The 2011 Australian Canoe Slalom Open has started at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium. Australian Canoeing work with Sportscene to provide a video service to the canoe slalom community in Australia and globally.
- Head cam footage
- Course map with the position of the athlete,
- Gate numbers
The video has a voice over which explains the course.
Sportscene posted a pre-Open video which had 1400 views within five hours. This video is available for download (25MB, 640×360, MP4). Sportscene has a Facebook page too that provides additional information.
Live results from the events can be found at the 2011 Australian Canoe Slalom Open website.
It is fascinating to see how a sport like canoe slalom with no television exposure can use social media to promote the sport. Australian Canoeing has a YouTube Channel that shares video openly. Canoe slalom was an early adopter of video technology and continues to do so.
2011 marks another milestone in the sport’s use of video.