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 /...

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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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