European Junior Cup Canoe Slalom
01 June 2020
The BC Slalom Committee also has a non-voting appointed observer: Martyn Setchell (appointed by the Slalom Committee) he attends all International Panel meetings and is copied in on all correspondence as an observer. Additional members: Following the completion of each selection series, National coaches from UK Programmes with representation from Home Nation programme coaches are invited to attend the International Panel meeting to advise on team selection with reference to the published policy. Invites are sent out in advance inviting Home Nations and programmes to send a nominated representative.
In the case of Olympic Team selection, the British Canoeing International panel are responsible for determining the process which will select the team in an objective and transparent way. Subject to achievement of performance standards British Canoeing will nominate one athlete and one nominated reserve to the British Olympic Association in each event at which Great Britain has qualified an Olympic boat quota place. The British Olympic Association will then consider the nomination(s) and are solely responsible for ratification and announcement of athlete selections to Team GB.
Rio 2016 was the most successful Olympics of the modern era for Team GB and it was the finest performance at any Games for British Canoeing (Slalom & Sprint) with 4 medals: 2 Gold & 2 Silver & 5 medals in Paracanoe. In canoe slalom GBR finished joint top (with Slovakia) in the Olympic medal table. The bar has been raised significantly for Olympic sport in this country and the competition for funding is fiercer than it has ever been.