About the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup
The event is an annual series of five races. They usually taking place during the months of June, July, August and September.
Competitors accumulate points. The competitor with the highest number from all world cup races in their given discipline, becomes the overall world cup champion.
Currently, the winner of a world cup race gets 60 points, with double points awarded in the World Cup Final. Full details are available on the International Canoe Federation website here.
2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup London
In April 2017 British Canoeing won the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup event for 2019. It also secured the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships.
Both events will be held at the Lee Valley White Water Centre. This was the venue that hosted the slalom competitions at the London 2012 Olympic Games. At the event Team GB claimed gold and silver medals in the men’s C2 slalom.
The Centre has previously hosted a World Cup event in 2014 and the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships.
Both bids have been fully supported by UK Sport and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. As part of an international events strategy British Canoeing won a successful bid for the 2021 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships. This will at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham.
David Joy, chief executive of British Canoeing says:
“I am delighted that British Canoeing is hosting the ICF World Cup and the ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. To have been awarded three international events clearly demonstrates the quality of our bids, as well as our willingness to work with key partners and the canoe disciplines to bring international competitions in the UK.”