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Kayakers practice at the OKC Riversport complex during an on-site visit by participants of the TEAMS Conference on October 26, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

LA28 Canoe Slalom Event May Move to Oklahoma City

The International Canoe Federation said during its 2022 Congress in Thailand recently that the canoe slalom competition for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles could be moved out of the state and hinted that it would be relocated to the Riversport Rapids whitewater center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As first noted by The […]

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Discussing the value of Riversport OKC to the city of Oklahoma City is, from left: Olympic Hopeful Augustus Cook, Beth Spilman of the American Canoe Association, Reilly Dampeer of the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center; Mike Knopp, executive director of Riversport; and moderator Jason Gewirtz of SportsTravel Magazine. Photo by Jared Wickerham

TEAMS ’22: Riversport OKC Showcases Value of Unique Venues to Destinations

The revitalization of the Oklahoma River is a case study in how a destination can rethink its entire sports landscape with creative thinking and community goodwill. And thanks to Riversport OKC, Oklahoma City became the center of rowing and canoe/kayak, showcasing how a citywide vision can help put a destination on the Olympic and Paralympic […]

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