The Lee Valley White Water Centre, the venue for canoe slalom during the 2012 Olympic Games, was today unveiled as the venue for the London leg of the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup Series in 2014.
England was already guaranteed to host the first event of the 2014 series on June 6 to 8, but the exact location was not known.
The event forms part of sports administration and funding body UK Sport’s £27-million ($44.1-million) National Lottery-funded Gold Event Series, which aims to bring 70 major championships to the UK to build a strong sporting legacy from the London Olympics.
After Lee Valley, the World Cup series will visit Ljubljana (Slovenia), Prague (Czech Republic) and La Seu D'Urgell (Spain), before the final in Augsburg (Germany) in August.
The Lee Valley White Water Centre is also set to stage the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in September 2015.
Jose Perurena, president of the International Canoe Federation, the sport's governing body, said: "Being able to open the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup series at an Olympic venue is special and I am looking forward to re-living the amazing atmosphere that was created during the games."
Simon Morton, UK Sport's director of major events, added: “The 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup will be the first major international event at Lee Valley White Water Centre since London 2012, and we are delighted to welcome the international canoeing family back to one of our legacy venues."