Dragon Boat Organizations and how their hierarchy.
The established International Federation for dragon boat sport is the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF). The International Canoe Federation (ICF) organizes its own dragon boat categorization as it seeks control of the sport. Both organizations hold continental and world championships, however, participation in the IDBF championships always vastly outnumber that in the ICF equivalent. In 2007, the IDBF was recognized as a member of SportAccord which is part of the Olympic Movement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The organization chart below denotes the organization of the Americas hierarchy.