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...

Almost 1 million visits Sportscene Paddlesports website 2014

In 2014 the Sportscene website 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 /...

The KayakPro Compact Ergometer

Advertorial - KayakPro is one of Sportscene's advertisers and a supporter of the World Paddle Awards. The Speedstroke Gym Kayak Compact (KPC) is designed for any location where space is at a premium or easy transportation is preferred. Ideal for...

Plans for a new slalom course in Troja, Prague

Plans in Troja/Prague for a new, second wildwater course (slalom, rafting, freestyle) are an important step closer to realisation now the City of Prague has approved buying the land that's required for the project.

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...

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...

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...

Visualisation, a crucial skill to aid success

Elite athletes embrace this skill as a crucial aspect of their preparation for important events. Having done all the groundwork – be it physical preparation or training - is simply not enough unless you have also developed the skill...

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Vejle Kajakklub in Denmark

The Floating Kayak Club was created for the Vejle Commune by FORCE4 Architects in 2015. Both the club and the architects are nominated for this award. The clubhouse floats over the waters of the Vejle Fjord in Denmark, accessed by...


Women being ignored at the 2017 West Marine Carolina Cup

Open letter by Pam Boteler, President of WomenCAN International, to the organisers of the '2017 West Marine Carolina Cup'. An annual surfski and sup...