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The ISA & The ICF Request Mediation By The CAS Over The Governance Of StandUp Paddle

12 Mai 17 Written by  Published in News
The ISA & The ICF Request Mediation By The CAS Over The Governance Of StandUp Paddle

The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) are hoping to put the discussion regarding the future governance of SUP in the spotlight with mediation by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

 Press Release: La Jolla, California, July 15, 2017 – The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) have requested the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to mediate new discussions over the governance of StandUp Paddle (SUP).

ISA President, Fernando Aguerre, said:
“We are pleased that the issue regarding the governance of SUP, a discipline that is very important for ISA, is now before CAS. As a committed member of the Olympic Family, we believe CAS is the appropriate forum to have this case heard fairly.

“The ISA welcomes the opportunity to put forward our position as the rightful custodian of SUP that can continue to best ensure the development of the sport and work in the interest of all SUP athletes worldwide.

“Under the guidance of the ISA, both SUP Surfing and Racing disciplines have grown in popularity and professionalism – becoming one of the fastest growing water sports in the world.”

Triple SUP Racing World Champion (2013, 2014 & 2016), ISA Vice President and Chairman of the ISA Athletes’ Commission, Casper Steinfath, said:
“The ISA has been able to offer so much to SUP and our athletes – creating an international competitive platform, empowering national surfing federations to develop the sport worldwide and giving a voice to our discipline that can be heard by more people globally.

“The ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship is a cornerstone in the Federation’s World Championship Series, and the first to feature complete gender equality. At the same time, the ISA’s global SUP coaching programmes have brought the sport to new surfing nations around the world such as Iran, The Gambia and Singapore.

“As an active professional SUP racing athlete, I look forward to this issue being addressed fairly and quickly.”

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