German Canoeing Sport 

Modern canoeing for sport was established around the late 19th century. The sport mainly originated from 

North America, although the first canoe was built in Greenland.


Rules of the Canoeing Sport


Another game is the Canoeing Slalom. In this game you have to complete a long course avoiding obstacles and going through gates. The person with the shortest time wins. 

Rules of the Canoeing Sport

The canoeing sport has many various games. One is the Canoe Sprint. The main rules of this game are you have to complete a strait course and whoever finishes with the shortest possible time is the winner. 

Another game is the Canoeing Slalom. In this game you have to complete a long course avoiding obstacles and going through gates. The person with the shortest time wins.

Amount of Players 

The number of players that can be involved in a game at one time are various, but the amount of athletes that can be in the canoe at one time is one to four. In canoeing there have to be at least two canoes to compete. 

Length of the Game 

In German canoeing the time for the games are not always the same, because in all most every game you are timed and you have to finish with the quickest time you possibly can.

Scoring In The Game 

In German Canoeing the score is mostly kept by who finishes first or who is better at handling the canoe. In the slalom the score is on how well you can slalom with the canoe. In the canoe sprint the score is kept by how fast you are, your ability to keep a strait path, and who finishes first. After that the judges give you a score.  

The Field Dimensions  

In German canoeing there is no field. The games take place in a lake or a pond. There are always various lengths and widths for a river but the average course for canoeing is usually 200-1000 meters long. 

The Basic Tactics of The Game

The tactics of the German canoe sprint is to keep a strait path, a strong hold an the paddle, and to finish first. The German athletes are serious about winning. They dominate the Olympic medal table with over 100 medals.

Major Penalties

In German Canoeing some major penalties are when you dodge a gate in the canoe slalom. The judges give you a time penalty. Another is if you stop in the middle of the course, the judges can give a time penalty. 

The Equipment

The 5 things you need to use to canoe in Germany are

1. a canoe

2. a paddle

3. a lifejacket or floating device

4. a helmet

5. the proper clothing


Leagues

There are many German Canoeing leagues. Some are the Alster Club which is professional, Kanu Club which is for amateurs , and the VW league is for professionals as well. There is also a major Germany Canoe Association that trains the athletes as well. 


Changes of the Game

This Game has changed in many ways since the beginning of it. There used to be only canoeing for travel, but then they created games. the games were not timed so there was no way to keep score so there were races. Then the games were timed and then it was easier to take score. Pretty soon the canoeing sport was in the Olympics.


Above is the Olympic video where Germany once again dominates in the canoe sprint.

Above is a picture of the Lee Valley White Water Centre where the German athletes trained for the 2012 Olympics.

Citations

Works Cited

"Canoeing: Time Penalties Cost GB Medals." Sportsister. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

"Germany Remains Undefeated in K4 1000m Since 1992." Olympics. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

"Germany, the Birthplace of Olympic Canoeing, Also Dominates the Medal Table." Rio 2016. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

"Germany, the Birthplace of Olympic Canoeing, Also Dominates the Medal Table." Rio 2016. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

"Google Maps." Google Maps. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

"The Interesting History of Kayaks and the Sport of Kayaking." The Interesting History of Kayaks and the Sport of Kayaking. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

"List of German Canoeing Clubs." List of German Canoeing Clubs. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

Citations

Works Cited

"Canoeing: Time Penalties Cost GB Medals." Sportsister. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

"Germany Remains Undefeated in K4 1000m Since 1992." Olympics. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

"Germany, the Birthplace of Olympic Canoeing, Also Dominates the Medal Table." Rio 2016. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

"Germany, the Birthplace of Olympic Canoeing, Also Dominates the Medal Table." Rio 2016. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

"Google Maps." Google Maps. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

"The Interesting History of Kayaks and the Sport of Kayaking." The Interesting History of Kayaks and the Sport of Kayaking. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

"List of German Canoeing Clubs." List of German Canoeing Clubs. Web. 20 Apr. 2016.

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