The History of International Inline Downhill Association (IIDA)
The International Inline Downhill Association, IIDA, is an organisation originally set up in order to assist with the growth and regulation of the sport of inline downhill racing. Through the years many people have worked tirelessly to that end.
Inline downhill started in Switzerland in the early 1990’s with the first event held in Lausanne in 1994
Jerome Perakis launched the European Cup & the World Cup pro Tour in the following years. He then got in touch with FIRS, Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports to create the first Inline Downhill World Championship which was held in Zell am See (Austria) in 2000.
That same year, Jerome Perakis founded the IIDA and was president until 2002.
Sebastien Laffargue began riding inline downhill in 1998 and had been involved in Inline downhill for 4 years before he became president of the IIDA from 2002 to 2006. After him, Davide Tacchini assumed the position from 2006 to 2011. Alexandre Lebrun took over the job in late 2011 and remains our current president. Most recently our representatives from around the world have been working to re-establish the sport after it began its decline in popularity. Much success has already been achieved with the emergence of inline downhill groups in Brazil, England and Spain.
The IIDA is now an officially registered French association created in April 2012 and hosted in Lyon, France.
If you would like to contact any of our representatives you can do so by clicking on their name in the committee page.