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An exciting week full of action at the 2011 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia from 6 until 11 September 2011.
Fan enthusiasm was off the Richter-scale as Slovakia, long known as a Canoe Slalom powerhouse, hosted these Championships which also served as a qualifier for the London 2012 Olympic Games. More than 400 athletes from 50 countries at the Water Sports Centre Cunovo, one of the finest slalom course and venue in the world. (Event website)
» Check out the Sportscene YouTube channel and watch some great videos.
Interview amazing Austrian Corinna Kuhnle – World champion K1 Women
Some iPhone shots
The London Prepares series is the official London 2012 sports testing programme. The closed international test event for canoe slalom took place at Lee Valley White Water Centre from 28 – 31 July 2011.
The Canoe Slalom test event is vital for testing different aspects of the competition ahead of next year’s Games, including the course, timing technology, scoring and workforce. This is the first time the course has been used for an international competition, so it really will be put through its Olympic paces. Any learning from the event will be built upon to ensure we run the best event possible next summer.
– London 2012 Organizing Committee Chair Seb Coe
175 elite athletes from 30 nations competed at one of the first competitive Canoe Slalom events at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, the London 2012 Canoe Slalom venue.
» And did all arrangements pass the test? Read here.
Below some iPhone shots of the first day to get a flavor.
» View short iPhone video on first day below.