Use this thread to discuss the whitewater and flatwater canoeing and kayaking competition at the Olympics–first televised finals were broadcast early on Tuesday, August 12 for men’s C-1 and K-1 whitewater. Here’s the official link to the canoe and kayak page on the olympics website.
The course is 280 meters in length and drops 5.2 meters. Could someone with reliable math skills (not my strong suit) please convert that to feet per mile and compare it to some of our whitewater streams in the eastern U.S.?
I wish I could post video of the games, but YouTube has locked out privately produced Olympic footage for copyright reasons. But don’t forget to check CBC in addition to NBC for Olympic coverage–as of today, the poor Canadians still haven’t won any medals, but they’re doing a nice job of covering the games.