As the IOC seeks to capitalise on the potential advertising revenue gain from new action sports, the vultures circle seeking to squirm their way to financial gain.
Kiteboarding is not alone as a sport that governed itself until the feint sniff of potential olympic $ >>> CHECK THESE OTHER SPORTS GOING THOUGHT THE SAME THING
Why anyone would want these sailing kooks trying muscle in on kiteboarding unless they were paid $ (countries may pay riders using the tax you pay in a country in order to get potential medals), god knows. The IOC/World Sailing say it is about the kids, women, youth and poorer countries and then choose formula kite - the most inaccessible, niche, lowest balance of male to female (to qualify for youth olympics you just needed to show up), expensive part of kiteboarding.
After 10+ years of surfing organising SUP, canoeing claims it holds the worldwide rights to the sport.
Skateboarding was chosen to be governed by the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) (BY IOC - this went down soooooo very badly with skateboarders! lol Also in many countries new organisations that had more in the way of legal history than the sports history - well actually none of the sports history. Many countries skaters are livid as country based organisations pop up like vultures. Having skateboarding run by rollerskaters is as bad a kiteboarding run by sailors!
https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles ... ute-sorted
Skier (FIS) tell the most experienced olympic slopestylers in the world it is safe to run the heats, riders end up injured.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/ ... cl-rupture
World Sailing Kite Kooks.
These disputes are about $, nothing to do with the good of the sports. Corruption is rife as has been clearly demonstrated.
By kiteboarders for kiteboarders. Kiteboarding is not a Sailing discipline.
If you believe this you should not support any events that support or are members of World sailing/IKA/GKA etc. That might well include your countries kiteboarding organisation too. Carrots on sticks.