Olympics & Gender Equality: Why Focusing on Men “Losing” and Women “Winning” Misses...

By Pam Boteler | President of WomenCAN International The title of your June 20, 2017 article “Olympic Canoeing Prizes Balance and Adds More Women to Provide it”, by Brian Pinelli, caught my attention and, initially, added to my excitement about...

Up the creek without a paddle…

By Richard Fox | Sportscene If you’re planning to attend the canoe sprint world championships in Racice, Czech Republic, in August, make sure to check what events are on the program or you could find yourself up the creek without...

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,...

Lisa Carrington claims gold at Matariki Awards

Maori Television - World Champion Kayaker and Olympic gold medalist Lisa Carrington has taken out the Te Waitā Award for Sport at the 2017 Matariki Awards. The Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki descendant is one of Māoridom's most successful and decorated sportspeople. Tonight, she...

ICF reverses 2017 Canoe Sprint World Championships Program

By John Mason | Photo: taken from Vote Yes for Women's Canoe FB Page Yesterday the International Canoe Federation (ICF) reversed their 2017 World Championships Program which would have given an equal number of events for men and women. Gender equity...

Women’s Canoe added to Olympic Canoe Kayak program, bringing gender equity

By Ian Mortimer Canoe Kayak Canada is pleased to share the news that for the first time in Tokyo 2020, Canoe Kayak Sprint and Slalom will have a gender-balanced Olympic program. The International Olympic Committee has approved the International Canoe Federation’s...

Doping scandal with Russia. Lawyer: “Sport is abused for political goals”

This article was published by 'Sputnik Germany' and translated to English. This is not a faultless translation and for the original German version visit: https://sptnkne.ws/eX6X   The Swiss lawyer Emmanuel Kilchenmann has doubts about the independent investigation into alleged doping allegations of...

Canadian sprint paddlers open fresh quadrennial with first day of Sprint Team Trials

By Ian Miller | Canoe Kayak Canada MONTRÉAL, QC (May 13, 2017) – Sprint paddlers opened a new quadrennial of competition today at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC. Athletes competed for selection to National Teams including the contingent to represent...

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...

Olympic medallists head field at 2017 ICF U23 and Junior World Championships

ICF Media - Olympic medallists Emma Jorgensen and Isaquias Santos head a list of more than 900 athletes from 62 countries in Romania this week to contest the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint U23 and Junior World Championships. Jorgensen, a K1...
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