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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...

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...
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Daniele Molmenti Athlete Video

Athlete video London Olympic gold medal winner Daniele Molmenti - Working hard for Rio! www.facebook.com/daniele.molmenti

“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...

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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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....

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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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...

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....

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...
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