The competition at Lee Valley White Water Centre begins with the men's Kayak and the men's Canoe Single. Men's Canoe Double and women's Kayak take place on 30 July, with medal events each day from 31 July–2 August.
The first Canoe Slalom competition was held in Switzerland in 1932. It made its debut as an Olympic sport at Munich 1972, but didn’t become a permanent part of the Olympic programme until Barcelona 1992.
At London 2012, 82 competitors will take part; 61 men and 21 women, with each country limited to one boat per event. All entries will be confirmed following the sport entries deadline on 9 July 2012.