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
  • 1972 Munich – Eiskanal (slalom); Regattastrecke OberschleiBheim (sprint)
  • 1976 Montreal – Ile Notre-Dame
  • 1980 Moscow – Krylatskoye Sports Complex Canoeing and Rowing Basin
  • 1984 Los Angeles – Lake Casitas
  • 1988 Seoul – Han River Regatta Course/Canoeing Site
  • 1992 Barcelona – Canal Olimpic de Catalunya (sprint); Parc Olimpic del Segre (slalom)
  • 1996 Atlanta – Lake Lanier (sprint); Ocoee Whitewater Center (slalom)
  • 2000 Sydney – Penrith Whitewater Stadium (slalom); Sydney International Regatta Centre (sprint)
  • 2004 Athens – Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom Centre (slalom); Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre (sprint)
  • 2008 Beijing – Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park (rowing/swimming marathon)
  • 2012 London – Dorney Lake (sprint); Lee Valley White Water Centre (slalom)
  • 2016 Rio de Janeiro – Logoa Rodrigo de Freitas (sprint); Olympic Whitewater Stadium (slalom)
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Written by Ripley Hunter

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.

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