Host Venue of the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
On April 15, 2011, Deep Creek Lake was selected as the host for the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, marking the 25th year anniversary of the 1989 World Championships that were held in Garrett County. This is only the second time in history this event has been held in the United States.
What exactly is Canoe Slalom? Canoe Slalom is one of the most exciting sports in water. Paddlers have to make their way down a 300 meter white water rapid and race through a series of gates. These gates are made up of red and green poles and determine the direction that the paddlers must past through. Not only must the teams race through these gates, but also battle the white water rapids of waves to finish in the quickest time. There are five categories that Canoe Slalom paddlers compete in. Both men and women race in Kayak single and the Canoe single event, men can also race in Canoe double event.
The Color Run came to Baltimore last year and started a tradition of fun, community spirit and color. For those of you who do not know what The Color Run is, it is a 5K held at numerous locations across the country. The Color Run (TCR) is more than just a 5K though; it’s a celebration of life, happiness and community.
Maryland Office of Sports has officially become Maryland Sports. Along with the name change we have also redesigned our logo, our website and our blog. We have also added a new blog, Warehouse Window. This blog focuses on the Camden Yards Sports Complex while Here 2 Play focuses on Maryland as a whole. Feel free to check out our website and blogs to stay up to date on everything Maryland Sports.
Hope springs eternal on Opening Day, so the adage goes. Anything is possible. Even sunshine. After an interminable winter and two days of the dreaded wintery mix, Monday dawned with bright skies, moderate temps and a brisk breeze. Spring and the Orioles are back.
Even before the faithful flock to Camden Yards, Opening Day is underway. The grounds crew, led by Nicole McFayden, makes sure every blade is in place and every basepath smoothed to perfection. Hard to imagine after the mercurial weather of the past few weeks, but the field looks perfect long before the morning interviews begin.