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Canoeing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games

1936 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Berlin, Germany
Date Started: August 7, 1936
Date Finished: August 7, 1936
Events: 9

Participants: 119 (119 men and 0 women) from 19 countries
Youngest Participant: SWE Erik Bladström (18 years, 132 days)
Oldest Participant: USA William Gaehler (40 years, 174 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 5 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): GER Germany and AUT Austria (7 medals)


Canoeing became an Olympic medal sport in 1936 and has remained on the Olympic Program since that year. There were nine events in 1936, four in kayak, three in Canadian canoes, and two in folding kayaks events, both over 10 km, the only time that style has been used at the Olympics. The races were contested at the Regattabahn, which also hosted the rowing events, in Grünau, located in the Treptow-Köpenick section of Berlin. The course was laid out on the Langer See, a small lake formed from the Dahme River in southeastern Berlin.