Petition: Keep The C1 200M Sprint in the Olympics

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300 SIGNATURES STILL REMAIN FOR A PETITION TO KEEP THE C1 200M IN THE OLYMPICS AND JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

​Drafted by Caleb Cooper, this petition will help in the fight to convince the International Canoe Federation to keep the C1 200m sprint event in the Olympics and Junior World Championships. If this event is removed, C1 will only have one major event in these competitions and that will drastically change the sport’s competitiveness, the careers of athletes, and the future of the sport entirely.

“ICF is taking out the c1 200m out of not only the olympics, but also out of the Junior World Championships,” Cooper said. “We need to do everything we can to keep this distance in the sport of sprint canoe. If this is taken out of our sport, the c1 men will only have one event in the sport of sprint canoe at the Junior World Championships and in the Olympics. We need to bring up as much awareness for the 200m to keep it in the sport and to give younger and older athletes a chance to be diverse in their athletic canoe careers. After this event is taken out, they will be  limited to only the 1000m in their racing, and this negates many unique racing styles in men and women’s canoe that we will now be losing in our sport. We need to keep this exciting distance in our sport!”

The petition will be sent to ICF, ICF’s Frank Garner, and the International Olympic Committee.

Only 300 more signatures remain. SIGN HERE and SHARE!

 

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