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Canada’s Laurence Vincent Lapointe and Katie Vincent – Gold Medal Favorites for Tokyo2020

The International Canoe Federation’s John Gregory @gregiej updates us on the progress of Canada’s C1 and C2 Olympic gold medal favourites, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent. Declaring gold medal favourites is usually fraught with danger, especially so far out from an Olympic Games. But for this Canadian duo, we’re prepared to put our necks on the line. Read […]

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Tokyo 2020 Canoe Sprint Schedule and Qualification System

The International Canoe Federation has released the qualification system, the progression system and the expected schedule for Canoe Sprint for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, 3 – 8 August 2020 . The biggest change is the opportunity for each National Olympic Committee to enter two boats in each race, with the exception of the K4. The majority of quotas […]

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Olympics & Gender Equality

This is our response to the New York Times article on Olympic Canoeing, which SportsceneTV published on July 17, 2017.   Olympics & Gender Equality: Why Focusing on Men “Losing” and Women “Winning” Misses the Boat The title of your [The New York Times] June 20, 2017 article “Olympic Canoeing Prizes Balance and Adds More Women to Provide […]

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WomenCAN International Responds to New York Times on Olympic Canoeing & Gender Equality

Pam Boteler, President of WomenCAN International, responds to this New York Times article on Olympic Canoeing.  SportsceneTV published this response on July 17, 2017.   Olympics & Gender Equality: Why Focusing on Men “Losing” and Women “Winning” Misses the Boat The title of your [The New York Times] June 20, 2017 article “Olympic Canoeing Prizes Balance and Adds […]

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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 […]