Thomas Konietzko



Thomas has been president of the German Canoe Federation since 2009, after previously holding the position of vice-president. The former canoe sprint coach was also a member of the German Olympic Sports Assembly’s high performance board from 2011 until 2015. He has been an ICF board member since 2014, and vice president since 2017. Thomas was a board member of the European Canoe Association from 2011 until 2016, and was made an honorary member of the ECA in 2016.  Thomas was elected as the president of the ICF on November 6th, 2021 at the ICF Congress in Rome. 

Thomas was the recipient of a German Order of Merit for his many years of involvement in the sporting community in the Saxony-Anhalt region.


Thomas Konietzko - ICF President


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