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Women in Canoe is Nothing New: Slalom Mixed (Gender) C2

Women in Canoe is Nothing NewPhoto of 1977 C2 (doubles canoe) MIXED World Champions – Marietta Gilman and Chuck Lyda (USA). We are working hard to dispel the myth that women just starting paddling canoes (single blade).  Women have paddled canoes for centuries (see our Myths/Facts page) but due to the lack of access to competitive events […]

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Women’s Canoe is Nothing New – 1921 Elizabeth Smith (USA)

Photo credit: Washington Canoe Club.  Photo enhancement courtesy of William Scott Miller. One of the many myths surrounding women’s participation in Olympic canoeing – or Canadian canoeing – is that our participation is a recent phenomenon.  “Recent”, as in the last 5, 10, even 20 years.  Here are a few facts and the first of […]

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IOC Approves 3 Women’s Canoe Events for Tokyo 2020

POSTED ON: JUNE 9TH, 2017 From the International Olympic Committee Press Release June 9, 2017 “TOKYO 2020 EVENT PROGRAMME TO SEE MAJOR BOOST FOR FEMALE PARTICIPATION, YOUTH AND URBAN APPEAL THE EXECUTIVE BOARD (EB) OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) TODAY APPROVED THE EVENT PROGRAMME FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020. THE DECISION MARKS A KEY MILESTONE […]

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International Olympic Committee approves 3 Women’s Canoe Events for Tokyo 2020 / Gender Equal Program

International Olympic Committee approves 3 women’s canoe events for Tokyo 2020 – and a gender equal program!   (June 9, 2017, IOC Press Release, International Canoe Federation Press Release, Canoe Kayak Canada Press Release) The Sport of “Canoeing” debuted as an exhibition sport in the 1924 Olympics with 6 Sprint Canoe and Kayak events, for men only.  The sport became official […]