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International Racquetball Federation Recognizes New German Federation
9 November 2017 – The International Racquetball Federation’s (IRF) Executive Committee approved and ratified the formation of the German Racquetball Club as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Germany.
“We are thrilled to welcome Germany into the IRF,” said Secretary General Luke St. Onge. “German players have been absent from IRF events for the past eight years, and this is a positive step in seeing racquetball grow and flourish both in Germany and all of Europe.”
The International Racquetball Federation is the international governing body of the sport of racquetball under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee. Founded in 1979, the IRF provides governance, rules, and leadership to its 83 national federation members. A member of GAISF beginning in 1980 and recognized by the IOC in 1985, the IRF offers three events annually and one, the IRF World Championships, biennially. It is the international umbrella organization for racquetball over the Olympic Chain of events such as the Pan American Games, World Games, Central American Games, Central American and Caribbean Games, and IRF Regional competitions.
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