As of 2016, there are 26 different venues formerly or presently used for canoeing and kayaking in the Olympic games. Until 1972 at Munich, the only races held were the sprint, also known as flatwater racing. That year, the Summer Olympics added slalom racing. It was cut after this and added again in 1992 at the Barcelona games.
1936 Berlin – Grunau Regatta Course
1948 London – Henley Royal Regatta
1952 Helsinki – Taivallahti
1956 Melbourne – Lake Wendouree
1960 Rome – Lake Albano
1964 Tokyo – Lake Sagami
1968 Mexico City – Virgilio Uribe Rowing and Canoeing Course
Ripley Hunter enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities and adventure sports. From kayaking to rock climbing, Hunter’s real love lies in fishing, whether on the water or ice. Among his great adventures is deep sea fishing in New Zealand. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.