Canoeing and Kayaking Photos
Canoeing and kayaking competitions are made up of slalom and sprint disciplines and have been featured in the Olympic Summer Games since 1936. Canoeing is a paddle sport in which competitors kneel facing forward in a canoe using a single-bladed paddle, whereas kayaking in kayaking the paddler sits in a kayak and uses a double-bladed paddle. Sprint events are held on calm water whereas slalom events require white-water courses featuring rocks. Besides the Olympic sprint and slalom competitions, epa offers comprehensive coverage of Canoe World and European Championships.