Olympic Canoe and Kayak Live Streaming Online
(Coverage begins July 29 at 1:30pm ET with the Women’s competitions)
The 2012 Olympic Canoe and Kayak competitions are set to be one of the more competitive in recent Olympic history, with a strong pool of Canoe and Kayak competitors vying for a chance at the gold in the London 2012 Olympic Canoe / Kayak events.
This highly competitive Olympic Canoe / Kayak field means that viewers around the world will be scrambling to watch Olympic Canoe / Kayak live on their televisions. But what about Canoe / Kayak fans who don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV for the current Canoe / Kayak event? Luckily, live programming providers around the world are offering Olympics fans a number of ways to watch Olympic Canoe / Kayak streams live online through a number of live streaming video platforms.
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That’s great news for Internet users who want to watch Olympic Canoe / Kayak online, and FreeCast is here to make watching Canoe / Kayak streams even easier with our 2012 Olympics Live Streaming Coverage Guide. Our 2012 Olympics Live Streaming Coverage Guide helps you find the right Canoe / Kayak stream for your area, taking the hassle out of watching Olympic Canoe / Kayak online. And it’s free!
In the 2012 Olympic Canoe / Kayak competitions, competitors to look out for include Slovakia’s Peter and Pavol Hochschorner, Spain’s David Cal, and Hungary’s Women’s team, which includes women’s kayak legend Katalin Kovacs, who holds six Olympic medals in Kayak.
Olympic Canoe / Kayak
Women’s K-2 500m Preview – Thursday, August 9: Hungary’s Natasha Douchev-Janics/ Katalin Kovacs will be looking for their third-consecutive gold medal in the Women’s K-2 500m Finals, which get underway at 5:35am ET. Hungary has had great success in this event over the years as have Germany and Poland. Watch Germany’s Franziska Weber/ Tina Dietze and Poland’s Natasha Douchev-Janics/ Katalin Kovacs compete in the Finals, live online for free as they try to end Hungary’s eight-year reign at the top of the podium.
Women’s K-1 500m Preview – Thursday, August 9: Ukraine’s Inna Osypenko-Radomska won this event in Beijing, giving her country only its second-ever medal in Olympic Kayaking. She was also part of the Ukraine team that won the country’s first medal at the 2004 Games in Athens (bronze, K-4 500m). Now, in London she looks to continue adding to Ukraine’s kayaking resume but she’ll have to hold off Italy’s Josefa Iden, the Beijing Games silver medalist, and Hungary’s Danuta Kozak. The Women’s K-1 500m Finals start at 5:08am ET.
Men’s K-4 1000m Preview – Thursday, August 9: Medal favorites in this event include Germany, Slovakia and Hungary, while Australia has also looked strong leading up to the Men’s K-4 1000m Finals at 4:48 ET on Thursday. Watch the entire event live online with the help of FreeCast.
Men’s C-2 1000m Preview – Thursday, August 9: Look for the reigning C-2 1000m Olympic gold medalists, Andrei and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich of Belarus to make a push for a repeat, with tough competition likely coming from Germany’s Peter Kretschmer/ Kurt Kuschela, Russia’s Alexey Korovashkov/ Ilya Pervukhin and Azerbaijan’s Sergiy Bezugliy/ Maksim Prokopenko. The Men’s C-2 1000m Finals begin at 4:30am ET.
Women’s K-4 500m Preview – Wednesday, August 8: Germany owns the Women’s K-4 5000m event, as they have taken home the gold in five out of seven Olympic Games in which it has been featured. They have also won it in the last four Olympics, while Hungary has placed second in the last three Games. Look for Belarus, Russia and Great Britain to also have a shot at taking home a medal in London. The Women’s K-4 500m Finals will begin at 5:44am ET.
Men’s K-2 1000m Preview – Wednesday, August 8: Be sure to watch the last two Olympic gold medalist teams, Germany’s Andreas Ihle/ Martin Hollstein (Beijing, 2008) and Sweden’s Markus Oscarson/ Henrik Nilsson (Athens, 2004), as they compete for the top spot on the podium at the 2012 Games in London. Other teams to watch out for are Hungary’s Rudolf Dombi/ Roland Kokeny and Australia’s Ken Wallace/ Dave Smith. The event is set to start at 5:16am ET and you can watch it live online for free.
Men’s C-1 1000m Preview – Wednesday, August 8: A few medal favorites in the Men’s C-1 1000m Finals are Attila Vajda of Hungary, who won gold in Beijing and bronze in Athens, and David Cal Figueroa of Spain. Also look out for Germany’s Sebastian Brendel as the country has done fairly well in the event over the years.
Men’s K-1 1000m Preview – Wednesday, August 8: Great Britain’s Tim Brabants won the Men’s K-1 1000m gold medal at the Beijing Olympics and he has a solid shot at repeating that feat in London. Other names to watch for in the Finals are Norway’s Eirek Veras Larsen, who won the silver in Beijing, as well as New Zealand’s Ben Fouhy and Canada’s Adam van Koeverden, both of whom have medaled in the Olympic event before. The K-1 1000m Finals begin at 4:30am ET.
Women’s K-1 Preview – Thursday, August 2: Great Britain’s Lizzie Neave has a great chance at getting through the semifinals and potentially winning the gold in this event after a strong performances in the qualifying. However, Jana Duakatova of Slovakia and Maialem Chourraut of Spain, who are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively, are both more than capable of winning the gold. The semifinals will begin at 9:27am ET, followed by the Women’s K-1 Final at 10:57am ET.
Men’s C-2 Preview – Thursday, August 2: The Men’s C-2 Semifinal gets going at 8:30am ET and will be streaming live online. The clear gold medal favorite in this event is the No. 1-ranked duo of Pavol and Peter Hochschorner (Slovakia), who ranked 2nd in their first run and 1st their second run of the C-2 qualifying. Look for the No. 2-ranked pair of Luka Bozic/Sas0 Taljat from Slovenia to challenge them, while Great Britain’s Tim Baillie/Eiteinne Stott also have a good shot at acquiring an Olympic medal. The C-2 Final will start at 10:18am ET.
K-1 Preview – Wednesday, August 1: In the men’s K-1 (Kayaking) event on Wednesday, be sure to watch out Slovakia’s Pater Kauzer, ranked No. 1 in the world, and No. 2-ranked Etienne Daille from France as they battle it out for the gold. Some other names to look out for are Germany’s Hannes Aigner and Italy’s Daniele Molmenti they are both capable of reaching the podium too. The men’s K-1 Semifinals begin at 8:30am ET on Wednesday, followed by the K-1 Finals at 10:15am ET.