LONDON, Nov 11: Windsurfing has reclaimed its place in the Olympic programme after the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) voted on Saturday to reinstate it at the expense of kiteboarding.

The ISAF decided to retain men's and women’s windsurfing at the governing body's annual general meeting in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.

The vote reversed the organisation's surprise move in May to drop windsurfing in favour of kiteboarding at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The ISAF at the time described the move as a “fantastic addition” but windsurfing federations vowed to pressure sailing chiefs to reinstate the discipline.—Reuters

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