It’ll be decided by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in an upcoming mediation. “Especially on flat water, propulsion using a paddle is basically canoeing,” said Simon Toulson to The New York Times. “Standing up or sitting down is irrelevant. ” Toulson is the secretary general of the canoeing federation.
For the last few years, the ISA, under the leadership of President Fernando Aguerre, has been thought of–by most, at least–as the governing body of SUP. “The I. S. A. welcomes the opportunity to put forward our position as the historical rightful custodian of S. U. P. that can continue to best ensure the development of the sport and work in the interest of all S. U. P. athletes worldwide,” Aguerre said in a statement. “Under the guidance of the I. S. A. for many years, both S. U. P. surfing and racing disciplines have grown in popularity and professionalism. Hydrofoiling vs.
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