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...

Sports leaders need to stop talking and take action

Written by Gianni Merlo, AIPS President At present, sport has two faces - the first is sweet, attractive and exudes the positive emotions of Olympic competition, while the other is cruel, wrinkled and repulsive, linked to the corruption of...
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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...

“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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...
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