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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... 

Medal Race Marks the Demise of Olympic Windsurfing

Medal Race Marks the Demise of Olympic Windsurfing
British Olympic windsurfer, Nick Dempsey claimed the Silver medal the in 2012 RS:X Windsurfing Olympic event after Dutch competitor, Dorian van Rijsselberg stormed to victory with a convincing win. 31-year-old Dempsey, who is a  former World Champion, adds his silver medal to the Bronze he won in Athens in 2004. The Bronze from today’s medal race went to Polish competitor Przemyslaw Miarczynski. - In... 

Bryony Shaw Gears Up For Olympic Showdown

Bryony Shaw Gears Up For Olympic Showdown
British windsurfer, Bryony Shaw is gearing up for London 2012 and is keeping her fingers crossed that her considerable experience will help win the day. The 29-year-old sailor from Wandsworth has spent much of the run-up to the Olympic Games battling illness, which has taken a big chunk out of her training time. However, the professional athlete, who is now based in Tunbridge Wells, is optimistic... 

Father of Modern Windsurfing, Jim Drake, Remembered

Father of Modern Windsurfing, Jim Drake, Remembered
Three weeks ago, Jim Drake, the pioneering engineer who invented the first mass produced windsurfing board, died aged eighty-three after a long battle with lung disease. He died at his home in Pfafftown, California, surrounded by his family and loved ones. - Jim Drake is widely credited with having made windsurfing accessible to water sports enthusiasts across the globe. Whilst the concept of windsurfing... 

Elite Kitesurfer Critical of Olympic Decision

Elite Kitesurfer Critical of Olympic Decision
One of the world’s top kitesurfers has added his voice to the wave of criticism directed at the ISAF over the decision to replace windsurfing with kitesurfing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. According to Reuters, Amit Inbar, who set-up one of the first kitesurfing schools in Israel, publicly condemned the international governing body’s decision as being “a very big mistake”. - The 40-year-old... 

Bryony Shaw Laments Loss of Olympic Windsurfing.

Bryony Shaw Laments Loss of Olympic Windsurfing.
Bryony Shaw has expressed her disappointment at the International Sailing Federation’s decision to ditch windsurfing in favour of kitesurfing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The 29-year-old athlete from Wandsworth spoke to the press for the first time about the Olympic sailing reshuffle, which was fiercely blasted as being “out of touch” and “bizarre” by fellow British windsurfer Nick Dempsey... 

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”... 

Windsurfing – Nick Dempsey Condemns 2016 Decision.

Windsurfing - Nick Dempsey Condemns 2016 Decision.
British windsurfer, Nick Dempsey has condemned a decision by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to ditch windsurfing at the 2016 Olympic Games in favour of kite surfing. The British champion and Olympic medalist said that the decision by the governing body was “bizarre” and demonstrated that the federation was “out-of-touch” and had “no idea what they were talking about”. The... 

U.K. Extreme Sports – Latest Olympic News!

U.K. Extreme Sports - Latest Olympic News!
Extreme Sports at the London Olympics It’s been a busy few weeks for Britain’s extreme sports Olympic hopefuls, with several UCI World Championships and Olympic Test events taking place. For many athletes, the past few weeks have been decisive, determing whether they will receive a coverted invitation to compete at London 2012. Love Extreme Sports brings you a round-up of the latest news... 
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