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Prince William, dragonboating and Mike Haslam IDBF Executive President & BDA President interview

Prince William, dragonboating and Mike Haslam IDBF Executive President & BDA President interview

Prince William and his new wife went head to head in a friendly dragonboat race in their summer 2011 tour of Canada and Belief Radio had the chance to talk exclusively with Mike Haslam, the Executive President of the International Dragonboat Federation (IDBF) who is also the President and CEO of the British Dragonboat Association (BDA). Dragonboating is an ancient sacred sport with its origins in China dating back over 2,000 years and is one of the fastest growing sports in the world today. When the Royal couple were asked which activity they would like to participate in during some leisure time in Canada, they opted to have a paddle in a dragonboat with local teams. In this interesting interview with Mike, Belief Radio producers Phil Keeler and Rich Smith (who has himself competed in the sport at world championship level), explore the history of dragonboating, the development of the sport internationally and its universal appeal to people of all abilities and ages. Sport can have a re

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