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Help Joanna Hayes celebrate the 10th Anniversary of her Olympic gold medal! #MyMedals #MyStory
by Joanna Hayes
posted August 24, 2014 at 5:09pm

Today, August 24, is the day that I won my Olympic gold medal in 2004 in Athens Greece. Not only did I win the 100 meter hurdles but I broke the Olympic record with a personal best time of 12.37! It is very hard to put my feelings into words but one word...more

Life of a Weightlifter: Where you been, Sarah?
by Pretty Strong
posted January 3, 2014 at 2:44pm

Ok, so obviously, I have not been very active on the interweb the past few months and it all has to do with my inability to compete. Sad face. I know you're all thinking, "Man, I miss Sarah. Where has she been my whole, past, few months?"  The answe...more

Canoe Santas Wishing All a Very Merry Christmas!
by WomenCANIntl
posted December 24, 2013 at 6:42pm

Our favorite Santas (from Romania) wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season. Olympic Rings are still on our wish- list! ...more

2020 Vision for Women's Canoe and Olympic Canoe/Kayak
by WomenCANIntl
posted December 21, 2013 at 7:51pm

WomenCAN International - Our 2014-2020 Goals: By 2020: 2020 – Tokyo Olympics – Balance between Canoe & Kayak and Men & Women – events and distances, at all levels of the sport   A Sport/Federation name which accu...more

ICF's 2020 Women's Canoe Proposal Lacks a Strategy and Transparency / Women's Canoe = Ready for Rio
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 27, 2013 at 4:17pm

A proposal from the International Canoe Federation (ICF) to include two women’s canoe single events in the 2020 Olympics has left Australian Canoe Slalom World Champion Jessica Fox “unimpressed.” She was angered by the November 15, 201...more

Olympic Paddler Says ICF's "No Changes for Rio 2016" A Step Back for Women & Sport.
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 19, 2013 at 10:20pm

SPORTSCENE received the article below from an athlete who wishes to remain anonymous for reasons as explained below. WomenCAN International applauds this paddler for speaking out and respects their wish to remain anonymous. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...more

Olympics Still Closed for Women's Canoe? ICF Says No Changes for Rio2016
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 19, 2013 at 9:34pm

Is the International Canoe Federation Open to Change? Article by Keith Lyons http://keithlyons.me/open-to-change/ His exhortation for the ICF to be much more pro-active in change: "I do think we have an important window of conscience available to us in...more

Slalom Canoe World Champion Jessica Fox (AUS) Slams ICF Over Misleading Statements
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 17, 2013 at 9:58pm

Jessica Fox (AUS) Slams the International Canoe Federation over misleading statements in their recent press release about their proposal to add women's canoe events for Tokyo2020. "As a C1 woman, to know it will be in the Olympics is great news, however ...more

Richard Fox Slams ICF for Delaying Women's Canoe Inclusion Until Tokyo2020
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 17, 2013 at 7:29pm

Richard Fox slams the ICF over delaying inclusion of Women's Canoe until Tokyo 2020.      http://www.sportscene.tv/news/fox-slams-icf-over-olympic-plan "...high level female athletes continue to be significantly restricted in their acces...more

Did women lose out after the London Olympics?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted November 15, 2013 at 9:07pm

Christine Ohuruogu PIC Mike Hewitt via The Mirror Some young girls don't take up sport because they think a celebrity lifestyle is easier - just one of the issues discussed in England this week at the Culture, Media and Sport Committee. Sitting with ...more

First-ever Women’s Canoe Events Proposed for Tokyo 2020
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 15, 2013 at 9:01pm

NEWS ALERT:   International Canoe Federation (ICF) announces they will propose C1 (singles canoe) Women’s Canoe Events for Tokyo 2020 Olympics - for the Sprint and Slalom disciplines.    #equalympics  #womenscanoe Current Olymp...more

Is It Really a New Era for Women's Sport? The International Canoe Federation's Dirty Little Secret
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 4, 2013 at 7:34pm

WomenCAN International participated in the 8th Annual Play the Game Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, October 28-31, 2013.  Link to presentation and speech script here. Play the Game’s aim is to strengthen the ethical foundation of sport and...more

Olympic Wrestling is Back in 2020 Games
by Wombat Sports
posted September 8, 2013 at 5:22pm

The International Olympic Committee has voted to re-instate wrestling as a sport for the 2020 games in Tokyo, Japan. Wrestling went against squash and baseball/softball in the voting, which took place in Buenos Ares, Argentina Sunday. Wrestling won with ...more

Pregnant for Gold
by SportyEsquire
posted August 16, 2013 at 5:56pm

With all the talk lately about doping, I’ve naturally been thinking about female athletes and performance enhancers.  Ladies want to win just as much as men do, so it should be no surprise that women’s sports are replete with ...more

Podcast – WBAN Head Sue Fox Talks Expanding Olympic Boxing Divisions
by Wombat Sports
posted August 10, 2013 at 8:49am

The head of the longest running site dedicated to women’s boxing, Sue Fox has been the voice of female pugilist for over 15 years. Her website WBAN.com has been the resource for the sport with daily updates and their own belts to crown the best of t...more

My Athlete life by @emilyazevedo
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 29, 2013 at 10:33am

My life as an athlete has been a small amount of luck, a hell of a lot of hard work and an indefinite amount of sacrifice.  I wish I could say that an Olympic athlete’s life is as glamorous as society would assume, but our jobs are a bit unort...more

Calling all Athletes!
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 17, 2013 at 4:19pm

Elite athletes are constantly under a media microscope and are considered role models in the eyes of society regardless if it is something they desire. In a world where the tragic stories of Aaron Hernandez and Oscar Pistorious are what’s spread ov...more

CBC Special – Women’s Canoeing Should Have Place in Olympics
by WomenCANIntl
posted June 27, 2013 at 8:56pm

Canoeing has one of the poorest gender equality ratios of any Summer Olympic sport, and although female kayakers are allowed to compete in both the sprint and slalom disciplines, female canoeists are kept out of the Games altogether. CBC Sports Special: ...more

LIFT THE BAN ON WOMEN'S CANOEING AT THE OLYMPICS
by WomenCANIntl
posted May 7, 2013 at 11:44pm

Help us reach 5,000 signatures to press the President of the International Canoe Federation, Mr. Jose Perurena, and the International Olympic Committee to lift the ban on women's canoeing at the Olympics. Please sign and share our petition:  https:...more

Sportscene's Take: Academic report shuns Rogge’s “major boost for gender equality” at London 2012
by WomenCANIntl
posted April 7, 2013 at 9:36pm

Sportscene's Nicolaas Harding breaks down the University of Torontos report - which analysed whether London 2012 was in fact a model for gender equality in sport - for Olympic Canoe/Kayak. Results are, despite more female athletes competing in e...more

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