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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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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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River Rubbish clean up crew
Sustainability

More rafters = less river rubbish

Report from Daigo Shibata The Mitake Canyon is a beautiful river gorge located along the Tama River and is my “home river”. The canyon is located 90 minutes from the center of Tokyo and is famous for its many outdoor activities including rafting, hiking, bouldering and trail running. In particular, it’s also well-known for canoe

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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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Climate change in Arunachal Pradesh
Sustainability

Climate change in Arunachal Pradesh

In part two, we continue Natalia’s adventures in northern India and discover more about how to take on climate change in Arunachal Pradesh. Read the earlier article here. Taking on climate change in Arunachal Pradesh By Natalia Zenkova … Next morning I crossed a river channel of Brahmaputra river to reach the middle of the

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Arunachal Pradesh
Sustainability

Arunachal Pradesh: forgotten land of pure white water

Taking on climate change in Arunachal Pradesh: how one woman’s short trip to India turned into a two month adventure exploring, learning, and supporting local river communities. Arunachal Pradesh: forgotten land of pure white water By Natalia Zenkova In 2014, I read a travelling journal on a plane. I saw beautiful pictures from North Eastern

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National Rivers Project
Sustainability

103 National Wildlife Refuge Water Trails now on the US National Rivers Project

Dozens of popular paddling destinations along National Wildlife Refuge Water Trails are now even more accessible online having been recently added to the National Rivers Project (NRP), an interactive map and online database which helps to identify, explore and plan river trips. The NRP now includes 18 National Wildlife Refuges and features 103 water trails

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Etienne Stott - championing for our climate
Sustainability

Olympic gold medalist championing for our climate

London 2012 Olympic canoe slalom gold medalist, Etienne Stott is championing for our climate. No stranger to fame, Etienne has swapped podiums for protests in order to defend our planet. In our exclusive interview, Etienne shares with us the challenges facing paddlesports and how to get involved in championing for the climate. You’re no stranger

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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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