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|Type||Sports governing body|
|91 member federations|
|Jose Antonio Perez Priego|
The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for all towed water sports. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1946, it is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority governing all towed water sports and has 91 affiliated member federations worldwide. The IWWF is also an affiliate member of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and is one of the seven founding sports of the World Games.
The IWWF’s competitive and recreational towed water sports divisions include the following: Tournament (3-Event Waterskiing), Wakeboard, Barefoot, Show Skiing, Cable Wakeboard, Cableski, Ski Racing, and Disabled Skiing.
Functions of the IWWF:
• Promotes and develops towed water sports worldwide through National Federations
• Develops technical rules for all towed water sport disciplines
• Organizes educational and training programs for technical officials and coaches
• Provides resources for federations for athlete and technical official development and education
• Represents federations and athletes as and when needed
• Manages towed water sport disciplines at Multi-Sport Games recognized by the IOC and its Regional Olympic Councils (World Games, Pan Am Games, Mediterranean Games, South East Asian Games, Asian Beach Games, South American Games, etc.)
• Secures hosts for and manages IWWF World Titled events – a total of 11 events biennially
• Secures hosts for and manages IWWF World Cup stops – 46 stops held and a total of $5.7 million in cash prizes disbursed to athletes since 2004
• Lobbies for inclusion in regional Multi-Sport, Youth, and Olympic Games
• Complies with the World Anti-Doping Code and supports a clean sport
• Seeks sponsorships
The current President of the IWWF is Jose Antonio Perez Priego from Mexio.