International Canoe Federation

The International Canoe Federation (ICF) is the umbrella organization of all national canoe organizations worldwide. It is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, and administers all aspects of canoe sport worldwide. 157 countries are affiliated with the ICF after seven national federations were added at the 2008 ICF Congress in Rome.[1]

International Canoe Federation
Current ICF logo
Abbreviation ICF
Formation 1946
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Lausanne, Switzerland
Region served
José Perurena
Main organ
Affiliations International Olympic Committee


International Canoe Federation logo until 2009
Logo of the International Canoe Federation prior to early 2009.
Flat water
White (/Wild) water
Flat/White water

Executive board


Continental associations

There are five continental associations affiliated with the ICF. These associations are responsible for organizing continental championships, providing support for their member federations and communicating their interests at the ICF Board meetings.[8]

National members

See also


  1. ^ "LONDON 2012 ICF FACT SHEET" (PDF). Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  2. ^ International Canoe Federation - Paracanoe
  3. ^ International Canoe Federation - Va'a Archived 2015-06-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Germany’s “Lost Mills” Becomes First SUP Race to Be Sanctioned by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) SUP Racer, 28th March 2016
  5. ^ Surfing and canoeing in row over stand up paddle boarding ownership BBC, 5th April 2017
  6. ^ Surf’s up at SportAccord: An interview with Fernando Aguerre SportsPro, 5th April 2017
  7. ^ Surf and canoe bosses in Olympic battle over stand-up paddleboarding NZ Herald, 6th April 2017
  8. ^ Continental Associations Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine.

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