International Canoe Federation

The International Canoe Federation (ICF) is the umbrella organization of all national canoe organizations worldwide. It is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, and administers all aspects of canoe sport worldwide. 157 countries are affiliated with the ICF after seven national federations were added at the 2008 ICF Congress in Rome.[1]

International Canoe Federation
AbbreviationICF
Formation1946; 76 years ago (1946)
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
Region served
Worldwide
President
Thomas Konietzko
Main organ
Congress
AffiliationsInternational Olympic Committee
Websitecanoeicf.com

In light of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the ICF suspended athletes from Russia and Belarus from competing at any International Canoe Federation events, and suspended all officials from Russia and Belarus from officiating at any event sanctioned by ICF, and from attending or taking part in any ICF meetings, committees, and forums.[2]

DisciplinesEdit

Flatwater
Ocean
Whitewater / Wildwater
Flatwater and Ocean

Executive boardEdit

  • Thomas Konietzko, President
  • Cecilia Farias, 1st Vice President
  • Aijie Liu, 2nd Vice President
  • Lluis Rabaneda Caselles 3rd Vice President
  • Luciano Buonfiglio, Treasurer

MembershipEdit

Continental associationsEdit

There are five continental associations affiliated with the ICF. These associations are responsible for organizing continental championships, providing support for their member federations and communicating their interests at the ICF Board meetings.[10]

National membersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LONDON 2012 ICF FACT SHEET" (PDF). canoeicf.com. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  2. ^ "ICF suspends Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials". March 2022.
  3. ^ "International Canoe Federation - Paracanoe". Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  4. ^ International Canoe Federation - Va'a Archived 2015-06-19 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "International Surfski Paddling Association Launched". surfski.info. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  6. ^ Germany’s "Lost Mills" Becomes First SUP Race to Be Sanctioned by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) SUP Racer, 28 March 2016
  7. ^ Surfing and canoeing in row over stand up paddle boarding ownership BBC, 5 April 2017
  8. ^ Surf’s up at SportAccord: An interview with Fernando Aguerre SportsPro, 5 April 2017
  9. ^ Surf and canoe bosses in Olympic battle over stand-up paddleboarding NZ Herald, 6 April 2017
  10. ^ Continental Associations Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine

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