Costa Rica will host the 2017 Pan American Slalom Championship. The Costa Rican Kayak and Canoe Federation (La Federación Costarricense de Kayak y Canotaje, Fecokac in Spanish) announced that from October 16th to the 22nd, more than 15 countries will be represented in our country to compete in the championship. This championship also marks the beginning of the 2020 Olympic Games. The Pejibaye River in Jiménez, Cartago will be the setting of the event. Competitors will compete individually with departures every two minutes, and the athlete with the best time, wins.

These types of activities promote the country as a sports and tourist destination in the region. At the moment, Canada, United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Ecuador, and Costa Rica are the countries confirmed for this Pan American championship.

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