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ICF Weltmeisterschaften in Portugal Illegal

Eben hatten wir den Newsletter der ISA, wo der Präsident seinem Frust über die ICF Luft gemacht hat. Nun meldet sich die Portugiesische Surf Federation zu den von der ICF ausgerufenen SUP Weltmeisterschaften.

Original Text in Englisch unten.

Wie es sich wohl in Portugal verhält kümmert sich längst der dortige Surf Verband um den SUP Sport. Somit ist es in Portugal anderen Organisationen verboten Weltmeisterschaften abzuhalten in einer Sportart die nicht offiziell unter deren Administration liegt.

Die FPS (Federaca Portuguesa De Surf) spricht in ihrem Communiqué dann auch gleich Klartext: Man werde weder dem ICF noch dem Portugiesischen Kanu Verband erlauben Weltmeisterschaften abzuhalten. Für den Moment hat der FPS bei in Portugal eine Verfügung erwirkt die, die ICF zwingt ihre Weltmeisterschaften vorerst nicht abzuhalten, bis die Gerichte endgültig entschieden haben.

Hier nun der Text im Original der FPS:

Portugal SUP movement and Portuguese law under attack by International Canoe Federation

The sport of stand up paddling is currently under attack worldwide by the International Canoe Federation.
In fact, ICF is now trying another coup to steal SUP – this time in Portugal.

Allied with the National Canoe Federation, the ICF is attempting to organize a SUP world championship in Portugal. This event is scheduled for late August but is simply against the national laws.

According to Portuguese Law, the organization of such championships needs to be authorized by the Portuguese Surf Federation, as that is the federation responsible for running Stand Up Paddle in Portugal. As the organizers have not received the authorization from the Portuguese Surf Federation to run this event, such championships are actually illegal right now and should not happen.

For now, the Portuguese Surf Federation has lodged a preventive injunction before the Portuguese Courts to prohibit the organization of such illegal event put forward by the International Canoe Federation together with the Portuguese Canoe Federation and this shall be followed by formal legal action.

Portuguese law is crystal clear regarding this matter, the event should not take place.

As the Portuguese Surf Federation declares: “We will fight this act of piracy and ask the Portuguese Courts to enforce the law until the ICF and the National Canoe Federation are stopped from doing this coup and step back to their rightful place. As any country, we obey the laws. We’ve been working closely with ISA, the only recognized ruling body for this sport and together we’ll stand against this kind of situation.”

The Portuguese Surf Federation will not allow the International Canoe Federation (and the Portuguese Canoe Federation) to use Portugal for their own interest disrespecting the Portuguese Law and continuing their outrageous attempt to kidnap Stand Up Paddle from the International Surfing Association, the sole entity that has run the sport from its very beginning and help it to grow internationally and intends to continue to do so in the future.

Echt schade das ganze, weil in Deutschland die Zusammenarbeit mit dem DWV, der GSUPA und dem DKV sehr gut funktionert. Was der ICF auf internationaler Basis aber abzieht können auch wir beim besten Willen nicht nachvollziehen. (Anm.d.Red.)

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