Yearly Archives: 2004


Media Shift From Formula 1 to Waterskiing

Following last weekend’s spectacular Formula One Grand Prix, the Chinese Media are now heading for Changshu, just 45 minutes north of Shanghai. For the first time also, China will host a Stop of the Waterski World Cup, organised by the International Waterski Federation. Changshu, called 'Heaven on Earth', offers the perfect mixture of old and [...]

By | September 29th, 2004|Press|0 Comments

Emotional Thriller at London’s Waterski World Cup Stop

It was certain to be emotional. Turning it into a thriller was the real bonus. The fans had traveled far and wide to share in history. None went home disappointed. Following the success of the 2004 Waterski World Cup Stops in France and Russia, the London Stop was for Slalom devotees. Being also the very [...]

By | September 8th, 2004|Press|0 Comments

Princes Prove King Ready For London World Cup!

The stage is set. The Slalom Stars are ready. This is the final count down to the Waterski World Cup Stop at Thorpe Lakes in London next weekend on Saturday, September 4th. It is the halfway point for the 2004 Waterski World Cup with Stops yet to come in the China, USA and Qatar. The [...]

By | August 31st, 2004|Press|0 Comments

London’s Double Welcome For Waterski Cup

It started in France, moved on to Russia and now it is the turn of Great Britain. On Saturday, September 4th, Thorpe Lakes in London will host a very special Slalom Waterski World Cup Stop – and this will be the last Stop in Europe in 2004. The battle will commence at 9.00am sharp! Stops [...]

By | August 18th, 2004|Press|0 Comments

No matter how you read it, ONE BILLION is a very, very, big number!

With 92 Federations around the World, members of the International Waterski Federation from all Continents will watch the Athens Olympics this year with special interest. The IOC decision to limit the number of Athletes is understandable as it is an enormous management challenge. While Waterskiing was selected by the Athens Olympic Committee for inclusion this [...]

By | August 12th, 2004|Press|0 Comments

China Set to Break All Waterski Broadcast Records

No matter how you read it, ONE BILLION is a very, very, big number! When the International Waterski Federation opted to stage seven Stops of the new Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup in highly populated areas around the globe, it was a largely untested formula. How quickly time can change perceptions! Following highly successful Stops [...]

By | August 9th, 2004|Press|0 Comments

Russia First to Commit to Waterski World Cup 2005

By any standards, the Waterski World Cup Stop staged in Dubna, Russia, on July 25th and 26th was a resounding success. With 24,000 spectators in attendance on day one and 30,000 on day two, this was an outstanding achievement for both the Sport and a location which had not staged an international event on this [...]

By | August 3rd, 2004|Press|0 Comments

Dubna Delivers Russian Waterski Masterpiece

Put 56 Journalists, 10 TV Companies, 54,000 spectators and the best World’s best Waterskiers together and the result is a guaranteed masterpiece. Given substantial support from the Governor of the Region of Moscow, Boris Gromov and the Mayor of Dubna, Valery Prokh, the outcome has to be impressive. The City of Dubna, both an international [...]

By | July 29th, 2004|Press|0 Comments

Waterski and Wakeboard on Crest of Wave

The launch of the 2004 Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup by the International Waterski Federation has been well timed. The first of the seven World Cup Stops in France saw crowds of over 20,000 cheer the Wakeboarders to excel. The next Stop for the World’s top ranked Waterski athletes takes place in Dubna on the [...]

By | July 19th, 2004|Press|0 Comments