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...

Olympic Champion Ken Wallace to recharge batteries ahead of Tokyo 2020

Writer: Cora Zillich - Australian Canoeing Three-time Olympian and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Ken Wallace (QLD) has made the decision to not contest the 2018 international season and to focus on the 2019 season and  2020 Olympic Qualification season. Following...

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...

Jenny Egan wins K1 5,000m gold in Portugal

Published by The Irish Times Jenny Egan won gold in the K1 5,000 metres at the canoe sprint World Cup in Portugal. The 30-year-old Ireland paddler came out on top in a long battle with Estefania Fernandez of Spain. Lizzie...
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Jenny Egan was in a canoe before she was born

Jenny Egan's Mother jokes that she’s been afloat in a canoe since before she was born. It’s that sort of family. The water was never far away and the woman who first picked up a paddle to race competitively at the...

“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...

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,...

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...

Renovations to Lake Banook’s canoe race tower hinge on hosting worlds

BY CBC NEWS CANADA There's no rush on renovations to the judging tower used to time canoe races at Dartmouth's Lake Banook. Funds to do the work needed to upgrade the facility will hinge on Dartmouth winning the right to host...

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...
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