04 October 2020
Important Information – The 2020 Olympic Team Nomination plus official first reserve will be pre-selected for the 2020 Great Britain Senior Team for all races up to the 15th August 2020 in all events where an Olympic Boat quota place was qualified at the 2019 World Championships. Selection to events beyond the 15th August 2020 will be subject to achievement of minimum performances in the first part of 2020 as defined in the 2020 selection policy. The International Panel retains the right to adapt racing to ensure a fair process in line with the contingency section later in this document.
The 2020 Great Britain Senior Team (up to 3 boats) will race at the 2020 Senior European Championships (Stage 4) to seek to qualify a boat quota place. The boat that qualifies a nation place for Great Britain at the 2nd round Olympic Qualifier will secure the nomination to the British Olympic Association for a place at the 2020 Olympic Games. In the event of an Olympic boat quota place being secured at the 2020 European Championships, the second British boat at the 2020 European Championships will be named as the Olympic reserve boat.
Subject to mitigating circumstances, team selections will be made at an International Panel meeting following completion of the 2019 Senior World Championships. The announcement of the 2020 Olympic team will be made in conjunction with the BOA following confirmation by BOA of acceptance of Team GB nominations. Athletes are obliged to keep any notifications of selection or non-selection in respect of the 2020 Olympic Team strictly confidential until authorised by the British Canoeing Team Leader.