In Sondrio, Valtellina, the opening ceremony of the 2014 Canoeing World Championships took place.

Hundreds of people watched the nations parade through the city centre. The official ceremony organized by Indomita Valtellina River was opened by the president Jaotomasini Schwertner.
The evening was full of surprises for the 20 nations and for the public present.
A vertical dance performance was held on the historical buildings of the city and the descent of the rafts down the river Mallero and fireworks delighted the pubblic.
A big success for the international canoe and for Valtellina.
Today, tuesday the 10 of june the official training will begin.
From tomorrow the start of the races with the Classic race.
During the weekend from friday to saturday the big final with the sprint races transmitted live from national tv (Rai sport).
For a week Valtellina will hold a big sporting event oganized by Indomita Valtellina  River and wanted by FICK, Italian Canoe and Kayak Federation and by ICF International Canoe Federation.
Follow all the news and Live-Result of the Canoeing World Championships on