Bulgaria's Plovdiv Runs to Host World Rowing, Canoe Kayak Championships

Sports | March 4, 2012, Sunday // 16:52
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Plovdiv Runs to Host World Rowing, Canoe Kayak Championships Architect, former Olympic champion and head of the Bulgarian Rowing Federation Svetla Otsetova. Photo by dnevnik.bg

The Bulgarian city of Plovdiv will run to host the World Canoe Kayak Championship in 2016 and the World Rowing Championship in 2017.

The announcement was made as Matt Smith, head of the International Rowing Federation, visited the country to inspect Plovdiv's preparation to host the upcoming 2012 World Rowing Senior and Junior Championships for non-Olympic events in August.

"We have promised our canoe-kayak colleagues to help them prepare thei candidacy, as we have more experience in designing the documents," former Olympic champion and head of the Bulgarian Rowing Federation Svetla Otsetova said on Sunday, as cited by dnevnik.bg.

It was recently revealed that the Plovdiv municipality plans to build a second rowing canal with funding from JESSICA, a joint EU initiative for financing sustainable urban development.

The construction of Plovdiv's second rowing canal is expected to be officially launched in August.

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