How 5 Kayakers Were Taken Hostage in Colombia by FARC Rebels

Last November, when the Colombian government struck a long-awaited peace accord with the rebel group FARC, which has occupied the country’s jungles for decades, Ben Stookesberry began planning a kayaking trip to the embattled country. He and four fellow...

Six years on, Markkleeberg returns to Canoe Slalom World Cup circuit

ICF Media - The athletes are ready, organisers are ready, but everyone has one eye on the sky as Friday’s opening day of the third ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Markkleeberg, Germany, fast approaches. Not that the forecast of...

No doubts for Florence as he sets sights on Tokyo

TEAM GB - Three Olympic silver medals would be job done for most people. But David Florence isn’t most people. For him, it’s a case of unfinished business, and gold at Tokyo 2020 is in his sights - but it all...

Woman Pleads Guilty in Fiancé’s Kayak Death on Hudson River

The New York Times - A woman accused of killing her fiancé by tampering with his kayak and then leaving him to drown in the cold and choppy waters of the Hudson River pleaded guilty on Monday to a reduced...

Some competitors pull out of Payette River kayak race due to safety concerns

KTBV TV - One of the largest kayak races in North America is making major changes because of this year’s snowmelt. The North Fork Championship, which takes place on the North Fork of the Payette River, draws competitors from all...

70-year-old kayaker crosses Atlantic Ocean for third time

GRIND TV - That’s right: A 70-year-old man decided to paddle some 4,000 miles across open ocean – completely solo and unsupported – in a craft smaller than most lifeboats. Not to mention, it was his third time completing a transatlantic...

Sancti Spiritus’s Serguei Torres to Compete in Canoe Sprint World Cup

The Cuban athletes will compete in the men’s C-2 1000 meters, event in which they ranked sixth in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games Two of the best Cuban canoeists, Serguei Torres and Fernando Dayan Jorge, will attend the...

Jess Fox protests against easier women’s course at World Cup

NICOLE JEFFERY | THE AUSTRALIAN - Olympic canoe slalom medallist Jess Fox has accused her international federation of setting the sport back 40 years by making the women’s C1 course easier than the men’s at the World Cup event...

Canoe Sprint World Cup series to finish on a high in Belgrade

ICF MEDIA - The ICF Sprint Canoe World Cup makes its long awaited return to Belgrade, Serbia, this weekend, with a field including Olympic gold medallists Liam Heath, Marcus Walz, Sebastian Brendel, Max Hoff and Ken Wallace, along with several...

Olympic medallists head field at 2017 ICF U23 and Junior World Championships

ICF Media - Olympic medallists Emma Jorgensen and Isaquias Santos head a list of more than 900 athletes from 62 countries in Romania this week to contest the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint U23 and Junior World Championships. Jorgensen, a K1...

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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...

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