British Canoeing appoint Rene Olsen as senior technical coach for Olympic sprint programme

By Sportsbeat British Canoeing is pleased to announce the appointment of Rene Olsen as the new senior technical lead coach for the Olympic canoe sprint programme. The former sprint and marathon canoeist, who represented Denmark in the sport, has plied his...

Ian Miller from Canoe Kayak Canada moves on

CANOE KAYAK CANADA - Ian Miller will be moving on from his current role as Canoe Kayak Canada’s Communication and Marketing Officer at the end of May to take a position with the City of Ottawa’s media relations team. Ian has...

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...

APP and ISA reaffirm partnership as 2018 APP World Tour arrives in London

Press Release ISA The International Surfing Association (ISA)today welcomed the support of the Association of PaddleBoard Professionals (APP) and the elite, professional athletes of Stand Up Paddle (SUP), after they jointly released a statement recognizing the ISA as the sole...

Belarus to file compensation lawsuit against ICF

As published by BelTa 31-05-2017 Belarus' National Olympic Committee intends to file a lawsuit against the International Canoe Federation (ICF) demanding the compensation of all the expenses and moral damages over the ban of Belarus' senior men's canoe and kayak teams...

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...

Let’s Settle This in Court: What, Exactly, Is Stand-Up Paddleboarding?

NEW YORK TIMES - The age-old questions. Is light a particle or a wave? Is Certs a breath mint or a candy mint? Is bridge a sport or a game? And now add this one: Is stand-up paddleboarding more like canoeing...

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,...

EBU renew partnership with International Canoe Federation

The EBU and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) have agreed on a three-year renewal of the worldwide media rights for the Canoe World Championships from 2017-2019. The agreement will provide the EBU with exclusive worldwide media rights to all the 2017-2019 Canoe...

“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...

OPINION

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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