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2011 Canoe Sprint World Championships – Szeged
Between 17–21 August the world’s top canoe and kayak paddlers raced at the world championships Canoe sprint in Szeged, Hungary, for medals and London 2012 Olympic games qualification. Venue was the prestigious Maty-ér… Read more “2011 Canoe Sprint World Championships – Szeged”
98-year-old woman earns highest degree in judo
How wonderful! Teaching judo already for 51 years, this lady, now 98 years of age, achieved a 10th degree black belt in the Japanese martial art. An honor after… Read more “98-year-old woman earns highest degree in judo”
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.
Below some iPhone shots of the first day to get a flavor.
» View short iPhone video on first day below.
2011 Canoe Freestyle World Championships – Plattling
World championships Canoe Freestyle are held once every two years, with the latest on 20-26 June in Plattling Germany. Some 25,000 spectators watched 400 athletes from 30… Read more “2011 Canoe Freestyle World Championships – Plattling”
Beter, book by Maarten van der Weijden
Maarten van der Weijden became Olympic Champion 10 km Open water swimming at the Beijing Olympics after recovery from leukemia. Maarten tells his story in his book Beter.