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After Prague ...

21 September 2009 - 
These are the statistics after the 2009 World Championships:

24 Countries and Territories from 5 Continents took part but a further 6 Teams did not make it due to a lack of finance in the present world situation. Despite this nearly 3000 participants in 134 Crews made the journey to Prague.

Over 600 Junior Competitors (Under 18) took part, as well as nearly 500 athletes over 50 years of age and 650 over 40 years old. There were 1150 Premier paddlers. Of the total number of participants in all Divisions, nearly 900 were female.

China won the Nations Cup as the best Premier Division Team overall, and also the Women´s Premier Title. Canada won the Senior A Title and Singapore the Junior Division. Competing for the first time in a World Champs were athletes from India and Iran.

At the IDBF Congress on 29 August 09, 32 Members were represented. Hong Kong were awarded the right to host the 2012 Club Crew World Championships and Iran the 2013 World Championships in Tehran. USA will host the 2011 World Champs in Tampa Bay and Macau the 2010 Club Crew Worlds.

Madam Xiao Min, China, (Vice President, Chinese NOC) was elected as the IDBF President, the first Woman to hold that office. Mason Hung (Hong Kong), Bob Morro (Usa), Claudio Schermi (Italy) and Ahmad Doniamali (Iran) were elected as the IDBF Vice Presidents.

Full results for the 2009 World Championships available here.

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  • European Dragon Boat Federation European Dragon Boat Federation
    December 13 2017 01:51pm
    Fun fact: The EDBF was founded by five countries (Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, United Kingdom and Germany). The traditional dragon boat festival takes place on the 5th day of the 5th month. Coincidence or not? ☺
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    December 9 2017 04:11pm
    Looking for a festive dragon boat picture if anyone has one we can use for the Facebook page header photo. Please send to secretary@edbf.org.
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    As Christmas is fast approaching we want to know that one dragon boating accessory you could not do without? Please share your ideas below.
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    December 5 2017 08:51am
    European Dragon Boat Federation added 5 new photos.
    At the EDBF Convention in Belgrade we decided to run a competition to design a new logo for the EDBF. We would be most grateful if you would share this message with your dragon boat family as we may have some budding designers out there. Alternatively go to our Facebook page "European Dragon Boat Association" and share our message. All logos are to be submitted to secretary@edbf.org by 31/12/17.
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    • Olga Chelesheva
      Olga Chelesheva As for me, I like the old one. It looks great on the medals :)
      December 5 2017 08:51am
    • European Dragon Boat Federation
      European Dragon Boat Federation Times keep changing and innovation is a regular feaure of our mission. We love the old EDBF logo. It was designed by our friend Fabio Masi in 1990. Today we should have new ideas, all togheter with the Dragon Boat Community of Europe, starting from a new Logo to represent our wish to achieve progress and promote innovation for a rejuvenation of our sport and for a susteinable long term growth. Claudio Schermi EDBF President Elect
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    • Roel Dev
      Roel Dev Hello sir/Madam. This is my entry to the European Dragon Boat Fedreration Logo Design Contest, I want t to join the contest, I hope you like. I ask permission to join. it,thank you very much.. I am from asia a,filipino.....
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