalf of the ISA.
At the request of ISA President, Maile H. Aguerre attended the IOC’s, Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) and International World Games Association (IWGA) annual meetings in Lausanne, Switzerland. On this trip, the IOC informed the ISA that surfing would not be included… Read More »
At the request of ISA President, Jacques Hele attends the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) Congress and General Assembly in Singapore.
ISA’s Executive Director Mr. Cadu Villela, visited the Italian and Portuguesse Olympic Committees and lobbied for their support of Olympic Surfing.
IOC requests two ISA flags, one for the IOC Headquarters and one for the IOC Museum.
IOC grants “outright recognition” to the ISA as a “Recognized Federation.”
At the ISA Annual General Meeting in San Diego, California, members vote to remove the word “amateur” from the ISA rulebook. In accordance with the Olympic Charter that states that athlete’s eligibility for participation in the Olympic games will not be decided on financial consideration.
For the firs time in history all nations were allowed to field their “dream teams.” As in the Olympics, the athltes represented their nations without regards to financial considerations such as salaries and sponsorships ending the era of “amateurism” in the ISA, matching the athlete’s… Read More »