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International rookie Tayler’s wild ride turns to London

Created On: July 15, 2012
It wasn’t until he arrived in London for the first time that it really sunk in for Michael Tayler: he’s going to the Olympics.

Surprise Olympic trip likely for River Runner

Updated On: June 14, 2012
Ottawa River Runners paddler Cameron Smedley looks to be in line for an unexpected trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games. A C-1 Olympic berth will likely end up in Canada’s hands, and Smedley has first dibs on it since he won the men’s canoe singles event at the national team trials.

River Runner snares Olympic berth

Updated On: May 4, 2012
He shocked the whitewater world by knocking off five-time Olympian David Ford and besting veteran Ottawa River Runners teammate John Hastings, but securing Canada's only Olympic berth in the men's K1 for the London 2012 Games was definitely part of local paddler Michael Tayler's plan.

Last gate error costs Cutts brothers Olympic quota position

Updated On: March 22, 2012
Jamie and Adam Cutts of Ottawa, Ontario laid down a blistering fast run right up until the bottom section of the course last gate but took too aggressive of a line towards the finish which resulted in a major time loss at the Pan-American whitewater canoe-kayak championships in Brazil.

Cutts brothers take final shot at 2012 Olympics

Updated On: March 8, 2012
Ottawa natives Jamie and Adam Cutts were beat up on the whitewater by the end of last summer, but the C-2 canoe pair are hoping living through that tough experience in the 2011 season will now pay off when they compete in the March 9-11 Pan American Olympic qualifier in Brazil.

Own the Podium Names Ottawa's Merklinger New CEO

Created On: January 27, 2012
Anne Merklinger, whose impressive career in high-performance sport spans more than four decades as an athlete and leader, has been named to a key leadership position for high-performance sport in Canada as the chief executive officer of Own the Podium, chairman John Furlong announced Thursday on behalf of the organization’s Board of Directors.

Youth rules for Canada, Ottawa as Pan Am team unveiled

Created On: October 6, 2011
Canada will send a large, young team to this year’s Pan American Games Oct. 14-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and the Ottawa contingent keeps true to that theme.

Poor worlds performance fails to disuade paddler Hamilton from Olympic objectives

Updated On: September 26, 2011
Ottawa’s Corey Hamilton will not allow a disappointing finish at last month’s canoe-kayak world championships be the end of his story. The 29-year old Rideau Canoe Club sprint paddler came away from the mid-August event held in Szeged, Hungary with lots more experience, and a plan to be on Canada’s 2012 Olympic team.

My summer at Rideau Canoe Club and winning provincial gold

Created On: September 13, 2011
Summer starts as early as possible at Rideau Canoe Club. As soon as the snow has melted and the temperatures have risen, our boats go straight out on Mooney's Bay. We practice all spring and once we get out of school, we devote our summer to training.

Ottawa River Runner snatches sixth at whitewater worlds

Updated On: September 12, 2011
The canoe slalom world championships kept on getting better and better for Ottawa River Runners athlete Alexandra McGee.
The 19-year-old barely made it out of the heats in the women’s C-1 event, placing 19th out of the required top-20. Then McGee snuck into the final with the last available 10th position and made the best out if it by finishing sixth overall.

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