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Feb 21, 2018

ICF Sprint and Paracanoe Committee visited Montemor-o-Velho

The ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Committee have visited Montemor-o-Velho last weekend and meet the organizing committee of the ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships 2018.

Frank Garner, chair of the sprint committee, John Edwards, Chair of the Paracanoe Committee and also Martin Marinov, from the ICF Head Quarters have met the complete structure of this organization to check on different matters, in the preparation of the 2018 world championships.

There were visits made to some of the accommodation hotels, in special to the paracanoe chosen hotel, 14 km from the venue and several hours of meetings with the different departments.

The Wind barrier solution already being built by the local organization was been seen by the ICF for the first time and positive thoughts have been said by the committee. A guarantee of a 1000 meters wind barrier will exist to reduce the side wind problem of Montemor-o-Velho Venue. 

In the end of the visit, Frank Garner was happy with the structure of the organizing committee and also for many issues being done and covered many months in advance to the championships.