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...

ICF rules out Belarus compensation bid for missing Olympics

INSIDE THE GAMES - The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has claimed no further payments will be made to Belarus after the country demanded up to $500,000 (£388,000/€447,000) in compensation following a decision to ban some of its competitors from...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Doping scandal with Russia. Lawyer: “Sport is abused for political goals”

This article was published by 'Sputnik Germany' and translated to English. This is not a faultless translation and for the original German version visit: https://sptnkne.ws/eX6X   The Swiss lawyer Emmanuel Kilchenmann has doubts about the independent investigation into alleged doping allegations of...

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...

“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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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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