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.
IP Statement 12 February 2021
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.
WCP Prospect Support
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.
2021 Code: Summary of Major Changes
Anti-Doping Rule Violations Explained
BC Anti-Doping Rules from 1 January 2021
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:
International Panel statement 16 Dec 2020
Paracanoe 2021 Selection Policy
Junior & U23 2021 Selection Policy
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
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.
SRC response to ICF proposal for 2024 Paris Olympics events
SRC ACM 2020 – ACM processes BC statement (13th October)
Full details of this year’s Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) including details of how to register your attendance, the updated agenda and all other documents can be found on the Annual Consultative Meeting page, under the Organisation menu of the site.
With the continuing concerns about Covid-19, it has been decided to hold the Annual Consultative Meeting for 2020 as an online event. You can find details of how this will operate by looking at the ACM page of this website, under the Organisation menu.