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The Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS)

We recently shared with you historic news about the IRF being invited to attend a conference with AIMS (the Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport). We now share with you why this invitation was so important. AIMS is the group…
AIMS Observer Meeting - attendees
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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…
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IRF granted GAISF Observer status

GAISF Council grants the IRF Observer Status To our IRF Member organisations, rafting clubs, athletes, associates, officials, coaches, and friends: I am delighted to announce the momentous and historic news that the International Rafting…
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Global recognition of the International Rafting Federation

At the International Rafting Federation Congress in Miyoshi City, Japan in 2017, our national rafting federation members voted unanimously that the IRF should continue to pursue its dream of taking rafting to the Olympic Games.  In pursuit…

Three changes in the world of sport that could positively impact competitive rafting

Competitive rafting is one of the main realms of the IRF, it is a truly exhilarating sport. It requires teamwork, cohesion, physical endurance and strategy. And it takes place in some incredible locations all around the world. There are…

IRF mourns the passing of GAISF President and IOC member Patrick Baumann

The International Rafting Federation is very sad to hear of the untimely and sudden loss of Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) President, Mr. Patrick Baumann last Friday. The IRF would like to offer all staff, and…
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Rafting and the Olympics: The Road Ahead

Most of you are aware that the newly created World Rafting Federation (WRF) signed a cooperative agreement with the International Canoe Federation (ICF) shortly after we (the IRF) filed our membership application with the Global Association…