Nottinghamshire County Council have announced plans for £6.7 million of investment in the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham.
The council which runs the facility where Olympic gold medallists Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott trained before London 2012, has also named Serco Leisure as the preferred bidder to manage the centre at Holme Pierrepont.
Gold medallist Etienne Stott says the investment will help the future of the sport competitively in the future.
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