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World Virtual Youth Festival 2021
Development

Curtain closes on the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2021

The UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2021 came to an end with a breath-taking Closing Ceremony from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was the centre for youth of all abilities coming together under the patronage of the IOC, IPC, SOI, SportAccord, GAISF and AIMS. Over 100 organisations joined forces with one mission, to

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Development

2021 World Virtual Youth Festival

The second World Virtual Youth Festival will be happening in November 2021. Time to get your youth into action! Registration to be done by 30 October latest. This festival is brought to you by United Through Sport (UTS) which is an alliance of many organisations working together through sports to bring unity and peace to

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What's your daily
IRF

Calling all youth rafters! What’s your daily?

After the hugely successful World Virtual Youth Festival, UTS and the IRF are inviting rafting youth to get active, get creative, and use social media pro-actively in the “What’s your daily?” challenge. At a time where the corona virus pandemic still affects daily life, youth all around the globe have been affected by this pandemic

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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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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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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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Racing

IRF’s 9th Youth & Junior Euro Rafting Champs kicks off

The IRF introduced their Junior divisions in 2010 and this year is the 9th year there will be an Euro and a World Championship for them. The Euro Rafting Championship kicked off yesterday in Slovakia on the Cunovo course near Bratislava. The Sprint, a straight race against the clock, saw the RUS1 (Russia) teams taking

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Youth World Rafting Champs wrap up with Downriver

The final day for the Youth teams was the Downriver, a hard, long paddle needing stamina and careful reading of the river to prevent getting slowed down or even stuck on rocks. Home advantage is definitely a plus here and the Indonesian teams proved themselves up to the task. First category home were the U23

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Youth age groups – U19 only – 2016 onwards

From 2016 onwards there will only be one Youth age group – and that is U19. At the IRF Extraordinary Congress in Brazil in 2014 the decision was made to drop the U23 division from 2016 onwards. So the question that still needed to be answered was whether an U21 division was needed to replace

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