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Two dragon boat racing events to be held in Ningbo

The World Dragon Boat League Conference, jointly sponsored by the International Rowing Federation, the Kayaking Association of China and Ningbo Sports Bureau, was held from March 22 to 24, at the Dongqian Lake. At the conference, a signing ceremony was held and the “Ningbo declaration” was issued, announcing that the first Dragon Boat World Cup of the International Rowing Federation will be held at the Dongqian Lake area, Ningbo, in the second half of 2019. Meanwhile, representatives of dragon boat organizations from all over the world and regions have jointly set up the World Dragon Boat League Alliance, a new event guided by the International Rowing Federation. Hopefully, the World Dragon Boat League will start in 2020, and will be held in Ningbo for the first three consecutive years.

The International Rowing Federation was established in 1924. As one of the oldest sports association, it has ow 167 member countries, it is an international organization for the kayaking competition with the largest participating population in the world. The sport now has 13 items (including the dragon boat racing) and has 16 golden medals in the Olympic Games. Reportedly, two new items might be added to the Paris Olympic Games to be held in 2024, and the dragon boat racing is expected to be one of them

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