17th August 2019
The UAE Marine Sports Federation, represented by Mr Ahmed El Tahir, attended the IWWF World Congress in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 15th August 2019.
During the Congress, the UAE Marine Sports Federation was approved as an affiliate member of the IWWF and recognized national governing body for towed water sports (waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, etc) in the UAE.
The 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships will be organized in Abu Dhabi by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Council (ADIMSC).
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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