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The KayakPro Compact Ergometer

Advertorial - KayakPro is one of Sportscene's advertisers and a supporter of the World Paddle Awards. The Speedstroke Gym Kayak Compact (KPC) is designed for any location where space is at a premium or easy transportation is preferred. Ideal for...
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Olympic medal winner Thomas Schmidt develops the “intelligent slalom gate”

"Intelligent slalom gates" - A revolution in canoe slalom? Thomas Schmidt, Sydney 2000 Gold medal winner in the K1, has developed an intelligent slalom gate by putting movement sensors in the poles. The challenge is to distinguish between the...

A paddler’ paradise? Tropical Islands in Berlin

The biggest waterpark in the world lies 60km south of Berlin, inside a former airship hangar. An area of more than 16 acres, which is more than the size of six city blocks. So plenty of space for a...

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...
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Why are some sprint athletes perceived as the world’s greatest technicians?

Writer: Rob van Bommel | Sportscene A week ago I came across a video with Knut Holmann (Norway) racing at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. The person who posted the video on YouTube classified Holmann as "technically the best...

The Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing

Photographer Stephen Orlando creates stunning light paintings—sans Photoshop—through long exposures of environmental and physical motion. Orlando reimagines movement through water with his representative light paintings, Motion Exposures. These photographs create rainbow trails of light as they map the graceful gestures of people swimming,...

Plans for a new slalom course in Troja, Prague

Plans in Troja/Prague for a new, second wildwater course (slalom, rafting, freestyle) are an important step closer to realisation now the City of Prague has approved buying the land that's required for the project.

Yuri Cheban wins Olympic Gold for Ukraine

Yuri Cheban of Ukraine retained his men's 200m canoe sprint title in Rio and set a new Olympic record. A mix-up in qualification rules meant London 2012 champion Cheban initially missed out on a place in Thursday's final before being...

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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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