Archive Sports October 25, 2002 Jupiter, for instance, already has a powerful canoe/kayak program as well. are selectedto participate in CODP based on their olympic history and involvement http://www.thecrier.com/archive/sports25Oct2002.htm
Extractions: Sports October 25 U.S. Olympic Committee Names PBC One Of Just Five Development Sites Representatives from the United States Olympic Committee visited Wellington last Friday for a ceremony which formally designated Palm Beach County as one of just five Community Olympic Development Program sites around the nation. For the past five years, the USOC has been developing the CODP sites to help in the discovery and mid-level training of promising athletes in a variety of sports all in an effort to expand the talent base of potential Olympians. Our goal is to build the best Olympic program in the world, said Jim Scherr, chief of sport performance for the USOC. This project is extremely important to the United States Olympic Committee. America does not send Olympic athletes to the games, Americans do. Previously, the USOC has developed CODP projects in Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, and San Antonio. Different sports have been targeted for the different communities. Wellington and Palm Beach County, for example, are being recognized for the work done in three Olympic sports wrestling, table tennis (ping pong), and kayaking. We as a council have been looking forward to this moment for many years, said Wellington Mayor Tom Wenham before inviting a host of dignitaries to watch demonstrations of the specified sports.
Extractions: A Rhino History Why Rhinos? The Nantahala Racing Club (NRC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of whitewater canoe and kayak sport. The NRC assists athletes of every age level and ability in their preparation for national and international competition including US Team Trials, National Championships, World Championships, World Cup, and the Olympic Games. The club has the Rhino as it mascot since some of the early members were also Chattooga river raft guides for the Nantahala Outdoor Center. These guides were famous for picking on each other. To survive the teasing, you had to have skin "as tough as a rhinoceros". Today's NRC racers are just as tough! At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, over 60% of the U.S. Olympic Whitewater Team and the 2000 Olympic Whitewater Coach were from NRC. The NRC was host to the 2001 Junior Olympics Whitewater Slalom Race in Bryson City, NC. Junior-level athletes from the NRC medaled in Gold, Silver and Bronze at the 1999 and 2000 Junior Olympics.
Untitled Document history, There are two distinct disciplines in the canoe/kayak competitions slalomand sprint The slalom didn't make its olympic debut until 1972 in Munich and http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/highlights/olympics/history/canoe.htm
Extractions: History About Canoe-Kayak FIRST OF ALL, there are some basic differences between canoes and kayaks. The canoe paddler kneels to paddle while the kayaker paddles sitting down. Also, a canoe paddle has a flat blade on only one end of the paddle shaft while the kayak paddle is equipped with a curved blade on each end. When you watch the Games also notice that the slalom canoes, unlike regular canoes, are decked, meaning there is a spray skirt that keeps water out of the boat. Also, the slalom canoes and kayaks are shorter and wider than their sprint counterparts in order to be more maneuverable. There are two distinct disciplines in the canoe/kayak competitions: slalom and sprint. The dramatic slalom competitions are held on whitewater while sprints are flat out races on flat water. The slalom didn't make its Olympic debut until 1972 in Munich and because of the costs associated with building the courses it didn't return until Barcelona in 1992. It can be tough to find a naturally occurring course suitable for the events. In fact, Atlanta 1996 organizers were forced to go out-of-state to Tennessee's Ococee River and even then they had to help out Mother Nature a little bit. There will be three men's and one women's slalom event at Sydney. Men's K1, C1 and C2 and women's K1 (K1 means kayak with one person, while C2 means canoe with two people) require paddlers to be the fastest to successfully negotiate between 20 and 25 gates in rough waters over a man-made 300-meter U-shaped course at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium at the Sydney International Regatta Center. The competitors are penalized for touching, or worse, for entirely missing a gate.
The History Of The Olympic Games The history of the olympic Games. we shall officiate in these olympic Games with Badminton;Baseball; Basketball; Boxing; canoe / kayak Slalom; Sprint. Gymnastics http://www.wsd1.org/earlgrey/Grp2History.htm
Extractions: The History of the Olympic Games The first Olympic Games were held at Olympia in 776 BC. Some people have thought that the games in 776 BC were not the first games, but the first games held after they were organized into festivals held every four years as a result of a peace agreement between the city-states of Elis and Pisa. (Olympia is in Greece) The only event held at the first Olympics was the stadium footrace. The Olympics were important to the Ancient Greeks. The only event in the first 13 games was a running race of 192 meters. Archologists have traced the founding of the Olympic games to King Iphitos, who planted the olive tree from which the wreaths for the winners were cut. Olympic Games were held in the valley of Olympia in Greece every four years for almost 1200 years. Inspired by the ancient Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin started the modern Olympic Games in 1896. They attracted about 245 athletes (ALL MEN) in 43 events. At the Sydney 2000 Games, more than 10,000 athletes will take part in 300 events. The Olympic Movement has survived wars, and terrorism to become a symbol of the ability of the people of all nations to come together in peace and friendship. The Ancient Olympic Games, honored Zeus, the king of the gods. In 708 B.C., wrestling and the pentathlon were added. The pentathlon was jumping, running, discus throw, the javelin throw, and wrestling all together. Boxing was added in 688 B.C., and the four-horse chariot race was added in 680 B.C. Horse racing was added in 648 B.C. Some unusual events included in the Olympics were a race in armour, a chariot race called the apene in which two mules pulled the chariot, and a competition for trumpeters.
2003 SPRINT CANOE The Lanier canoe and kayak Club olympic legacy program is already the mostsuccessful in the history of the sport and could be even better. http://www.visitnortheastgeorgia.com/pr2003wc.htm
Extractions: 2003 SPRINT CANOE/KAYAK World CHAMPIONSHIPS FACT SHEET The 2003 World Championships will have as many as 800 athletes, 60 65 participating countries, 350 400 officials, coaches, team leaders and other support personnel, 100 accredited press and 300 350 volunteers and organizers. We may have as many as 4,000 spectators. The event will be televised on Eurosport as well as other locations to be negotiated. The date is September 10 14, 2003. The competition will last 4 days. The boat ramp will need to be closed for probably 2 - 3 weeks. Clarks Bridge Road will remain open. Boat traffic will be allowed through the course area when training or competition is not taking place. The entire area will need to be a no wake zone. The scope of the event will be similar to the Lake Lanier Sprint Challenge held in September 1995. The economic impact over 5 years is estimated to be $10,000,000. Direct hosting income is estimated to be over $2,000,000.
History Of FCC Coach, Zoli Szigeti history OF FAIRFIELD canoe CLUB kayaking history of Zoltan Szigeti By Alan Opie managerfor the 1968 Mexico and 1980 Moscow Australian olympic canoe/kayak teams http://www.fairfieldcanoeclub.org.au/history/zoli.htm
Brief History Of Canoe Polo In Italy 1986 The Italian canoe and kayak Federation (FICK) begins to get interested in theseactivities 1988 This is the year of the olympic Games in Seoul, Corea. http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Stadium/8474/italy.html
Extractions: Canoe Polo makes its first appereance in Great Britain and Germany as an alternative to the cold winter trainings. Teams start to be formed in Northern Italy, thanks to an Anglo-Indian, Reza Ali'. He would then introduce those rules that will caratterize the paddle-only variant of Canoe Polo, known later as "Italian Style" since Italy would be the only place in the world playing with those rules. In Abbano Terme main square a twelve teams tournament is held. First tournaments begin to be held in North-Eastern Italy: beyond Abbano Terme, in Padova and Gorizia. The most rapresentative teams are "Castelfranco Veneto" and the "Kayak Polo Rangers Padova"; in the mainwhile other teams form in the North-West and tournaments are held following the hand-paddle rules imported from Northern Europe. Some teams make their appearance in Central (DLF Roma) and Southern Italy (Napoli). The Italian Canoe and Kayak Federation (F.I.C.K.) begins to get interested in these activities, trying to regulate the two playing styles: the paddle-only one and the hands-paddle one. Being the second one limitate to the teams in the Liguria region, while the other way is spread all over Italy, the Federation goes with the first one, forming a Polo Federal Committee and writing a Rule Book, the first in Europe. It also organize a "crusade" with a national selection team to take part to Europe most important polo tournament in Amsterdam and export the "Italian Style". The first national tournament is held by the F.I.C.K. and called "Italian Cup". It is won by the "Roma Canoa Polo A.S.", second the "Siracusa" and third the "C.N. Posillipo".
Extractions: This page will continue being loaded) AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL The maximum organism at world level that coordinates and controls the activity of all the National Federations of canoeing is the International Canoe Federation (I.C.F). At the moment, exists 111 countries in the entire world affiliated to the International Canoe Federation, that work unselfishly to diffuse the canoe and the kayak for all the continents, trying to take the practice of this sport to all the corners of the Earth, improving their rules and making it more attractive. Since 1980, representatives of the five continents and presidents of eight Committees exist in this Federation. It is subdivided, in function of their necessities: Flat-waters, White-waters, Marathon, Sport Medicine, Nautical Touring, Promotion and Information, Kayak-polo and Sail Canoe, all of them chosen democratically in a Congress that integrate all the countries attributed to this Organism. At competition level there is a wide international calendar, able to assist to any demand and any level. Every year takes place a World Championship of Senior category (above the 18 years) in flat-waters, except the years that take place the Olympic Games, and every two years, a Senior World Championship for white-waters. In 1990 took place the first World Championship of Marathon that has repeated this title annually.
History Of FCC Coach, Zoli Szigeti kayaking history of Zoltan Szigeti By Alan Opie Zoltan was born 17 December the managerfor the 1968 Mexico and 1980 Moscow Australian olympic canoe/kayak teams http://www.canoevic.org.au/fcc/fcc_features/history_at_fcc/zoli.htm
Olympic Games Return Home where the modern olympic Games were revived in 1896.The ATHENS 2004 olympic Gameswill combine history,culture and The olympic canoe/kayak Slalom Centre http://www.cartan.com/gameshome.htm
Extractions: Home General Information Olympic Games Schedule Wave Dates-How to Reserve ... Cartan's Canada site Athens 2004 The Olympic Games Return Home-Venues G reece is where so much began - democracy started here - the Olympics were first held in Greece - much of the p hilosophy,mythology and folklore we all so often quote first saw the light of day there.The 2004 Olympic Games will be hosted in the very heart of Greek culture,Athens,the city of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. As the cradle of Western Culture,Greece has been one of the most explored European Countries for thousands of years. However,it is not just the lure of history and its cultural heritage that brings foreign travelers to Greece.Greece is a mountainous land with rugged terrain,sandy beaches,lagoons,inlets,reefs and beautiful islands. Greeces fascinating history and beauty is waiting for you in this extraordinary country:Olympia,site of the original Olympic Games;Delphi,famous for its Oracle;Mycenae,once richly laden with gold,and Epidaurus,where you can experience the marvelous acoustics of a 14,000 seat,open air theater;the enchanting Greek Islands of picturesque Mykonos;Santorini,regarded as possibly the lost island of Atlantis;legendary Crete,as well as Rhodes,where the Colossus once stood guard. Land of Ancient and Modern Olympic Games In 2004,the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad will return home to Greece,the country that gave birth to the Ancient Olympic Games over 2,700 years ago,and the country where the modern Olympic Games were revived in 1896.The ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games will combine history,culture and peace with sports and Olympism.Athens,the birthplace of the modern games will provide the perfect setting for the biggest and greatest sporting event in the world as athletes and sports enthusiasts from all over the globe gather to celebrate this unique event.
History The Wausau course hosts competitors from around the world. The diverse skill levelsof olympic medalists, United States kayak canoe Team members, up http://www.wausauwhitewater.org/history.htm
Extractions: In 1974, a group of individuals realized the potential for a race course on the east channel of the Wisconsin River in downtown Wausau. During the first thirteen years, the river channel itself was the primary focus of the work in bringing races to Wausau. The course has been developed, modified, and improved resulting in what is now "one of the nations best slalom courses".
Washington Canoe Club Website The history of the Club. little Washington canoe Club has lived up to it by qualifyingathletes for all but the 19 3 6 olympic canoe and kayak team since http://www.wcanoe.org/History/
Extractions: Today The History of the Club THE BUILDING In 1904, when Theodore Roosevelt was president, a group of canoe enthusiasts gathered at the edge of the Potomac, not far from where the northern end of Key Bridge is today, and began to build an extraordinary structure. The architect was Georges P. Hales, and the Washington Canoe Club was clearly conceived by people who knew not only how it would look from the Potomac - striking- but knew how the building needed to work for its purpose-which it does, superbly. When the club was established, there was a limit of 100 members, and money was raised to construct the building by benefit performances and dances. The Washington Post held a contest to raise subscriptions; the $1000 first prize was won by the club and used for the building fund. Tradition holds that the clubhouse was built by the members, using salvaged timbers and lumber from burned barns. It is an excellent example of shingle-style architecture. Despite numerous floods and ice Jams, the building has retained its integrity. In the 1950's ice floes pushed the building five feet downstream, but the structure was Jacked up and returned to its original location. The Washington Canoe Club incorporates the complex massing and continuity of surface that characterize shinglestyle architecture. The river facade displays a handsome five-part building anchored at either end by octagonal towers and surmounted by a hipped roof. The diamond composition of the central projecting pavilion is particularly sophisticated. The sweeping horizontality of the building is enhanced by the contrast between the white framing of the doors and windows and the dark green of the building.
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ABCNEWS.com : Olympics Overview: Canoe/Kayak olympics Overview canoe/kayak The Associated Press. Birgit Fischer, Germany Thetop womens medalwinner in kayak sprint in olympic history is back http://abcnews.go.com/sections/sports/DailyNews/canoe-kayak_capsule000825.html
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Texas Almanac - Texas History Source United States olympic Committee Olympian, *, Sport, Games**, Medal. Acuff,Amy Lynn, B, Track, 1995 USOF, S. MarinoBradford, Cathy, B, canoe/kayak, 1987 PAG,S. http://www.texasalmanac.com/texasolympic.html
Extractions: Texas Olympic Medalists Abbreviations used in the Sport column are: Mod. Penta.=Modern Pentathlon; Fig. Skating-Figure Skating; Sp'd Skating-Speed Skating; Tm Handball-Team Handball; Track-all track and field events except those noted separately. Source: United States Olympic Committee Olympian Sport Games** Medal Acuff, Amy Lynn B Track 1995 USOF S Allen, Chad T Baseball 1996 SOG B Anderson, Terence M. L Shooting 1995 PAG
Sydney 2000 Post Games Report The German win gave Birgit Fischer her sixth gold medal, making her thegreatest medal winner in olympic canoe/kayak history. Six in a Row. http://www.gamesinfo.com.au/postgames/en/pg000536.htm
Extractions: Contents Next Chapter First Page Previous Page ... Last Page In addition to the Arts Festival offerings, the Live Sites continued to provide entertainment, swarming with people attending these free performances. On Day 15, 40 000 people listened to a jazz concert by James Morrison in the Domain, while watching the Australia-USA womens basketball game on a giant screen. After almost a week without a hitch, Olympic transportation was briefly derailed on Day 15 - literally - when a train left the tracks at the Flemington maintenance yards, delaying spectator trains from the city to Sydney Olympic Park. No one was hurt, and the system was back in full operation within 20 minutes. The Bahamas upset the USA on the track in the 4 x 100 m womens relay, ending a winning streak that stretched back to Los Angeles in 1984. It was the first gold medal in Olympic history for the small island nation. Jamaica won silver, giving anchor Merlene Ottey her eighth Olympic medal - the most held by any female track and field athlete. The US team, anchored by Marion Jones, won bronze. In road cycling, Leontien Zijlaard of the Netherlands won the 31.2 km womens individual time trial to claim her third gold medal of the Sydney 2000 Games. Zijlaards medal tally of three golds and one silver equalled that of fellow Netherlander, swimmer Inge de Bruijn.
Christiane's Olympics And Swimming Page FAQ Rec.sports.olympics; history of olympic Games Sportsnetwork; International olympicCommittee Official olympic Companion Guidebook canoe/kayak and Rowing http://www.ssc.upenn.edu/~croehler/swimming.htm
Extractions: Maintained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta's local newspaper. Check this site if you travel to Atlanta during the Olympics. FAQ: Rec.sports.olympics History of Olympic Games by Nationsbank All Sports Background, Facts and Rules from ACOG Atlanta 1996 LOTS of sport information at ESPNET Olympics: Scoreboard and more at Sportsnetwork International Olympic Committee: Official Olympic Companion Guidebook at bookshop.co.uk Olympics at womensports.com
Whitewater! The Ocoee is the first natural river to be used in olympic kayak and canoe competition,which is being held for only the third time in olympic history. http://gtalumni.org/StayInformed/magazine/win96/wwater.html
Extractions: By David Kennedy Photography by Yaniv Adir and Gary Meek five-mile stretch of intense, made-to-order rapids on Tennessee's Ocoee River , 90 miles north of Atlanta, home of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. The Ocoee is the first natural river to be used in Olympic kayak and canoe competition, which is being held for only the third time in Olympic history. Eric M. Giddens and Scott Shipley , both of whom have taken a break from their studies to concentrate on Olympic training, are two of the four members of the men's single kayak team. Mark Mobley , ME '83, and Paul Wolff , ESM '84, MS ME '91, PhD '93, both experienced kayakers and Tennessee Valley Authority engineers, helped design the run to provide a consistent, world-class whitewater competition. "It's like a roller coaster," Giddens says. "You never really know what's going to happen. You really have to be able to finesse your way." Last fall, Shipley won the 1995 World Cup Championship on the Ocoee's Olympic course, using a kayak and paddle he helped design.
Canoes Plus - STAFF HISTORY history and operates under the banner of CKEA (canoe kayak Education Australia) on manyAustralian team athletes, including Barcelona olympic Silver medallist http://www.canoesplus.com.au/C _staff.htm
Extractions: The Lanier Canoe 2003 World Championships web site is online at www.laniercanoe2003.org Once again, Gainesville and Hall County will roll out its southern hospitality to a contingent of world-class athletes vying for a place to compete at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece . The Olympic Venue at Clarks Bridge is the BIGGEST Living Olympic Legacy success of the 1996 Atlanta Games. Travel Visa Information is available here United States State Department - Coordinator for International Athletics Much more information is available here.