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History of organized recreational canoeing:
– Canoeing is an ancient mode of transportation.
– Modern recreational canoeing was established in the late 19th century.
– In 1924, canoeing associations from Austria, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden founded the Internationalen Representation for Kanusport.
– Canoeing became part of the Olympic Games in the summer of 1936.
– Main forms of competitive sport include canoe sprint, canoe polo, whitewater canoeing, canoe marathon, ICF canoe marathon, and playboating.

Recreational canoeing:
– Most present-day canoeing is done as or as a part of a sport or recreational activity.
– In some parts of Europe, canoeing refers to both canoeing and kayaking.
– Recreational forms include canoe camping, canoe racing like canoe sprint and canoe marathons, and a wide range of canoeing on various water bodies.
– Canoe slalom is a competitive sport in the Summer Olympics.
– Verlen Kruger holds the record for paddling the most miles in the sport.

See also:
– List of sprint canoeists by country.
– Outline of canoeing and kayaking.
– Canoe paddle strokes.
– Kayak.
– Canadian (canoe).

– Nyabongo, A. K. (1943). The Role of the Canoe.
– Dudley, Marianna (1 September 2017). Muddying the waters: recreational conflict and rights of use of British rivers.
– Canoe/Kayak Sprint Equipment and History. International Olympic Committee.
– Rio 2016 Olympics: Know your sport — Canoeing. The Indian Express.
– Obituary: Verlen Kruger Remembered. Canoe & Kayak.

Canoeing (Wikipedia)

Canoeing is an activity which involves paddling a canoe with a single-bladed paddle. Common meanings of the term are limited to when the canoeing is the central purpose of the activity. Broader meanings include when it is combined with other activities such as canoe camping, or where canoeing is merely a transportation method used to accomplish other activities. Most present-day canoeing is done as or as a part of a sport or recreational activity. In some parts of Europe canoeing refers to both canoeing and kayaking, with a canoe being called an open canoe.

open water canoeing
Whitewater canoe
Highest governing bodyInternational Canoe Federation
World GamesCanoe polo: 2005–present

A few of the recreational forms of canoeing are canoe camping and canoe racing. Other forms include a wide range of canoeing on lakes, rivers, oceans, ponds and streams.

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