This survey is primarily for surfski coaches and teachers, however interested parties are welcome to participate.
As we have seen, doping is a serious problem in Olympic sports including Canoe/Kayak. It’s also becoming clear that the following are the basic elements for any solution to the problem:
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.
British long jumper Greg Rutherford has had his sperm frozen before competing at the Rio Olympics because of fears about the Zika virus, reports BBC Sport.
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 doping years ago. Whole teams are being banned from the Olympics.
Watch the 2016 European Championships Freestyle live from Plattling, Germany
Over 110 athletes from 14 countries are ready to show their skills at the 2016 ECA European Canoe Freestyle Championships in Germany.
With the azaleas in full bloom, athletes from across the nation have come to the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC for the 2016 USA Canoe/Kayak Olympic Team Trials (April 8-9). This competition will serve as the first of two domestic Olympic Team Trials events.
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.
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 between the southern hemisphere and northern hemisphere every year allowing me to have an endless summer for 16 years I feel I have had my fair share of hot paddling sessions and can qualify in talking about this topic.
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.
Ettore Ivaldi’s thoughts about the "canoe slalom cross" proposal that the ICF Slalom committee will present to the ICF Board of Directors later this month.
The past weekend’s FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon was a huge success for Pietermaritzburg's Natal Canoe Club (NCC). Not only did NCC’s Andy Birkett stand on top of the men’s podium and Abby Adie win the women’s race, but the NCC Development Team produced its best results yet.
After dominating the first two days of the 2016 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon, Abby Solms and Anna Kožíšková duly wrapped up their maiden victory in the race as the focus of the final day’s racing shifted to the battle for second place on the final day on Saturday.