1977: “Mr. Nobody [Albert Kerr] Wins the World Championships Canoe Slalom”

Written by Graham Mackereth | Pyranha Albert’s super-human performance was a surprise to many, though not to those of us who knew him; the local paper the next day was headlined, ‘Mr. Nobody Wins the World Championships’, but Albert was far...
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Stepanka Hilgertova – “World Slalom’s Lady of the Gates”

Written by Ettore Ivaldi | Translated to English by Tessa Forliti | Thank you to Marie Řihošková It immediately struck me as odd, but her smile in response to my greeting made me forget this detail which would come back to me...

After 12 years Alexander Slafkovsky European Champion again

By Nina Jelenc | ECA Alexander Slafkovsky (SVK) showed his mastery in the last event of the 2017 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Ljubljana – Tacen, Slovenia. He defended his European Champion title he won last year in Slovakia....

Funk gives Augsburg crowd plenty to cheer about

By Ross Solly | ICF Media, Kanu Schwaben (for German press release scroll down) Photography: Birke Oud Germany’s Ricarda Funk has sizzled down her home course in Augsburg to claim gold in the women’s K1 final at the second ICF Canoe Slalom...

Rio silver medallist Luuka Jones enjoying the challenge of two disciplines

Luuka Jones is keen to brush up on her French. She's also determined to push herself to discover if she can cut the Olympic canoe slalom discipline in a bid to pursue success in two events at the Tokyo Olympic...

Kašpar – Šindler, Wolffhardt and Kauzer celebrate 2018 European Champion titles in Prague

Writer: Nina Jelenc The first medals of the 2018 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Prague have been awarded. With much content for the Czech team and fans Jonaš Kašpar and Marek Šindler picker up gold medal in men’s C2...

Boost for female participation and ‘youth and urban appeal’ as IOC confirms 15 new...

By Sonja Nikcevic, AIPS Media The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee announced on Friday that a total of 15 new events would be added to the Olympic program for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020,...

“Tony Estanguet to blame for C2 slalom being eliminated from the Olympic Games”

(Translated) by Ettore Ivaldi - Published on his blog 'Occhio all’onda!'. Ettore Ivaldi coached the Brazilian Team up to and Rio 2016 and is currently one of the Head Coaches of Team Italia.  Rafael Nadal’s tenth victory at the Roland...

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...

2018 Canoe Slalom European Champion titles for Ricarda Funk and Ryan Westley

By Nina Jelenc The 2018 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Prague has finished with individual and team races in the women’s K1 and men’s C1 event. Great Britain celebrated a double win in men’s C1 final with Ryan Westley...
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