Canoeing at the Summer Olympics

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Canoeing at the Summer Olympics
Canoeing (slalom) pictogram.svg
Governing body ICF
Events16 (men: 8; women: 8)
Games
  • 1896
  • 1900
  • 1904
  • 1908
  • 1912
  • 1920
Note: demonstration or exhibition sport years indicated in italics

Canoeing has been featured as competition sports in the Summer Olympic Games since the 1936 Games in Berlin, although they were demonstration sports at the 1924 Games in Paris. [1] There are two disciplines of canoeing in Olympic competition: slalom and sprint.

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Two styles of boats are used in this sport: canoes with 1 or 2 canoers and kayaks with 1, 2 or 4 kayakers. This leads to the name designation of each event. For example, "C-1" is a canoe singles event and "K-2" is a kayak doubles event. Races are usually 500 metres or 1000 metres long, although there were also 10 km events from 1936 to 1956. On 13 August 2009, it was announced by the International Canoe Federation that the men's 500 m events would be replaced at the 2012 Summer Olympics by 200 m events with one of them being K-1 200 m for the women. The other events for men at 200 m will be C-1, K-1, and K-2. [2] This was confirmed at their 2009 Board of Directors meeting in Windsor, Berkshire, Great Britain on 5 December 2009. [3]

Events

The following tables shows which events were contested at each Games.

Slalom

Current program
Event 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Total
Men's C-1 9
Men's K-1 9
Women's C-1 1
Women's K-1 9
Past events
Event 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Total
Men's C-2 8
Total4000044444444

Sprint

Current program
Event 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Total
Men's C-1 1000 m 20
Men's C-2 1000 m 20
Men's K-1 200 m 3
Men's K-1 1000 m 20
Men's K-2 1000 m 20
Men's K-4 500 m 1
Women's C-1 200 m 1
Women's C-2 500 m 1
Women's K-1 200 m 3
Women's K-1 500 m 19
Women's K-2 500 m 16
Women's K-4 500 m 10
Past events
Event 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Total
Men's C-1 200 m 2
Men's C-1 500 m 9
Men's C-1 10000 m 3
Men's C-2 500 m 9
Men's C-2 10000 m 4
Men's K-1 500 m 9
Men's K-1 10000 m 4
Men's K-1 4 × 500 m 1
Men's K-2 200 m 2
Men's K-2 500 m 9
Men's K-2 10000 m 4
Men's K-4 1000 m 14
Men's folding K-1 10000 m 1
Men's folding K-2 10000 m 1
Total99997777111112121212121212121212

Medal table

Updated after the 2016 Summer Olympics

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)32182070
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)2913951
3Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)25292680
4Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1511430
5Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)147930
6Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)10101434
7Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)891936
8Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)86418
9Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)74112
10Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)73212
11Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)66416
12Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)64414
13Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)57517
14Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)57416
15Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)55616
16Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)52310
17Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)4101024
18Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)45817
19Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)45514
20Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)45211
21Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)381324
22Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)36514
23Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)35614
24Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)3238
25Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)26311
26Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)23813
27Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)2248
28Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)2215
29Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)2002
30Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)1102
31Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)071320
32Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)0358
33Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)0303
34Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0213
35Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)0202
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)0202
37Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan  (AZE)0112
38Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova  (MDA)0101
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)0101
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)0101
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)0101
42Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)0011
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0011
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)0011
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)0011
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo  (TOG)0011
Totals (46 nations)226225227678

Nations

Nation960004081220 24 2832 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra  (AND)        11
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola  (ANG)        122
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda  (ANT)        31
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)        18543223109
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)        87106785981723211616201816
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)        9777105412262434244218
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia  (ARM)        11
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan  (AZE)        342
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)        459812126
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)        9942423811652231324119
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia  (BOL)        112
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina  (BIH)        1113
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)        634223137
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)        523712121211117721214
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)      (D)  8711966101214151418211619218919
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI)        112
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)        4448152318108
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands  (COK)        222
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica  (CRC)        422
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)        4443216
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)        235344668
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)        251910711126
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)        131313510452311992712
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)        479797561116643245519
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)        12261113155
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador  (ECU)        112
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)        122
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)        1113
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)        351069354745321124218
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)        31013692614131114163119141315141519
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia  (GEO)        11
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)        14102927252622211619
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)        37737510201111151725171297151119
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)        16314
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam  (GUM)        11
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala  (GUA)        11
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong  (HKG)        67224
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)        55121391010121416161419151616131818
Olympic flag.svg  Independent Olympic Participants  (IOP)        51
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia  (INA)        312
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran  (IRI)        122
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)        4421456321311
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)        115315
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)        1612421011575181588168417
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV)        35422217
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)        1225358682598513
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)        84375136
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan  (KGZ)        21
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)        33113227
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon  (LIB)        11
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)        12334267
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg  (LUX)        33434
Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia  (MKD)        31114
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia  (MAS)        11
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)        1274246231110
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova  (MDA)        412
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)        1113
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique  (MOZ)        11
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar  (MYA)        11
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)        97545722632422215
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)        2436781258911
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)        112
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)        1441256713775461216
Flag of Palau.svg  Palau  (PLW)        11
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama  (PAN)        11
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru  (PER)        11
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)        234698231315121823212321131517
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)        376114678
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)        1511111111131414514141310511817
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)        141281421196
Flag of Saar (1947-1956).svg  Saar  (SAA)        31
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa  (SAM)        1113
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe  (STP)        112
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal  (SEN)        2133
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)        12102
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro  (SCG)        1623
Flag of Seychelles.svg  Seychelles  (SEY)        112
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore  (SIN)        11
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)        1719161212126
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)        65443667
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)        1112110217
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)        215621127
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)        139121311151515179
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)        254751011221917141081114
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)        9910667111011121111131210536519
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)        9674634168341214
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand  (THA)        11
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo  (TOG)        1113
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia  (TUN)        332
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)        11
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)        131176296
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)        1010123
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)        191
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)      (D)  108912131112261616163225141777619
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay  (URU)        112
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan  (UZB)        17171246
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)        31
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam  (VIE)        11
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)        13281315145
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)        4134213133310
No. of nations94
No. of athletes
Year960004081220 24 2832 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20

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References

  1. Olympic sprint events
  2. "IOC announcement of canoe sprint format changes for the 2012 Summer Olympics". International Canoe Federation. Archived from the original on 14 September 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  3. "The Board of Directors Wrap Up in Windsor." - International Canoe Federation (5 December 2009) - accessed 18 December 2009. [ permanent dead link ]