On August 3, 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed surfing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. All IOC members unanimously approved the proposal to include surfing, for the first time in its history, in the Olympic movement. Fernando Aguerre, president of the International Surfing Association (ISA), fulfilled the dream of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing, and of millions of anonymous surfers worldwide.
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The day surfing became an Olympic sport