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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

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

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

Women's Canoe - Long Overdue: An In-Depth Analysis as to Why Women's Canoe Isn't In the Olympics
by WomenCANIntl
posted March 2, 2013 at 1:45pm

“There is no excuse for perpetuating the blatant sexism that persists at the Games.Not only do women compete in only 21 sports while men take part in 27, but the program of events in most sports has fewer events for women. At the Olympics women do k...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

Why Isn't Women’s Canoe in the Olympics?
by WomenCANIntl
posted July 6, 2012 at 11:55am

Abby Hoffman, the famous Canadian sports icon wrote the following in the Ottawa Citizen in reference to the  1996 Olympic Games:           “There is no excuse for perpetuating the blatant sexism that persists at...more

Iran's First Female Canoeist Wins Silver at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup #3
by WomenCANIntl
posted June 3, 2012 at 6:26pm

Russia’s Maria Kazakova dominates the Women’s C1 200 meter event to take Gold at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup #3, in Moscow. Following closely behind was Iran’s first female canoeist Nadyeh Talanak for the Silver. Russia’s Mar...more

Breaking News: The IOC adds Women's Canoe to the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games
by WomenCANIntl
posted May 29, 2012 at 12:57am

BREAKING NEWS: IOC accepts the inclusion of women's canoe to the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China!! The IOC decided to accept six new events to generate team atmosphere, promote gender equality and balance sprint and endurance events. The...more

Women's Canoe Results - U.S. Slalom Canoe Olympic Trials/World Cup Selection
by WomenCANIntl
posted April 18, 2012 at 10:33am

U.S. Women Canoeists paddle strong at U.S. Canoe/Kayak Slalom Olympic Trials in Charlotte, NC....more

No women's canoe in the 2012 London Olympics
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted April 10, 2012 at 10:42pm

The most vocal of the women pushing for inclusion in the Olympic Games, American canoeist Pam Boteler, left, says the sport is simply extraordinary. For many of us, the words 'canoe' and 'kayak' are used interchangeably, so what's the difference between c...more

Just Canoe It!: The Quest For Olympic Status for Women's Canoe
by Women in Sport International
posted July 19, 2011 at 10:04am

JustCanoeIt! is a website that is working towards gender equality in Canoe. Specifically, they are working to get equal canoe events added to the 2012 Olympic program. Currently there are no Canoe sprint events for women and no canoe slalom events. The wo...more

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