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Canoe Slalom Australian Open 2019 Wrap Up With Gold For Fox And Clarke

Via Paddle Australia – Read full article here. “Dual Olympic medallist and 2018 double World Champion Jessica Fox took home the win in the women’s C1 on Sunday, continuing her unbeaten run in the boat class she won five World Cups, the overall World Cup as well as World Championships gold in last year. This […]

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Australia’s Jess Fox quick to return to top form after break from slalom paddling

via AMANDA LULHAM, The Daily Telegraph February 16, 2019. Photo – The Daily Telegraph. Jessica Fox has raced for the first time since creating canoeing history at the world championships last year and has shown she is right on track for more milestones in the sport in 2019. On the weekend Fox contested her first […]

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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 […]