Canoeing

World University Canoe Sprint Championships open in Kazan

By David Gold

World University_Canoe_Sprint_Championship_opening_ceremony_August_30August 30 - The World University Canoe Sprint Championships, a key test event for next summer's Universiade, have got underway in Kazan where the event will be held next July.

ICF supremo lauds London 2012 as "resounding success" following wild acclaim for canoe sprinting

By Stuart Newman

Canoe 200m_sprint_18_AugustAugust 18 - International canoeing chief José Perurena López has hailed his sport's competition at the recent London 2012 Olympics "a resounding success", with the newly introduced 200 metres sprint discipline earning a rapturous response from fans.

McKeever strikes gold for Britain in "Twenty20" kayak sprint

By David Owen at Eton Dorney Lake

Ed McKeever_11_AugustAugust 11 – The last raceday at Eton Dorney was a fruitful one for the host nation, with British canoeists taking two medals, including gold for Ed McKeever in the 200 metres kayak single.

Czech canoeist cleared to compete in Olympics despite failing doping test, CAS rules

By Stuart Newman

Jan trba_4_AugustAugust 4 - Canoeist Jan Štĕrba, who failed a doping test earlier this season, will be allowed to go for gold at London 2012, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled today.

Stott and Baillie claim Britain's first canoe slalom Olympic gold, while Hounslow and Florence take silver

By Emily Goddard

Britains Tim_Baillie_R_and_Etienne_Stott_compete_in_the_mens_canoe_double_C2_semi-final_at_Lee_Valley_White_Water_Centre_during_the_London_2012_Olympic_GamesAugust 2 - Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie claimed Britain's first ever canoe slalom Olympic gold today in the two-man event at London 2012, ahead of compatriots Richard Hounslow and David Florence who took silver in the same event.

Female canoeist takes London 2012 to court claiming gender inequality in the sports programme

By Tom Degun at the Main Press Centre on the Olympic Park in London

Samantha Rippington_profile_July_20_July 20 - Samantha Rippington, an elite female canoeist from Reading, is set to launch a High Court challenge against London 2012 for what she claims is a refusal for the Organising Committee to carry out an equalities audit of the Olympic sports programme.

ICF Junior/Under-23 Canoe Slalom World Championships to host 27 competing nations

By Sara Evans

Wausau Slalom_logo_July_8_July 8 - More than 300 of the world's best young canoe slalom paddlers representing 27 nations will be on the Wisconsin River in Wausau, Wisconsin, United States, competing at the 2012 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Junior/Under-23 Canoe Slalom World Championships from July 10 to 15.

GB Canoeing receives additional host nation place for London 2012

By Tom Degun

L-R Andy_Hunt_Angela_Hannah_Louisa_Sawers_Rachel_Cawthorn_Tim_Brabants_Richard_Jefferies_Liam_Heath_Jonathan_Schofield_and_Ed_McKeever_and_John_Anderson_15-06-12June 16 - Just over 24 hours after nine athletes were selected for Team GB to compete in the flat-water canoe sprint event at this summer's Olympics, it has emerged that the sport has received an additional host nation place for London 2012, with ten athletes now set to represent Britain in the sport at the Games.

Brabants to join GB's nine-strong flat-water canoe sprint team at London 2012

By Tom Degun at Eton Dorney

Tim Brabants_14-06-12June 14 - Tim Brabants, who became Britain's most decorated sprint canoeist by winning gold in the men's K1 1,000 metres at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, will get the chance to defend his title after he was today named as one of nine athletes that will represent Team GB in the flat-water canoe sprint this summer here at the London 2012 venue.
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