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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...

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...

Mistake with results: Russia and the Czech Republic booted out of Olympic Finals

The Russian rift with the International Canoe Federation (ICF) widened after officials bungled results on day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Canoe Sprint. Following the completion of the semi finals the results showed Russian athlete Elena Aniushina (pictured...

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...

Thoughts on the Nelo Cinco design: or why is the nose upside down?

Written by: Gentoo Sports It’s been around for a few months now but the Nelo Cinco is still getting comments about its strange looks so we thought we should have a dig in to the ideas behind the changes. It’s been around...
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