World Champioships 2017

How to get to Labe Arena

racice den 2 103The venue of the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships is located in North Bohemia just about halfway between Prague and Ústí nad Labem. There are several options how to get to Račice – whether you use a car, a train or a bike. 

The opening ceremony will take place on 23 August

2017 icf canoesprint worldchamp raciceAre you coming to the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Račice? Then you shouldn`t miss the opening ceremony that will take place on Wednesday, August 23rd at 5 p.m. in the venue. HERE you can check the planned daily schedule for each race day. There is no entry fee for the first day and opening ceremony. Tickets for the rest of the races days (Thursday to Sunday) are available online for a better price HERE.

Who are the sprint stars?

caringtonLisa Carrington followed her brothers into surfing as a kid. She also played netball but with her 168 centimetres she was too short to play this game as a professional. Finally, she fully focused on water sports. That’s how the kayaking phenomena Lisa Carrington was born.

She managed to gain two Olympic medals at single Olympics as the first New Zealand female athlete – in Rio she won gold medal in 200 m and bronze medal in 500 m. But as she says, it’s not the result what matters the most. Her main goal is to get better every time she gets into boat.

Olympic champion Doktor: Come to Račice, it will be worth it!

doktor fuksaMartin Doktor, the double Olympic champion in canoe sprint, has settled down in Račice thanks to great training opportunities. He rarely paddles nowadays but he still visits almost every competition that takes place at the Račice venue. And he will not miss the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in August.

What does it mean for you to have the World Championships almost behind your house?

“It means a lot to me! The World Championships in Račice in the Czech Republic should have been there long time ago. It’s a shame that it didn’t work until now. It would have been much better if it had happened in time of my professional career. But to be honest, it means a lot for Račice, for the Czech Canoe Union and for supporting our sport not only in the Czech Republic. Also it will be a bit easier for me.”