Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Canoe-Kayak’ Category

Lack of leadership leaves Canoe Kayak Canada in disarray: report

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Mark de Jonge

Internal conflicts, disorganization and a lack of leadership is plaguing one of Canada's most well-funded summer sports organizations, according to a Radio-Canada investigation.

Adam van Koeverden reflects on a kayaking career that had it all

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

This week represented something totally unique to my kayaking career, an experience that is so fresh that I still don’t know exactly what to make of it.

Russian doping ban gives Canadian kayakers Olympic opportunity

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

It came at the last-minute, but Hugues Fournel was named to the Canadian Olympic team after two additional spots in K2 200-metres were opened after a Russian team received a doping ban.

Canadians including van Koeverden paddle their way into Olympic semis

Monday, August 15th, 2016
Kayaker Adam van Koeverden

All four Canadian canoe and kayak teams competing Monday moved on to the semi-finals in their respective events.

Mark Oldershaw’s love for outdoors key to canoeing success

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

The draw of nature, not family pressure, pulled canoeist Mark Oldershaw into the sport he loves so much. He competes in the C-1 1,000 on Monday at the Rio Olympics.

Adam van Koeverden returns to Olympic kayak waters

Sunday, August 14th, 2016
Adam van Koeverden Rio

Adam van Koeverden is ready return to Olympic competition in Rio after taking time off from training following a silver-medal performance at the 2012 London Games.

Ryan Cochrane, Hugues Fournel added to Canadian Olympic team for men’s K2 200m

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Canoe Kayak Canada selected Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel to the Canadian Olympic team on Sunday after receiving two additional quota spots for the men's K2 200-metres event at the Rio Games.

Olympic kayak champ among 5 Russians added to banned list

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Olympic doubles kayak champion Alexander Dyachenko and four other Russian paddlers have been barred from competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after being named in a recent report alleging a state-sponsored doping cover-up.

Romania, Belarus canoe teams banned from Olympics for doping

Saturday, July 16th, 2016
Switzerland  Olympics ANOC

The International Canoe Federation has banned sprint teams from Romania and Belarus from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for widespread doping. The ICF says its executive board imposed 1-year suspensions for both teams "with immediate effect."

Canada names experienced Olympic canoe-kayak team

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Five returning Olympians and four newcomers round out Canada's canoe-kayak roster for the upcoming Games in Rio.