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2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Lee Valley cancelled

2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Lee Valley cancelled 18.3.2020

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.

It was a very difficult decision for the organisers and ECA. “It is regretted that this has happened, but there was no realistic alternative,” said Mr. Albert Woods OBE, president of the European Canoe Association.
“The ICF and the IOC agreed that the European Canoe Slalom selection in Lee Valley could not go ahead because of the Coronavirus which had prevented competitors travelling from their countries of origin. Therefore the ECA agreed that the ECA Canoe Slalom Championships would not go ahead,” added Mr. Woods OBE.
As per the ICF Policy the Canoe Slalom World ranking will be used for Olympic Selection not the planned final standings after the European Championships.
European Canoe Association will now look for a possible new location and organiser of the European Championships later in the year. In case there will be no interest to host this sporting event, this year there will be no ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships. 



*Information of British Canoeing for those who already purchased tickets

Those that have purchased tickets for the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships will receive a refund. The event’s ticket partner, See Tickets, will contact all ticket holders who are all entitled to a face value refund. See Tickets will automatically return the money within 30 days via the method by which the ticket was purchased. Transaction fees and any other expenses incurred will not be refunded.