USRowing and Shimano extend sponsorship agreement

By Liam Morgan

USRowing have extended their agreement with Shimano to cover their major events this year ©USRowingShimano will be the official results and live streaming sponsor of the 2015 USRowing Masters National Championships among other events over the next year, USRowing have announced.

Hamburg and Račice among quartet of bidders to host 2019 World Rowing Championships

By Daniel Etchells

The four bidding cities are looking to follow in the footsteps of 2014 World Rowing Championships hosts Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesFour cities are bidding to host the 2019 World Rowing Championships, it has been announced. 

Christopher Davidge, triple rowing Olympian and British Chef de Mission at Montreal 1976, dies aged 85

By Mike Rowbottom

Christopher Davidge, pictured right preparing for the 1958 Empire and Commonwealth Games, has died aged 85 ©Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesChristopher Davidge, who rowed for Britain in three successive Olympics from 1952 and led the team into the 1976 Montreal Games Opening Ceremony as Chef de Mission, has died aged 85.

German doctorate student becomes second Parmigiani Spirit Award winner

By Nick Butler

Parmigiani Award winner Franz Gravenhorst in between 2013 recipient James Cook (left) and Parmigiani chief executive Jean-Marc Jacot ©FISAGermany's student rowing star Franz Gravenhorst has received the second Parmigiani Spirit Award at a ceremony in Zurich.

New Zealand's Twigg, plus all-conquering Murray and Bond, scoop World Rowing Awards

By Mike Rowbottom

New Zealand's Emma Twigg, this year's world single sculls champion, has been voted the World Rowing Women's Crew of the Year ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand's dominance has been reflected in this year's World Rowing Awards, with top prizes going to its invincible pairing of Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, and to its single sculler Emma Twigg.

Grainger prepares for first UK competition since winning London 2012 gold

By Mike Rowbottom

Katherine Grainger celebrates gold at the London 2012 Games ©Getty ImagesKatherine Grainger, Britain's most successful female Olympic rower, is set to race competitively in the UK later this month for the first time since winning London 2012 gold.

British Rowing announce UK Anti-Doping boss as new chief executive

By Daniel Etchells

Andy Parkinson will take up the post of British Rowing chief executive in January ©Getty Images for LaureusBritish Rowing has announced the appointment of Andy Parkinson as its new chief executive, with effect from January 2015.

Olympic rowing champion launches London club aiming to bust "elitist" myth

By Paul Osborne

Olympic champion Katherine Grainger has officially opened the Fulham Reach Boat Club ©Mike CouchmanOlympic champion Katherine Grainger has officially opened the Fulham Reach Boat Club in London, a new club aiming to "bust the myth" rowing is only for the elite.

Coates steps down as Oceania representative on World Rowing Council

By Duncan Mackay

John Coates has stood down from the ruling Council of World Rowing, he has announced ©Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates has retired from his position as the Oceania representative on the ruling Council of World Rowing (FISA), it was announced today. 
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