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Canoe Slalom to make European Games Debut in 2023

Canoe Slalom has been officially confirmed for the 2023 European Games, due to be held in Krakow and Małopolska, Poland, after being announced by the European Olympic Committee.


This is the first time Canoe Slalom has been included in the European Games and will feature at the canoe slalom course in Krakow. The competition will also act as a European Championship event offering qualification opportunities for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Slalom is one of the first three sports officially confirmed for the third edition of the European Games as it was announced alongside Modern Pentathlon and Taekwondo.

The competition is expected to take place for two weeks in June 2023.

We are delighted that the first three sports to be officially added to Kraków-Małopolska will also be at the Olympic Games 2024 in Paris. Their inclusion on the programme will offer valuable Olympic qualification opportunities for our European athletes.

– Chair of the EOC Coordination Commission for the 2023 European Games, Hasan Arat

This news follows on from the announcement earlier in the year that Canoe Sprint will be part of the 2022 Multisport European Championships in Munich.