ICF rules out Belarus compensation bid for missing Olympics

INSIDE THE GAMES - The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has claimed no further payments will be made to Belarus after the country demanded up to $500,000 (£388,000/€447,000) in compensation following a decision to ban some of its competitors from...

10 words to help you understand whitewater lingo

GRIND TV - Learning a new sport is as much a cultural endeavor as a physical one. Navigating through the paddling social scene in particular can be bizarre and challenging because though some words overlap, the sport hasn't ingrained...

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...

How To Live Beyond Your Life

JOE JACOBI - One of my more memorable whitewater slalom competitions didn’t take place at an Olympic Games or in a far away, culturally unique world capital. Instead, it is one particular race: our 1996 U.S. National Championships — a big deal for...

Golden day for Lisa Carrington and company at Canoe World Cup sprint event in...

New Zealand kayakers have stormed to their best-ever World Cup performance, collecting four gold medals after some team boat heroics on the final day of the opening event of the season in Portugal. A day after Caitlin Ryan’s upset K1...

Canoe polo is a thing and Sudbury may become a hot spot for it

By Randy Pascal Sudbury might yet become the destination of choice for the Canadian Canoe Polo Championships on a more regular basis. That is the word from 2017 event organizer Gergely Lanci, as the tournament converged on Ramsey Lake for the second...

Katie Vincent wins bronze at World Cup 3

Ian Miller | Canoe Kayak Canada Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) has won a bronze medal in the Women’s C1 500m at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 in Belgrade, Serbia. This is Vincent’s fifth medal of the World Cup...

2017 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Racice a wide-open affair

ICF Media - Three Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallists will be among athletes from more than 60 countries who will be competing in next week’s ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. Many countries are using the first World...

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...

Mike Dawson wins extreme canoe slalom gold

NZ HERALD - Paddler Mike Dawson has become the first New Zealander to win a World Cup canoe slalom medal. Two-time Olympian Dawson won the men's extreme canoe slalom final at the opening cup of the season in Prague today. He held...

OPINION

Can we ever eliminate doping in (paddle)sports or “No Dope, No...

Writer: Bill Endicott | World Paddle Awards SUMMARY Doping threatens to destroy the integrity of competitive sports, including paddlesports.  It seems like every day some new...

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