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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

2020 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
October 1. - 4. 2020, Krakow, POL | new date
2020 Olympic Hopes - Canoe Slalom
October 24. - 25. 2020, Krakow, POL
2021 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 7. - 9. 2021, Ivrea, ITA
2021 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 19. - 22. 2021, Solkan, SLO
2022 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
January 1. 2022, Liptovsky Mikulaš, SVK
2023 European Games - Canoe Slalom
January 1. 2023, Krakow, POL
All competitions

NEWS

TRAINING SCHEDULE - 2020 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships, Krakow, Poland

The 2020 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championhsips will take place in Krakow, Poland, from 1 - 4 October 2020. Find the training schedule HERE.

 

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VIDEO – 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships
Friday, 18/9/2020

Enjoy the replay of the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Thomas Bach, IOC president, visited canoe slalom course in Ljubljana – Tacen
Thomas Bach, IOC president, visited canoe slalom course in Ljubljana – Tacen

The well known canoe slalom course in Ljubljana – Tacen, which hosted European Championships in 2005 and 2017 as well as three editions of World Championships, had a VIP guest yesterday. Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, was in Ljubljana and he visited training of Slovenian National Canoe Slalom team. After that he met Olympic candidates from different sports who also came to Tacen to meet Thomas Bach.

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