Water Sports

Laura Dekker

Laura Dekker, a 13-year-old Dutch girl, has been taken into the custody of child protection officers after a court blocked her bid to make a solo sailing voyage around the world.

Laura Dekker will find out on Friday whether the Dutch Court will back her record attempt.

A Dutch Court will decide the fate Friday of 13-year-old Laura Dekker, either making her a potential world-record-breaking sailor, or returning her to school.


Michael Phelps celebrates after being named the top male swimmer at the FINA World Championships in Rome on Sunday.

Triumphant Michael Phelps did not need to rely on hi-tech swimsuit wizardry to reaffirm his worth at the world aquatics championships.

Zac Sunderland

A Southern California teenager has serious bragging rights: After docking back in his home state late Thursday morning, Zac Sunderland, 17, from Thousand Oaks, can claim to be the youngest person to sail around the world alone.


Van Koeverden rebounds for silver

CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD The Globe and Mail 08/23/2008
Van Koeverden rebounds for silver

Beijing — Adam van Koeverden emerged on Saturday from the darkest 24 hours of his remarkable kayaking career to find a bit of consolation and a silver lining in the K-1 500 metre race. Almost exactly a day after he suffered a shattering blow to hi...

Van Koeverden sets world record in opening heat

BEIJING -- Canadian kayaker Adam van Koeverden broke his own world record in the opening heat of the K-1 500 metres at the Beijing Games on Tuesday.


Van Koeverden advances to K-1 1000 final

Canadian Adam van Koeverden advanced to the final of the men's K-1 1000 metres by winning his heat on Monday. Van Koeverden, one of the most celebrated Canadians at these Games, led wire to wire in the race, finishing in three minutes, 29.622 seco...

Island-based men's eight wins gold

Rob Vanstone Canada.com 08/18/2008
Island-based men's eight wins gold

BEIJING -- Canada is suddenly into some heavy medal at the Beijing Olympics, with a lot of help from Island athletes. In rowing, Canada won one gold medal and two bronze yesterday to fatten its overall total to seven -- two gold, one silver and fo...


Brown can't deliver Canada's 1st medal

Canada's Olympic medal drought continues. Mike Brown of Perth, Ont., couldn't capture his country's first hardware of the Beijing Games on Thursday, finishing fourth in the men's 200-metre breaststroke.

Many happy returns for Canadian eight

Cleve Dheensaw Calgary Herald 08/12/2008
Many happy returns for Canadian eight

BEIJING - It was a race four years in the making. The explosive pent-up energy from that many years of waiting, was unleashed in devastating fashion by the Canadian men's rowing eight Monday, as it destroyed the field to win its preliminary race a...


Michael Phelps wins second gold medal as U.S. wins 4X100m freestyle relay

BEIJING- Michael Phelps' epic quest in the Olympic pool remains on track this morning, and the gold-medal machine and everybody else knows exactly why. The reason is a 32-year-old Californian named Jason Lezak, a three-time Olympian who spent most...

Rice claims first Aussie gold

ABC Online 08/10/2008
Rice claims first Aussie gold

Stephanie Rice has claimed Australia's first medal at the Beijing Olympics, winning gold in the women's 400 individual medley in a world record time of 4.29.45. Rice blitzed her American rival and former world record holder Katie Hoff, reclaiming ...


Michael Phelps gets gold, record in 400 IM at Olympics in Beijing

BEIJING - Swimming eight laps in a building that looks as if it's encased in blue bubble wrap, the indomitable Michael Phelps did not merely launch his ambitious five-ring agenda here Sunday morning. He catapulted it.

To sleep or not to sleep, an Olympic dilemma

Randy Starkman Toronto Star 08/06/2008
To sleep or not to sleep, an Olympic dilemma

BEIJING–Lying in bed the night before his big race at last year's world championships, his heart pounding, body sweating, Canadian swimmer Brent Hayden began to give up any hope of sleeping – let alone performing at any level.


Jade Scognamillo, a 14-year-old Caledon, Ont., girl laid claim Saturday, July 12, 2008 to barely week-old records for being the youngest person to swim across Lake Erie, and for the fastest crossing. THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO — A 14-year-old Caledon, Ont., girl laid claim Saturday to barely week-old records for being the youngest person to swim across Lake Erie, and for the fastest crossing.

Toronto's Andrew Hurd wins silver in 400-metre freestyle at Mare Nostrum

BARCELONA — Toronto's Andrew Hurd won the silver medal in the men's 400-metre freestyle to open the second stop on the Mare Nostrum swimming circuit on Tuesday. Patrick Murphy of Australia won the gold medal in three minutes 51.97 seconds with Hur...


RP paddlers to compete

Emil Noguera The Manila Times 06/04/2008
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THE national women’s dragon boat team will see action in the Macau International tournament on June 8 in Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre as part of their build up for the Asian Beach Games. The team, which is composed of veteran and newcomer paddlers...