Five medals for European slalomists at the 2017 Oceania Championships

31/01/2017 - The international canoe slalom season 2017 kicked off in New Zealand. Many European paddlers who are now in the Southern Hemisphere for their winter training camps took an opportunity and competed in the first major international canoe slalom event of the year 2017 – Oceania Championships, which was organised in Auckland.


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ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cups in France postponed until 2018

28/01/2017 - The organisers of the first races in the 2017 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup series were forced to cancel the 2017 events in France due to the lack of water. Hardly any rain fell in Brittany since September which means the courses which were supposed to host around 180 young canoe slalom athletes do not offer good conditions for the organisation of the first ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup events this year.

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Injury forced Jure Meglič to quit professional canoeing

27/01/2017 - After the Olympic season 2016 many competitors announced retirement, including numerous medallists from the Olympic Games, European and World Championships. Health problems forced canoe slalom athlete Jure Meglič to call it quits. Slovenian-born paddler had the most success as the member of Slovenian national team. Since 2014 he competed for Azerbaijan.


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Ljubomir Spasikj paddler of the year in MKD

27/01/2017 - Canoe Federation of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Committee for canoe slalom selected the best athletes and clubs in the season 2016. Ljubomir Spasikj received an award for the best paddler of the year in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the previous season. Member of the canoeing club Gemidžii Veles used to compete both in canoe slalom as well as in wildwater canoeing but focused more on the wildwater canoeing recently. This did not come as a surprise since Skopje (MKD) will host the 2017 ECA Wildwater Canoeing European Championships in May and Spasikj wishes to perform well in front of a home crowd.


Enis Nebiovski of the canoe club Vardar received an award for the best young paddler, while his club Vardar from Veles picked up an award for the best club in the previous season.

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Daniele Molmenti retires, but remains in canoeing

26/01/2017 - One of the legends of canoe slalom – Italian Daniele Molmenti – decided to say goodbye to the competitive sport. 32-year-old Molmenti is one of the few canoe slalom paddlers in the history who won an individual gold medal at every major canoeing event – Olympic Games, European Championships and World Championships. He is, however, the only one who managed to achieve the titles in men’s kayak, the others who also won the Olympic, World and European Champion titles are Štěpánka Hilgertová, Elena Kaliská (both K1W), Michal Martikán, Tony Estanguet (both C1M) and Pavol Hochschorner/Peter Hochschorner (C2M).


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Belarus Canoe Association wins a CAS case

26/01/2017 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) published a press release on Monday stating the Belarusian men's canoe and kayak team was wrongly banned from last year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for drug offences and has lifted its suspension from all competitions. A CAS Panel ruled that there was not enough evidence to uphold several alleged anti-doping offences at a training camp in April 2016.

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Europe Canoe Events

2017 ECA Competitions

ECA Canoe Wildwater Championships
May 11 - 14, 2017
Skopje, MKD
www.eca2017-ww.canoe.mk

ECA Canoe Slalom Championships
May 31 - June 4, 2017
Tacen, SLO
www.slalomtacen.com

ECA Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint Championships
June 22 - 25, 2017
Belgrade, SRB
www.ec2017.kayakserbia.com

ECA Canoe Marathon Championships
June 30 - July 2, 2017
Ponte de Lima, POR
www.canoemarathonportugal.com

ECA Dragonboat & Club Championships
July 6 - 9, 2017
Szeged, HUN
http://www.szeged2017.com/dragonboat.html

ECA Canoe Sprint Championships
July 14 - 16, 2017
Plovdiv, BUL
www.plovdiv.canoe-bg.com

ECA Junior & U23 Canoe Slalom Championships
August 16 - 20, 2017
Hohenlimburg, GER
www.em2017.holibu.de/en/

ECA Canoe Polo Championships
August 23 - 27, 2017
Saint Omer, FRA

ECA Canoe Slalom Championships May 31 - June 4, 2017 Tacen

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