National Performance Director Richard Fox leaves Australia’s canoeing program after 19 years

Tuesday 13 December National Performance Director (sprint and slalom) Richard Fox announced his departure from (first the AIS and later) Australian Canoeing after five Olympic cycles. Dear Athletes, Friends and Colleagues, As 2016 draws to a close, the time has come...

Boost for female participation and ‘youth and urban appeal’ as IOC confirms 15 new...

By Sonja Nikcevic, AIPS Media The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee announced on Friday that a total of 15 new events would be added to the Olympic program for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020,...
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“SUP will continue to flourish around the globe under ISA leadership”

ISA Press Release - Team Australia capped off a historic week of competition in Denmark and continued their dominance in the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, edging out France and New Zealand to earn the overall Team Gold...

Did the International Canoe Federation miss the boat?

By Karolos Grohmann | AARHUS, DENMARK (REUTERS) The rapidly growing popularity of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has led to an unlikely battle for control, with surfing and canoeing both claiming it as an off-shoot of their own sport against a...

Women’s Canoe added to Olympic Canoe Kayak program, bringing gender equity

By Ian Mortimer Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to share the news that for the first time in Tokyo 2020, Canoe Kayak Sprint and Slalom will have a gender-balanced Olympic program. The International Olympic Committee has approved the International Canoe Federation’s...

Up the creek without a paddle…

By Richard Fox | Sportscene If you’re planning to attend the canoe sprint world championships in Racice, Czech Republic, in August, make sure to check what events are on the program or you could find yourself up the creek without...

Police investigate suspended GB Canoeing coach after child grooming and sexual assault claims

THE GUARDIAN - The crisis engulfing British Olympic sport over allegations of bullying and abuse has deepened with the revelation that police are investigating a former senior coach at British Canoeing after several allegations were made of child grooming and...

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...

“ISA and ICF request mediation by CAS over SUP”

ISA Press Release - The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) have requested the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to mediate new discussions over the governance of StandUp Paddle (SUP). SA President, Fernando Aguerre, said: “We are pleased that the issue regarding the governance of SUP,...

British Canoeing introduces Elite Athlete Welfare Programme

By Ivan Lawler, President British Canoeing At the AGM on the 25th March 2017 the board and members of British Canoeing accepted this motion to establish an Elite Athlete Welfare Programme that will signify their whole-hearted commitment to enlightened sporting...

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Olympics & Gender Equality: Why Focusing on Men “Losing” and...

By Pam Boteler | President of WomenCAN International The title of your June 20, 2017 article “Olympic Canoeing Prizes Balance and Adds More Women to...

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