1993 was the only time a World Freestyle Kayak Championships was held in the USA.    Since then it was held in: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Austria, Australia, Canada, and Switzerland.     Now, the international canoe federation is looking to the USA for good bids and if we can provide a great option, we can not only host the World Championships, but the World Cup the year before!    This is a great opportunity for the USA to showcase freestyle kayaking here, and host the world in our own backyard.      Anyone interested in bidding should know a few things that are important to be able to host the event.   This is a partial list.   The official ICF document for bidding can be reviewed by contacting Joe Jacobi, acting director of USACK the governing body of competitive kayaking in the USA. 1. The financial responsibility is on the host organizer.    clearly, if done right ,with the right corporate and government support it can be profitable and is a great economic boost to the area it is hosted at.

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USA has the opportunity to put in Bids for the 2012 World Cup and 2013 Freestyle Worlds!!!