that was sourced from 2 articles.. i try and find em.. yeah cant see them there.. scuttlebut? and some other sailing website...?
it looks like there are not enough females doing foil racing to meet ioc requirements anyway ( equal number of males and females.) so that seems to be out of the equation anyway.. kitefoil gold world cup about 3 females entered worldwide (???!!!), formula kite worlds about 5 female competitors entered worldwide(???!!) ( it said 10 competitors but 5 said did not compete or dns.. could not make it around course wierd.. bulking up the numbers?)
So the submissions from countries that include kiting as a choice in olympics ( many dont want kiting at all):
mixed sex team relay racing (huh?!)
mixed sex team racing and waves combined.. (what!? i spat my food out)
mixed sex team triathlon - twintip racing foil racing and freestyle ( i cant take any more )
mixed sex team racing (how?! tandem kiteboards)
mixed sex team long distance down winder long distance race (tandem kiteboards again!)
you get the idea... this is what happens when sailors try and involve themselves with another sport.. completely clueless/ potentially dangerous.
but wait.. there is another problem? niel pryde cr-x offer the only kite equipment option i know of for convertable twintip and foil otherwise .. more equipment extra board .. the alternative ... ride anything. arms race.. WAY more cost.. all less youth and less poorer country involvement. cr-x kiting may face the exact problem rsx windsurfing is facing in the format of antitrust laws...
So what is left for olympic kiteboarding with world sailing in charge... here are my suggestions:
Wakeskate kiting sliders( world sailing are the world authority if all forms of kiteboarding on water including wakeskate slider riding)
Jet ski assisted tow up kiting freestyle .The competition that took place.. for real at the world biggest kite comp.. leucate mondial du vent (world sailing are the world authority if all forms of kiteboarding on water including jet ski assisted tow up kiting freestyle)
Kite cliff jumping.
Some kind of kiteboarding "urban" (urban is important, a countries submission mentions the urban look of a foilboard being appealing to youth) kind of on water style points fashion show competition
any more ideas.. some kind of kiting decathlon, or clay pigeon shooting while boosting king of the air style boosts...
this article by some sailing dude is pretty funny regarding kiting.