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Paddlesport films go on tour

A celebration of action sports and the outdoors, a series of extreme kayaking and stand up paddling short films feature in the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

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Olympics bosses’ ‘fury’ at Rio 2016 delays

Olympics bosses are leaning heavily on the organisers of Rio 2016 after growing alarm that the project is lagging behind schedule. International Olympic committee President Thomas Bach is in Rio this week for urgent talks with the Olympic Games organisers.

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Czech and Slovak athletes play tournament in memory of Michal Makovský

On the 4th and 5th January 2014, the seventh annual floorball tournament was held in Praha-Troja in the Czech Republic. A mixture of slalom, rafting, downriver, sprint and polo paddlers came to try out their skills in this new sport. This particular tournament was founded in 2008 by Michal Makovský, who passed away unexpectedly last year.

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2013 Statistics Sportscene Website

Two years ago, December 2011, www.sportscene.tv was launched. 2012 was a better year because of the Olympic Games but statistics are given for calendar year 2013 since these are more representative.

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Rio Olympic programme proposal: A STEP BACK

I have chosen to write this article on an anonymous basis. Not because I don’t believe in what I’m writing and not because I’m afraid of standing by my point of view. I want people to step back, have a think and look at it in a different light.

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“Fox slams ICF over Olympic plan”

In contrast, high level female athletes continue to be significantly restricted in their access to canoeing events in the Olympic Games relative to men and will have to wait another seven years to see any change.

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C1 Women’s Canoe Events Proposed for Tokyo Olympics

At the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Board of Directors meeting in Lima, Peru, motions were carried to support the inclusion of C1 Women Canoe Slalom and C1 Women 200m Canoe Sprint at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and to guarantee complete gender equity across both Olympic disciplines (Sprint and Slalom) by the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Comparing different body types of Olympic athletes

Working primarily with dancers, Schatz has been particularly attracted to form shaped by function. Now, in Athlete, he reaches the zenith of his photographic paean to the human body, creating an astonishing record of the specialised forms both adapted to the wide spectrum of sport and shaped by fiercely focused effort.

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Sportscene partnership extends to Sportaroo

Following our proud campaign earlier this year to help Australia's Ros Lawrence finance her title-defending entry to the 2013 Extreme Kayak World Championships, Sportscene joins forces with Sportaroo, the crowd-funding platform that made it possible.

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Crunch Time for 2020 Olympic Games Candidate Cities

Host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games – that’s the prize awaiting one of the three candidate cities, Istanbul (Turkey), Tokyo (Japan) and Madrid (Spain), as they made their presentations for the first time to members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) 3 and 4 July 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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IOC terms for women’s canoeing

Women’s canoe events could conceivably make it to a future Olympic programme but it would only be at the cost of an existing canoe or kayak discipline. That was the clear message from the International Olympic Committee which spelled out the hard facts to international sports federations two days ago.

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Estanguet wins bid to be IOC Member

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.

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Canoeing’s in the 2020 Olympics, but where?

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?”

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Strengthening Olympic values in the Amazon forest, Peru

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.

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