Bids in for ICF Events (2013-2015)
The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has declared this year's bidding process to have been a success after receiving 17 high quality bids before the 28th February deadline. The ICF commends the efforts of the bidding National Federations and praises the competence and professionalism evidenced in the documents received. In total 11 World Championships were up for grabs and candidates that submitted bid document will be invited to present their bid in front of the ICF Board of Directors on 15th April 2011 in Paris, France.
Brazil gets a chance in 2013
The year 2013 could be a big one for Rio de Janeiro. The Canoe Federation of Brazil has presented a bid to host the 2013 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, an event that was initially allocated to Szeged, Hungary during the 2010 ICF Bidding Process. Following the unfortunate withdrawal of Vichy, France, the Hungarian Canoe Federation was awarded the Event. The ICF must now find a new organiser, two and a half years before the event is to be staged.
Four National Federations from different corners of Europe have stated their intent to bid for the ICF’s biggest events - the Canoe Sprint World Championships in 2015. The countries are Germany, Portugal, Italy and Czech Republic.
A Canoe Slalom Championship in Deep Creek, Krakow or Vienna?
The 2014 and 2015 Canoe Slalom World Championships garnered similar attention, with no less than five bidding federations presenting their Bid Questionnaire to the ICF. In 2014, will the Worlds be hosted in the USA or in Europe? In Deep Creek, Maryland, Krakow or Vienna? Who will acquire the prestigious title of “Host City” of the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup?
Another bid battle to watch out for will be for the 2015 event. Will it be Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France or London, Great Britain?
Only one contender for Canoe Marathon and Canoe Polo Championships
Canoe Marathon and Canoe Polo are also popular events on the agenda. The next available World Championships for Canoe Marathon has one contender - Gyor, Hungary and the same goes for Canoe Polo with one candidate in France. These potential organisers will still have to convince the ICF Board of Directors that their event meets and even surpasses the ICF Standards.
Below is the list of the Cities officially in the running to host a World Championships in 2013, 2014 or 2015.
2013 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships – BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro
2013 ICF Wildwater Canoeing (Sprint) World Championships – SLOVENIA, Solkan
2014 ICF JR and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships – HUNGARY, Szeged
2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships - AUSTRIA, Vienna
2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships - POLAND, Krakow
2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships - USA, Deep Creek, Maryland
2014 ICF JR and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships – AUSTRALIA, Sydney
2014 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships – FRANCE, Thury-Harcourt
2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships – CZECH, Racice
2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships – ITALY, Milan
2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships – GERMANY, Duisburg
2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships – PORTUGAL, Montemor-o-Velho
2015 ICF JR and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships – PORTUGAL, Montemor-o-Velho
2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships – FRANCE, Bourg-Saint-Maurice
2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships - GREAT BRITAIN, London
2015 ICF JR and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships – BRAZIL, Foz do Iguacu
2015 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships – HUNGARY, Gyor