Thomas Konietzko re-elected as German Canoe Federation President

Thomas Konietzko has been re-elected as President of the German Canoe Federation. Konietzko, who is also a vice president of the International Canoe Federation, was confirmed for another four-year term with his home governing body at the organisation's Congress in...

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...

No Sleep, Keep Paddling: Kayaking 300 Miles In ‘Everglades Challenge’

‘I’ve been hallucinating, talking to a tiny spirit baby hanging onto the boat.’ Our editor paddled through glory and despair in the 300-mile Everglades Challenge. TWELVE HOURS INTO THE RACE we encounter our first manatee. Our kayak stops with an abrupt thud, the...

Top paddlers show their strength on opening day of U23 World Championships

ICF MEDIA - Czech Lukas Rohan has qualified fastest for the semi-finals of the men’s C1 on the opening day of the U23 and Junior World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. Rohan finished in a time of 92.63, more than one second...

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...

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...

Rio’s example: Why no city should bid to host the Olympics

YAHOO SPORTS - There were 27 world records set at the Rio Olympics last year – from swimming to weightlifting, archery to cycling. These were as thrilling as they were expected. “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” is the Olympic model after all...

Olympic medallists line up for season-opening Slalom World Cup in Prague

ICF MEDIA - The first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup event of 2017 will see all but two of last year’s Olympic medallists, along with a who’s who of previous World Champions and Olympic finalists, competing on the famous Troja...

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...

Women’s canoe added to 2020 Olympics, opening doors for female athletes

By Paul Palmeter, CBC News When the International Olympic Committee announced last week that women's canoe events will be added to the 2020 Games, it was news Hannah MacIntosh had been waiting to hear for years. "As an athlete, you have a list...

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IOC declaration on doping falls short

By William T. Endicott Last year in the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, I wrote three articles  for Sportscene outlining the parameters of the very...

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