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International Dragon Boat Federation

International Dragon Boat Federation
Map of the members of IDBF according to their confederation
Abbreviation IDBF
Formation 24 June 1991  (1991-06-24)
Type Federation of national associations
Headquarters Beijing, People's Republic of China
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
62 national associations
Official language
English, Mandarin Chinese[1]
Executive President
Mike Haslam
President
Xiao Min
Website .org.idbfwww
International Dragon Boat Federation
Simplified Chinese 国际龙舟联合会

The International Dragon Boat Federation (Simplified Chinese: 国际龙舟联合会) is the international governing body for the team water sport of dragon boat racing. The IDBF was founded by representatives from Australia, People's Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines, Singapore and the US in Hong Kong on 24 June 1991. As of 1 Jan 2008, there are 62 countries or territories with membership of the IDBF, with a further 12 Countries with a known interest in the sport.

The Great Britain representatives are known as the British Dragon Boat Racing Association (BDA).

References

  1. ^ http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/135293428/Dragon_Boat_Sport_2012.pdf

See also

External links

  • IDBF homepage
  • Dragon Boating Not Just for Asians
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