International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF)

The IDBF is the World Governing Body of Dragon Boat Sport and as the GAISF Member recognised by the Council of the GAISF (General Association of International Sports Federations) classifies ICF Dragon Boating as 'Closed Competition'.

IDBF member associations or federations have been established in over 56 countries since 1991, as well as many others and there are a further 20 other dragon boating nations known to the IDBF.

The IDBF, whilst a Member of the GAISF, is not presently an Olympic Federation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) but will apply for this status when it has 75 Member Countries or Territories - the minimum number needed for IOC recognition. Some National Olympic Committees (NOC) have already accepted Dragon boat national organization for national membership and the Olympic Council of Asia recognises the Asian Dragon Boat Federation (ADBF) as the IDBF Continental Federation with responsibility for Dragon Boat Sport in Asia.

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