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World Cup Comes to Cardiff

Just weeks before they compete at the London 2012 Olympics, the world's best canoeists descend on Cardiff for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup.

Held from 8-10 June at the Cardiff International White Water Centre, professional paddlers from all corners of the World will battle a 300 metre course of ferocious rapids, hidden obstacles and 25 gates in a competition to get home in the fastest time. It will be an adrenalin fuelled race of speed and skill.

And when the professionals have gone home why not have a go on the rapids yourself. Don't worry, they'll be toned down a couple of notches for you as the flow of water is controlled depending on the expertise of those taking part.

It's not just canoeing either. The centre offers a whole host of white water activities including the ever popular white water rafting and river boarding, where the brave (or foolish) descend the rapids clinging on to nothing more than a float while getting tossed from side to side. It actually looks quite good fun!

For more information on the World Cup visit the ICF website

For more information on Cardiff International White Water, visit their website

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