— Published 22 February 2023

A new youth for the Penrith river

Rejuvenation for Penrith. The slalom canoe-kayak river built for the Sydney Games in 2000, the first artificial equipment used for Olympic competitions, is going to benefit from a vast renovation operation. The New South Wales state authorities announced on Tuesday, February 21, that they have released 3.1 million Australian dollars (2 million euros at the current rate) to modernize the whitewater stadium, in view of the world championships planned for Penrith in 2025. This financial effort is in addition to the 3.6 million dollar grant already allocated by the state authorities to improve the timing system of the competitions at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, located right next to the slalom river. The aquatic complex hosted the sprint canoeing events at the 2000 Sydney Games.