The International Canoe Federation appeared to open the door to a discussion about what events it should ditch from the Olympic canoe-kayak programme to make way for a new women’s canoe event in 2020.
The move follows an outcry after we revealed earlier this week that the men’s K2 200m event, which debuted in London, was set for the chop. You can now have your say to the International Canoe Federation.
The International Canoe Federation has voted to drop mens K2 (kayak pairs) 200m sprint racing from the Olympic programme to make way for a new women’s canoe event.
Amid what insiders describe as ‘chaotic scenes’, the shock vote at an ICF Board Meeting in Peru in November followed a long and heated debate over how to admit the women’s canoe singles 200m discipline into the Olympic programme. The vote followed a long push by campaigners to achieve greater gender equity in the sport. Continue reading