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Slalom

Precision and speed on the wild water

In Slalom Racing, paddlers have to navigate the kayak or canoe through pairs of poles, called "gates", set up over the challenging rapids, waves, eddies and currents on a 300m stretch of rough water. If the paddler touches one of the poles, or misses a gate altogether, penalty times are added to the time achieved by the competitor on that run. They are single kayak (K) events, for men and women, and canoe events, also for men and women, in single (C1) and double boats (C2). There are also team events.

This discipline made its appearance in the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972 and then had to wait until 1992 to be reinstated to the Olympic programme.

DOCUMENTS can be found here.

ECA Competitions

CANCELLED - 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom ...
May 15. - 17. 2020, London - Lee Valley, GBR
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
June 13. - 14. 2020, Valstagna, ITA
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
June 20. - 21. 2020, Solkan, SLO
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
June 27. - 28. 2020, Flattach, AUT
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
July 18. - 19. 2020, Krakow, POL
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
July 25. - 26. 2020, Bratislava, SVK
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
August 8. - 9. 2020, Roudnice, CZE
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
August 15. - 16. 2020, Veltrusy, CZE
2020 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 13. - 16. 2020, Krakow, POL
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
September 5. - 6. 2020, Vienna, AUT
2021 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
June 3. - 6. 2021, Ivrea, ITA
2021 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 19. - 22. 2021, Solkan, SLO
All competitions

NEWS

2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Lee Valley cancelled
2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Lee Valley cancelled

European Canoe Association and British Canoeing were unfortunately forced to cancel the planned 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships on the 2012 Olympic Course in Lee Valley due to Covid-19 pandemic. The news comes together with many cancellations of major sporting events scheduled for this spring and early summer.

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Czech Canoe slalom paddlers not too thrilled with new Olympic Course
Czech Canoe slalom paddlers not too thrilled with new Olympic Course

Canoe Slalom paddlers had the opportunity to test the newly built Olympic course in Tokyo for the first time last year and in October also started at the pre-Olympic test event. Among those who experienced the new venue were the best Czech paddlers, but they were not too happy with the course.

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European slalomists very strong in Australia
European slalomists very strong in Australia

Australian open canoe slalom competition was an excellent opportunity for European paddlers to test their form while on training camp at the 2000 Olympic course in Penrith. One gold, four silver and three bronze medals are a final score of European paddlers in Australia.

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