Multiple Olympic canoe slalom champion Tony Estanguet is to join the Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee and will, in the process, become a Member of the Olympic supreme body.
The world media storm looms in September as the 2020 Olympic host city selection fast-approaches. It's a question on the tip of everyone's tongue, “who's it going to be: Istanbul, Madrid or Tokyo?' The question ought rather be “which city will do more for the greater good of sport, and more interestingly for us, which will do more for the interests of canoe sport?”
Canoe/kayak has been an Olympic sport since 1936 and is very popular in several countries, including as a national sport. It is also a sport that, besides enhancing physical development, can be used for the transmission of social and environmental values and integration between various groups and ethnicities.
By “Liking” the Sportscene Facebook Page, you’ve chosen to become a fan so that you get the latest news in the world of competitive paddlesports, but the downside is that simply liking a Page does not ensure that you can see all our posts.
Peter and Michele Donnelly, University of Toronto, have released a report analysing whether London 2012 was in fact a model for gender equality in sport. Results are, despite more female athletes competing in every sport and from every nation, startling -there are still major inequalities across the majority of participating to be addressed!
Our partnership with the canoe manufacturing giant and visionary Nelo has recently strengthened, collaborating together to further develop our sport and community, and bring the exposure and news coverage of paddlesports to the next level.
The International Canoe Federation (ICF) wants better recognition of the events and therefor 'decided' to standardise the identifications (advertising) on all equipment. So far the first reactions on social media platforms such as Facebook are mixed.
I think many of us tend to view anyone who makes it to television, has a role in the movies, or who competes in sports in large arenas such as at the Olympics as wealthy. The limelight is glamorous and the people in the limelight are glamorous looking, so the money must follow, right? Actually, it seems that wealthy Olympians are the exception, not the rule.
The International Canoe Federation tweeted the news somewhat excitedly: ”So the International Olympic Committee has confirmed that Canoeing will be on the Olympic Programme for 2020 and 2024!!!”
Having recently reviewed the book by three-time Olympic slalom champion Tony Estanguet, I spent a few days trawling the sports biography section of my local book shop. Now I see there’s speculation that people who bought Lance Armstrong’s books may try to sue him on the basis that they were mostly a pack of lies.
PASO approved the Sprint and Slalom Competition Programmes submitted by COPAC for the “XVII Pan American Games, Toronto2015” with the inclusion of the C1 women event for both disciplines
It’s a great pleasure to introduce myself to you guys; people who I’m sure have fantastic stories about canoeing all over the world and fascinating experiences to share, from Australia to Brazil, from the UK to South Africa.
Another day, another paddling magazine. At least, that’s how it felt in late 2012 when two titles called “The Paddler” emerged and I spent hours a week indulging a shameful habit on the internet. That’s, er, scouring the web for the plethora of canoe-related e-zines out there, in case you were wondering.
The photos we posted on the Sportscene Facebook page got millions of views but which ones made it to the top 3 in 2012? A few days ago we posted the Top 3 called 'Besides the action'. Today we show you the Top 3 action photos on the Sportscene Facebook page.
The photos we posted on the Sportscene Facebook page got millions of views but which ones made it to the top 3 in 2012? The photos that did best were definitely the non-action depictions of our sport: 'Besides the action'.
The recent ICF Congress in St Petersburg marks another chapter in the on-going push for gender equality in canoe-sport. The immediate aftermath to the congress has been described as a ‘global outrage’ – prompting an explanatory statement from ICF President Jose Perurena.
The International Canoe Federation decided to hold the Olympic program concerning women's canoeing unchanged in 2016. Below the response from CanoeKayak Canada and the community.
Elected to the position 4 years previously, Fox was seen by many as too progressive on the evolution of the Olympic program and on improving the ICF’s position on gender equity.