World Champioships 2017

Accreditation for media is open until August 1st

racice vyber 173Journalists are welcome to place their accreditation requests for the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Račice via an electronic form HERE. Deadline is set for August 1st, 2017. In case you need accommodation, check more information HERE. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Look forward to watch top stars in Račice

poulsenDanish kayaker René Holten Poulsen is a triple world champion and six-time European champion. He graduated as a carpenter but since 2011 he has professionally focused on sport. He trains two to three times a day, three months in a year he spends abroad on training camps. Combination of strong-mindedness and willingness to train more and harder than others makes him one of the best kayakers in the world. Not in vain he’s called Powerhouse Poulsen.

Who’s who in the Czech K4 Team

img 6163Czech K4 has been successful with the same crew since the 2012 Olympic Games ito the last year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. However, crew has changed this year. Nevertheless, Jakub Špicar, Daniel Havel, Radek Šlouf and Jan Štěrba gained two bronze medals at the World Cup races despite the fact that their major discipline has been shortened for just a half – 500 m instead of a kilometre. “We suit each other,” says Jakub Špicar, the medallist from junior and U 23 championships.

How Fuksa exchanged ice hockey for canoe sprint

fuksa me3As a small kid, Martin Fuksa dreamed that one day he would play ice hockey for New Jersey Devils in NHL. However, after a single hockey match he paradoxically decided to bring his desire to be the best into a family sport – canoe sprint. Since today he has gained two silver medals at the World Championships on one kilometre race, he’s the world champion on 500m and four-time in a row European champion on the same race. On top of that he won two World Cup races at the beginning of this season i Montemor.

100 days to go!

Only 100 days left to the start of the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships which takes place from the 23rd to the 27th of August at Labe Arena in Račice. You can look forward to the great Czech athletes competing with the Olympic and the World champions. We will start with paracanoe races which you can watch for free on the 23rd of August. Tickets for the next days are available at Ticketstream portal.