20/02/2017 – The canoeing season 2017 will miss some of the biggest stars of the last years because many of the medallists from Olympic Games, European and World Championships decided to end their careers after the Olympic season 2016. The next paddler to announce retirement from competitive sport is British canoe sprinter Ed McKeever MBE, Olympic Champion from London, 2010 European Champion and 2010 World Champion.
Read more: Another champion waves goodbye
15/02/2017 – Simone Rigamonti, the filmmaker from Brescia, brings us an inspirational short film featuring Italian paracanoeist Veronica Yoko Plebani. This film won the first prize in the 'Independents' category of the ‘Palashort 2016 - short films Palazzolo’ competition.
Read more: In Unison – the story of Veronica Yoko Plebani
13/02/2017 – Canoe Sprint athlete Serghei Tarnovschi who represented Moldova at the 2016 Olympic Games and also won a bronze medal in men's C1 1000 metres event has been suspended for four years after his sample was positive for banned substances.
Read more: Serghei Tarnovschi (MDA) suspended for four years
12/02/2017 – German sprint canoeist Carolin Leonhardt decided to end her sporting career after the last season and to focus on new challenges. 32-year-old paddler who won three Olympic medals, three medals from the European Championships and fifteen World Championships medals will now share her sporting experiences in a role of an assistant trainer.
Read more: Carolin Leonhardt continues her career as an assistant trainer
Read more: 2016 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships, Liptovsky Mikulaš, Slovakia
04/02/2017 - The Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) awarded Marta Felpeto Lamas, ECA Board of Directors member, with their special award – Olympic golden badge, which is one of the four highest honours of the COE.
The Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) awarded Marta Felpeto Lamas, the first Spanish woman to be elected to the European Canoe Association’s Board of Directors position and international canoeing technical official who also took part in the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games and 2015 Baku European Games, for her “outstanding contribution and dedication to the development of canoeing in Spain”.
Read more: Spanish Olympic Committee awards Marta Felpeto Lamas, ECA BoD member
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ECA Canoe Wildwater ChampionshipsMay 11 - 14, 2017Skopje, MKDwww.eca2017-ww.canoe.mk
ECA Canoe Slalom ChampionshipsMay 31 - June 4, 2017Tacen, SLOwww.slalomtacen.com
ECA Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint ChampionshipsJune 22 - 25, 2017Belgrade, SRBwww.ec2017.kayakserbia.com
ECA Canoe Marathon ChampionshipsJune 30 - July 2, 2017Ponte de Lima, PORwww.canoemarathonportugal.com
ECA Dragonboat & Club ChampionshipsJuly 6 - 9, 2017Szeged, HUNhttp://www.szeged2017.com/dragonboat.html
ECA Canoe Sprint ChampionshipsJuly 14 - 16, 2017Plovdiv, BULwww.plovdiv.canoe-bg.com
ECA Junior & U23 Canoe Slalom ChampionshipsAugust 16 - 20, 2017Hohenlimburg, GERwww.em2017.holibu.de/en/
ECA Canoe Polo ChampionshipsAugust 23 - 27, 2017Saint Omer, FRA
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