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...

Renovations to Lake Banook’s canoe race tower hinge on hosting worlds

BY CBC NEWS CANADA There's no rush on renovations to the judging tower used to time canoe races at Dartmouth's Lake Banook. Funds to do the work needed to upgrade the facility will hinge on Dartmouth winning the right to host...

After doping scandals, Russia reformed testing agency

CANOE.COM - After almost two years under suspension, the Russian anti-doping agency wants to show it’s capable of cleaning up a tainted sports scene. The agency, known as RUSADA, boasts of anti-corruption training and a newfound respect for whistleblowers — a...

Pimenta determined to make impact in front of home crowd

ICF Media - In the blink of an eye during the final of the men’s K1 1000 in Rio Portugal’s Fernando Pimenta felt his Olympic medal chances slip away. Four years after the euphoria of winning Portugal’s first ever sprint...

You know that Canadian myth about having sex in a canoe? Well, about that...

BY JIM RANKIN | THE STAR “A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe.” — attributed to Pierre Berton, 1973 Pierre Berton was fairly certain he never uttered this oft-cited line about a highly specialized Canuck...

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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...

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