World Surf Kayaking Championships are coming to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland will once again take centre stage as Portrush plays host to the World Surf Kayaking Championships 2017. Splashing into action from October 20 - 28 the event will attract around 150 competitors from as far away as Australia...

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...

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...

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...

How 5 Kayakers Were Taken Hostage in Colombia by FARC Rebels

Last November, when the Colombian government struck a long-awaited peace accord with the rebel group FARC, which has occupied the country’s jungles for decades, Ben Stookesberry began planning a kayaking trip to the embattled country. He and four fellow...

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...

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...

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...

Almost 1 million visits Sportscene Paddlesports website 2014

In 2014 the Sportscene website www.sportscene.tv was visited almost 1 million times (914,328) with 2.71 million page views. On average this is about 3 page views per visit. Below a table split by quarter. 2014 - Summary by quarter Quarter Visits Pages Q1 - January /...

OPINION

Agenda to nowhere unless the IOC votes for ‘New Olympics’

Writer: Gianni Merlo, President of the AIPS | Photo: Getty Images The mayor of Rome’s choice not to run for the 2024 Olympics less than...

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