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IRF becomes official WADA signatory
Anti Doping

IRF accepted as official WADA signatory

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially accepted the IRF as a signatory of the WADA Code. In his congratulatory letter to IRF President Joe Willis Jones, WADA Director General Olivier Niggli noted: “WADA congratulates you on this important step in the fight against doping in

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Rafael Gallo was honoured at Paddle Sports Show 2021
IRF

Rafael Gallo was honoured at the Paddle Sports Show 2021

On 30 August 2021, IRF Honorary President, Rafael Gallo was honoured during the industry dinner at the 2021 Paddle Sports Show in Lyon, France. Risa Shimoda of International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHoF) presented the annual inductees for the 2021 year at the show and concluded with a short presentation where Rafael Gallo was honoured.

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White Water of Siberia 2021 promo
IRF

Are You Ready for White Water of Siberia 2021?

This month, Russia will again host the International Cultural and Sports Rafting Forum “White Water of Siberia 2021” – the 6th time for this uniting event. It will take place on the territory of the Tomsk Region and the Altai Republic from August 16 to 25, 2021. More than 86 applications have already been submitted

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2021 Congress announced
IRF

IRF 2021 Congress dates announced

The IRF Board of Directors (BOD) announce that the IRF 2021 Congress will be virtual and on the 23 and 24 November 2021. Without a doubt, the pandemic has created the most difficult times ever faced by the world’s sports organisations, and the IRF is no exception. However, even though faced with these extraordinary circumstances,

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Graham Maifredi OAM
IRF

Topping up medals and recognition: Congratulations Graham Maifredi OAM

He’s no stranger to medals and recognition and just last month, Graham “Fredi” Maifredi added the highest pinnacle to date receiving an Order of Australia Medal (OAM). Congratulations Graham Maifredi OAM! Appointments to the Order of Australia in the Australian honours system confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service. The Medal of the

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Children of water
IRF

Mission: Change the world (Children of Water)

If we believe in ourselves, we believe in children of water “We are connected by rivers, there are no borders. There are only good people sharing the same thought. Small rivers join and form large and powerful ones, just like many small actions make a big impact. If we believe in ourselves, we believe in

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ARF AGM reaching equality
IRF

Reaching equality: ARF elects Commitee of more than 50% women

The Australian Rafting Federation (ARF) held their Annual General Meeting on 17th June, at which they elected a new Committee for the 2021/22 year. In a resounding effort for reaching equality, more than 50% of the committee are women! The new committee comprises of familiar faces to many on the racing circuit including recent Order

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