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Sean Rice and Lizzie Broughton win 45th Amsterdam Waterland Marathon

The 45th edition of the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon has been won by South-African Sean Rice. He beat the 2016 winner Leonel Ramalho from Portugal and Adrián Boros from Hungary to the finish line in tough weather conditions. Lizzie Broughton...

1977: “Mr. Nobody [Albert Kerr] Wins the World Championships Canoe Slalom”

Written by Graham Mackereth | Pyranha Albert’s super-human performance was a surprise to many, though not to those of us who knew him; the local paper the next day was headlined, ‘Mr. Nobody Wins the World Championships’, but Albert was far...

Almost 1 million visits Sportscene Paddlesports website 2014

In 2014 the Sportscene website www.sportscene.tv was visited almost 1 million times (914,328) with 2.71 million page views. On average this is about 3 page views per visit. Below a table split by quarter. 2014 - Summary by quarter Quarter Visits Pages Q1 - January /...

Rio 2016 venues are left in disrepair just six months after Games

“The legacy is incredibly poor,” said Theresa Williamson, executive director of Catalytic Communities – a Rio-based non-government organisation providing support to favela communities – in an interview with AAP in February. “This all coincided with the economic recession but in...
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Why are some sprint athletes perceived as the world’s greatest technicians?

Writer: Rob van Bommel | Sportscene A week ago I came across a video with Knut Holmann (Norway) racing at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. The person who posted the video on YouTube classified Holmann as "technically the best...

Yuri Cheban wins Olympic Gold for Ukraine

Yuri Cheban of Ukraine retained his men's 200m canoe sprint title in Rio and set a new Olympic record. A mix-up in qualification rules meant London 2012 champion Cheban initially missed out on a place in Thursday's final before being...
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A paddler’ paradise? Tropical Islands in Berlin

The biggest waterpark in the world lies 60km south of Berlin, inside a former airship hangar. An area of more than 16 acres, which is more than the size of six city blocks. So plenty of space for a...
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Vector Wero Whitewater Park in Auckland, New Zealand

The taps have been turned on at New Zealand's first purpose-built whitewater park. Wero Whitewater Park in South Auckland will be open for business in less than two months. The park's general manager, Kiwi Olympic kayaking legend Ian Ferguson was joined by Vector chief executive Simon...
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Olympic medal winner Thomas Schmidt develops the “intelligent slalom gate”

"Intelligent slalom gates" - A revolution in canoe slalom? Thomas Schmidt, Sydney 2000 Gold medal winner in the K1, has developed an intelligent slalom gate by putting movement sensors in the poles. The challenge is to distinguish between the...

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Elements for a solution to doping in the Olympics and paddlesports

Writer: Bill Endicott | Sportscene As we have seen, doping is a serious problem in Olympic sports including Canoe/Kayak. It’s also becoming clear that the...

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