CKC Statement on ICF Decisions – 2024 Paris Olympic Games
CKC was informed on November 24 that the International Canoe Federation (ICF) held a Board meeting and voted to add two new Whitewater Extreme Slalom events to the Olympic Games in Paris, 2024. This was done by reducing the Sprint program from 12 events to 10 events. CKC was informed of the meeting on extremely short notice and raised serious concern around the timing and the decision-making process.
We understand that the ICF Board will meet next week to confirm the racing distances and program for Canoe Sprint. These recommendations will be forwarded from the ICF to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the IOC will meet in early to mid-December to make its final decisions and announcements on the Sport and Event Schedule for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
CKC will provide further information as it becomes available.
About Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships.