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How long have they had Surfing at the olympics?

How long have they had Surfing at the olympics?

Surfing made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games, which took place in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This marked the first time surfing was included in the Olympic Games, showcasing the sport's global appeal and significance. Notably, Brazil's Italo Ferreira and the United States' Carissa Moore emerged as the first-ever Olympic champions in men's and women's surfing, respectively.

Origin of Surfing and Its Olympic Journey

  • Surfing is believed to have roots dating back to ancient times, practiced by fishermen in Peru and later across Polynesia.
  • The dream of Olympic Surfing began with Duke Kahanamoku, a Hawaiian Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming, who expressed his desire for Surfing to be included in the Games as early as the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.
  • The International Surfing Association (ISA) played a pivotal role in fulfilling this dream. Fernando Aguerre, a member of Argentina’s National Surfing Team, was elected President of the ISA in 1994 and made the inclusion of Surfing in the Olympic Games a strategic priority for the ISA.
  • After several attempts, the ISA's persistent efforts paid off when the IOC voted to include Surfing as one of five new sports in the Sports Program for the Tokyo 2020 Games in 2016.

Surfing at Future Olympic Games

  • Following its successful debut at Tokyo 2020, Surfing has been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
  • Surfing's inclusion in the Paris 2024 Games will feature 24 men and 24 women competing at Teahupo'o Beach in Tahiti, French Polynesia, with a maximum of two surfers per event per nation.

Surfing's Impact and Future Aspirations

  • Surfing's entry into the Olympics has been a monumental and game-changing moment for the sport, marking over a century of work since Duke Kahanamoku first expressed his dream in 1912.
  • The sport's inclusion in the Olympic Games has set the stage for countless Olympic dreams and aspirations for the world’s surfing youth to pursue.

surfing has been a part of the Olympic Games since the Tokyo 2020 Games, and it is set to continue its Olympic journey at the 2024 Paris Games, further cementing its status as a globally recognized and celebrated sport.


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