International Panel Statement – 12 February 2021

The International Panel (IP) released a statement on 12 February 2021 as an update to the selection policies for 2021 international events that was issued in December 2020. The updates relate to the revised approach for selection for international events given the likely continuation of the disruption to the selection programme by the Covid-19 pandemic for at least the early part of the season.

An important element mentioned in the statement is the need for Senior and Paracanoe athletes to register their interest in the selection process by 28th February 2021. Full details of the revised selection policies and links to the registration process are contained in the IP statement, available on the link below.

    icon_pdf  IP Statement 12 February 2021

  NEW World Class Programme Prospect Support announced

A new programme of support has been announced for talented athletes who were in their final year as juniors or at the beginning of an U23 career in 2019. Athletes from sprint and/or slalom disciplines can apply for the programme. There will be a maximum of 11 places awarded between the two disciplines. The support programme will run from April to December 2021 inclusive. Applications must be received by 23rd February 2021.

Full details of the proposals can be found on the link below.

    icon_pdf  WCP Prospect Support

  International Team Travel and Anti-Doping Rules

The BC Board has approved new Covid-aware protocols for International Team Travel. See the two links below for details.

   Covid Policy Position for International Events (Download)

   Covid-19 Travel decision-making process (Download)

On 1 January 2021 a new version of the World Anti-Doping Code will come into effect. The Code is an essential document which harmonises anti-doping policies, rules and regulations around the globe and impacts all athletes, coaches and sports organisations. As a result UK Anti-Doping, the ICF and British Canoeing have al updated their ant-doping rules to align with the new code. The links below will display some useful documents based on the new Code.

    icon_pdf  2021 Code: Summary of Major Changes

    icon_pdf  Anti-Doping Rule Violations Explained

    icon_pdf  BC Anti-Doping Rules from 1 January 2021

  Selection policies released for 2021 junior, U23, senior and paracanoe international selection

The International panel has released a series of documents concerning selection policies for international sprint events in 2021. Copies of the documents are available on the links below:

    icon_pdf  International Panel statement 16 Dec 2020

    icon_pdf  Paracanoe 2021 Selection Policy

    icon_pdf  Junior & U23 2021 Selection Policy

    icon_pdf  Senior 2021 Selection Policy

An important new requirement to note is that all Paracanoe and Senior competitors who wish to be considered for selection to the relevant sprint teams in 2021 must register their interest by 28th February 2021. A link to the online registration form is available HERE

  SRC responds to ICF proposal for changes to the 2024 Paris Olympic programme

Following the ICF proposal on 25th November for changes to the 2024 Paris Olympic programme which would re-allocate two of the Olympic medals from sprint racing to extreme slalom, the SRC has issued a response giving the committee’s views on the proposed changes. The full text of the response is available on the link below.

    icon_pdf  SRC response to ICF proposal for 2024 Paris Olympics events