2011 Canoe Slalom World Championships – Bratislava

An exciting week full of action at the 2011 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia from 6 until 11 September 2011. 

Fan enthusiasm was off the Richter-scale as Slovakia, long known as a Canoe Slalom powerhouse, hosted these Championships which also served as a qualifier for the London 2012 Olympic Games. More than 400 athletes from 50 countries at the Water Sports Centre Cunovo, one of the finest slalom course and venue in the world. (Event website)

» Check out the Sportscene YouTube channel and watch some great videos.

Interview amazing Austrian Corinna Kuhnle – World champion K1 Women

Some iPhone shots

Location

London 2012’s Canoe Slalom invitational test event – Lee Valley

The London Prepares series is the official London 2012 sports testing programme. The closed international test event for canoe slalom took place at Lee Valley White Water Centre from 28 – 31 July 2011.

The Canoe Slalom test event is vital for testing different aspects of the competition ahead of next year’s Games, including the course, timing technology, scoring and workforce. This is the first time the course has been used for an international competition, so it really will be put through its Olympic paces. Any learning from the event will be built upon to ensure we run the best event possible next summer.
London 2012 Organizing Committee Chair Seb Coe 

175 elite athletes from 30 nations competed at one of the first competitive Canoe Slalom events at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, the London 2012 Canoe Slalom venue.

» And did all arrangements pass the test? Read here.

Images

Below some iPhone shots of the first day to get a flavor.

Video

» View short iPhone video on first day below.

Location

Mikado @ Wagamama – Antwerp

Mum always said “don’t play with your food”. We did not play with food but had fun playing many games of mikado with our chopsticks at Wagamama in Antwerp, Belgium. Positive eating + positive living!

MikadoDid you know that Mikado the game originated in Hungary and brought to the USA in 1936? Amazing what Wikipedia knows on this topic

Dance performance enriches

Interesting and beautiful how experiencing cultural events can stir things.

Spectators, very much part of the experience at the dance performance by KAT in Strijp-S Eindhoven, left notes on the wall for everyone to read. One of the notes reads: You also see all these emotions when watching a night of television but then you are empty. Here you leave richer.

Dance notes