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.
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.
The World Paddle Awards (WPA) is an award ceremony held annually, honouring the most remarkable men and women from the world of paddlesports along with their achievements from the previous calendar year.
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.
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.
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.
At the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires on Saturday night, it was announced that Tokyo would be the home of the 32nd Olympiad in 2020. Germany's Thomas Bach replaces Dr Jacques Rogge as IOC President and wrestling remains in the 2020 and 2024 Games.
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.
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.
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.
Coaching leaders and teams in the art of success, Performance1 confirms their relationship with Sportscene.
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today recommended that baseball/softball, squash and wrestling be proposed to the 125th IOC Session for possible inclusion as an additional sport on the Olympic programme for the 2020 Olympic Games.
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.