The APP welcomes the landmark decision by the Court of Arbitration (CAS) to award governance of SUP to the ISA at an Olympic level. The resolution of this matter is a historic moment for the sport of SUP and the ISA.
Its partnership with the APP World Tour, that was formalized back in 2017, highlights this commitment to a bright future for the sport, as the two organizations work hand in hand to create opportunity and harmony in the sport.
The CAS award allows the ISA to further focus and fully accelerate the international growth and popularity of the sport, as the International Sport Federation responsible for SUP at the Olympic level. While in parallel, the APP World Tour continues to evolve the sport’s professional platform providing unprecedented opportunities for athletes from all over the world and unique experiences for its global audience and participation bases.
A new, unified era for the sport of Stand Up Paddling with the ambition of Olympic inclusion and sport development at every level
With this important decision now behind us, the ISA and the APP are able to progress with their unified vision for the sport: this comprises of inclusive participation for all, legitimate global sporting standards, the continued development and expansion of the APP’s professional platform and working towards the goal of Olympic Inclusion with development at every level of participation.
CAS also have press release which can be viewed here