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Over 5000 years dragon boats have been used for ceremonial purposes in China. The events surrounding the death of the beloved statesman and poet Qu Yuan, 2300 years ago, have lead to memorial racing with dragon boats year by year. Having spread across China for centuries dragon boat racing is one the most ancient Chinese traditions.
Chinas late history made many Chinese from almost all Mainland provinces to settle down in Hong Kong and with them their traditions. By the mid 1970's Hong Kong initiated Dragon Boat Racing to develop as a modern sport, which has become nowadays a Sport for All, fascinating over 50 million people worldwide in 62 countries.
The dragon boat sport is governed by the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) and aims for Olympic recognition. Dragon Boat events attract thousands of spectators enjoying this ancient tradition. DBWM IS THE ONLY DRAGON BOAT MAGAZINE.