For most people, the Summer Olympics arouses thoughts of Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, and even Gymnastics or Swimming. Only a marginal number of spectators even realize that Canoeing and Kayaking are actually a part of the Olympic Games. This is surprising when one considers that as many as 84 Olympic medals are awarded in the canoe / kayak events. Consider learning more about these most ancient of paddling disciplines and experience the excitement, drama, and danger that comes from a sport practiced just inches above the surface of the water.
About Olympic Canoe / Kayak:
At first thought, it may seem that there is little to know and understand about the sports of Olympic Canoe / Kayak. Nothing could be further from the truth. Begin to understand the intricacies of these sports and how they are executed in the Olympic Games.
The Olympic Canoe / Kayak Athletes:
We live vicariously through them. It's every young athlete's dream growing up. Qualifying for the Olympics is a honor reserved for only a few elite competitors in this world. Learn who will be representing the U.S. in the canoe/kayak sport as well as who they will be up against.
Olympic Canoe / Kayak Action Image Galleries:
It is often said that seeing is believing. Take a look at these action shots of athletes canoeing and kayaking and the facility where they will be competing to gain a fuller appreciation of the Olympic Sports of Canoe / Kayak.
Olympic Canoe/Kayak History:
Although some of Canoe/Kayak are relatively recent additions to the Olympic menu of events, the canoe / kayak disciplines are as ancient as mankind’s civilizations themselves. Learn more about what brought this once mode of transportation to the Olympic stage and how the sports have progressed since.