Showdown of different disciplines in the 45th edition of the Waterland marathon

Sean Rice, former ICF World Surfski Champion and the first South African ever to race in the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon, will be joining us at the classic race coming Saturday 22 April. He will be racing against former world...

Brain doping – the newest weapon in the quest for athletic performance

By Gianni Merlo | AIPS President Let's face it - doping has sadly become the main issue facing sport.  Almost every day we are bombarded by news of doping scandals at all levels.  Athletes, federations, and clubs are under constant...

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...

Sean Rice Gets 2017 Started With Win At Canary Islands AOS

Sean Rice got his 2017 surfski season started with a win in the Canary Islands this weekend at the Atlantic Ocean Surfski race. Rice came in with a time of 2:37.23 to earn the top spot on the day. Walter...

Michael Smolen (K1M) and Jessica Fox (C1W) winners final day Oceania Open

Writing and Photography: Jamie Troughton | Dscribe Media New Zealand’s big guns failed to fire on the final day of the Oceania canoe slalom championships in Auckland, though two rising stars managed to salvage home-town pride. Kiwi Olympians Mike Dawson and...

First Oceania Open winners: Jessica Fox (K1W) and Ryan Westley (C1M)

Writing and Photography: Jamie Troughton | Dscribe Media Australian Jess Fox showed her undeniable kayaking class, while a tiny slip cost Luuka Jones dearly at the Oceania canoe slalom championships in Auckland today. Fox picked up a 2sec penalty in the...

2017 World Championships Slalom and Downriver in Pau, France

Nouria Newman | Sportscene Along with Pau-Pyrenees Urban Community President, Martine Lignère-Cassou, and  President of the French Canoe Federation Vincent Blanchet, Tony Estanguet presented the French candidature for the 2017 ICF World Championships to the ICF board in Glasgow. As a...

Hank McGregor and Hayley Nixon celebrate Surfski World Series titles

Written by Dave Macleod | Gameplan Media South African surfski stars Hank McGregor and Hayley Nixon are on top of the world after being confirmed as winners of the 2016 World Surfski Series titles after the Perth Doctor in Australia...

Race Report Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon – South Africa

Writer: Kyle Gilham - Gameplan Media | Photographer: Anthony Grote Andy Birkett was a class above the rest on Sunday as he cantered home ahead of Thulani Mbanjwa to clinch the 2016 Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane Superspar...

Mistake with results: Russia and the Czech Republic booted out of Olympic Finals

The Russian rift with the International Canoe Federation (ICF) widened after officials bungled results on day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Canoe Sprint. Following the completion of the semi finals the results showed Russian athlete Elena Aniushina (pictured...

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Elements for a solution to doping in the Olympics and paddlesports

Writer: Bill Endicott | Sportscene As we have seen, doping is a serious problem in Olympic sports including Canoe/Kayak. It’s also becoming clear that the...

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