25th February 2020
IWWF President, Jose Antonio Perez Priego and IWWF Pan America’s Vice President Maria Isabel Mancheno visited Panama recently.
They were hosted by the Panama Olympic Committee who are open to recognising Wakeboard & Waterski Club Panamá, an affiliate member of IWWF, as the National Governing Body for towed water sports in Panama.
Jose Antonio and Maria Isabel were also encouraged to meet enthusiasts who are already active on the water and committed to developing traditional waterski, boat wakeboard and cable wakeboard disciplines.
Panama will host the next Central American & Caribbean Games in 2022. The IWWF plans to put in place a strategy to develop the sport and ensure there will athletes representing Panama on the water at the Games.
“Panama is a country ripe for towed water sports as it has numerous bodies of water and a young fun loving population with reasonable disposable income” said Jose Antonio Perez Priego.
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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