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"Slalom boats are low volume and have a thin profile to enable them to get underneath the gate poles. Their low volume sterns allow the boat to slice through the water via what is called a pirouette. Typically, new racing boats cost between $1,200 and $2,500 (or £650 onwards for the cheapest constructions in fibreglass)."
List of past Olympic locations:
- 1972: Augsburg, W. Germany
- 1992: La Seu d'Urgell, Spain
- 1996: Ocoee River, U.S.A.
- 2000: Penrith, Australia
- 2004: Athens, Greece
- 2008: Shunyi, China
- 2012: Broxbourne, England
'Past'? 2012? Deleted 'past'
--Triviumrocker 13:43, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
Whitewater slalom has been known as Canoe Slalom since 2008 and this is the term that the International Canoe Federation uses (http://www.canoeicf.com/icf/Aboutoursport/Canoe-Slalom.html).
String-Bean 17:24, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
- Agree. Canoe Slalom is less descriptive than Whitewater Slalom, especially since it is not done on flat water and is done more often in a kayak (K-1) than in a decked canoe (C-1, C-2). It is never done in the kind of open boat that most people think of as a canoe. Nonetheless, the term Canoe Slalom is the official name, so we might as well adopt the international nomenclature. HowardMorland (talk) 01:21, 16 December 2010 (UTC)