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...

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...

No doubts for Florence as he sets sights on Tokyo

TEAM GB - Three Olympic silver medals would be job done for most people. But David Florence isn’t most people. For him, it’s a case of unfinished business, and gold at Tokyo 2020 is in his sights - but it all...

The Dark Side of High Performance

By Jonathan Males | Performance1 Disturbing news from Olympic and Paralympic sport recently, with a few high-profile allegations of bullying in teams where athletes have felt vulnerable and unsupported. We call this the dark side of high performance, the inevitable...

Rio 2016 venues are left in disrepair just six months after Games

“The legacy is incredibly poor,” said Theresa Williamson, executive director of Catalytic Communities – a Rio-based non-government organisation providing support to favela communities – in an interview with AAP in February. “This all coincided with the economic recession but in...

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...

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

By Pam Boteler | President of WomenCAN International The title of your June 20, 2017 article “Olympic Canoeing Prizes Balance and Adds More Women to Provide it”, by Brian Pinelli, caught my attention and, initially, added to my excitement about...

IOC declaration on doping falls short

By William T. Endicott Last year in the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, I wrote three articles  for Sportscene outlining the parameters of the very serious doping problem in the Olympics generally and in Canoe-Kayak specifically. On March 16, 2017, the...
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