IOC earmarks Paris and LA to host 2024 and 2028 summer Olympics

By Julie Vincent | Sportscene The International Olympic Committee has officially recommended that its members award both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games when the organization votes in the fall, IOC president Thomas Bach said in Switzerland on Friday. Paris and Los...

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...

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...

“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,...

Did the International Canoe Federation miss the boat?

By Karolos Grohmann | AARHUS, DENMARK (REUTERS) The rapidly growing popularity of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has led to an unlikely battle for control, with surfing and canoeing both claiming it as an off-shoot of their own sport against a...

After doping scandals, Russia reformed testing agency

CANOE.COM - After almost two years under suspension, the Russian anti-doping agency wants to show it’s capable of cleaning up a tainted sports scene. The agency, known as RUSADA, boasts of anti-corruption training and a newfound respect for whistleblowers — a...

‘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...

ICF reverses 2017 Canoe Sprint World Championships Program

By John Mason | Photo: taken from Vote Yes for Women's Canoe FB Page Yesterday the International Canoe Federation (ICF) reversed their 2017 World Championships Program which would have given an equal number of events for men and women. Gender equity...

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...

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...
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