The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has approved a race program highlighting gender equality at the 2020 Olympic Games. The ICF has put the following program forward to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for ratification. The IOC will make a final decision following an analysis and review after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
200 Meters: Men-K1 Women-K1 & C1
500 Meters: Men-K4: Women-K1, K2, K4 &C2
1000 Meters: Men-K1, K2 & C1, C2
Slalom will maintain status quo.