Kitesurfing for the Olympics!
- By Richard Branson -
- May 05, 2012
Delighted to announce kitesurfing has been selected as an Olympic sport. It has just been accepted by the ISAF after a 19/17 vote and there will now be kitesurfing at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
This is fantastic news for my favourite sport and kitesurfers all over the world. As we build up to what promises to be an incredible Olympics in London this summer, it is perfect timing too.
Well done to everyone who has worked tirelessly with us campaigning to get kitesurfing accepted as an Olympic sport. Can't wait to see the gold medal race in Brazil in four years time!
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group