After a 12 month delay due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have almost arrived, with just over 20 days to go until the world unites with one commonality: sport.
Australia will boast one of its strongest canoe/kayak teams to date in Tokyo, with a total of 17 athletes set to compete in the sprint/slalom disciplines at the Olympic Games, with four athletes flying the Australian flag at the Paralympic Games.
Our Olympic and Paralympic teams share our passion for paddling and now is your opportunity to support them. Follow us on Instagram (@paddle_australia and @auspaddleteam) and Facebook (Paddle Australia and Aus Paddle Team) to support the team.
Stay tuned for all the highlights from the Tokyo Games, but for now – meet your Canoe/Kayak teams who will represent Australia in Tokyo. Good luck to all our athletes!
Meet the team
Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom
Olympic Canoe Sprint
Olympic Kayak Sprint
The Olympic/Paralympic Venues
Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre
|The canoe slalom course will be the first man-made course in Japan and will be newly constructed on land adjoining the Kasai Rinkai Park. After the 2020 Games, the facility will be used for a wide range of water sports and leisure activities.|
Sea Forest Waterway
|The rowing and canoe course are on this waterfront site, which is also located close to central Tokyo. Following the 2020 Games, the course will be used for international rowing and canoe competitions, and will become one of the premier locations in Asia for water sports.|
- Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom – click here
- Olympic Canoe/Kayak Sprint – click here
- Para-canoe – click here
How To Watch
The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be broadcast live and free via Channel 7 and 7Plus app. Click here for more