Quiz Question: What’s on the horizon for kiteboarding in 2024?
The given options are:
- A motorized kiteboard will be authorized for sale
- It will debut as an official sport at the Olympics
- A kiteboarder will embark on a round-the-world sail
Correct Answer: It will debut as an official sport at the Olympics
Info: The curved, inflatable kites seen in this photo are the unmistakable sight of kiteboarding, one of the most exciting and youngest of board sports, which will debut as an Olympic event at the 2024 Games in Paris. Kiteboarding is a cousin to windsurfing, which emerged in the late 1960s a combination of surfing and sailing. By the 1990s, windsurfers were perfecting a basic innovation—separate the sail from the board and fly it like a kite, which is attached to the rider by a long harness. The reconfiguration provided more freedom and speed, allowing kiteboarders to launch themselves high into the air.