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Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran

27 January 2008 - 
Dragon boating is spreading further through eastern Europe and into the middle east. EU-aspirant Turkey has recently formed the Turkish Dragon Boat Association. With plans to capitalize on its naming as a European Capital of Culture for 2010, the new TDBA is planning on holding an international festival under the auspices of the IDBF in the Golden Horn in 2010.

After visiting the successful IDBF coaches and officials training course in Iran in early December 2007, the President of the Azerbaijani Rowing Federation has asked Mike Haslam to come to Baku sometime in March to discuss establishing the sport in Azerbaijan.

Compiled from reports in the IDBF Newsletter nr. 14

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