ICF Congress 2014

About the International Canoe Federation

ICF Structure

The International Canoe Federation (ICF) is a membership organisation that is responsible for the global sport of canoeing and comprises of five Continental Associations (CA) and 163 National Federations (NF). The ICF is the recognised international body for paddle sport and has representatives for nine (9) separate disciplines on its Board.

The ICFs bi-annual congress, which is comprised of voting delegates from each of the NFs, is the supreme authority and is where rules, governance decisions and elections for the President, Vice Presidents (3), Treasurer (1) and Standing Committee Chairs (11) take place. The term for each of the ICF elected positions is four years.

The appointed President is the chairperson for the Congress, Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The Board of Directors is collectively responsible for the strategic direction of the sport, whilst the five (5) members of the Executive Committee ensure the decisions of the Congress and Board of Directors are implemented.

The five continents (Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania) are also represented on the ICF Board with each electing Continental Representatives and a President during their respective Continental Congress.

In addition to the ICF Board of Directors, the nine (9) disciplines each have technical committees responsible for rules and international competition delivery – for example world championships and world cups. There is also an Athletes' Committee and Medical and Anti-Doping Committee.  These committees are collectively referred to as Standing Committees (11).

For additional information regarding the ICF roles and responsibilities please refer to the ICF Statutes.
ICF President - José Perurena (ESP)

ICF President José Perurena (ESP) developed a passion for canoeing from a young age and has raced kayaks at every level. A fierce competitor he made his mark in the K1M, K2M, K4M events receiving the accolade of national champion in each of those categories. It was in the K2M 1000m that he excelled in claiming first place in the K2M 500m and K4M 1000m at the International Regatta Milan, Italy. The highlight of his sporting career was undoubtedly making the Spanish Olympic K4M 1000m team for the 1968 Olympic Games.

After retiring from elite sport Perurena entered the emerging market of Information Technology, however, he still maintained a strong link to the sport, often in voluntary positions within the Spanish Canoe Federation. A qualified Canoe Sprint coach; Perurena also chaired the Athletes Commission of the Spanish Olympic Committee and became the Vice President (1976-1884) and then President of the Federation (1984-2000). Following his success at the national level he gained a position on the international scene as the ICF Technical Delegate for Canoe Sprint and Canoe Slalom at the Atlanta and Sydney Games.

After the Sydney Games Perurena joined the ICF as Secretary General (2000-2004) and after the Beijing Games became ICF President (2008). Since taking over the ICF he has overseen several key initiatives such as the inclusion of Paracanoeing into the Rio 2016 Paraolympic Games as well as the TV and Broadcasting deals that have enabled the sport to progress globally.

Most recently, Perurena won a third term as ICF President following a vote of confidence at the XXXVI ICF Congress in Baku, Azerbijan late November 2016.

The Spaniard, who stood unopposed, spoke passionately about his vision for the future of the sport and demonstrated his ability to deliver organisational change with his proposed new governance structure gaining the backing of his peers. (read more)

In 2011 Perurena also became an International Olympic Commitee (IOC) Member and has been active on several key committees – Women and Sport (2012-2014), Entourage (2014-2015), Olympic Programme (2014-) and Member of the Board of Directors of Olympic Channel Services (2015-).  His position as one of the world’s top sports administrators was further underlined in 2014 when he was elected as President of the International World Games Association (IWGA).

– Letter of congratulations from IOC President Thomas Bach following confirmation of third-term at the 2016 ICF Congress in Baku, Azerbaijan (download)

ICF Board of Directors and Executive Comittee
  • José Perurena (ESP) President
  • Cecilia Farias (ARG) Vice President
  • Tony Estanguet (FRA) Vice President
  • Thomas Konietzko (GER) Vice President
  • Luciano Buonfiglio (ITA) Treasurer
  • Simon Toulson (GBR) Secretary General
  • Helen Brownlee (AUS) Oceania Canoe Association President
  • Joao Manual Da Costa Alegre Afonso (STP) Confederation of African Canoeing President
  • Cecilia Farias (ARG) Panamerican Canoe Federation President
  • Shoken Narita (JPN) Asian Canoe Confederation President
  • Albert Woods (GBR) European Canoe Association President
  • Frank Garner (CAN) Canoe Sprint Chair
  • Jean-Michel Prono (FRA) Canoe Slalom Chair
  • Henriette Engel Hansen (DEN) Athlete Commitee Chair

* All members of the Executive sit on the ICF Board of Directors

ICF Board Members

Asian Canoe Confederation

Confederation of African Canoeing

European Canoe Association

Oceania Canoe Association

Panamerican Canoe Federation

ICF Standing Committee Board Members

ICF Standing Committees


ICF Canoe Sprint Committee

  • Frank Garner (CAN) Chair   
  • Dr Jens Kahl (GER) Member
  • Alison Harris (NZL) Member
  • Charles Luckman (USA) Member
  • Toshihiko Furuya (JPN) Member
  • Miroslav Haviar (SVK) Advisor
  • Narciso Suarez Amador (ESP) Advisor

ICF Paracanoe Committee

ICF Canoe Slalom Committee

ICF Wildwater Canoeing Committee

  • Tomislav Crnkovic (CRO) Chair
  • Mathias Gerard (FRA) Member
  • Peter Schofield (GBR) Member
  • Jacob Marusic (SLO) Member
  • Manuela Gawehn (GER) Member
  • Nikola Stankovic (BIH) Advisor

ICF Canoe Marathon Committee

ICF Canoe Polo Committee

  • Greg Smale (GBR) Chair
  • João Botelho (POR) Member
  • Dion Chen (HKG) Member
  • Maxime Gohier (FRA) Member
  • Eva Lindmark (SWE) Member

ICF Dragon Boat Committee         

  • Dr. Wai-hung Luk (HKG) Chair
  • Melinda Patyi (HUN) Member
  • Ulrike Schreck (GER) Member
  • Elena Iskhakova (RUS) Member
  • Dr. Howard Chen (USA) Member

ICF Canoe Freestyle Committee

  • Lluis Rabaneda I Caselles (ESP) Chair
  • Jeremy Blanchard (AUS) Member
  • Terry Best (GBR) Member
  • Magnus Karlsson (SWE) Member
  • TBC Member
  • Ned Poffenberger (USA) Advisor

ICF Ocean Racing Committee

  • Mario Santos (POR) Chair
  • Rob Jenkinson (AUS) Member
  • Colin Simpkins (RSA) Member
  • Charles Villierme (THI) Member
  • Michele Eray (USA) Member

ICF Medical and Anti Doping Committee

ICF Athletes Committee

  • Henriette Engel Hansen (DEN) Chair and Canoe Sprint Representative
  • Anders Gustafsson (SWE) Member and Canoe Sprint Representative
  • Jana Dukatova (SVK) Member and Canoe Slalom Representative
  • Vavřinec Hradilek (CZE) Member and Canoe Slalom Representative
  • Emily Jackson (USA) Member and Canoe Freestyle Representative    
    Marthon and paracanoe positions vacant    

ICF Headquater Staff

Type search terms below
IOC Code
Country
National Federation
AFG
AFGANISTAN
AFGANISTAN

AFGANISTAN

IOC CODE
AFG
Full Name
AFGANISTAN
AFG
AFGHANISTAN
AFGHANISTAN CANOEING FEDERATION
ALB
ALBANIA
ALBANIAN ROWING AND CANOE ASSOCIATION 'LIBURNA'
ALG
ALGERIA
FÉDÉRATION ALGÉRIENNE DES SOCIÉTÉS D'AVIRON ET DE CANOE / KAYAK

ALGERIA

IOC CODE
ALG
Full Name
FÉDÉRATION ALGÉRIENNE DES SOCIÉTÉS D'AVIRON ET DE CANOE / KAYAK
Address
B.P. 139, Rostomia Chevaley, Alger, Algeria
Email
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Phone
(GENERIC) 213 - 2325111
ASA
AMERICAN SAMOA
AMERICAN SAMOA KAYAK CANOEING ASSOCIATION
AND
ANDORRA
ANDORRA CANOEING FEDERATION
ANG
ANGOLA
FEDERAÇÃO ANGOLANA DE DESPORTO NAUTICO

ANGOLA

IOC CODE
ANG
Full Name
FEDERAÇÃO ANGOLANA DE DESPORTO NAUTICO
ANT
ANTIGUA (WEST INDIES)
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA CANOE AND KAYAK ASSOCIATION
ARG
ARGENTINA
FEDERACIÓN ARGENTINA DE CANOAS

ARGENTINA

IOC CODE
ARG
Full Name
FEDERACIÓN ARGENTINA DE CANOAS
Address
WORK
MITRE 264, 1ER.PISO - TIGRE - C.P.(1648) – BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINA
C.P.(1648) BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Email
[email protected] http:[email protected] [email protected]
Phone
(OTHER) 54 - 9 1131818482 (MOBILE) 54 - 9 1153885778 (WORK) 54 - 341 3967806
President
Mr Hugo Cabral
ARM
ARMENIA
ARMENIAN NATIONAL CANOE FEDERATION
ARU
ARUBA - DUTCH CARIBBEAN
ARUBA ROWING AND CANOE ASSOCIATION
AUS
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIAN CANOEING INC.

AUSTRALIA

IOC CODE
AUS
Full Name
AUSTRALIAN CANOEING INC.
Address
GENERIC
PO Box 6805, SILVERWATER NSW 2128
Ground Floor, Sports House, 6 Figtree Drive, HOMEBUSH BAY NSW 2127, Australia
Australia
Email
http:[email protected] [email protected] http:[email protected]
Phone
(GENERIC) 61 - 2 81 16 97 27
President
Danielle Woodward
AUT
AUSTRIA
ÖSTERREICHISCHER KANU VERBAND
AZE
AZERBAIJAN
AZERBAIJAN ROWING & CANOE FEDERATION
BLR
BELARUS
BELARUS CANOE ASSOCIATION
BEL
BELGIUM
ROYAL BELGIAN CANOE FEDERATION

BELGIUM

IOC CODE
BEL
Full Name
ROYAL BELGIAN CANOE FEDERATION
Address
GENERIC
ROUTE DE PESSOUX, 68
5590 Haversin
Belgium
Email
[email protected] http:[email protected] http:[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Phone
(GENERIC) 32 - 83688022 (FAX) 32 - 83689170 (WORK) 32 - 11642835
BIZ
BELIZE
BELIZE CANOE ASSOCIATION
BHU
BHUTAN
BHUTAN CANOE FEDERATION
BOL
BOLIVIA
FEDERACIÓN BOLIVIANA DE CANOTAJE 'FEBOCA'
BIH
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
CANOE AND RAFTING FEDERATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
BRA
BRAZIL
BRAZILIAN CANOE CONFEDERATION
IVB
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS CANOE AND KAYAK FEDERATION

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

IOC CODE
IVB
Full Name
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS CANOE AND KAYAK FEDERATION
Address
Phone
(GENERIC) 673 - 1 809 49 40 45 55
BRU
BRUNEI AND DARUSSALAM
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM NATIONAL CANOE ASSOCIATION
BUL
BULGARIA
BULGARIAN CANOE FEDERATION
BUR
BURKINA FASO
BURKINA ROWING AND CANOEING FEDERATION
BDI
BURUNDI
FÉDÉRATION NATIONALE DE CANOE DU BURUNDI
CAM
CAMBODIA
CAMBODIAN CANOEING, ROWING AND TRADITIONAL BOAT RACE FEDERATION
CMR
CAMEROON
CAMEROON NAUTICAL SPORTS FEDERATION

CAMEROON

IOC CODE
CMR
Full Name
CAMEROON NAUTICAL SPORTS FEDERATION
Address
GENERIC
BP4434, 237, Douala
DOUALA
Cameroon
Email
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Phone
(GENERIC) 237 - 96 11 77 09
President
Paul Sosso Longo
CAN
CANADA
CANOE KAYAK CANADA

CANADA

IOC CODE
CAN
Full Name
CANOE KAYAK CANADA
Address
GENERIC
Suite 700, 2197 Riverside Drive, OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, K1H 7X3
Canada
Email
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Phone
(GENERIC) 1 - 613 260 1818
President
Mr Peter GILLES
CHI
CHILE
FEDERACIÓN CHILENA DE CANOTAJE

CHILE

IOC CODE
CHI
Full Name
FEDERACIÓN CHILENA DE CANOTAJE
Address
GENERIC
RAMÓN CRUZ N° 1176, OF. 509 - ÑUÑOA
7760566 SANTIAGO
Chile
Email
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Phone
(GENERIC) 56 - 2-22729095
President
CHRISTIAN MOYA LEON
TPE
CHINESE TAIPEI
CHINESE TAIPEI CANOE ASSOCIATION
COL
COLOMBIA
FEDERACIÓN COLOMBIANA DE CANOTAJE

COLOMBIA

IOC CODE
COL
Full Name
FEDERACIÓN COLOMBIANA DE CANOTAJE
Address
GENERIC
TRANSVERSAL 21 BIS 60 - 35 BARRIO SAN LUIS BOGOTA
BOGOTA D. C.
Colombia
Email
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Phone
(GENERIC) 57 - 1 2116266
President
WILLIAM PACHON LADINO
COK
COOK ISLANDS
COOK ISLANDS CANOE ASSOCIATION (CICA)

COOK ISLANDS

IOC CODE
COK
Full Name
COOK ISLANDS CANOE ASSOCIATION (CICA)
Address
OTHER
C/- TEINA TAULU
PO BOX 775
RAROTONGA
Cook Islands
Email
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Phone
(MOBILE) 682 - 51249
President
Mrs Janet MAKI
CRC
COSTA RICA
FEDERACION COSTARRICENSE DE KAYAK Y CANOTAJE
CRO
CROATIA
CROATIAN CANOE FEDERATION
CUB
CUBA
FEDERACIÓN CUBANA DE CANOTAJE
CYP
CYPRUS
CYPRUS CANOE FEDERATION
CZE
CZECH REPUBLIC
CZECH CANOE UNION - CCU

CZECH REPUBLIC

IOC CODE
CZE
Full Name
CZECH CANOE UNION - CCU
Address
GENERIC
ZATOPKOVA 100/2, PRAHA 6 - STRAHOV 160 17
Czech Republic
Email
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Phone
(GENERIC) 420 - 242 429 252 (FAX) 420 - 242 429 254
President
Jan Bohac
PRK
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA
COD
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
FEDERATION CONGOLAISE DE CANOE KAYAK
TLS
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE
FEDERAÇAO DE CANOAGEM DE TIMOR-LESTE
DEN
DENMARK
DANSK KANO OG KAJAK FORBUND DKF

DENMARK

IOC CODE
DEN
Full Name
DANSK KANO OG KAJAK FORBUND DKF
Address
GENERIC
Idraettens Hus, Brondby Stadion 20, BRONDBY 2605
Denmark
Email
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] http:[email protected]
Phone
(GENERIC) 45 - 43 26 20 94
DJI
DJIBOUTI ROWING AND CANOE FEDERATION
DJIBOUTI ROWING AND CANOE FEDERATION
DOM
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
FEDERACIÓN DOMINICANA DE CANOTAJE
ECU
ECUADOR
FEDERACIÓN ECUATORIANA DE CANOTAJE
EGY
EGYPT
THE EGYPTIAN CANOE & KAYAK FEDERATION
ESA
EL SALVADOR
FEDERACION SALVADOREÑA DE CANOTAJE
ERI
ERITREA
ERITREAN ROWING AND CANOEING FEDERATION
EST
ESTONIA
ESTONIAN CANOEING FEDERATION

ESTONIA

IOC CODE
EST
Full Name
ESTONIAN CANOEING FEDERATION
Address
GENERIC
Aasa 1, TARTU 50304
TARTU
Estonia
Email
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Phone
(MOBILE) 372 - 5107907
President
Martin Ilumets
ETH
ETHIOPIA
ETHIOPIAN CANOEING FEDERATION

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