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...

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...

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...

Rio Olympic C2 Champion Ladislav Skantar: “to know our category is not Olympic anymore,...

Writer: Alyce Burnett | Sportscene After the news that the C2 event will be removed from the Olympic program, the 2016 Olympic Champions from Slovakia spoke to Sportscene about how this decision will affect their sport. In a bid to make...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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