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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 […]

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2016 Slalom Season Preview – Prep for Rio 2016 Olympics – Still No Women’s Canoe

John Gregory gives us a preview of the 2016 Olympic year.See full article here. While we know women’s canoe is ‪#‎Ready4Rio‬, we anticipate a vote by the International Olympic Committee after the Rio 2016 Games on the addition of women’s C1 Slalom to the Tokyo 2020 Program (along with women’s Sprint C1 200 and C2 500). John […]

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Pam Boteler Applauds Spain’s Efforts for Women Canoeists

Celebrity Paddle Sports Blogger Javier Melus, one of Spain’s best Masters kayakers, dedicated a blog post to WomenCAN International President Pam Boteler. Boteler took this opportunity to wish all of the athletes, particularly the record number of female canoeists, good luck at the Championship of Spain.  She stated: “I have always been in awe of […]

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CBC Sports: Vincent-Lapointe fights notion that canoeing is bad for women’s bodies

CBC Sports – Player’s Voice – by Laurence Vincent Lapointe. The battle to get women’s canoe into Olympics turns personal for Canadian Canoeist Laurence Vincent-Lapointe. In her own words, the first and 10-time Women’s Canoe Sprint World Champion writes:“It has been my dream that the ICF would agree that our level was high enough to […]

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ICF Executive Committee 100% Male / Board 90% Male

2016 is a critical election year for the International Canoe Federation (ICF).  With the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Vision 2020 requiring gender equality in sports and greater representation of women in leadership positions, the ICF has an opportunity to show it is living by its motto:  “Always Moving Forward”.   After nearly a century, the ICF remains […]

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Canada’s Katie Vincent Pulling for Women’s Canoe Approval in 2020 Olympic

via Mississauga NewsBy Iain Colpitts Katie Vincent , 2014 Junior World Champion, 2015 silver medalist U23 Worlds, 2020 Olympic Hopeful, is lobbying hard for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to approve the recent International Canoe Federation (ICF) proposal for 3 women’s canoe events to be added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic program. With Olympic inclusion, […]

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Perrone Says Women’s Canoe Moving a Step Closer to Olympics “Really Exciting”

Oakville’s Jillian Perrone: women’s canoe moving a step closer to Olympics “really exciting” By Herb Garbutt, Oakville Beaver / ‏@herbgarbutt  Read full article here January 20, 2016. The Oakville (Ontario, Canada) Beaver interviewed top Canadian Junior canoeist Jillian Perrone.  She says women’s canoe moving a step closer to Olympics “really exciting”. When asked why she paddles […]