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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...

Want to improve your performance? Then develop new habits

By Jonathan Males | Performance1 We’ve long advocated the power of a 1% improvement – but this only adds real value when the change sticks. Then you can add a new 1% change, and your growth starts to accelerate like...

Depression and comeback in (paddle)sport

Jonathan Males | Performance1 - It takes resilience to compete at the highest levels of our sport, and even the most successful competitors will experience the pain and disappointment of failure at some time in their careers.   Normally the...

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...

Ten suggestions on kayaking in hot climates locations

By Jez Jezz At one time in everyones paddling life, you will paddle in a destination that is just bloody hot. As a paddler who has been instructing for nearly two decades living in Australia and having successfully followed the summer...

Virtual reality improves the performance of athletes

Virtual reality will be big news when its implementation becomes available for all pockets and professional teams. The industry expects to exceed $120bn in revenue in 2020. It sounds like science fiction, but it is not. Virtual reality has found...
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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...

The 3 types of mental training for paddlesport athletes

Writer: Jonathan Males | Performance1 Not all your training has to be on the water or in the gym. In fact you can add a powerful dimension to your performance by including short mental training sessions that will develop your...

Sex wins – sex before sport has its benefits

Research into the effect sex has on sports performance suggests that as long as the interaction occurs 10 to 12 hours before the athlete takes to the field, it makes little to no difference to the athlete’s output. Of course,...

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Jess Fox protests against easier women’s course at World Cup

NICOLE JEFFERY | THE AUSTRALIAN - Olympic canoe slalom medallist Jess Fox has accused her international federation of setting the sport back 40 years...

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