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Canoeing world lost Marcel Venot

Canoeing world mourns the death of Marcel Venot, former president of the French Canoe Federation and former vice president of the ICF who passed away at the age of 82. He was slowly recovering from the recent health problems but then succumbed due to the coronavirus.

Marcel Venot, who was born in 1938 in Roanne, discovered canoeing in 1954 in local canoeing club and competed in sprint canoeing. He represented France at European Championships in C1 in 1957 and 1959.
In the French Canoe Federation he took up different roles, among others he was president of national canoe sprint and wildwater canoeing committees. He was president of the French Canoe Federation from 1980 until 1984 and from 1988 and 1992. He was also vice president of the International Canoe Federation for two mandates and member of the ICF’s canoe slalom committee in 1988. From 1993 and 1997 he was member of the executive board of the French Olympic Committee.
We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Marcel, rest in peace.
Photo: Gisèle Chapuis (FFCK Facebook page)