ABC Online News - Sports: Canoe-Kayak canoe paddlers use a singlebladed paddle while those in kayaks have blades at either end of their paddles. history. Like so many olympic sports, canoeing and http://www.abc.net.au/news/olympics/sports/canoe-kayak.htm
Extractions: Canoe-kayak In these days of electronic timing, elite sport has become a game of centimetres, even millimetres. Rarely has this been more graphically demonstrated than at the 1988 Olympic kayaking event in Seoul. Australia's Grant Davies was initially awarded the K1 1,000 metres event. Davies had signed the gold medal register and was about to take part in the medal ceremony when, after 11 minutes of deliberations, judges decided to give the race to American Greg Barton. They ruled the American had beaten Davies by just five one-thousandths of a second.
Know Your Sport About The history of the canoe and kayak has canoe/kayak, consisting solely of the sprint, was a demonstration competition at the 1924 olympic Games before http://www.woaolympians.com/canoe.html
Extractions: The history of the canoe and kayak has been traced back thousands of years to when natives used these craft to hunt, fish and travel. Canoes were used mainly by the native North and South American Indians along with the Polynesian islanders of the Pacific. They were propelled through the water by single-bladed paddles usually made from wood. The earliest known archaeological evidence of a canoe was unearthed at the tomb of a Sumerian king near the Euphrates River. This relic is estimated to be around 6000 years old. The counterpart of the American Indian canoe is the kayak which was introduced by Eskimos many years ago. These people inhabited the land to the far north of the American continent and Greenland. A whalebone and driftwood frame, with a sea-lion skin stretched tautly over it and waterproofed with whale fat, hardly suggests a budding Olympic sport. Yet the kayaks that meant life to the Inuits in the Arctic for centuries have become the racing kayaks of the modern world - even if the building materials have changed.
History The Wausau course hosts competitors from around the world. The diverse skill levels of olympic medalists, United States kayak canoe Team members, up http://www.wausauwhitewater.org/history.htm
Extractions: In 1974, a group of individuals realized the potential for a race course on the east channel of the Wisconsin River in downtown Wausau. During the first thirteen years, the river channel itself was the primary focus of the work in bringing races to Wausau. The course has been developed, modified, and improved resulting in what is now "one of the nations best slalom courses".
Brunet Solos To Silver,Finishes Fifth With Partner The canoekayak finals were delayed for six hours because of gusting winds her three silvers, making her the most decorated female kayaker in olympic history. http://www.caaws.ca/olympics/2000/cankayak/brunet_oct1.htm
Extractions: By Sport. Archery Badminton Basketball Canoe/Kayaking Cycling Diving Equestrian Fencing Gymnastics Judo Modern Pent. Paralympics Rowing Sailing Shooting Softball Swimming Table Tennis Tae Kwon Do Tennis Triathlon Trampoline Volleyball Water polo Weight Lifting Wheelchair Bball Windsurfing Wrestling Who has Qualified The Way to Sydney Olympic History New Sports ... Back to CAAWS October 1, 2000 Brunet solos to silver, finishes fifth with partner CBC SPORTS ONLINE - She waited four long years, but in the end Canada's eight-time world kayaking champion could do no better than she did in Atlanta. A silver medallist. Caroline Brunet has to settle for being an Olympic bridesmaid once again. Somehow, it just doesn't sound right for the woman who hadn't lost a K1 500 race in more than two years and is referred to as the "queen of kayaking." Italy's Josefa Idem Guerrini, Brunet's worthiest competition during the past couple of years, paddled the best race today, winning in a bloated time of 2:13.848 while Brunet finished second in a time of 2:14.646. Idem had the fastest time of all the qualifiers going into the final. Katrin Borchert of Australia won the bronze. A normal pace for the K1 500 is about 1:50.
Extractions: Click for details. Click here for info One glimpse of the Olympic Mountains, it?s rugged wilderness coast, beautiful rivers and huge timbers, and you will quickly understand why the Pacific Northwest has long captivated artists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Marked by vast alpine peaks, temperate rainforest, hot springs and river valleys lined with Old Growth Douglas Fir, Washington?s Olympic Peninsula is remarkably textured and spectacularly beautiful. The mix of local cultures is as vibrant as the dramatic landscape. We bike, hike, river raft, sea kayak, canoe, camp, fish and learn to surf, throughout this enchanted Olympic Peninsula, uncovering something unique in every segment. Explore ancient Native American petroglyphs, rugged wilderness coast, National Parks and examine the remains of prehistoric settlements along the Ozette village. We will also view the abundant wildlife that thrives along the Washington Coast and Peninsula?s interior. No other tour offer such variety in a multi-sport adventure.
Extractions: Home Greece Hotels in Athens Contact In 2004 the Olympic Games return to the place where they were born, where they were revived and where they will be renewed. The Canoeing Athens 2004 Olympic Games are more than an opportunity to participate in the greatest celebration of humanity. They are an opportunity to be part of a story that is as old as history itself. And when it comes to making history, there is really no place like home. Our network is offering quality accommodation in hotels or lodgings in Athens or all over Greece In order to locate accommodation at reasonable prices for visitors and spectators, our Accommodation Department is working closely with the public and private sector, making every possible effort to maintain control over the availability and price of hotel rooms in and around Athens, during Games-time. Enjoy the Greek hospitality with us ... more Home Contact Info http://www.olympiakoi-agones.com http://www.olybiakoi-agones.com http://www.olymbiakoi-agones.com ... http://www.olympiada.biz Athens 2004 Olympic Games Accommodation - Residences, lodgings, Apartments, Houses,Rooms, Villas, Hotels, residence, apartment, room, villa, hotel for 2004 Olympics in Athens, Crete hotels, Canoeing Athens 2004 Canoeing Accommodation Olympic Games Athens 2004 Canoeing Accommodation Olympic Games Canoeing Athens 2004 Canoeing Accommodation Olympic Games Athens 2004 by Greek internet services and description for this tourist guide for Greece
Extractions: Home Greece Hotels in Athens Contact In 2004 the Olympic Games return to the place where they were born, where they were revived and where they will be renewed. The Canoe Kayak Slalom Athens 2004 Olympic Games are more than an opportunity to participate in the greatest celebration of humanity. They are an opportunity to be part of a story that is as old as history itself. And when it comes to making history, there is really no place like home. Our network is offering quality accommodation in hotels or lodgings in Athens or all over Greece In order to locate accommodation at reasonable prices for visitors and spectators, our Accommodation Department is working closely with the public and private sector, making every possible effort to maintain control over the availability and price of hotel rooms in and around Athens, during Games-time. Enjoy the Greek hospitality with us ... more Home Contact Info http://www.olympiakoi-agones.com http://www.olybiakoi-agones.com http://www.olymbiakoi-agones.com ... http://www.olympiada.biz Athens 2004 Olympic Games Accommodation - Residences, lodgings, Apartments, Houses,Rooms, Villas, Hotels, residence, apartment, room, villa, hotel for 2004 Olympics in Athens, Crete hotels, Canoe Kayak Slalom Athens 2004 Canoe Kayak Slalom Accommodation Olympic Games Athens 2004 Canoe Kayak Slalom Accommodation Olympic Games Canoe Kayak Slalom Athens 2004 Canoe Kayak Slalom Accommodation Olympic Games Athens 2004 by Greek internet services and description for this tourist guide for Greece
Royal Canoe Club - Short History 1936, Royal canoe Club represents Great Britain in the canoe and kayak events in the and has continued to represent the country in every olympic games since http://www.royalcanoeclub.com/ShortHistory.htm
Extractions: History Royal Canoe Club has a long history of which the club is very proud. A short version of the history is presented below and a longer version can be accessed by clicking here John MacGregor lauches canoeing as a recognised sport and recreation, touring many of the lakes and rivers of Central and Northern Europe followed by the River Jordan and Suez canal in his boat Rob Roy. John MacGregor founds the club in the Star and Garter hotel in Richmond. The first canoe regatta and races took place on the Thames followed by the first long distance race between Teddington Lock and Putney Bridge. Prince Edward (later king Edward VII) becomes Commodore of the club. The sailing canoe is introduced to the club, the section still exists today, but not on the Teddington site, which has become unsuitable for the faster modern boats. The club becomes Royal Canoe Club on the command of Queen Victoria. The club instigates "The Paddling Challenge", followed by "The Sailing Challenge" in 1875, both of which are still competed for today. The first clubhouse was built at Turks' boatyard in Kingston.
Extractions: OLYMPICS 2004 ATHENS GREECE Olympics 2004 Athens Greece 2004 Olympic games summer Olympiad detailed guide of Athens 2004 the capital city of Greece includes Parthenon the Acropolis of Athens theaters and museums in Athens, transportation, the new Athens Metro entertainment and night life , Greek music and Greek food, Athens 2004 information , Athens Greece travel information ferries, ferry boats from the port of Piraeus Attica find a hotel do your shopping visit a Greek art shop get to know Sounion and the islands of the Saronic gulf. Welcome to Athens 2004 Greece Athens the immortal city of civilization and Democracy
Wilderness Inquiry - History & Mission The beaches in olympic National Park offer spectacular canoe Expedition, Alaska wilderness canoe adventure in Queen Charlotte Islands kayak Adventure, Sea kayak http://www.wildernessinquiry.org/auhistory.shtml
Extractions: Wilderness Inquiry provides outdoor adventure experiences to inspire personal growth, community integration and enhanced awareness of the natural environment. Wilderness Inquiry encourages people to open their minds and hearts to new possibilities by demonstrating that collectively and individually they are capable of doing more than they thought possible. BRIEF HISTORY Since then, WI has served well over 175,000 people on canoe, kayak, dogsled, horsepack and hiking adventures throughout North America and the world. Many things have changed since Greg and Paul did their first trips together, but the spirit, care, and sense of adventure continues throughout Wilderness Inquiry to this day. Wilderness Inquiry Main Menu Home Trip Info Register About Us ... Donate your vehicle Wilderness Inquiry Trips Trip Link Link Description Allagash Wilderness Waterway Canoe Adventure Apostle Islands Kayak Adventure (3-Day Trip) Apostle Islands Kayak Adventure (5-Day Trip) Apostle Islands Youth Kayak Challenge Vancouver Islands Broken Group Islands sports the best sea kayaking in the Pacific Northwest. The Broken Group Islands is a beautiful place to sea kayak.
Archive Sports October 25, 2002 Jupiter, for instance, already has a powerful canoe/kayak program as well. are selected to participate in CODP based on their olympic history and involvement http://www.thecrier.com/archive/archive 2002/sports25Oct2002.htm
Extractions: Sports October 25 U.S. Olympic Committee Names PBC One Of Just Five Development Sites Representatives from the United States Olympic Committee visited Wellington last Friday for a ceremony which formally designated Palm Beach County as one of just five Community Olympic Development Program sites around the nation. For the past five years, the USOC has been developing the CODP sites to help in the discovery and mid-level training of promising athletes in a variety of sports all in an effort to expand the talent base of potential Olympians. Our goal is to build the best Olympic program in the world, said Jim Scherr, chief of sport performance for the USOC. This project is extremely important to the United States Olympic Committee. America does not send Olympic athletes to the games, Americans do. Previously, the USOC has developed CODP projects in Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, and San Antonio. Different sports have been targeted for the different communities. Wellington and Palm Beach County, for example, are being recognized for the work done in three Olympic sports wrestling, table tennis (ping pong), and kayaking. We as a council have been looking forward to this moment for many years, said Wellington Mayor Tom Wenham before inviting a host of dignitaries to watch demonstrations of the specified sports.
Canadian Olympic Committee The two boats used in international canoeing competitions both played an important role in Canadian history. The canoe and kayak, developed by native Canadians http://www.olympic.ca/EN/sports/canoeing.shtml
Extractions: The two boats used in international canoeing competitions both played an important role in Canadian history. The canoe and kayak, developed by native Canadians, were adopted by European immigrants for travel and trade in wilderness areas. With the coming of railroads, their importance as vehicles of transportation decreased and they began to be used primarily for sport and recreation. Racing canoes and kayaks, which come in different lengths to accommodate different numbers of paddlers, are lighter and more streamlined than their recreational counterparts. The racing canoe is called the "Canadian" to honour it Canadian heritage. Canadian events are contested by individuals (C-1) or pairs (C-2). Kayaking events are contested by individuals (K-1), pairs (K-2) or teams of four (K-4). Flatwater races are held on a course divided into nine lanes. Finalists are determined through a series of elimination rounds. Paddlers in the Canadian events kneel on one knee and use a single-bladed paddle. Kayakers are seated and use a double-bladed paddle. In the slalom events, racers negotiate a series of gates set in fast-moving water, including a number of upstream gates. Time faults of 50 seconds for miseed gates or five seconds for touching a gate are added to the elapsed time to determine a competitor's final time. Slalom events consist of two runs, with the fastest run being used to derermine the final standings.
Extractions: Competition Information Media Information Athlete Talk Results Page ... Index Page EnergyAustralia Canoe Slalom Olympic Trials - Results Race 1 - February 7, Penrith Whitewater Stadium Race 2 - February 8, Penrith Whitewater Stadium Race 3 - February 14, Penrith Whitewater Stadium Race 4 - February 15, Penrith Whitewater Stadium Olympic Games History Slalom Canoe/Kayak was introduced to the Olympic Games program in 1972 at the Munich Olympic Games. However due to the immense cost of a man made course, the Munich Olympic Games would be the last time that slalom would appear until the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games in Spain.
Wired News: Canoe Cements A Place In History canoe Cements a Place in history. Others are not so confident of the canoe s olympic prospects. said Charles Luckman, sprint program director for USA canoe/kayak http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,44800,00.html?tw=wn_story_related
Summary Of Olympic Games Sports However, the sport has a rich olympic history, having been included as a demonstration sport in canoe/kayak SLALOM Helliniko olympic Complex The http://www.cartan.com/summarysports.htm
Extractions: Diving started developing at the end of the 19th century in Europe and was included into Olympic competition at the St. Louis Games in 1904.Olympic diving competition includes the 10m platform and the 3m springboard for men and women, and 10m platform and 3m springboard synchronized for men and women. AQUATICS SWIMMING Swimming counts among the most popular sports disciplines of the modern Olympic era. Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly together with freestyle and medley relays make up the official Olympic Games competition program. Athletes compete in two individual events and also in a number of relays. AQUATICS SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING
Olympic Games Return Home where the modern olympic Games were revived in 1896.The ATHENS 2004 olympic Games will combine history,culture and The olympic canoe/kayak Slalom Centre http://www.cartan.com/gameshome.htm
Extractions: Home General Information Olympic Games Schedule Wave Dates-How to Reserve ... Cartan's Canada site Athens 2004 The Olympic Games Return Home-Venues G reece is where so much began - democracy started here - the Olympics were first held in Greece - much of the p hilosophy,mythology and folklore we all so often quote first saw the light of day there.The 2004 Olympic Games will be hosted in the very heart of Greek culture,Athens,the city of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. As the cradle of Western Culture,Greece has been one of the most explored European Countries for thousands of years. However,it is not just the lure of history and its cultural heritage that brings foreign travelers to Greece.Greece is a mountainous land with rugged terrain,sandy beaches,lagoons,inlets,reefs and beautiful islands. Greeces fascinating history and beauty is waiting for you in this extraordinary country:Olympia,site of the original Olympic Games;Delphi,famous for its Oracle;Mycenae,once richly laden with gold,and Epidaurus,where you can experience the marvelous acoustics of a 14,000 seat,open air theater;the enchanting Greek Islands of picturesque Mykonos;Santorini,regarded as possibly the lost island of Atlantis;legendary Crete,as well as Rhodes,where the Colossus once stood guard. Land of Ancient and Modern Olympic Games In 2004,the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad will return home to Greece,the country that gave birth to the Ancient Olympic Games over 2,700 years ago,and the country where the modern Olympic Games were revived in 1896.The ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games will combine history,culture and peace with sports and Olympism.Athens,the birthplace of the modern games will provide the perfect setting for the biggest and greatest sporting event in the world as athletes and sports enthusiasts from all over the globe gather to celebrate this unique event.
Extractions: :: 2004 Accommodation Below is the timetable for the events for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games . Spread around 37 venues there will be 28 sports taking place in the Athens Games. The preliminary rounds of the Football Event start on the 14th August , which is actually two days before the Opening Ceremony in Athens on the 16th August . These football preliminaries take place at the other Olympics Cities of Thessaloniki, Volos, Patra and Herraklio (Crete)
Sydney 2000 Post Games Report The German win gave Birgit Fischer her sixth gold medal, making her the greatest medal winner in olympic canoe/kayak history. Six in a Row. http://www.gamesinfo.com.au/postgames/en/pg000536.htm
Extractions: Contents Next Chapter First Page Previous Page ... Last Page In addition to the Arts Festival offerings, the Live Sites continued to provide entertainment, swarming with people attending these free performances. On Day 15, 40 000 people listened to a jazz concert by James Morrison in the Domain, while watching the Australia-USA womens basketball game on a giant screen. After almost a week without a hitch, Olympic transportation was briefly derailed on Day 15 - literally - when a train left the tracks at the Flemington maintenance yards, delaying spectator trains from the city to Sydney Olympic Park. No one was hurt, and the system was back in full operation within 20 minutes. The Bahamas upset the USA on the track in the 4 x 100 m womens relay, ending a winning streak that stretched back to Los Angeles in 1984. It was the first gold medal in Olympic history for the small island nation. Jamaica won silver, giving anchor Merlene Ottey her eighth Olympic medal - the most held by any female track and field athlete. The US team, anchored by Marion Jones, won bronze. In road cycling, Leontien Zijlaard of the Netherlands won the 31.2 km womens individual time trial to claim her third gold medal of the Sydney 2000 Games. Zijlaards medal tally of three golds and one silver equalled that of fellow Netherlander, swimmer Inge de Bruijn.
Ananova - Olympic Sport Guides - Canoe And Kayak history. The first world championships took place in 1930 and canoeing became an olympic sport at the 1936 Games in Berlin. Check for more on Guide canoekayak http://www.ananova.com/sport/story/sm_42745.html
Extractions: Ananova: Olympic sport guides - Canoe and Kayak A guide to the Olympic sport of Canoeing/Kayaking Technical details There are two types of canoes used at the Games - Canadian canoes and kayaks. Canadian canoes are open-decked for flatwater racing and closed for slalom and paddled by competitors in a kneeling position with a single-bladed paddle. Kayaks have closed decks, pointed bow and stern and are propelled by competitors in a sitting position with a long, double bladed paddle. Kayaks also have a rudder for flatwater races. The flatwater, or sprint courses are marked out in lanes of 9m and the water must be still and at least 2m deep. Automatic start and photo-finish equipment are used at Olympic Games. The object is to be first across the finish line. Umpires are at the start and the finish as well as a seven-person jury on hand to handle any disputes but the photo-finish camera is the final arbiter. Slalom canoeists need good timing and control to keep the boat on the fastest line through the 25 gates (at least six must be upstream) of the 300-500m course of turbulent water. If competitors touch the gates they incur five penalty points. Fifty penalty points are given if competitors fail to go through a gate. The winner has the best combination of fastest time and lowest or no penalty points.