At 16.30 local time, the General Assembly of the ISAF Annual Conference approved the reinstatement of the RS: X as an Olympic sport in Rio in 2016 instead of Kitesurfing, overturning the decision of Stresa in May 2012 and the ISAF Council yesterday not to reopen the practice.
So Alessandra Sensini: “This is no time to celebrate. The battle between kite and windsurfing is not a battle we wanted to or from one or the other side. For this reason I would not celebrate: the way we were sitting next to each other, we are part of the same family and also the kite has the credentials to be present at the Olympic Games with a medal. At midyear meeding was a very close vote, and in the meantime it became clear that they were not collected all the relevant information.
Many nations have asked to reopen the practice and the Council have voted in favor of no less than 28 MNAs: some had not been reached 75% yes but the majority (51.3%). The kite has made great strides and really inisieme must be present at the Olympic Games in 2020. ”
Here are the classes in the Olympics in Rio in 2016:
Men’s Board -RS:X
Women’s Board – RS:X
Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser
Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
Men’s 2nd One Person Dinghy – Finn
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Women’s Skiff – 49erFX
Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Mixed Two Person Multihull – Nacra 17
The program includes the election of President and Vice-Presidents.