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But PADS apparently was also eyeing another dragon boat race, this time the 14th International Dragon Boat Festival (IDBF) in Pattaya, Thailand, which is considered the Olympic games for the Dragon Boat races.
For Roman, it marked the fourth time she had competed in the IDBF world finals.
Roman first competed at the IDBF world championships in 2001 in Philadelphia.
Since China was still keen on playing host to the IDBF world meet, officials opted not to wait two years between events and allowed the Chinese to have the '04 championships.
There are also news releases on subjects like Ben Stiller's new dodgeball movie (and having seen a few Ben Stiller movies, we know they're not making that up) and a recent move to have dodgeball banned from schools (not surprisingly, the IDBF is opposed).
If you're so inclined, IDBF is at http:// www.dodge-ball.com, complete with a flash intro and a mailing list.
In a letter addressed to IDBF president Mike Haslam, ICF Honorary President Prof.
Also in December of 2008, the CAS, through Sole Arbitrator Corinne Schmidhauser, said that, by virtue of its having joined SportAccord (then the General Assembly of International Sports Federations or GAISF) in 2007, 'the IDBF is recognized to be the only federation governing its sport on a world level'.
Led by eight rowers who saw action in last year's IDBF Dragon Boat championships held in Tampa Bay, Florida, Army actually finished a close second behind the Lake Buhi bets, but the latter was assessed a five-second penalty for entering the wrong lane while crossing the finish.
Naiomi Wise, 16, of Redcar, and Gemma Smith, 17, of Acklam, Middlesbrough, will be taking part in the sixth IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Berlin.
Another team of Filipino dragon boat paddlers ruled the 10th IDBF World Dragon Boat Championships in Florida last year.
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