Canoe and Kayak Sprint World Cup takes place from 1st to 4th June and European Championship for juniors and younger seniors takes place from 22nd to 25th June on Ada Cigalnija. Belgrade will be the center of kayak world. About 1.000 contestants from 58 countries will compete in 175 races over four distances - 200m, 500m, 1.000m and 5.000m. This is the biggest kayak event this season in Belgrade.
Competitions begins with qualification round of parakayakers on 1st June. On the next day, 2nd June in the morning, there will be qualification rounds over 500m and 1000m, and in the afternoon there will be qualification rounds over 200m and 500m. On the third day of the World Cup, first finals will be held, while in the afternoon the contestants will paddle in semifinals over the shortest distance, as well as in qualifications over 500m in team boats. Sunday, 4th June is reserved for finals. In the morning, contestants will paddle in races over 200m and 500m, and in the afternoon, there will be 5.000m race paddled on round lane. Thirty judges will be in charge for the fair play. Representatives from 10 countries are coming to the Third World Cup in parakayak competition. They will paddle only in the finals.
The Canoe and Kayak Sprint World Cup is realized under the patronage of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Youth and Sport, the city of Belgrade, the Secretariat for Youth and Sport, the Secretariat for the Economy, the Secretariat for the defense, emergency situations, communications and coordination of public relations and the Tourist Organization of Belgrade.
Beside devoted team of the Canoe Federation of Serbia, 200 volunteers will be recruited in order to keep the organization of the competition on the same high level with the reputation our representatives enjoy in canoe world. The Canoe Federation of Serbia provided live streaming for all races which will be taken over by the Official YouTube Channel of the World Canoe Federation. For those who are unable to attend the canoe spectacle on Ada Ciganlija, Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) will broadcast the most exciting final races live.
During Third Canoe and Kayak Sprint World Cup, the stands on Ada Ciganlija will be open from 08:00 and entry is free.