The Sport

Advocacy and the Olympic Games

Our Campaign for the 2020 Olympic Games

Kiteboarding s campaigning for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, either with an 11th medal or as a showcase event, and then subsequently for full inclusion in 2024.

Important decisions have been made at the 2016 November conference of World Sailing which are currently analyzed by the IKA team and will lead to submissions to a special World Sailing Council vote end of February.

Our campaign focusses on the key criteria as outlined by the IOC:

  • Gender Equality
  • Universality
  • Youth Appeal
  • Media Appeal

Campaigning for one combined medal for men and women creates some challenges which the OG working party including IKA Executive Committee Members, riders and industry representatives are currently discussing.

More information about format, submissions and how you can help the campaign will be published shortly

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male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

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male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

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