Shaun McCarthy commenting on the London 2012 canoe slalom course

July 6, 2010

On 29th June 2010, Sky News ran a piece on the London 2012 canoe slalom courses, currently under construction at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfordshire.

As part of the feature Shaun, as Chair of the Commission, was asked to comment on the energy use of the course. A system of pumps will provide the course with 15 cubic metres of water per second. The Commission is of the view that post-Games the energy powering the courses should come from renewable sources.

You can view the Sky News story here

After the Games the centre will be a canoe and kayak venue for both members of the public and elite athletes and will feature white water rafting. It will be owned and managed by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.