Ahead of the start of the 2019 Team selection processes in Sprint and Paracanoe, the International Panel has released important policy updates ahead of the season getting underway.
In Paracanoe, a last minute change in the date of the 2019 ECA Paracanoe European Championships has required a change to the published selection policy to ensure a fair and transparent process. This is detailed in the statement and we understand that while this it is disappointing to have had short notice of the change, the news is very positive in that it presents Paracanoe athletes with an additional international race opportunity in 2019.
In Canoe Sprint, the 2019 policy published in December 2018 made a clear commitment to publishing any rewarding of athlete performances at the 2019 World Championships towards 2020 Olympic Team Selection, ahead of the start of the 2019 selection process.
Today’s announcement provides the additional detail to the policy ahead of the start of the 2019 selection process. This can be found on section 6, page 9 here.
It just remains for the Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe International Panel members to wish all athletes, coaches and their clubs a successful selection series.