It’s been confirmed that the venue for the London 2012 Canoe/Kayak Slalom events will be situated at the Showground in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.
Organisers say the venue will become a White Water Canoe Centre after the Games, forming part of the Olympic legacy.
The venue was chosen after the nearby original Spitalbrook site was found to be contaminated.
The venue change has been approved by the International Canoe Federation (ICF), the International Olympic Committee, and the British Olympic Association.
Simon Toulson, General Secretary of the ICF, said: “The ICF has worked closely with the London Organising Committee and the British Canoe Union on the two sites. The new site looks ideal with a natural setting, convenient for spectators and athletes. It has the potential to be an excellent leisure canoeing centre for the community post-Games.”