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6th White Water of Siberia forum
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#RiverFamily grows in 6th White Water of Siberia forum

The 6th White Water of Siberia international cultural and sports rafting forum has drawn to a successful close. The #RiverFamily has grown with new members from across Europe and Asia. The forum was attended by 26 participants from nine countries: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and of course Russia. During the

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1st women only guide workshop
Development

1st women only guide workshop in Mexico

By Ena Buenfil This summer the 1st women only guide workshop was held in the Huasteca Potosina region, Mexico. The area has great potential for rafting activity with beautiful rivers of different classifications in states such as: Veracruz, Morelos, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Chiapas and of course San Luis Potosí in the Huasteca region. Eight women attended

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International Whitewater Hall of Fame and IRF honour RAFA
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International Whitewater Hall of Fame and IRF honour RAFA

Rafael Gallo’s communities ask friends to support the projects he loved – International Whitewater Hall of Fame and IRF honour RAFA (Rivers And Forests Alliance). The World River Centre and International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHOF), the International Rafting Federation and Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) have announced a campaign to further the work and passion

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New GTE Committee
Development

We welcome our new GTE Committee members

Despite the pandemic, the IRF’s Guide Training & Education (GTE) System has continued to grow in leaps and bounds across the globe. In order to keep up with the changing GTE environment, we regularly review the make up of the GTE Committee and so it is with great pleasure we welcome our new GTE Committee

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World Virtual Youth Festival
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World Virtual Youth Festival closes on a high

As the world faced life changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Through Sports joined forces with over 100 organisations in 2020 to promote inclusion, equality, non-discrimination and peace for and with the youth of the world through the World Virtual Youth Festival. Awards Gala On the 19 December, the Leaving a Legacy Awards Gala

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Para Rafting Committee
Para Rafting

IRF appoints inaugural Para Rafting Committee members

The IRF is proud to announce the formation of its inaugural Para Rafting Committee. News of the committee’s formation has been greeted very positively within the rafting community and the wider para sports communities. The first key steps for the Para Rafting Committee are to finalise the Athletes Classification Code and Classification system. These standardised

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2020 World Fair Play Awards
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Call For Nominations – 2020 World Fair Play Awards

The International Fair Play Committee is calling for nominations for the 2020 World Fair Play Awards! The International Fair Play Committee’s mission is to draw the attention of the world to the outstanding examples of fair play attitude and good sportsmanship in sports. The Committee presents awards annually in four categories – Act of Fair

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IRF joins global family of International Sports Federations
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IRF joins global family of International Sports Federations

The IRF is excited to announce that we recently joined with other leading international sports federations to participate in a number of virtual meetings, forums and assemblies focused on the future of international sports.  These virtual sessions occurred from 6-11 November and were hosted by SportAccord, Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), Alliance of

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