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Olympic Kayaking

Discovering the Meaning of 'Olympic Movement'

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

When I visualize, I gain virtual experience on the course. Imagining the run helps me anticipate mistakes and gives me the opportunity to fix them before my boat even touches the water.

Life in the Olympic Village

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.22.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

We board the bus from the Village and ride around 40 minutes to our venue, Lee Valley Whitewater Center. I consider the Olympic whitewater venue to be one of the best, if not the best, in the world at the moment.

After Arriving in London, I Reflect on My Journey

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.18.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

I feel fortunate to have a knack for intrinsic motivation, but it's something everyone can do. The road will have its tight turns and dead ends, but will also have its clear straights. As I continue to grow as a person and an athlete, I'll find different inspirations.

Looking to the Past and the Future of My Sport

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

We still need more girls, and getting to know and influence the next generation of athletes helps secure the future of the women's kayaking program.

Gearing Up for the Olympics

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.01.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

While at home I did not really recognize that I had earned the chance to compete at the Olympics. Little by little though it's hitting me.