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...

Joe Clarke ready to go extra mile to repeat Olympic glory

ABERDEEN EVENING EXPRESS - Joe Clarke is determined to go the extra mile again over the next Olympic cycle as he targets a successful defence of his K1 canoe slalom gold in Tokyo. The 24-year-old’s victory in Rio was one of...

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...
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Training day, Rainy day, Fun day!

Video edit: Lisa Maenpaa from Finland This video features the TIP Europe group for 2017. TIP stands for Talent Identification Program. It's a collaboration with the European Canoe Association (ECA). There are eight athletes from seven different countries in the TIP group....

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...
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Slalom athlete Lucien Delfour asks ICF for fair play after given a “touch”

Note Sportscene - Publishing the open letter and video above from athlete Lucien Delfour is not to criticise the judges who often sacrifice their own time and money to judge slalom races around the world under (extreme) pressure. We...

Polish celebration at the Euros Slalom in Ljubljana

By Nina Jelenc | ECA Team Poland had many reasons to celebrate at the third competition day of the 2017 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Ljubljana – Tacen. In the men’s kayak final Mateusz Polaczyk and Dariusz Popiela finished the...

“Planet Canoe are you serious?”

Vavra Hradilek - Planet Canoe are you serious? Am I at the same World Cup event as this guy who has written this article ? I have not seen any athletes or coaches giving thumbs up to the change...

No doubts for Florence as he sets sights on Tokyo

TEAM GB - Three Olympic silver medals would be job done for most people. But David Florence isn’t most people. For him, it’s a case of unfinished business, and gold at Tokyo 2020 is in his sights - but it all...

Jess Fox protests against easier women’s course at World Cup

NICOLE JEFFERY | THE AUSTRALIAN - Olympic canoe slalom medallist Jess Fox has accused her international federation of setting the sport back 40 years by making the women’s C1 course easier than the men’s at the World Cup event...
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