Extractions: This page will continue being loaded) AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL The maximum organism at world level that coordinates and controls the activity of all the National Federations of canoeing is the International Canoe Federation (I.C.F). At the moment, exists 111 countries in the entire world affiliated to the International Canoe Federation, that work unselfishly to diffuse the canoe and the kayak for all the continents, trying to take the practice of this sport to all the corners of the Earth, improving their rules and making it more attractive. Since 1980, representatives of the five continents and presidents of eight Committees exist in this Federation. It is subdivided, in function of their necessities: Flat-waters, White-waters, Marathon, Sport Medicine, Nautical Touring, Promotion and Information, Kayak-polo and Sail Canoe, all of them chosen democratically in a Congress that integrate all the countries attributed to this Organism. At competition level there is a wide international calendar, able to assist to any demand and any level. Every year takes place a World Championship of Senior category (above the 18 years) in flat-waters, except the years that take place the Olympic Games, and every two years, a Senior World Championship for white-waters. In 1990 took place the first World Championship of Marathon that has repeated this title annually.
Extractions: The birchbark canoe used by Native Americans was adopted by French explorers and fur traders during the 17th century. Despite its frail appearance, it's a very strong, durable craft. Its shallow draft will carry through white-water rapids that would demolish most boats, and it can be easily portaged around totally impassable rapids or across stretches of land from one body of water to another. A Scottish lawyer, John MacGregor, was chiefly responsible for establishing canoeing as a recreational sport. In 1845, he designed a type of canoe, the Rob Roy, which had a deck and was equipped with a mast and sail as well as paddles. MacGregor went on a whole series of cruises in Europe and the Holy Land beginning in 1849, and he wrote books and delivered many lectures about his trips.
EdGate Summer Games USA canoe kayak has all the sport s hot news and history. Paddle over the Athens 2004 site for paddle sport excitement and olympic history. http://www2.edgate.com/summergames/spotlight_sport/canoeing_kayaking.php
Extractions: Canoeing and Kayaking Canoes and kayaks bring to mind serene images of gliding down a calm river or across a cool lake. However, canoe and kayak contests can be fiercely competitive. Racers speed past the finish line only fractions of seconds apart. For both canoe and kayak contests, there are two types of competitions: "sprints" in (calm) flatwater and "slaloms" in (more turbulent) whitewater. There are more differences between the sports of canoeing and kayaking than one might imagine. Kayaks are closed, except for the small cockpit where the paddler sits. Flatwater canoes are open. In whitewater races, kayaks are equipped with water-tight sprayskirts. Kayakers use double-bladed paddles while canoeists use one with a single-blade, paddling alternately from side to side. Canoeists kneel as they paddle, while kayakers sit in their boats with their legs extended forward.
Canoe / Kayak Slalom Racing Equipment. A competitor in canoe / kayak slalom racing must wear a lifejacket and Form was, for the first time in the history of the olympic Games, available http://www.athens2004.com/Canoe-Kayakslalom
Kiat.net: Sydney 2000 - Canoe/Kayak WOMEN SEPT 30 German kayaker Birgit Fischer became the greatest medal winner in olympic canoe/kayak history winning a sixth gold medal to go with her three http://www.kiat.net/olympics/sydney2000/canoekayak.html
Extractions: SEPT 30 - German kayaker Birgit Fischer became the greatest medal winner in Olympic canoe/kayak history winning a sixth gold medal to go with her three silvers. Fischer has won gold at every Games from Moscow in 1980 to Sydney 20 years later, apart from the Los Angeles Games in 1984. Her sixth gold medal equaled the German Olympic record held by equestrian Reiner Klimke and swimmer Kristin Otto. OCT 1 - Canoe/Kayak competition delayed by 6 hours due to 60km/h winds at Penrith Lakes. Fischer adds her seventh gold medal with the K2 500m win.
Olympic Sports History - Canoeing olympic races are referred to by a simple code in which the initial letter is K for kayak or C for Canadian canoe and the number refers to the number http://www.athenshousing.com/olympicshistory/OlympicSports/canoeing.html
Extractions: Home Check Availability Browse Accommodations Buy Olympic Event Tickets ... Submit A Special Request Olympic Sports History CANOEING During the early part of the 19 th century, canoeing became quite popular in northern and central Europe. Largely through the efforts of Waldemar Van B. Claussen of the ACA, representatives of 19 national clubs met in Copenhagen in 1924 to establish the Internationale Representationschaft des Kanusport (IRK). Also in 1924, canoeing was a demonstration sport at the Paris Olympics. The United States swept the kayak events, while Canada won all four canoeing events. The IRK's attempt to make canoeing a full-fledged Olympic sport didn't succeed, however, until 1936. There were eight events on the 1936 program: Single and pairs canoes at 1,000 meters; single and pairs kayaks at 1,000 and 10,000 meters; and single and pairs folding canoes at 1,000 meters. That was the last Olympics before World War II, in which the IRK headquarters in Munich was destroyed by Allied bombs. However, the IRK was re-organized as the International Canoe Federation in 1946 and, when the Olympics resumed in 1948, canoeing was again on the program. The folding canoe events were dropped and the first women's event, the 500-meter singles kayak, was added. After the war, white-water canoeing rapidly gained popularity in Central Europe. Originally run through a short stretch of natural rapids, white-water races now take place on artificial rapids. As in Alpine skiing, racers compete in individual time trials.
Kayak -- Encyclopædia Britannica , canoe/kayak United States olympic Committee Information on the history of this outdoor sport and the American team that plays it. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=45959
History Of Canoeing & Kayaking Competitive canoe/kayak flatwater racing is a relatively new sport. canoeing as an olympic sport began in 1924 as a demonstration sport, and became an http://www.chevroncars.com/wocc/lrn/artcl/artcl.jhtml?id=/content/Sports/a1846.x
Extractions: Oakland will have the honor of helping 85 elite sprint paddlers as they attempt to write their names in the Olympic history books. And Oakland businesses will have the unique opportunity to not only watch Olympic drama unfold, but to connect directly with the athletes who will represent our country in Athens.
CANOE-KAYAK CAPSULE compete only in kayaks while men use both canoes and kayaks. Birgit Fischer, the top women s medalwinner in kayak sprint in olympic history, is back http://www.canoe.ca/2000GamesCapsules/canoekayak.html
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Extractions: VENUE FACTFILE Events: Rowing, Canoe/Kayak flatwater racing Athletes: Spectators: Schedule: 15-28 August Paralympics event: None The purpose-built rowing and flatwater canoeing centre has had its fair share of problems in construction. The complex is situated 47km north east of the Olympic Village in the Marathonas region and will host 14,000 spectators. Based on the Sydney Olympic rowing course in Penrith, excavation began in November 2000 before water was added from the nearby Makaria springs. The main lake will be 2,250 metres long and linked to a smaller auxiliary lake for training and warm-up purposes. A test event in August 2003 raised concerns about the timing and location of the Olympic events as the "meltemi" - notorious north-westerly winds - saw rowers tossed about and thrown into the water. A whole day of competition had to be cancelled but organisers, who had to shelve plans to plant a row of trees because they would only protect the outer lanes, insist the conditions were not typical.
Kayak Adventures Roadtrip olympic program, under the guidlines of USA canoe and kayak. Karen Baldzer helped to provide a framework for creating a racing team and developing athletes. http://www.redriverracing.org/history.htm
Extractions: skip to: page content links on this page site navigation footer (site information) Activity Calendar E-mail Contact Your Forum Outdoors2You.com ... Believe Become Dare Do Kayak Classes Instructors Events Athletes ... Map Partners: Kayak Instruction Rockin R TG's Canoe Livery Southwest Paddlesports ... Performance Videos Learn to paddle from US Canoe/Kayak Team members like Michelle Clements (above), who are trained and certified to teach flatwater, swiftwater rescue, and whitewater! We are guided by the Olympic creed that the most important thing in the Olympic games is not to win, but to take part. Just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The creed means to us that we must make it possible for people of all ages and abilities to get involved in all different levels of sport. As we teach, train, and bring events to Texas, we hope to share a little of this with everyone by letting them know about paddling. Through these events many people will be able to get a taste of the river whether within the banks trying the course, on the bank watching, or in the bank sponsoring the endeavor. Check out our activities to see which ones suit you. How did this start?
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New Page 1 Besides the 1996 olympic Games at the Clark s Bridge venue, the resident Lake Lanier Rowing Club and Lanier canoekayak Club have hosted a number of important http://llrc.home.mindspring.com/LLRC/Welcome/History.html
Extractions: Lake Lanier Olympic Legacy Gold It was a cry first heard in North Georgia in the 1800's. It was a cry heard again in the summer of 1996 as competitors in rowing, canoeing, and kayaking brought Olympic glory to a scenic lake not far from the hills in which prospectors first discovered gold. Building From Local Support. What became an Olympic success story began in the mind of Gainesville architect Jack Pyburn . A rower himself, he knew Lake Sidney Lanier would be an ideal location for the rowing venue. The idea gained momentum as Jim Mathis , a dedicated community leader, pitched in to work on building the community support network needed to make the dream into reality. Early in 1993, a steering committee of 45 community leaders was formed and became known as "Gainesville-Hall '96," an official Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games support group. This group of dedicated volunteers began a campaign of "polite persistence," as Atlanta Olympics chief Billy Payne described it in his remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony in January 1995.
Extractions: ABOUT U.S. CANOE / KAYAK USA Canoe and Kayak (USACK) was established to recruit, train and support athletes to compete in the Olympic Games in flatwater sprint and whitewater slalom canoe/kayak racing. USACK is now the National Governing Body for all canoe/kayak racing in the U.S. USACK continues to advance the level of awareness of paddle sport through events such as Team Trials and National Championships to take advantage of the growing visibility for paddle sports. USACK provides a wide array of programs and services for athletes, coaches, officials and event organizers. Additionally USACK produces 10-15 major national and international events annually; provides information and services and works with the national media to promote the sport, athletes, events and programs; develops and maintains relationships with corporate partners and works closely with the U.S. Olympic Committee to maximize funding and support for USACK programs.
Extractions: Fax: 770.287.3444 The development of the competitive Sprint Canoe / Kayak program was initiated by ACOG through the efforts of Steve Kelly. Equipment was provided through the USCKT and Ocean Kayak. Steve concentrated his efforts in training a core group of adults who agreed to start Junior Olympic teams. The league of teams concept provided local competition where none had existed before. The first Junior Olympic race hosted by the LCKC in 1995 was also the first sprint race ever held in Georgia. Seven teams and 115 athletes participated in the first year. The season consisted of 4 races. The program was voted the largest and most outstanding program in the United States in its first year. 1996 was a busy year. In addition to a traveling schedule for the sprint team and support for the Olympics and pre Olympic test events, the LCKC hosted the first annual Spring Break Training Camp and a 4 race Junior Olympic season for over 100 participants. Again we were the biggest and best Junior Olympic sprint program in the United States.