Team Ireland Canoeing have just left the main athlete village in Baku for their competition athlete village.
Mingachevir will host the Canoe Sprint competition during the Baku 2015 Games. The fourth biggest city in Azerbaijan, Mingachevir is famous for its water reservoirs and known as the City of Lights.
Over three exciting days of competition, from 14–16 June 2015, 350 athletes – 205 men and 145 women will take to the water and attempt to paddle their way to a gold medal. In total, there will be 12 kayak events (men’s and women’s) and three canoe events (men’s only).
The Olympic distances for men are 200 and 1000 m, for women – 200 and 500 m. The field of play at Mingachevir is a regatta course measuring 1,000m in length, with a race lane depth greater than 10m.
For the Canoe Sprint competition, it will be presented with 9 lanes and with start lines at 200m, 500m, 1000m and 5000m meeting the ICF Canoe Sprint competition rules.
Details of the canoeing competition can be found here: