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CANOE-KAYAK: National champs sweep six of eight races at National Sprint Trials

The American Canoe Association, the national governing body for canoeing and kayaking in the U.S., held its 2019 National Team Trials on the Oklahoma River near Oklahoma City over the weekend, with the reigning U.S. champions winning most of the honors. Reigning K-1 200 and 500 m champion Stanton Collins won both of those races […]
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CANOEING Preview: National Sprint and Slalom Trials set for Oklahoma City

The American Canoe Association is holding the U.S. National Team Trials this weekend in Oklahoma City, with competition in both Sprint and Slalom disciplines. In...

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The International Olympic Committee has trumpeted the benefits of its Agenda 2020 reform program, one of the first initiatives undertaken by then-new IOC President Thomas Bach in December 2014. Its concepts significantly changed the bidding process for the Olympic Games and Winter Games, in part by emphasizing the use of “existing facilities and the use […]
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CANOE-KAYAK: Fox shatters records with dual Slalom World titles

“It’s been the perfect season, the perfect world championships, I’m absolutely thrilled.” She should be. Australia’s Jessica Fox (pictured) re-wrote the record books with gold medals in both the C-1 and K-1 events at the ICF World Canoe Slalom Championships in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) over the weekend. The favorite in both events, she won […]
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CANOE-KAYAK: Canada stars at Pan American Sprint Champs

Pan American Games qualifying and a full slate of continental championship events filled the Pan American Sprint Championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (CAN) last weekend. Canada was the star of the competition, winning seven events in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Sprinter Stephen Frodsham won the C-1 200 and 500 m events for the […]
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CANOE-KAYAK: Fox overcomes penalty for double seasonal titles

Australia’s Jessica Fox made the 2018 World Cup Slalom season all about her. She started by winning both the C-1 and K-1 races in the first three World Cup of the season, an amazing feat considering that no one had won both in a single World Cup since she did it in 2013! That put […]
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CANOE-KAYAK Preview: Fox headlines Slalom World Cup final in Spain

The fifth and final World Cup in Canoe Slalom comes this weekend at the famed course at La Seu d’Urgell (ESP); the current standings: ∙ Men’s C-1: 1. 220 Alexander Slafkovsky (SVK) 2. 204 Sideris Tasiadis (GER) 3. 162 Luca Bozic (SLO) ∙ Men’s K-1: 1. 204 Jiri Prskavec (CZE) 2. 162 Dariusz Popiela (POL) […]
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CANOE-KAYAK: Tasiadis wins third Slalom World Cup; Kuhnle stops Fox’s streak

Germany’s Sideris Tasiadis won his third World Cup Slalom of the season, but Australia’s Jessica Fox suffered her first defeat of 2018. Tasiadis won the C-1 on Saturday by just 0.68 over Slovakia’s Alexander Slafkovsky, but Fox ended up second to Austria’s two-time Olympian, Corinna Kuhnle, 107.94-109.01 as both had penalty-free runs. The men’s K-1 […]
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DOPING: Asian Games, Jarrion Lawson, Canoeing champ, U.S. wrestler

Lots of activity in the doping sector, not only new positives, but also a promise of more pressure against sports with positives at the Asian Games: ∙ Asian Games: Olympic Council of Asia chief Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah (KUW) told reporters “We would like to see which sport in the past three Games had the […]
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CANOE-KAYAK Preview: Fox puts perfect record on the line in Slalom World Cup

After a break of almost two months, the fourth ICF Slalom World Cup is getting ready in Tacen (SLO), with Australia’s Jessica Fox trying to sweep both the C-1 and K-1 events once again for the fourth straight time! No one had won both in a single World Cup since Fox had done it at […]
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CANOE-KAYAK: Brendel and Kozak star in World Sprint Champs

If you’re a gold medalist, you’re sure to draw a lot of attention; you’re the one everyone wants to beat. Germany’s Sebastian Brendel and Hungary’s Danuta Kozak weren’t worried about it. They won anyway. At the ICF World Sprint Championships in Montemor-a-Velho (POR), Brendel was busy, winning his fourth straight World Championship in the C-1/1,000 […]
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CANOE-KAYAK Preview: Sprint World Championships start in Portugal

The ICF World Sprint Championships are on this week in the familiar Portuguese canoeing capital of Montemor-o-Velho, with 17 events for men and 13 events for women planned, plus a large number of paracanoe events. A total of 66 nations are entered. The defending World Champions from Racice (CZE) in 2017: Men: ∙ C-1 200 […]
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Eight stars rule ACA Sprint Nationals

Hundreds of races in Bantam, Juvenile, Junior, Seniors and Masters divisions were run in the first U.S. Canoe Sprint Nationals run under the supervision of the American Canoe Association, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from 1-4 August. In the senior division, eight athletes dominated the Canoe and Kayak divisions: Men’s C-1: Ken Kasperbauer won the C-1 […]
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Eight stars rule ACA Sprint Nationals

Hundreds of races in Bantam, Juvenile, Junior, Seniors and Masters divisions were run in the first U.S. Canoe Sprint Nationals run under the supervision of the American Canoe Association, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from 1-4 August. In the senior division, eight athletes dominated the Canoe and Kayak divisions: Men’s C-1: Ken Kasperbauer won the C-1 […]
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Are we making progress? Doping tests up, positives down in 2017

TSX HEADLINES – for August 6, 2018: The World Anti-Doping Agency has published its report on worldwide testing for performance-enhancing drugs and, at least on the surface, the news is good. The number of tests is up, and in Olympic sports anyway, the number of positives in down. There are a lot of details to […]
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Trave and Hocevar impress in World Slalom Juniors

Slalom races are often won by just hundredths of a second, so when Spain’s Miquel Trave and Eva Hocevar (SLO) won World Junior titles each by more than three seconds, it’s worth taking notice. Trave won the C-1 by 3.84 seconds over Flavio Micozzi of Italy and Hocevar dominated the women’s K-1, winning by 89.67-93.23 […]
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Kos and Jensen star at World Sprint Juniors

The World Junior Championships in Sprint was held in Bulgaria, but the stars came from Hungary and Canada. Sophia Jensen of Canada won three events: the C-1/200 m, the C-1/500 m and teamed with Julia Lilley Osende to take the C-2/500 m for the best individual performance of the championships. The best on the men’s […]
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ACA hosts its first U.S. Sprint Nationals

One of the little-noticed, but important changes in U.S. canoeing and kayaking is that the American Canoe Association, founded in 1880, became the National Governing Body for the sport in the United States. Among other things, the ACA is now responsible for the U.S. entries into international events and part of that is staging the […]
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The days of being anonymous are over: Russia 2018’s legacy will be the...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 16, 2018: The 2018 World Cup in Russia is over and except for French fans waiting to buy shirts with two stars on them, the memory is already fading. But there will be a legacy from Russia 2018, worn around the necks of future spectators in World Cups and likely […]
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Remember when 108,000 came to see a track meet at Stanford?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 11, 2018: There was a time when track & field was a higher-profile part of the American sports scene. Like when 108,000 spectators invaded Stanford Stadium in 1960 for the U.S. Olympic Trials and saw five new or tied world records as the American team was selected, just about this […]
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