Rio 2016 Olympic Course

The client

We worked for Queiroz Galvao on this brand new build Olympic competition channel and associated training channel.

What we did

Rio 2016 wanted the very best whitewater and selected the RapidBlocs system.
RapidBlocs equipment was shipped direct to the Deodora complex from our UK factory.


Wishing to build on the success of the whitewater at the 2012 Olympic venue, Rio 2016 took the principles of the ultra clean and super efficient whitewater channel developed by RapidBlocs further. RapidBlocs allowed the driving head and pumped flows to be reduced from those at Lee Valley, London, yet the advanced RapidBlocs system still sculpts world class, stable and finely tuned whitewater for the very highest level of canoe slalom competition.

Richard Millar, Waterway Dev. Manager, Scottish Canals

“The RapidBlocs product is absolutely 100% successful. The very best whitewater and safety; from Olympic competition to general recreation.”

— John MacLeod- Canoe Slalom Manager, Rio 2016




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