Australia’s top sprint kayakers have arrived in Germany for the World Cup in Duisburg. It’s the first major International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup competition of the year and marks the beginning of teams’ final preparations for the Olympic Games in Rio in August.
Two more World Cup events will follow, the next on 27-29 May in Racice, the Czech Republic, and the final event in Montemor-o-Velho in Portugal on 3-5 June. Continue reading
And the winner is…….
“I’d like to thank the Academy. I’d like to thank my agent, obviously. I’d like to thank the director, the producer, the girl who made the tea and her lovely assistant who made the really great bacon sandwiches which I ate with lashings of Acme Tomato Ketchup. I’d also like to thank the PR guy who wrote this speech and added that bit about the ketchup because Acme said they’d pay me ten big ones to mention them. Continue reading
Observers are questioning the future make up of the Olympic Games.
It makes uncomfortable reading for some perceived ‘minority’ sports, already struggling to justify inclusion in the Olympic programme.
Is Rio going to be a success? Olympic insiders say it’s not guaranteed.
Despite hopes the organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are going to get their act together and many smiles and handshakes at the official Session of the International Olympic Committee in Sochi today, concerns are still mounting. Continue reading
The International Canoe Federation appeared to open the door to a discussion about what events it should ditch from the Olympic canoe-kayak programme to make way for a new women’s canoe event in 2020.
The move follows an outcry after we revealed earlier this week that the men’s K2 200m event, which debuted in London, was set for the chop. You can now have your say to the International Canoe Federation.