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...

Ford paddles back onto national team at 50

ROCKY MOUNTAIN OUTLOOK - Turning 50 has not slowed down kayak legend David Ford. The five-time Olympian earned a spot on the Canadian national team with a win and two silver medals at the 2017 whitewater kayak/canoe slalom national team...

Behind the Lens: Faces of Freestyle with Peter Holcombe

Canoekayak.com: Can you take us through the technical side of the shoot. What gear did you use? Any challenges? Peter Holcombe: This shoot took place at the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, Colo. I was set up on the large...

French dominate World Cup Wildwater Canoeing Muothatal

ICF MEDIA - Excellent results for Switzerland in the Wild Water Racing World Cup in Muotathal this weekend when Classic and Sprint races were held on the Muota River. Melanie Mathys from Solothurn continued her winning run following on from...

Oldest kayaker in town has lived quite the adventure-filled life

BY JON MANLEY - Gig Harbor resident Bee Dietz likes to tell people she didn’t have much choice in who her husband was going to be. Growing up in the Texas Panhandle as a young girl during World War II,...

EBU renew partnership with International Canoe Federation

The EBU and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) have agreed on a three-year renewal of the worldwide media rights for the Canoe World Championships from 2017-2019. The agreement will provide the EBU with exclusive worldwide media rights to all the 2017-2019 Canoe...

British Canoeing appoint Rene Olsen as senior technical coach for Olympic sprint programme

By Sportsbeat British Canoeing is pleased to announce the appointment of Rene Olsen as the new senior technical lead coach for the Olympic canoe sprint programme. The former sprint and marathon canoeist, who represented Denmark in the sport, has plied his...

Mallory Franklin should focus on one discipline, according to Richard Hounslow

SLOUGH OBSERVER - Windsor slalom canoeist Mallory Franklin needs to focus her energies on one discipline, according to retired two-time Olympic silver medallist Richard Hounslow. Despite being just 22-years-old, Franklin has already achieved plenty in the sport, including winning back-to-back...

Esther Wheeler first female to complete Yukon River Quest in solo canoe

BRITISH CANOEING - The Yukon River Quest is the world’s longest annual canoe and kayak race based in Canada. Covering 444 miles across four days, the Yukon River Quest attracts paddlers from across the world to test their endurance, whilst...

OPINION

Doping problem in canoe/kayak worse than reported

Writer: Bill Endicott | World Paddle Awards SUMMARY The doping problem in sports generally and in canoe/kayak specifically is worse than reported in my Sportscene.tv piece of June...

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