The doping problem in sports generally and in canoe/kayak specifically is worse than reported in my Sportscene tv piece of June 1. More athletes and entire federations, including the Romanian canoe/kayak…
Can we ever eliminate doping in (paddle)sports or “No Dope, No Hope”?
Doping threatens to destroy the integrity of competitive sports, including paddlesports. It seems like every day some new athlete gets sanctioned for doping. Some are even sanctioned retroactively for…
Racing matches hot weather at the start of the 2016 African Sprint Champs
With a record number of nations entered, the seventh edition of the ICF Canoe Sprint African Championships got under way at the brand new sprint course at Shongweni Dam, KwaZulu-Natal in sweltering hot weather.
Brain doping - the newest weapon in the quest for athletic performance
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 scrutiny and it's becoming more and more difficult for the media to enjoy doing our work.
Martin Dreyer’s dedication and hard work to the growth of canoeing amongst black paddlers in South Africa, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal’s Valley of a Thousand Hills, via his Computershare Change a Life Academy was internationally recognized on Saturday when he received the 'Foundation Award' at the World Paddle Awards for 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.
Dawid Mocke has been racing open ocean downwind races for 15 years. He has traveled the globe as a professional paddler, has won over 30 international surfski titles and has been the World Surfski Series Champion an unprecedented 4 times.
Stellar field to assemble for South Africa Surfski Champs
The country’s best surfski paddlers will descend upon Cape Town for the 2015 Mazars South African Surfski Championships that take place in Fish Hoek this weekend, 12 and 13 December with defending men’s singles and doubles champion Jasper Mocké hoping to retain his titles.
Canoe/Kayak event for Syrian Refugees - Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe and Kayak Club
In a joint venture, the Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe and Kayak Club and the St Albert Canoe and Kayak Club invited a large group of Syrian Refugees to their Kirk Lake paddling facility which borders the two Cities.
The doping problem in sports generally and in canoe/kayak specifically is worse than reported in my Sportscene tv piece of June 1. More athletes and entire federations, including the Romanian canoe/kayak federation, have now been banned from international competition because of doping.