Sailing Politics and the Olympic Vision

Ben Remocker, Class Manager for the Olympic 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 has posted a report in the class blog highlighting the tenuous position of sailing in the Olympics

World Sailing Statement on Russian and Belarusian involvement at Paris 2024

World Sailing has issued this update of their position regarding Russian and Belarusian athletes competing.

IOC President Bach Speaks out on ‘devisive’ Ukraine war

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has told ASOIF that they must make their own responses to the war in Ukraine or risk “becoming a political tool”

IOC release solidarity funds to Ukraine

It is good to hear that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that it will be releasing an initial $200,000 (£150,000) to support the Ukrainian Olympic community impacted by the war

Dragon Class suspends Russian sailors from international competition

The International Dragon Association has condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine, and has suspended Russian sailors and officials from international competition.

IOC urges Federations to pull events from Russia

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged all International Sports Federations to relocate or cancel their sports events currently planned in Russia or Belarus.

30 year Sentence for Official in Rio Olympic Bid Corruption Scheme

Former head of Brazil’s Olympic committee, Carlos Nuzman, sentenced to 30+ years for bribery to buy votes for the Brazilian city’s successful bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

IOC Gold for Sailing Coverage of Tokyo Games

Sailing won Gold for Best Coverage by the Host Broadcaster at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the International Olympic Committee Golden Rings Awards

World Sailing expects £11+ million payout from Tokyo Games

In the recently published World Sailing (UK) Ltd Audited Accounts for 2020, World Sailing indicated that the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Games in August 2021 had alleviated the critical financial risks associated with the cancellation of the Games

Olympic Sailing – Success comes at a cost

Britain took the title of top sailing nation . . . All this success comes at a cost, in the case of British Sailing £22.3+ million over the four-year Olympic cycle . . . equating to 4.5 million per medal

IOC focused on safe Olympic and Paralympic Games for everybody

IOC President Thomas Bach spoke at the opening of a three-day online meeting with the Olympic organizing committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japanese government on Wednesday

World Sailing desperately seeking a solution

Following the 470 class 2021 European Championships the class has their first Mixed Crew champions. But it has all come back to bite them