Olympic Games - Canoe slalom

Check the forecast for the Lee Valley White Water Centre if your watching the canoe slalom events.

Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfordshire will host the canoe slalom events at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The events will run from the 29 July to 2 August.

Athletes will compete in one of four events:

  • Men's K1 - Single kayak.
  • Men's C1 - Single canoe.
  • Men's C2 - Two people in a canoe.
  • Women's K1 - Single kayak.

Canoe slalom is a timed event modelled on ski slalom which takes place on fast flowing water over several runs. Athletes manoeuvre their kayak or canoe through coloured gates. The athletes receive a time penalty for each of the gates they touch. The fastest athlete at the end of the event will take Gold. 

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Forecast

29 July - 2 August - Check the forecast for the Lee Valley White Water Centre if you are going to see the canoe slalom events.

The Lee Valley White Water Centre was the first of the Olympic sites to be completed and opened to the public in the spring of 2011.