How sport stars cope in Covid-19 lockdown: Episode 1 artwork
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How sport stars cope in Covid-19 lockdown: Episode 1

  • S1E1
  • 25:22
  • April 10th 2020

The coronavirus has turned the world on its head, and everyone is learning new ways to cope. Among them are the world's best athletes. Join our chat with world and European canoe slalom champion Alexander Slafkovsky of Slovakia, Olympic canoe sprint athlete Linnea Stensils of Sweden, and Australian Paralympic gold medalist Curtis McGrath, as they talk us through how the virus is affecting them mentally and physically, and how they feel about the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Their situation is similar to a lot of sport stars around the globe - and with Covid-19 set to change the way athletes train and prepare, its going to provide lots of challenges.

Planet Canoe

Canoeing is a truly international sport and activity. Anywhere in the world where there is water, there is usually a canoe nearby.

The International Canoe Federation is the world governing body for a dozen different types of canoeing, from the Olympic and Paralympic sports of slalom, sprint and paracanoe, team events like canoe polo and dragon boat, to the types of activity you will find on lakes, rivers and oceans around the world, including SUP, freestyle, wildwater, marathon and ocean racing.

We want to introduce you to some of the biggest names in our sports, and let them tell you their story.

Discover the adventurous world of paddling through insights and advice from the worlds best canoe/kayak athletes and coaches.

We hope to inspire you to get active and on the water, while improving your technique too.