Widespread changes proposed for the 2020 Olympic games canoe/kayak program

Written by Gentoo Sports The International Canoe Federation (ICF) have approved a race program with some striking changes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. These changes still need to be ratified by the International Olympic Association (IOC) but it is hard...

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...

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...

“Planet Canoe are you serious?”

Vavra Hradilek - Planet Canoe are you serious? Am I at the same World Cup event as this guy who has written this article ? I have not seen any athletes or coaches giving thumbs up to the change...

British Canoeing jeopardising democracy “in true Soviet style”

Writer: John Mason | Freelance Saturday 25th March British Canoeing (BC) will have its Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). This meeting is surrounded by issues that are being debated in clubs and through social media. Below we make an attempt to...

Sprint athlete Serghei Tarnovschi stripped of his Olympic bronze medal

Update 12 July 2017 - Moldovan canoe sprint athlete Serghei Tarnovschi will officially be stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed his appeal against a four-year doping ban. In a press release 19 August...

Thomas Konietzko re-elected as German Canoe Federation President

Thomas Konietzko has been re-elected as President of the German Canoe Federation. Konietzko, who is also a vice president of the International Canoe Federation, was confirmed for another four-year term with his home governing body at the organisation's Congress in...

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...

“International Canoe Federation ban on Belarus thrown out by CAS”

A one-year ban imposed on the Belarus men's team by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) has yesterday been overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), reports Inside the Games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the Belarus...

“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,...

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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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