International Olympic Committee approves 3 women’s canoe events for Tokyo 2020 – and a gender equal program!  

(June 9, 2017, IOC Press Release, International Canoe Federation Press Release, Canoe Kayak Canada Press Release)

The Sport of “Canoeing” debuted as an exhibition sport in the 1924 Olympics with 6 Sprint Canoe and Kayak events, for men only.  The sport became official in 1936.  The Slalom discipline debuted in 1972. There have never been canoe (single blade) events for women. Thank YOU for joining the cause to change this! 

WomenCAN International MISSION: To inspire and enable women to achieve equality, equity and excellence in Olympic canoe racing by advocating for a complete range of development and racing opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. And, to promote and support paddlesport for recreation and as a way of life.