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...
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Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018

The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international multi-sport event organized by the International Olympic Committee. The games are held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with the current Olympic Games format. The first summer...

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...

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...

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...

Mistake with results: Russia and the Czech Republic booted out of Olympic Finals

The Russian rift with the International Canoe Federation (ICF) widened after officials bungled results on day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Canoe Sprint. Following the completion of the semi finals the results showed Russian athlete Elena Aniushina (pictured...

Rio 2016 Illness Rates Lower Than Previous Games

Around The Rings - A study of illnesses and injuries from the Rio 2016 Olympics shows overall athletes stayed healthier than the previous two Summer Olympics. The study published on July 29 in the British Journal of Medicine “recorded daily incidence...

‘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...

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...

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 IOC in its ability to anticipate the current dearth of viable host cities for the...
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