Canoeing Ireland will host a Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Canoe Slalom and Canoe Sprint selection race for young athletes aged 15 and 16 at Leixlip Lake on Saturday 27th January 2018. Athletes must compete in both Sprint and Slalom events of the same category, K1 or C1. From this selection race a team of up 8 athletes, 2 K1 Men, 2 K1 Women, 2 C1 Men and 2 C1 Women can be selected to compete at the ICF World Qualification event in Barcelona, Spain from the 12th โ€“ 15th April 2018.
Any young athletes interested in competing at this selection race please contact Pat Hendrick directly, email pat.slalom.irl@gmail.com for further details before the 22nd January 2018.

You can also view the selection criteria and further information about YOG at the following links;

https://www.canoeicf.com/youth-olympic-games-buenos-aires-2018 https://www.olympic.org/youth-olympic-games

https://www.olympic.org/buenos-aires-2018

ICS 2018 Youth Olympic Games Selection Event Poster1


The Youth Olympic Games are an elite sporting event for young people from all over the world. An event distinct from other youth sports events, as they also integrate a unique Culture and Education Programme (CEP), based around five main themes: Olympism, Social Responsibility, Skills Development, Expression and Well-being and Healthy Lifestyles. *****************************************************************