ICF rules out Belarus compensation bid for missing Olympics

INSIDE THE GAMES - The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has claimed no further payments will be made to Belarus after the country demanded up to $500,000 (£388,000/€447,000) in compensation following a decision to ban some of its competitors from...

Muller, Swoboda open season with wins in Szeged

IPC MEDIA - Germany’s Edina Muller and Austria’s Markus Swoboda opened the 2017 Para canoe season with victories at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Sprint World Cup 2 in Szeged, Hungary, held 25-27 May. The two silver medallists from Rio...

Canoe Sprint World Cup series to finish on a high in Belgrade

ICF MEDIA - The ICF Sprint Canoe World Cup makes its long awaited return to Belgrade, Serbia, this weekend, with a field including Olympic gold medallists Liam Heath, Marcus Walz, Sebastian Brendel, Max Hoff and Ken Wallace, along with several...

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...

Joe Clarke ready to go extra mile to repeat Olympic glory

ABERDEEN EVENING EXPRESS - Joe Clarke is determined to go the extra mile again over the next Olympic cycle as he targets a successful defence of his K1 canoe slalom gold in Tokyo. The 24-year-old’s victory in Rio was one of...

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...

Szeged ready to show why it’s the home of Sprint Canoe

ICF MEDIA - For a city that considers itself to be the international home of sprint canoeing, the past two years have felt like an eternity. Of course the criteria can be moulded to suit any argument, but on sheer weight...

Sun shines on Coupeville’s canoe races and water festival

WHIDBEY NEWS_TIMES - Cloudless skies and seldom seen sunshine made for a rare event Saturday in Coupeville — a water festival without rain. “I can’t think of a better day we’ve ever had in all the years of the festival,”...

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...

Golden day for Lisa Carrington and company at Canoe World Cup sprint event in...

New Zealand kayakers have stormed to their best-ever World Cup performance, collecting four gold medals after some team boat heroics on the final day of the opening event of the season in Portugal. A day after Caitlin Ryan’s upset K1...

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Sports leaders need to stop talking and take action

Written by Gianni Merlo, AIPS President At present, sport has two faces - the first is sweet, attractive and exudes the positive emotions of...

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