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Olympic Windsurfing Decision U Turn For Rio

Olympic Windsurfing Decision U Turn For Rio
Windsurfing Olympians Celebrate the Reinstatement of their Sport. Olympic Windsurfing Will Return at Rio 2012 The ISAF has reversed its decision to drop windsurfing in favour of kiteboarding at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In a dramatic move, the international governing body for sailing sports has reinstated windsurfing to the Olympic roster at the expense of kiteboarding. Professional windsurfers... 

Windsurfing – Olympic Gold Medalist Discusses Kitesurfing at 2016 Rio Games

Windsurfing - Olympic Gold Medalist Discusses Kitesurfing at 2016 Rio Games
Will Windsurfers Dominate Rio 2016 Kitesurfing? According to Marina Alabau, who won the Olympic windsurfing gold at London 2012, if the ISAF continues with its plan to replace windsurfing with kitesurfing at the Rio Games in 2016, the majority of the competitors taking part in the new event will be the same people who competed in the Olympic Windsurfing contest this year. Speaking to Reuters, the... 

Olympic Futures – New Sports For The World

Olympic Futures - New Sports For The World
London 2012 is drawing to a spectacular conclusion. Now the world can get on with looking forward to Rio 2016 and the mega-fiesta that will await the human race when the world’s largest sporting event touches down in South America for the first time. Already debate has begun as to which sports should be added to the Olympic roster to ensure the format remains fresh and engaging. The inclusion of... 

Shaun White Pushing For Olympic Skateboarding

Shaun White Pushing For Olympic Skateboarding
Skateboarder-cum-snowboarder, Shaun White has revealed that he is eager to see skateboarding added to the roster of Olympic sports and is hopeful that the change might come as early as the 2016 Rio Games. The 25-year-old extreme sports athlete was speaking to the Guardian newspaper whilst attending the London 2012 Olympic Games and expressed his belief that the inclusion of skateboarding would help... 

Nick Dempsey Told to Take Up Kite Surfing.

Nick Dempsey Told to Take Up Kite Surfing.
Stephen Park, the Sailing Team Manager at the British Olympic Association has suggested that star windsurfer, Nick Dempsey, should take-up kiting in order to adapt to the decision to ditch his sport at Rio 2016 in favour of kite surfing. The comments came in reaction to Dempsey’s condemnation of the International Sailing Federation’s reshuffle of Olympic sailing disciplines, which he labelled “bizarre”... 
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