ZDF To Broadcast 2013 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships In Germany
German public broadcaster ZDF acquired the broadcasting rights for the 2013 Int'l Canoe Federation Canoe Sprint World Championships in Duisburg, Germany. ICF and ZDF have also revealed the dates of the event. The world championships for Germany's most-successful Olympic summer sport will take place from Aug.27-Sept.1 at the Wedau-Track in Duisburg's Sportpark. It will be the fifth time that Germany hosts canoe world championships after '79, '87, '95 and '07. German Canoe Federation (DKV) General Secretary Wolfram Götz said, "As the only world championship in 2013 and the most-successful sport in Germany, canoe will most-likely obtain high ratings, which should have helped ZDF's management to make this decision" (DKV).