10/12/2016 - Czech canoeist Jaroslav Radoň decided to end his sporting career after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 2012 European Champion in C2M 500 metres event finished seventh in this year’s Olympic Games together with Filip Dvořák. This was his second appearance at the Olympic Games. In 2012 he and Dvořák finished fifth in C2M 1000 metres event. His announcement came as a bit of surprise since Račice (CZE) will host next year’s canoe sprint world championships, but Radoň said in his statement, “One day it had to come. After Rio and ten years in professional sports and eighteen years on the water I decided to end my career.” He would like to remain in canoeing as a coach. He wishes to work abroad, “and as soon as possible,” added 30-year old canoeist.
Read more: Czech canoe sprinter Jaroslav Radoň ends his sporting career
27/11/2016 - After four days of exciting racing in New Zealand where athletes not only fought for wins but also for a share of $60,000 prize money fund we have names of the overall winners. European paddlers did well in three categories with Nouria Newman (FRA) taking a win in women’s kayak event, Ondrej Tunka (CZE) was the most successful in men’s kayak and Franz Anton (GER) in men’s C1. Rosalyn Lawrence (AUS) was the best in women’s C1.
Read more: Newman, Tunka and Anton overall winners of the race series in Auckland
26/11/2016 - ECA Board of Directors member and President of the German Canoe Federation Thomas Konietzko has been elected Vice President of the International Canoe Federation at XXXVI ICF Congress in Baku, Azerbaijan. Congratulations!
Read more: ECA BoD member Thomas Konietzko new Vice President of the ICF
26/11/2016 – The Whitewater XL race series in Auckland, New Zealand, is slowly coming to an end. In the penultimate event of the series – Saturday’s canoe slalom final – Czech kayaker Ondrej Tunka and German canoeist Franz Anton recorded their second wins of the series. The race series will conclude with boater cross event.
Read more: Second win of the Whitewater XL series for Anton and Tunka
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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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