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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

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

The Lady Trainers
by SportyEsquire
posted October 23, 2013 at 5:24pm

Earlier this week Sue Falsone announced via twitter that she was resigning from her position as the head athletic trainer (AT)* of the LA Dodgers.  In 2011, Falsone had become the first female head AT of a major league male professional team in the...more

Condi Comes to Play
by SportyEsquire
posted October 17, 2013 at 9:42pm

Yesterday Executive Director Bill Hancock announced who would sit on the 13-member College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection Committee.   The committee, which will pick the four teams that will vie in the playoff for the national championship n...more

THE CURIOUS CASE OF NCAA VIOLATIONS
by SportyEsquire
posted October 11, 2013 at 8:24am

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the latest NCAA scandals.  You know, theJohnny Manziel show, the Oklahoma State saga and the drama in the SEC.  If you’re not, click on those little highlighted words and catc...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

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

Larry Cain - Olympic Canoeing Gold Medalist on Women's Canoe and Olympic Gender Inequality
by WomenCANIntl
posted April 4, 2013 at 9:12pm

Olympic Gold Medalist Canoeist Larry Cain speaks out on gender inequality in Olympic Canoeing "I'll probably ruffle a few feathers with this post, but it needs to be said. It's time for women to race canoe in the Olympics and continuing to ignore gende...more

University of Toronto Report Reveals Inequalities at London 2012
by WomenCANIntl
posted April 4, 2013 at 7:48pm

The London 2012 Olympics - A Gender Equality Audit. From the Centre for Sport Policy Studies at the University of Toronto, Peter Donnelly and Michele K. Donnelly analysed gender equality in sport using the case of the 2012 London Olympics.   WOMEN'...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

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

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The Business of Track & Field Contracts
by amyYB
posted October 8, 2012 at 11:08am

The Business of Track & Field Contracts I have started this journal entry a dozen times with the themes of Doors Open and Close, The Roads Are Open, A Different Path and A New Journey. Not one of those themes seemed to convey the thoughts and feelin...more

Female NFL Ref Receives Online Attention
by Sports, Media & Society
posted August 7, 2012 at 6:49pm

When Shannon Eastin steps on the field during the Green Bay Packers versus the San Diego Chargers game, she will become the first woman to ref an NFL game.  A couple of weeks ago, the NFL hinted that the referee lockout could lead to opening oppor...more

London's High Court permits Female Canoeist's lawsuit to proceed
by WomenCANIntl
posted July 21, 2012 at 10:27pm

On Thursday, London's High Court granted permission for British National Sprint Canoe Champion Sam Rippington's lawsuit to proceed.  In addition, "The IOC and the Olympic Delivery Authority have been ordered to be joined as interested parties. The ca...more

LOCOG Deflects Equality Responsibilities
by WomenCANIntl
posted July 20, 2012 at 2:12pm

LOCOG continues to deflect equality responsibilities. See article in"The Guardian."  http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/19/london-2012-japan-australia-sexism.  British National Champion Canoeist Samantha Rippington is not asking for...more

FEMALE CANOEIST TAKES OLYMPIC INEQUALITY TO COURT
by WomenCANIntl
posted July 19, 2012 at 1:00am

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***   FEMALE CANOEIST TAKE OLYMPIC INEQUALITY TO COURT CLAIMS LOCOG IS IN BREACH OF EQUALITY ACT 2010 Samantha Rippington (Left in photo), an elite female canoeist from Reading, will today launch a High Court challenge to th...more

Opening doors for female referees in Europe
by Swish Appeal
posted July 17, 2012 at 10:38am

Opening doors for female referees in Europe Luis Cristovao writing for FIBA Europe (and who has submitted guest posts for Swish Appeal in the past) put together a feature on female referees for the U16 European Championship Women and the challenges ...more

FIFA approve hijab and goal-line technology
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted March 4, 2012 at 8:30am

Goal-line technology was approved in principle by the soccer's lawmakers on Saturday and could be used for the first time at FIFA's Club World Cup finals in Japan at the end of the year. The eight-man International Football Association Board said that the...more

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