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  • News | Athens 2004 Legacy

    Hellinikon Complex

    The Hellinikon Complex is situated in the south-west of Athens, on the site of the former Hellinikon International Airport, which closed in 2001. It consists of six separate venues, initially planned as temporary structures: the two Olympic Indoor Halls hosting the basketball, fencing and handball matches; the Hellinikon Hockey Centre; the Hellinikon Canoe/Kayak/Slalom Centre; the Olympic Baseball Centre; and the Olympic Softball Stadium.
    24 Oct 2019 | Athens 2004 Legacy, Olympic Venues
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    World’s best canoeists give brand new Tokyo course the thumbs up

    Japan’s first-ever purpose-built canoe slalom centre came under the spotlight over the weekend as the test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games took place – with world-class athletes giving the venue their seal of approval.
    28 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Canoe Slalom
  • News | Beijing 2008 Legacy

    Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park

    The Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park was built to host canoeing, rowing and the 10km open-water swimming events of the 2008 Olympic Games.
    20 Oct 2019 | Beijing 2008 Legacy, Olympic Venues
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG athletes continue to amaze in August

    The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) continue to provide a springboard to the international stage, with a succession of former YOG athletes clinching world and continental titles throughout August.
    09 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic champions impress as sprint canoeists get first taste of Tokyo 2020 venue

    Fierce racing and a serene setting helped contribute to a successful canoe sprint test event at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo. The Ready Steady Tokyo Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe event, organised by Tokyo 2020, saw many of the sport’s top competitors participate.  
    17 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020 test events, Tokyo 2020, Canoe Sprint
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic values: Q&A with record-setters Latynina and Fischer

    Ukraine’s Larisa Latynina and Germany’s Birgit Fischer are two of the most successful Olympians of all time, winning a quite extraordinary 30 Olympic medals between them. Here, the gymnast and the kayaker reflect on their respective careers and share tales of Olympism in action. 
    15 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Rowing, Gymnastics
  • Construction of Games venues overall continues to be on track

    Construction of Games venues overall continues to be on track

    Tokyo 2020 continues to demonstrate that the preparations for the Olympic Games are on track with the recent inauguration of the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre. Built by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the centre will be the home of kayak and canoe slalom during the Games, and post-Games will be open to the public for canoeing and rafting. It is the latest new venue to open on time, and the construction of Games venues overall continues to be on track.
    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 4:04 PM | Photo
  • News | Beijing 2008 Legacy


    Out of 16 new venues built for the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, 15 are in use today for sports, cultural and recreational activities. Some of them have become iconic buildings, such as the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and the Water Cube. The Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park’s canoe slalom course is no longer used for competition, but the rest of the park welcomes both competitive and recreational water activities.
    23 Oct 2019 | Beijing 2008 Legacy, Olympic Venues
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG stars shine in September picks out some of the most eye-catching performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the international stage.
    15 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
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