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Top U.S. Ocean Surfski Paddler Beata Cseke Talks About Growing Women's Surfski
by WomenCANIntl
posted July 25, 2014 at 12:21am

Beata Cseke is an extraordinary athlete and human being.  Besides being one of the top ocean surfski paddlers in the U.S., she is an incredibly kind person who genuinely wants to help women and girls at any level get into surfski paddling and enjoy t...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

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

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

Olympic Canoeing Survives IOC Axe - But is Gender Equity on the ICF Agenda?
by WomenCANIntl
posted March 16, 2013 at 10:19pm

In a recent article the International Canoe Federation (ICF) stated it was “disappointed” at its shock appearance among the sports in the firing line (the "Bottom 5") last month when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was considering wh...more

England women sweep medals at World Championships of Surf Kayaking
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted October 11, 2011 at 10:33pm

So the England women's team swept the medals at the World Championships of Surf Kayaking this week. Emma Wynter took the Long Boat title while Tamsin Green won out in the Short Boat. Emma (19) has only been surf-kayaking for three years but has won Briti...more

Kayaker Katya Kullova in action
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted June 22, 2011 at 10:19am

The World Freestyle Kayak Championships are running this week in Germany.  This week's blog-posts are dedicated to the crazy women who run rivers, and love the white water. Russian Katya Kullova started in her first kayak about eight years ago, when she ...more

Kayaking in the Alps
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted June 20, 2011 at 12:19am

A group of Irish kayakers went adventuring in the French and Italian Alps last week. Aisling Griffin*, one of Ireland's few female surf-kayakers went along for the ride. Kayaker Mark Ward-Bopp filmed her in action.*Disclaimer: nepotism ...more

Emily Jackson, American Kayaker wins again
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted June 8, 2011 at 1:57am

It's that time of year again - rivers, mountains, kayaks and Emily Jackson wins the Teva Freestyle gold for the seventh year running. At 21. Must be getting quite frustrating to be chasing her at this stage. Emily Jackson by Corey RichJackson is just one...more

Surfkayak: Best Newcomer 2011
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted February 21, 2011 at 10:19am

Warning: this post contains nepotism!Aisling Griffin WatertechSurf kayak and waterski company Watertech give away a surf-kayak to PaddleSurf Ireland's Best Newcomer. This year Aisling Griffin took the prize. She won a funky new boat on the back of solid p...more

Nikki Kelly Kayaker
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted January 21, 2011 at 1:35pm

Nikki Kelly pic playak.comKiwi kayaker Nikki Kelly has been on the water since she was 16 years old - chasing a hot instructor who never knew the effect he had on her.In the last few years, she was named greatest kayaker of the 20th century by LVM, compet...more

Found – One red kayak
by Pretty Tough
posted October 3, 2009 at 5:02pm

(Ed. Note: Artist (and good friend) Eve Beglarian is paddling, biking and hiking the length of the Mississippi River in search of musical inspiration. This is one in a series of journal entries.) So I’m driving back from dropping off Rafaela at the Qua...more

Missing – One Red Kayak
by Pretty Tough
posted September 30, 2009 at 3:19pm

(Ed. Note: Artist (and good friend) Eve Beglarian is paddling, biking and hiking the length of the Mississippi River in search of musical inspiration. This is one in a series of journal entries.) When we went out to Green Bay landing this morning, the ka...more

Mississippi River Project: A dog in the night-time
by Pretty Tough
posted September 11, 2009 at 2:56pm

(Ed. Note: Artist (and good friend) Eve Beglarian is paddling, biking and hiking the length of the Mississippi River in search of musical inspiration. This is one in a series of journal entries.) Monday we finally left Wabasha for real: I started out fro...more

Mississippi River Project: 10,000 lakes; 1000 pictures
by Pretty Tough
posted August 31, 2009 at 6:08pm

(Ed. Note: Composer  – and good friend – Eve Beglarian  is on a year long odyssey kayaking the length of the Mississippi River  from its source at Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. This is one in a series of journal entries about he...more

Reading the river
by Pretty Tough
posted August 21, 2009 at 5:22pm

(Ed. Note: Composer  – and good friend – Eve Beglarian  recently embarked on a year long odyssey kayaking the length of the Mississippi River  from its source at Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. This is one in a series of journal ent...more

Mississippi River Project: A song and a dance
by Pretty Tough
posted August 18, 2009 at 2:32pm

Eve Beglarian River Project (Editors Note: Composer  – and good friend – Eve Beglarian  recently embarked on a year long odyssey kayaking the length of the Mississippi River  from its source at Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico....more

Mississippi River Project: At the headwaters
by Pretty Tough
posted August 6, 2009 at 4:23pm

(Editors Note: Composer  – and good friend – Eve Beglarian has developed an obsession with the Mississippi River: especially the impact of the river on the development of American culture. She recently embarked on a year long odyssey traveling the ...more

My first challenge in water!
by I Run - Therefore I Blog
posted June 9, 2009 at 6:39pm

It's almost three weeks since I stepped out of my comfort zone and got a new job at Milslukern. My work has been mainly to teach and guide the other employees within the running segment. How to test and guide customers to find the best running shoes for ...more

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