ECA Canoe awarded the 2024 European Championships

ECA's Board of Directors held a meeting and decided who will host the 2024 ECA European Championships in different canoeing disciplines. They have also appointed the technical delegates for all disciplines and new canoe sprint and canoe slalom committee members.

With the season 2021 slowly kicking off in several European countries, the ECA Board of Directors held a meeting to award the European Championships in the season 2024. The selection was difficult especially in canoe sprint where many bids were sent. At the end, the organisation of the 2024 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships was awarded to Szeged, Hungary. The venue hosted numerous major international canoeing events in the past years, however, it has last hosted senior Canoe Sprint European Championships back in 2002.

The 2024 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint European Championships will lead young athletes to Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal, another traditional venue of the big canoeing events. The 2024 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships will be held in Ljubljana – Tacen, Slovenia. This will be the third European Championships organised on this venue, following the successful events in 2005 and 2017. The 2024 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships will be in Krakow, Poland.

The 2024 ECA Ocean Racing European Championships was awarded to Portugal and Azores Islands, but the venue will still have to pass the technical inspection. The decision on the host of the 2024 ECA Canoe Marathon European Championships has been postponed following the request by ECA's technical delegate for canoe marathon, who needs to make technical inspection of the two venues first. The 2024 Canoe Freestyle and Junior and U23 Wildwater Canoeing European Championships await the bids for the organisation.

Board of Directors also voted on the technical delegates for all the disciplines as well as canoe sprint and canoe slalom committee members. Jovana Stanojević (SRB) was elected technical delegate for canoe sprint. She is the chair of the committee, while Michel Letienne (FRA) and Marika Dognerova (CZE) have been elected members of the canoe sprint committee.

Andrej Jelenc (SLO) remains the canoe slalom technical delegate and will be the chair of the committee in the next period. Colin Woodgate (GBR) also stays the member of the canoe slalom committee, while Sebastien Chaplais (FRA) became new member of the canoe slalom committee.

Ruud Heijselaar (NED) was elected technical delegate for canoe marathon, Gianluca Zannoni (ITA) stays technical delegate for canoe polo, Manuela Gawehn (GER) will continue as technical delegate for wildwater canoeing, David Szlachta (FRA) is technical delegate for ocean racing, Elena Iskhakova (RUS) is technical delegate for dragon boat, Nina Csonkova (SVK) for canoe freestyle, and Jane Gibson (GBR) is ECA's medical delegate.

2024 ECA European Championships

2024 ECA Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe European Championships – Szeged, HUN

2024 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint European Championships – Montemor-o-Velho, POR

2024 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships – Ljubljana-Tacen, SLO

2024 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships – Krakow, POL

2024 ECA Ocean Racing European Championships – Azores Islands, POR (subject to technical appraisal)

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