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Aug 16, 2018

66 countries bring around 2000 persons

The Canoe Sprint and Paracanoeing World Championships will move around 2000 persons among athletes, coaches, officials, members of the organization, specialized professionals and volunteers. These are numbers calculated after the entries are over. The canoeing world will literally live in Montemor-o-Velho, between 22 and 26 August, since 66 countries will be represented.


The excellent conditions of the High Performance Center, which has been the subject of considerable investments for this competition, have completely changed the image of this sports equipment. The investment of 150 thousand euros in the wind barrier is one of those that deserves great praise.

Portugal organizes, for the first time, the Canoe Sprint and Paracanoeing World Championships, which takes place for the 44th time. In order to have a dimension of the people that the competition involves, more than 15000 meals will be served.The organization of the World Championships involves a budget of 1.3 million euros.

There are numbers that should be highlighted. Coming from 66 countries, the participating athletes in the Canoe Sprint and Paracanoeing World Championships are divided in 700 of sprint and 150 of paracanoeing. Impressive numbers if you take into account that this competition takes place two years before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

According to Vítor Félix, president of the Portuguese Canoe Federation, the Montemor-o-Velho event is "one of the best ever World Championships". As far as this concrete data are concerned, the numbers do not deceive. The teams in the World Championships are constituted by a total of 1500 elements, of which 550 have diverse functions within the teams.

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