Venues are working hard to capture the enthusiasm for live sport generated by the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Emirates Arena in Glasgow, specially designed to hold badminton tournaments, is drumming up business for the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017. Glasgow has a proud tradition of hosting world-class badminton events, including the annual Scottish Open Grand Prix, and is one of only four cities in the world to host the individual World Championships on more than one occasion.
Top players, like double World, double European champion and Gold Olympic medallist Carolina Marin and double World champion and Gold Olympic medallist Chen Long are part of the attraction.
Olympic stars promote British Canoeing Event Series
Lee Valley Whitewater Centre has the UK canoe stars back in action just one month after Rio. On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September, as part of the British Canoeing Event Series, Lee Valley White Water Centre is hosting the British Open – one of the country’s biggest canoeing Slalom events where Rio athletes will be competing back on home water.
Each year the British Open sees individuals compete for two days of intense slalom racing where competitors from around Britain will be battling the water for a place in the final heats. This year will be bigger and better than ever, as we will also be celebrating with our Rio Olympic Slalom athletes. This year’s British Open will also see competition from a variety of canoeing disciplines such as Canoe Polo, Rafting and Boater X.
Shaun Dawson, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority chief executive said,
We are delighted to support the British Open which brings a host of paddling disciplines together and encourages people to take up the sport. The Open comes on the back of what we hope will be another successful Olympics for Team GB’s canoe slalom athletes who train at Lee Valley White Water Centre.
David Spencer from the Slalom Committee said:
It is always an honour to run such a prestigious event. With the great racing already seen this year from upcoming and established athletes, we expect this British Open to be the biggest and best yet.