Oldest kayaker in town has lived quite the adventure-filled life

BY JON MANLEY - Gig Harbor resident Bee Dietz likes to tell people she didn’t have much choice in who her husband was going to be. Growing up in the Texas Panhandle as a young girl during World War II,...

2017 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Racice a wide-open affair

ICF Media - Three Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallists will be among athletes from more than 60 countries who will be competing in next week’s ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. Many countries are using the first World...

10 words to help you understand whitewater lingo

GRIND TV - Learning a new sport is as much a cultural endeavor as a physical one. Navigating through the paddling social scene in particular can be bizarre and challenging because though some words overlap, the sport hasn't ingrained...

Avon Descent competitor numbers rise, with conditions best seen in decades

ABC NEWS - There has been a spike in last-minute registrations for this weekend's Avon Descent with veteran paddlers saying river conditions are the best they have seen in decades. More than 300 people are set take part the two-day...

Olympic medallists head field at 2017 ICF U23 and Junior World Championships

ICF Media - Olympic medallists Emma Jorgensen and Isaquias Santos head a list of more than 900 athletes from 62 countries in Romania this week to contest the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint U23 and Junior World Championships. Jorgensen, a K1...

Woman Pleads Guilty in Fiancé’s Kayak Death on Hudson River

The New York Times - A woman accused of killing her fiancé by tampering with his kayak and then leaving him to drown in the cold and choppy waters of the Hudson River pleaded guilty on Monday to a reduced...

World Games attracts best canoe polo teams in the world to Wroclaw

ICF Media - It’s not called a World Championships, but the canoe polo competition at this month’s World Games in Wroclaw is as good as the very best the sport has to offer. Seven of the world’s best teams, both...

Lisa Carrington claims gold at Matariki Awards

Maori Television - World Champion Kayaker and Olympic gold medalist Lisa Carrington has taken out the Te Waitā Award for Sport at the 2017 Matariki Awards. The Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki descendant is one of Māoridom's most successful and decorated sportspeople. Tonight, she...

Slalom athlete Warwick Draper becomes Ninja Warrior

Three times Olympian Warwick Draper competes at Australian Ninja Warrior: a sports entertainment competition that pits competitors against each other by competing in extremely difficult obstacle courses. Warwick says he has a strong chance of winning as he trains upper body...

AuSable River Canoe Marathon Teams To Battle For Starting Positions With Three-Day Sprint Event

Crawford County Avalanche - Change is good? The AuSable River Canoe Marathon made a significant adjustment to the annual race’s time trials last year by moving the course. Time trials – a three-day event slated for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July...

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Women being ignored at the 2017 West Marine Carolina Cup

Open letter by Pam Boteler, President of WomenCAN International, to the organisers of the '2017 West Marine Carolina Cup'. An annual surfski and sup...

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