15th August 2019
The IWWF Executive Board held its second annual meeting, since the election of Jose Antonio Perez Priego (MEX) as President, in Putrajaya Malaysia in conjunction with the IWWF World Waterski Championships. The IWWF Bureau and Chairpersons of the various sports discipline councils were in attendance.
During the one and half day meeting, the key decisions made were as follows:
- Removing the costs of hosting the IWWF Congress and Executive Board meetings from the organisers of the biennial IWWF World Waterski Championships so as to find the right organizers and event venues
- Publication of the IOC Gender Portrayal Guidelines
- More focus on regional Multi-Sports Games inclusion vs Olympic Games
- Formation of an IWWF Kneeboard Committee
- Activation of the IWWF Social Media Group, led by IWWF’s Social Media Manager, Courtney Angus
- Formation of a small working group under the leadership of Geoff Blaauw (AUS) to prepare ideas for the celebration of the IWWF 75th Anniversary in 2021
The IWWF World Congress was held the day after the IWWF Executive Board Meeting with representatives from 39 National Federations attending. The main agenda items/decisions were:
- Russ Dickson of Canada was appointed Chair of the IWWF Sports Business Committee and gave a short presentation to the Congress of his initial ideas for this new Committee whose aim was to raise income for IWWF.
- Morphing of current IWWF World Cup Series into a proper circuit of pre-established events worldwide with a fixed calendar and a uniform distribution platform that will allow professional athletes to compete for prize money.
- A mandate was given by the Congress to the IWWF Executive Board to explore and decide the implementation of a yearly IWWF World Ranking List License of USD 25.00 per athlete, applicable to all competitions listed on the IWWF World Ranking Lists by 2020. The project will be managed by the IWWF Treasurer, Peter Frei.
- Presentation of the IWWF EMS.
About the IWWF: The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has over 90 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing & Wakesurfing
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