Some of New Zealand’s most successful Olympic events have been dropped for the 2024 Paris Games.

Following an International Olympic Committee plan to present innovative new events that could attract a new audience there will be changes to the canoe, rowing and sailing programmes.

The International Canoe Federation has decided to introduce extreme canoe slalom and will drop the K1 200 races from the canoe sprint programme.

New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington is the two-time defending K1-200 Olympic champion.

Two sailing classes have also been scrapped and been replaced.

The men’s and women’s 470 sailing events, as well as the men’s Finn class are gone for Paris 2024, while the mixed multihull or Nacra 17 is under review.

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie were gold medallists in the women’s 470 in 2012 and silver medalists in 2016.\

_RNZ

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