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...

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...

Vejle Kajakklub in Denmark

The Floating Kayak Club was created for the Vejle Commune by FORCE4 Architects in 2015. Both the club and the architects are nominated for this award. The clubhouse floats over the waters of the Vejle Fjord in Denmark, accessed by...

OPINION

Doping problem in canoe/kayak worse than reported

Writer: Bill Endicott | World Paddle Awards SUMMARY The doping problem in sports generally and in canoe/kayak specifically is worse than reported in my Sportscene.tv piece of June...

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