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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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HungaroRaft Women on Soca 2
Teams

HungaroRaft women’s team find new ways to train

For HungaroRaft Women’s team, racing has not been possible this year. Hungary doesn’t have suitable white water for the team to train on so they had to find new places and ingenious ways to train this year. Today we catch up with Lilla Süveges, captain of the HungaroRaft Women’s Team. HungaroRaft Women’s team on the

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Devil's Stream Euro Cup 2020
Racing

Devil’s Stream pulls in the teams

The Devil’s Stream pulled in teams from across Europe to take on it’s challenging rapids this weekend. Hosted by Czech Union of Boaters (Rafting), this very popular annual event saw over 20 teams teams take to the Vlatva River, near Lipno in Czechia. The Devil’s Stream section is immediately below the Lipno dam and provides

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Return to raft racing - Troja Cup
Racing

Czech your calendars – raft racing is back!

Raft racing returned in true river family style with the Troja Czech Cup / Euro Cup and more events than you can count on one hand! Last weekend saw a collection of teams old and new competing in Prague at the Troja white water centre. Saturday 22nd September saw the first R4 Czech Cup race and

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Troja raft race
Racing

Are you ready for the Czech racing season?

By Lenka Bauerová, SVoČR It all starts this weekend! The Troja Rafting Cup will open the postponed Czech racing season. There was already one down river race in June at Trnávka, but Troja will be the first complete weekend race. Troja is a Czech Cup R4 and at the same time there will be an

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UTS Youth Festival 2020 logo
Development

UTS – Virtual Youth Festival announced

The IRF is proud to announce that we have been invited to participate in the United Through Sport (UTS) International Virtual Youth Festival! This historic event is a unique opportunity for IRF youth teams to get involved in a global project. UTS is an initiative launched in 2019 by the Association of Independent Recognised Sports

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Development

2020 White Water of Siberia forum open for applications

Applications for the 2020 White Water of Siberia forum are now being accepted. Applications are welcomed from across the globe, however please ensure you make yourself familiar with travel and quarantine restrictions of Russia, your own country, and any countries you may travel through on the way there. All questions about registration or the event

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Development

AIMS Observer Meeting

With the IRF’s Observer Status of GAISF, we have previously unprecedented support to our sport. IRF President Joe Willis Jones was invited to an Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) online conference to discuss current challenges during the pandemic and post pandemic. The AIMS President, Stephan Fox, was joined by Vice President, General

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Racing

Stay active, stay fit this Olympic Day

Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. The modern version of Olympic Day developed into much more than just a

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