Agenda to nowhere unless the IOC votes for ‘New Olympics’

Writer: Gianni Merlo, President of the AIPS | Photo: Getty Images The mayor of Rome’s choice not to run for the 2024 Olympics less than one year before the final act wasn’t just only a hard knock for the credibility...

‘My road to gold’ with Birgit Fischer – the most successful paddlesport athlete ever

Extract from the book 'MEIN WEG ZUM GOLD' by WPA Academy member Birgit Fischer. The first chapter of the book 'Das Gold Rennen' is about her 'Golden Race' at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, translated to English by Ulla...

IOC must make radical changes to bid process – maybe even self-organize future Games

By Gianni Merlo, AIPS President The IOC seems to be sailing full speed towards the choice of assigning two summer Olympics, for 2024 and 2028, in one swoop. President Thomas Bach is stubborn and wants to change the procedure quickly...

RiverBox – a whitewater dream that can be “made in Marseille”?

Writer: Richard Fox | Sportscene Rio Olympic champion Denis Gargaud has not moved far from his roots in the Mediterranean city of Marseille, not even while training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. But before the “Marseillais” confirms plans to...

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...

“Tony Estanguet to blame for C2 slalom being eliminated from the Olympic Games”

(Translated) by Ettore Ivaldi - Published on his blog 'Occhio all’onda!'. Ettore Ivaldi coached the Brazilian Team up to and Rio 2016 and is currently one of the Head Coaches of Team Italia.  Rafael Nadal’s tenth victory at the Roland...

“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...

Rio’s example: Why no city should bid to host the Olympics

YAHOO SPORTS - There were 27 world records set at the Rio Olympics last year – from swimming to weightlifting, archery to cycling. These were as thrilling as they were expected. “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” is the Olympic model after all...

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 women sweep gold medals as paracanoe makes Games debut

Great Britain's Jeanette CHIPPINGTON (GBR), Emma WIGGS (GBR) and Anne DICKINS (GBR) picked up all three women's gold medals on offer as paracanoe made a thrilling Paralympic Games debut on Thursday. CHIPPINGTON's gold in the women's KL1 was her 13th...
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