The International Water Ski Federation (IWSF) was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. As the world governing body for Towed Water Sports, it is also recognized as the sole authority for both Waterski and Wakeboard by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IWSF represents 90 National Federations in Asia / Australasia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, North America, Central America and South America, with approximately 52,000 competitors and 30 million active participants.
Following careful consideration and a half-century of development and growth, the Executive Board of the IWSF announced that the name International Water Ski Federation (IWSF), will immediately be changed to :
INTERNATIONAL WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD FEDERATION (IWWF)
In keeping with this name change, the Executive Board has also released a totally new Logo for the Federation, designed by Boris Dallafontana of Mexico and Italy www.dallastudio.com
The existing Federation Website will continue as before and can now be accessed also at : www.iwwfed.com
The Executive Board highlighted six reasons for these changes, as follows :
- To more clearly reflect the fact that the IWWF is the international governing body for both waterskiing and wakeboarding as recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
- To help create new commercial opportunities – sponsorship, membership, etc.
- To increase public awareness of all towed water sports
- To further increase the number of affiliated federations which have a strong wakeboard focus
- To help increase the number of young male and female participants
- To further encourage the inclusion of more cable-waterski and cable-wakeboard parks – with an estimated 220 parks currently in operation worldwide with over one million participants
Web Site : www.iwwfed.com