SEARCH 2000 Games

Penrith Whitewater Stadium
Credit: AP Photo/Rob Griffith
It was an exciting day in March 1999 when five mighty underground pumps were activated at Australia's first artificial slalom canoe/kayak course.

With water surging at the maximum Olympic-mode quantity of 14 cubic metres per second, members of the Australian team took to the water to christen the course.

The competition channel is between eight and 12 metres wide, with depths of between 0.8 and 1.2 metres. The vertical drop, from start to finish, is a hairy 5.5 metres. A conveyor belt will take canoes and kayaks, and their occupants, from the finish pool back to the start during the events.

EVENTS- Canoe & Kayak.

The Venues:

Archery Centre
Baseball Stadium
Beach Volleyball Centre
Brisbane Cricket Ground
Bruce Stadium
Convention Centre
Cycling Road House
Dunc Gray Velodrome
Entertainment Centre
Equestrian Centre
Hindmarsh Stadium
Hockey Centre
Marathon Course
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Mountain Bike Course
Olympic Stadium
Penrith Whitewater Stadium
Regatta Centre
Ryde Aquatic Centre
Sailing Marina
Shooting Centre
Softball Centre
State Sports Centre
Sydney Aquatic Centre
Sydney Football Stadium
Tennis Centre
The Dome