Canoe Sprint World Championships


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The Idroscalo Club, well known racing venue for all water Sports, located Eastern Milan.• The water venue, 850,000.00 square meters, is surrounded by a park with sports facilities. The entire complex is vast 1,600,000 square meters.
A place where the public can discover and enjoy the atmosphere of Canoeing with:

  • Maxi Screen
  • Stage
  • Food and beverage, shopping, amusements, etc...
  • Special events

The park will be lung of the event.
Elimination of any architectural barrier accessibility for any activity of Paracanoeing in all Idroscalo’s sectors in agreement with the Italian law.
The competition venue is provided with a building embodying the arrival tower, various offices available to the different sectors, a wide conference room, anti-doping control rooms, the sheltered tribune receiving 900 spectators, a 300 m long five-row staircase with plastic chairs which extends for another 200 m with concrete steps.
The speaker’s public-address system covers the entire spectators and athletes area. Along the south side of the tower, towards the tribune, there is the big screen connected to the Idroscalo, the Italian Federation and, on request, also to the ICF websites. The competition is filmed by the video cameras and re-broadcast with commentary; in this way, who is not present can follow all the stages of the competition on-line in real time.




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Training Facilities available nearby

The most suitable basin for canoe training is at about 30 km from Idroscalo, the Pusiano Lake,where canoe competitions also take place. The other suitable basin is in Mantova, 160 km away, which receives every year also an international race as well as the Italian national team training meetings.

Press Centre and/or Broadcast Centre

The media operators will have 70 work positions at disposal in the press room and will be in contact all the time with their editorial offices. They will constantly receive the races starting timetables and arrival results and will get to follow the commented stages of all races through a maxi-screen.
At the top floor of the sheltered tribune there will be 25 positions for the TV and radio commentators, they will enjoy a perfect view of the entire competition course and of the maxi-screen in function on the side of the arrival tower facing the tribune, which will allow them to follow the course of the programme.

Athletes Area at the Venue / Services for athlete

Athletes, technicians, medics, physiotherapists avail themselves of the shuttle service between hotels and the competition venue. The athletes area is located at the Idroscalo Club site, where dressing room and toilets are available; along the lake shore there are the apposite boat racks with easy access to embarking and debarking piers. The gazebos for each national team are located along the road behind the hangars of the sport area. The catering service is 200 m far from the athletes’ area.
Boat Hire: available quantity and rental fees (if required) Negotiations with some of the most important worldwide producers are ongoing and will be concluded in due time. That is in order to get the presence of numerous brands which could offer a service at excellent conditions and also the repair service.