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Post Options Post Options   Quote getafix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 12 at 11:03am
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Geez that's an unexpected U-Turn, I wonder how that happened, are they considering kite for 2020? WHich is what should have happened in the first place, to give it time to develop an infrastructure..
 
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Whatever happened to sports have a demonstration Olympics before they joined as full events? Does that still happen?

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Originally posted by Contender443

Whatever happened to sports have a demonstration Olympics before they joined as full events? Does that still happen?


Why does 'sailing' need a demonstration event?  If kitesurfing wants to coat-tail a meal ticket off the back of ISAF, best make sure they're fully aware of quite how political ISAF is and that actually, no surprise really, they're not going to worry too much about cutting it if there's enough lobby.

The IKA needed to approach the IOC directly imho, otherwise face the same bullsh*t windsurfing's gone through trying to make it a dinghy racing alternative, rather than a sport in its own right.  
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Originally posted by Contender443

Whatever happened to sports have a demonstration Olympics before they joined as full events? Does that still happen?


No. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demonstration_sport#Summer_Olympics
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The ISAF AGM is still not the final word on any changes of the Olympic Events. The IOC Program Commission must still confirm all Event changes and Rio 2016 has influence on that decision... and then the IOC Members must confirm the final decisions. 

The Program Commission has rejected other International Sport proposals previously, but never any of ISAF's recommendations. The final decision deadline is three years before the Olympic Games - September 2013. 
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cheers for the clarity Jon

I guess the IKA could challenge and lobby directly to the IOC, but they're probably playing the diplomacy card and dodging a bullet with the light wind outlook for Rio.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jon Emmett Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 12 at 9:40am
Very interesting video you posted on another thread. 

NP does a very good promotional job:




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Post Options Post Options   Quote pondmonkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 12 at 9:52am
well they certainly make more of it than it actually is... but of course I'm coming from the veiwpoint of a western windsurfer with a planing only, no racing thanks attitude.  Personally I'd rather watch/race lasers in that lightwind... but wtf do I know???
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