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Birds Egg stadium already losing its shine

Only six months has passed since the Beijing Olympics and the Birds Nest stadium which hosted the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies is already beginning to lose its shine. The paint is peeling and stains have appeared on its famous lattice design. Accelerating the deterioration of the iconic National Stadium is the absence of a permanent tenant. [...]

Posted on 11 February 2009 | 12:06 am

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Read more on my travels

The Olympics are now over, but my adventures continue. You can continue following my travels in Asia here.

Posted on 17 October 2008 | 1:17 am

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Paralympics gets under away

The opening ceremony for the Paralympics was held last night in Beijing. The ceremony was spectacular but perhaps not on the scale of the ceremony for the Beijing Olympics. Most of the show was performed by people with disabilities, including Li Yue, who lost her left leg in the Sichuan earthquake and performed [...]

Posted on 6 September 2008 | 7:44 pm

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Paralympic display in Tiananmen Square

The Beijing Paralympics are just a day away from starting. Here are some pictures from Tiananmen Square which has some pretty impressive floral displays on show now.

Posted on 4 September 2008 | 8:59 pm

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Volkswagon Olympic cars

Posted on 4 September 2008 | 7:47 pm

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Beijing ticket scammers getting ready for London

The ticket scammers who defrauded people by selling non-existent tickets through the internet are getting ready for the Vancouver and London Olympics. “I was shocked by the brilliance and hard work of the thieves fleecing the Olympic family — and they are setting up to do the same thing in Vancouver in 2010 and London in [...]

Posted on 2 September 2008 | 8:23 pm

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Beijing’s answer to pollution - cloud seeding

Beijing did a lot to improve the air quality leading up to the Beijing Olympics, with mixed results. The days before the opening ceremony were pretty bad, but a burst of rain cleared the air and pollution became less of a talking point. Almost straight after the closing ceremony the hazy skies returned. A [...]

Posted on 1 September 2008 | 3:56 am

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Beijing has 6.52 million visitors for the Olympics

Beijing recorded 6.52 million visitors for the 2008 Olympics, with 382,000 of those coming from overseas. Authorities long estimated that 500,000 foreigners would visit the city, but tougher visa controls reduced that number. The Xinhua news agency reported that tourist spots in the city reported total revenues of 162 million yuan (US$23 million), according to [...]

Posted on 31 August 2008 | 8:34 pm

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Day 16: August 24th 2008

To the athletes tonight: You were true role models. You have shown us the unifying power of sport. The Olympic spirit lives in the warm embrace of competitive rivals from nations in conflict. Keep that spirit alive when you return home. These were truly exceptional Games! (Source: Dr Jacques Rogge, Chairman of the International Olympic [...]

Posted on 24 August 2008 | 4:39 pm

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Closing ceremony - what did you think?

The fireworks are still going on over Beijing tonight as the Olympics comes to a close. The closing ceremony wasnt as long as the first one and not as spectacular, but still very well done. We had a short section to mark the handover of the Olympics from Beijing to London. Londons mayor [...]

Posted on 24 August 2008 | 7:16 am

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May 08, 2004

Athens Olympics Canoeing - Kayaking Events and Results

Athens Olympic Canoeing/Kayaking


canoe_flatwater.gif canoe_slalom.gifThe Canoeing/Kayaking events in Athens take place in two main disciplines.

Canoe / kayak flatwater racing is made up of speed races in calm water. The main features of this sport are power and speed. Canoe / kayak flatwater incorporate speed races for nine individual competitors (?1, C1) or nine crews (K2 , K4, C2) per course. A course consists of nine lanes, each 9 m wide. It will be held between 16th - 20th August is the Canoe / kayak slalom racing competition to be held at the Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre.

Canoe/kayak slalom racing takes place on a natural (a river, for instance) or artificial competition course. Competitors complete distances of 250 to 400 meters, passing through a series of 18 to 25 'gates' without touching them with their paddle, boat, head or body. In Athens competition will be held between 23rd - 28th August at the Olympic Canoe / Kayak Slalom Centre.

The manmade Helliniko venue pumps in water from the nearby Mediterranean Sea, making it the first Olympic whitewater course to use saltwater. That makes the boats more buoyant and causes more eye irritation from splashing; also creates more foam, making it more difficult for paddlers to judge water surface.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Results in the following Canoe and Kayak events will be posted below as they come to hand. In the mean time get the latest Canoeing and Kayaking Olympic News in our Canoe/Kayak News Archives.

Men's Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Results and Medals


- Men's K1 500m
- Men's K1 1000m
- Men's K2 500m
- Men's K2 1,000m
- Men's K4 500m
- Men's K4 1,000m
- Men's C1 500m
- Men's C1 1,000m
- Men's C2 500m
- Men's C2 1,000m

Men's Canoe/Kayak Slalom Results and Medals


Kayak Singles
Canoe Singles
Canoe Doubles

Women's Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Results and Medals


- Women's K1 500m
- Women's K2 500m
- Women's K4 500m

Women's Canoe/Kayak Slalom Results and Medals


Kayak Singles

Related Olympic Canoeing and Kayaking Links


- BBC - Olympic Canoeing
- NBC - Olympic Canoe/Kayak
- ESPN - Olympic Canoeing and Kayaking
- International Canoeing/Kayaking Federation
- Begninners Guide to Olympic Canoeing and Kayaking

Athens Olympic Canoeing and Kayaking Schedule

CANOE/KAYAK - FLATWATER SCHEDULE


Monday, August 23

2:40 AM
Men's K2 1000m
Heats

1:30 AM
Men's K1 1000m
Heats

2:00 AM
Men's C1 1000m
Heats

2:20 AM
Women's K4 500m
Heats

3:10 AM
Men's C2 1000m
Heats

3:40 AM
Men's K4 1000m
Heats

Tuesday, August 24

1:30 AM
Men's K1 500m
Heats

2:00 AM
Men's C1 500m
Heats

2:20 AM
Women's K1 500m
Heats

2:50 AM
Men's K2 500m
Heats

Full Schedule

* All Times ET
CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM SCHEDULE


Tuesday, August 17

3:00 AM
Men's C1 Canoe Single
Heats - 1st Run

3:50 AM
Women's K1 Kayak Single
Heats - 1st Run

5:00 AM
Men's C1 Canoe Single
Heats - 2nd Run

5:50 AM
Women's K1 Kayak Single
Heats - 2nd Run

Wednesday, August 18

3:00 AM
Men's C1 Canoe Single
Semifinal

3:40 AM
Women's K1 Kayak Single
Semifinal

4:50 AM
Men's C1 Canoe Single
Final

5:20 AM
Men's K1 Kayak Single
Final

6:15 AM
Men's C1 Canoe Single
Medal Ceremony

Thursday, August 19

3:00 AM
Men's C2 Canoe Double
Heats - 1st Run


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Posted by Darren at May 8, 2004 03:38 PM
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I would like to know the water flow capacity of the artificial competition course for the slalom competion. Number of pumps,their pressure differential and layout of the slope. Ore in other words the design of the system.

Posted by: De Ravet at August 19, 2004 04:39 AM

What is the total vertical drop of the olympic kayaking course

Posted by: Gus Ghuneim at August 19, 2004 03:03 PM
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