Sports Data Platform

Sports Data Platform (SDP) - revised name since January 2016.

SDP is a web application which provides a management system in the form of a comprehensive database, including:

  • Continental Associations
  • National Federation
  • Athletes 
  • International Technical Officials
  • Other National Federation personnel
  • International competition calendar
  • Online entries and
  • Accreditations for international competitions
  • Comprehensive results database (coming soon)

Each National Federation or Organising Committee of an ICF competition is given predefined access and permissions for managing particular parts of the system according to their status. 

The web application handles the whole registration process of a delegation (athletes, team staff, officials) and subsequent aspects (accreditations printing, results upload etc.). SDP should be used to collect entries for ICF World Championships and World Cups for all discplines, along with ranking races for canoe slalom. Optionally, it can be used by other event organisers to collect entries for competitions such as continental championships, with the exception of event types: basic international event or other.

SDP and canoeicf website integration

Information from SDP including the event calendar and National Federation information is available for public viewing on the canoeicf website. Soon athlete biographies and results will also be available on the ICF website, with information coming directly from SDP.

National Federations can add their international events directly to SDP. The ICF will be notified of the request, and can approve the event directly or ask for further information from the organisers. Once the event is approved, you will receive a confirmation email and the event will immediately be displayed on the event list in SDP. Events can take up to three hours to appear on the calendar on the ICF website.

Username and password

Each National Federation is only given one login to the system. They should share the username and password between those who need to submit entries on behalf of the NF. If a password reset is required, this can be completed on the login page with the "forgot my password" button, or by emailing NFs must be aware that a password reset will affect all users from the NF. 

To request access as an event organiser please email with the name of the event(s), and your SDP Organising Committee username, if you have one.

Support and miscellaneous questions

Please send any questions or issues to Please include your username, describe the issue in detail, and include any screenshots if appropriate.

User guides and links

Quick guides

These guides reflect updates which will be implemented into SDP on 20 March 2019. Read the email notification.

How to add a competition to the calendar - for National Federations. Published March 2019

How to enter athletes into a competition - for National Federations. Published March 2019

How to view which athletes have completed their anti-doping education - for National Federations. Published March 2019

Updating athlete biographies (which automatically updates details on ICF website). Published February 2021

How to edit national federation details in SDP (which automatically updates details on ICF website). Published March 2019

Managing ITOs and reporting on registered ITOs - for National Federations. Published March 2019

Removal of special characters in names and passport checking for Olympic and Paralympic qualification competitions. Published May 2019

How to add uniforms - for National Federations. Published April 2024

Detailed user guides

Complete SDP user guide for advanced users - for National Federations. Updated January 2024.

SDP user guide for Organising Committees. Updated March 2019.

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