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.
On a typical sunny day in the Amazon, 20 billion metric tons of water flow upward through the trees and pour into the air, an invisible river that flows through the sky across a continent.
Megumi Igarashi - or the 'good-for-nothing kid' - crowd funded the kayak based on a 3D scan of her genitalia and sent the file to backers as a thank you.
A month of crackdowns on sand-mining syndicates operating on the uMsundusi and the uMngeni Rivers by the canoeist’s environmental group the Dusi Umgeni Conservation Trust (DUCT) and local municipal officials has blown the cover on many of these covert operations.
The International Rafting Federation delivers the first certified carbon neutral World Sports Event with the Costa Rica 2011 World Rafting Championships. This article explains how they did it. A model for the world.