ICF happy with technical facilities ahead of Tokyo 2020

The International Canoe Federation has approved the timing, scoring and results systems for canoe sprint and canoe slalom ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

ICF technical delegates and headquarters staff participated in the testing in Tokyo along with the Tokyo 2020 competition management teams for each discipline. The teams provided a variety of regular and exceptional situations to test the processes and system capacity to cope with each scenario.

At the conclusion of the tests the ICF expressed its confidence in the robust systems provided by Omega and Atos. 

This included the updated format for canoe sprint, which allows two boats per national federation to compete in each event, and the inclusion of women’s canoe events in both sprint and slalom.

The staff and providers worked well alongside the IOC’s Olympic Results and Information Services (ORIS) team to define each case, follow the correct process and ensured the outcome was always produced as desired.

Along with the systems, the ICF also reviewed the online start lists and results format and on venue scoreboards to ensure the best possible experience for spectators, press, athletes and team personnel attending the Games, and following online and on television from all corners of the globe.

Additional items reviewed alongside the meetings included news outputs produced by the Olympic Information Service (OIS), sport entries and sports presentation. The ICF, in conjunction with the Tokyo 2020 competition management and sports presentation teams, hopes to provide the best possible spectator experience with new innovations for spectator participation.

While in Tokyo the ICF team also completed site visits for both disciplines, with positive feedback about the progress and preparedness of the respective venues.

In March the ICF will complete the testing for the paracanoe competition for the Paralympic Games with the IPC and external providers.

Canoe slalom will take place in Tokyo from July 26 – 31, canoe sprint from August 3-8 and paracanoe from 3-5 September. 

 Tokyo 2020 canoe slalom homologation team

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