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2020 World Fair Play Awards
Development

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
Development

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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The IRF prepares for the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020
Youth

The IRF prepares for the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020

The International Rafting Federation has joined forces with more than 80 organisations to unite on a digital platform for the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020, which is under patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Special Olympics (SOI), SportAccord, Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and Alliance of Independent

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Lessons in rafting
Development

Careers in shipping to include lessons in rafting

Serbian students developing careers in shipbuilding have joined the #RiverFamily. Earlier this year, students and their teachers took to Lake Sava to completed lessons in rafting for the basic training of raft management and basic rescue procedures on the water. These students of the High School for Shipping, Shipbuilding and Hydrobuilding from Belgrade, were accompanied

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Virtual Youth Festival poster
Development

Registration is open for Virtual Youth Festival

Its time for the Youth of the World to register for the UTS Virtual Youth Festival! Registration is open for a short period of time, so don’t delay! The event, which is under patronage of the IOC, IPC and SOI, has brought together over 80 organisations bringing together the youth of the world. Register for

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Rafting field lessons
Development

Rafting field lessons for Uni of Belgrade students

Last month, the city of Priboj, Serbia, hosted third-year students of the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education, University of Belgrade for a field lesson. Rafting field lessons were realised in the form of a full-day adventure aimed at organising a rafting trip. This excursion is part of the Nature Activities curriculum. The goals of

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Wild Whitewater Woman - Annalee Decker
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5 steps to becoming a rafting Wild Whitewater Woman

Annalee Decker shares with us her journey to becoming a rafting Wild Whitewater Woman and the five steps it takes to become one too. It was a hot summer afternoon that I accomplished my near-obsessive mission of becoming a professional raft guide at the US National White Water Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, NC. My final

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Virtual Youth Festival poster
Development

IRF judges at the 1st ever World Virtual Youth Festival

“Do something today for a better tomorrow” – Oscar Wilde. The first ever world UTS Virtual Youth Festival encourages youth to showcase their unique talents and creativity, offering them a chance to shine bright during a difficult time. Over 60 organisations and federations have joined to participate and/or contribute towards this unique event which has

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Friends for life
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Friends for life at the 2020 White Water of Siberia Forum

“Friends for life” is how the group who attended the cultural and sport rafting forum of White Water of Siberia 2020, described the experience. And with that, the fifth year of the forum came to an end. The annual forum takes place in Altay and is organised by Федерация Рафтинга России / Russian Rafting Federation.

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