When the International Canoe Federation asked if RIVERSPORT would be willing to host two international events that could no longer be held in Russia, the answer was a resounding yes!
Today, the ICF made it official when they announced that the 2022 Canoe Sprint Super Cup and the 2022 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Cup previously awarded to Moscow will be relocated to Oklahoma City. The events will occur in August, and the final dates will be announced in early April.
The move comes in response to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) directive to move international competition out of Russia in the wake of the Russian invasion and the war in Ukraine.
“The ICF and paddlesports family are fortunate and immensely grateful to our friends at the ACA and RIVERSPORT in Oklahoma City, USA, who offered to organize a high-level competition on short notice in these difficult times for the sports in the wake of the war in Ukraine. RIVERSPORT hosted the 2021 ICF Super Cup event and has the infrastructure and community support to host the 2022 event successfully,” said Thomas Konietzko, ICF President.
As Oklahomans, we know how to step up and help. RIVERSPORT is honored to have the opportunity to host these events and demonstrate the Olympic ideal of using sport to build a better world.
We invite you to join us in welcoming these athletes and coaches for extraordinary competition and world-class Oklahoma hospitality.
Watch for details to come!