We are pleased to announce that the IOC (International Olympic Committee) Executive Board has approved IOC recognition of AIMS (Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport) subject to the signing of an MoU and some minor amendments to the AIMS Constitution. After the above mentioned requirements are satisfied, AIMS will receive provisional recognition and become an “IOC Recognised Organisation”. This is very good news for dragon boating and the IDBF as they were one of the founding member federations of AIMS. Dragon boat racing now continues on its steep path to be included as a sport in a future Olympics.