Canoe slalom explained (Part two)

Find out everything you need to know about canoe slalom at London 2012 - from the rules of the sport, to the venues it will feature in, to the equipment required.

If you are new to canoeing and kayaking, a starter course is a good idea. There are clubs and watersports centres all over the United Kingdom, with some offering slalom teaching for mixed groups or for novices.

Visit the London 2012 schedule and results page on the BBC Sport website to find out details of when the Olympic canoe slalom events are taking place, and where you can watch them.

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