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 race at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA. Dear Carolina Cup I've hesitated to write this, but, it needs...
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Sean Rice and Lizzie Broughton win 45th Amsterdam Waterland Marathon

The 45th edition of the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon has been won by South-African Sean Rice. He beat the 2016 winner Leonel Ramalho from Portugal and Adrián Boros from Hungary to the finish line in tough weather conditions. Lizzie Broughton...
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Schedule World Masters Games New Zealand Canoe/Kayak

Auckland pulled out all the stops to welcome the more than 28,000 participants from around New Zealand and across the globe, to compete in 28 sports at 48 WMG2017 venues for the next 10 days. Paddlesports are represented by...

ICF reverses 2017 Canoe Sprint World Championships Program

By John Mason | Photo: taken from Vote Yes for Women's Canoe FB Page Yesterday the International Canoe Federation (ICF) reversed their 2017 World Championships Program which would have given an equal number of events for men and women. Gender equity...
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CloudTimer – Smartphone Timing

Advertorial – CloudTimer is one of Sportscene’s advertisers Using everyday mobile devices, the CloudTimer has given amateur sporting organisations and events access to a professional timing and judging solution. Originally developed for use within canoe slalom competition, the timing system...

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...

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A new bidding strategy for the Olympic Games

By Hein Verbruggen | Dutch honorary member IOC In my previous blog, I said that the lack of a long-term strategy and vision has blinkered the...

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