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ICF welcomes Paris24 schedule as opportunity to showcase canoeing

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The International Canoe Federation has welcomed the sport schedule for Paris 2024 as an opportunity to showcase the world’s best canoe athletes to growing markets around the globe.

The Paris 2024 schedule will see canoe slalom begin on the opening Saturday afternoon of the Olympics, extreme slalom make its Games debut on the middle weekend, and canoe sprint come to a thrilling conclusion on the final Saturday.

President Thomas Konietzko said the timetable would give great exposure in different markets for all three competitions.

“The late afternoon schedule for canoe slalom will be perfect for our European audience and for our fans watching in the morning in the Americas,” Mr Konietzko said.

“We are thrilled to have extreme slalom join the Olympics for the first time, and especially excited by the opportunity to have the competition on the middle weekend of the Games, and at a time which will suit audiences in Europe and the Americas.

“And our canoe sprint schedule will be perfect for our fans in Asia and Oceania, and of course our very passionate fans in South America who will be able to enjoy sprint finals during their breakfast.”

The full schedule for Paris 2024 can be found here.

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