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The results from the South American Games can be found here.


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Cecilia Farias MacDonald Awarded Achievement

During the recent ICF Board meeting in Warsaw, Poland;  Mr. Jose Perurena Lopez, President of the International Canoe Federation presented  Cecilia Farias MacDonald, President of the Pan American Federations with the an  International Olympic Committee Award, Women And Sport” Achievement Diploma for her outstanding contribution to promoting the development and participation of women and girls in sport.


Board of Directors of COSURCA was unanimously re-elected

In view of the growth of Canoeing in South America in recent years the Executive Board of the South American Canoe Confederation was re-elected in Chile during the 2014 South American Games unanimously by the support and organization of sport on the continent.

The President João Tomasini Schwertner follows front the organization for more four years and highlights the work done by the board.

“The COSURCA had hard work in these years and shown has a Board eager to further develop canoeing in South America. We’ll continue working very hard on developing the sport on all countries of the region.”

The Board of the South American Canoe Confederation re-elected has as Vice President Mr. Miguel Angel Fernández Rincón, from Colombia, and as Secretary General Mr. Hugo Cabral of Argentina.  For the Canoe Sprint and Canoe Marathon Committees was re-elected Mr. Eduardo Ubal from Chile, for White Water Canoe (Canoe Slalom and Wildwater Canoeing) Mr. Adrian Rossi, Argentina, for the Arbitration Committee Mrs. Christina Lentino Vanicek, Brazil, for the Ocean Racing and Va’a Committees Mr. Robinson Román, Venezuela, and the Paracanoe Committee, Maiola Mr. Leonardo, of Brazil.

 Great disputes in Canoeing on the 2014 South American Games

Argentina and Brazil are the countries on the lead for winning the gold in the Sprint Canoe

The competition on the canoeing began two days ago in Curuama, region of Valparaiso, and has as main leading teams Argentina and Brazil.

The first day of competition, March 12th, gave space for men’s dispute on the 1000 meters. The Brazilian team was unbeatable in the Canoe events, winning all the gold medals, and the Argentinean team won in the Kayak competitions. On these two teams, the highlighted athletes are the Brazilian Isaquias Queiroz and Daniel Dal-Bo from Argentina; both of them already have won important titles for their countries and repeated in Santiago 2014. The Sprint Canoe event had all the eight countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) of the Games participating in the competition, which shows the development of the category. Closing the first day of events, the K4 competition had as result the team of Argentina with the first place, Brazilian team attained the silver medal and Venezuela kept the bronze. The host country, Chile, had 2 silvers and 2 bronze medals on the first day of the 2014 South American Games.

The second day of events, March 13th, opened the female race for the two gold medals (K1 and K2) on the 500 meters. On the first competition, the K1, Brazil climbed to the top of the podium and conquered the gold medal. The silver medal was for the Argentinean team and the bronze for the Colombian athlete. As for the second event of the day, the K2, it was the time for the Argentinean athletes to win the gold medal. Brazilian ranked in second place and Colombia was third.

The ranking of medals, outcome of the 2 days of all the events of Canoeing, is: Argentina leading with 4 gold and 1 silver medal, Brazil has 3 gold and 4 silver medals, and the host country, Chile has 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.

The last day of event will reserve a lot of good disputes on male and female on Kayak events. The races that will close the last day of competitions in 2014 South American Games / Canoeing will be: K1 Female, C1 Male, K1 Male, C1 Female and K2 Male – all of them in the 200 meters. We wish luck to all the athletes for this last medal dispute of the 2014 South American Games.

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2014 South American Games

Canoeing events began this Wednesday (12th) at Santiago, Chile.

 The 2014 South American Games that occurs in Santiago, Chile, is being held from March 7th to 18th with many of the most important athletes of the region competing for the first place. It´s the 10th edition of the ODESUR South American Games, and the second time that Santiago hosts the event. The majority of sports being held are taking place around the National Stadium.

 On the opening ceremony the President of the South American Sports Organization – Odesur, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, has publicly thanked the Chilean Government, the Chilean Olympic Committee and the Organizing Committee of the Games in 2014, for Santiago’s determination to hold the competition. “The Odesur recognizes the effort and commitment of Chile to host the South American Games after the earthquake in 2010, which unfortunately claimed so many victims. The story is more evident when we try to overcome the pain. This feeling that unites us here in Santiago magnifies the history of the sport in South America” he declared.

ODESUR is a multi-sport event and one of these sports is the canoeing (Canoe Sprint), competed from March 12th to 14th. This modality counts with competitors of many countries, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. It´s expected a total of 82 athletes in canoeing events, containing 59 men and 23 women. The competitions will take place at Laguna Curauma, area that is 1 hour from the capital Santiago. Many athletes that compete on this sport have already listed their names as the most important athletes on the world, that´s the case of the Ecuadorian César de Cesare, the Argentinean Daniel Alfredo Dal Bo and the Brazilian Isaquias Queiroz. On the last edition of the South American Games, 2010 in Colombia, Brazil was the country that in the global score won the gold medal on the specialty of canoeing.

The Brazilian World Champion medalist, Isaquias Querioz, revealed that he is looking forward to the Games and that his goal is always the gold medal. “We are working hard for this championship, is the first competition of the year, so it’s very important to do a good presentation”.

The opening for the canoeing events began on, Wednesday March 12th, with only male competitions in 1000m Canoe (C1 and C2) and Kayak (K1, K2 and K4). On Thursday March 13th, the  women’s began their competition in 500m with Kayak (K1 and K2). On Friday, the last day of event for canoeing sports, the competition is in male and female 200m. On the male event the modalities will be Canoe (C1) and Kayak (K1 and K2), as for the female it will happen on Canoe (C1) and Kayak (K1).

For more information about the South American Games click here.


Slalom Champoionships Announcement

The Mexican Canoe Federation and the COPAC Canoe Slalom Committee is very happy to announce that the 2014 Pan American Canoe Slalom Olympic Festival/Pan American Games qualification race will be held in Huauchinango, Mexico as part of the Olympic festival 11-13 July 2014. Click here for further details.


Sprint Championships Announcement

The 2014 Pan American Sprint Canoe Championships and qualifier for the 2015 Pan American Games for Sprint Canoe will be held September 4 – 7, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. Click here for further details. 

Olympic Festival and Pan American Canoe Sprint Championship Participation Form: Junior Category

A Message from the President

As President of the Pan American Canoe Federation (COPAC), I am pleased to announce that the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO) approved:

  • The inclusion of the Canoe-Kayak Slalom discipline; and,
  • The Sprint and Slalom Competition Programmes submitted by COPAC for the “XVll Pan American Games, Toronto 2015” with the inclusion of the C1 Women’s event for both disciplines.
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