Float your boat: Kayak polo players make a row in Brooklyn Bridge Park

They’re making a splash! Crews of competitive kayakers ship out each Sunday for a splashy water sport in the river off of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Kayak polo is a ball game that appeals to those who love being out on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Let’s Settle This in Court: What, Exactly, Is Stand-Up Paddleboarding?

NEW YORK TIMES - The age-old questions. Is light a particle or a wave? Is Certs a breath mint or a candy mint? Is bridge a sport or a game? And now add this one: Is stand-up paddleboarding more like canoeing...

“Planet Canoe are you serious?”

Vavra Hradilek - Planet Canoe are you serious? Am I at the same World Cup event as this guy who has written this article ? I have not seen any athletes or coaches giving thumbs up to the change...

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...

Brits triumph at GoPro King of the Alps competition

British Canoeing - Saturday 10th June saw over 150 athletes from 18 different nations joined together to compete in the 6th edition of the GoPro King of the Alps. The Passier Valley in South Tirol, Italy hosted yet again an...

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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