‘My road to gold’ with Birgit Fischer – the most successful paddlesport athlete ever

Extract from the book 'MEIN WEG ZUM GOLD' by WPA Academy member Birgit Fischer. The first chapter of the book 'Das Gold Rennen' is about her 'Golden Race' at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, translated to English by Ulla...

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...

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...

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...

“IOC/WADA should reopen this case”, says doping authority Richard Ings

By John Mason | Freelance Richard Ings, former CEO of Australian Sports Anti Doping Authority, thinks that the IOC and WADA should reopen the doping case concerning Polish sprint kayaker Adam Seroczynski. Polish canoe sprint athlete Adam Seroczynski, who was fourth in...

“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...
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Why are some sprint athletes perceived as the world’s greatest technicians?

Writer: Rob van Bommel | Sportscene A week ago I came across a video with Knut Holmann (Norway) racing at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. The person who posted the video on YouTube classified Holmann as "technically the best...

Already working towards Tokyo 2020 – interview with Špela Ponomarenko Janić

Interview and photos by Nina Jelenc. The best Slovenian canoe sprint athlete Špela Ponomarenko Janić had an excellent season, which started at the World Cup race in Germany, continued with great results in Račice and Montemor-o-Velho, where she won two...

Sprint athlete Serghei Tarnovschi stripped of his Olympic bronze medal

Update 12 July 2017 - Moldovan canoe sprint athlete Serghei Tarnovschi will officially be stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed his appeal against a four-year doping ban. In a press release 19 August...

Yuri Cheban wins Olympic Gold for Ukraine

Yuri Cheban of Ukraine retained his men's 200m canoe sprint title in Rio and set a new Olympic record. A mix-up in qualification rules meant London 2012 champion Cheban initially missed out on a place in Thursday's final before being...
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