IFKO calls for IOC intervention in kiteboarding dispute

The International Federation of Kitesports Organisations (IFKO) has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to intervene in a dispute over the positioning of kiteboarding in the sports movement.

Kiteboarding is currently governed by World Sailing, which is seeking to add the sport to its programme for the 2024 summer Olympic Games in Paris. In February 2017, World Sailing hailed the signing of a “landmark agreement” which aimed to unite the kiteboarding community and end a period of turmoil in the sport.

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