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‘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...

Downwind paddling, a never ending evolution

By Nick Murray, TC Surfski | Surfski News This summer I didn’t have the bandwidth to blog about downwind paddling, but it certainly wasn’t for lack of interest. As I sit down to write this, I’m on a 13 hour...
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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....
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CloudTimer – Smartphone Timing

Advertorial – CloudTimer is one of Sportscene’s advertisers Using everyday mobile devices, the CloudTimer has given amateur sporting organisations and events access to a professional timing and judging solution. Originally developed for use within canoe slalom competition, the timing system...

Brain doping – the newest weapon in the quest for athletic performance

By Gianni Merlo | AIPS President Let's face it - doping has sadly become the main issue facing sport.  Almost every day we are bombarded by news of doping scandals at all levels.  Athletes, federations, and clubs are under constant...
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Visualisation, a crucial skill to aid success

Elite athletes embrace this skill as a crucial aspect of their preparation for important events. Having done all the groundwork – be it physical preparation or training - is simply not enough unless you have also developed the skill...

How to find satisfaction as an athlete, regardless of the outcome

By Cory Rublee | Canada (22-12-2014) I wrote the following essay as a way to organize my thoughts about my current state as an amateur athlete. I've been on and off the Canadian national canoe team for 7 years, but have...
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The KayakPro Compact Ergometer

Advertorial - KayakPro is one of Sportscene's advertisers and a supporter of the World Paddle Awards. The Speedstroke Gym Kayak Compact (KPC) is designed for any location where space is at a premium or easy transportation is preferred. Ideal for...
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Olympic medal winner Thomas Schmidt develops the “intelligent slalom gate”

"Intelligent slalom gates" - A revolution in canoe slalom? Thomas Schmidt, Sydney 2000 Gold medal winner in the K1, has developed an intelligent slalom gate by putting movement sensors in the poles. The challenge is to distinguish between the...

10 tips to regain your motivational mojo

Firstly, rest assured that everyone has bad days, but while your motivation fluctuates your commitment to your goals should stay constant.   Try these 10 tips to regain your motivational mojo: Have a ‘high definition’ vision of what you want...

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Women being ignored at the 2017 West Marine Carolina Cup

Open letter by Pam Boteler, President of WomenCAN International, to the organisers of the '2017 West Marine Carolina Cup'. An annual surfski and sup...

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