World Rowing opens bidding process for number of flagship Championships

By Paul Osborne

World Rowing has opened the bidding process for a number of its flagship events ©Getty ImagesThe World Rowing Federation (FISA) has invited National Rowing Federations to request the bidding information sheets for a number of its flagship events, as the bidding process opens for competitions through to 2019.

New Zealand head Lucerne World Rowing Cup medals table with six golds

By Mike Rowbottom

Mahle Drysdale of New Zealand earned a dramatic win at the Lucerne World Rowing Cup  ©Getty ImagesSix gold medals earned New Zealand the bragging rights at the World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, the last major international competition before next month's World Championships in Amsterdam, with Great Britain - for whom the "flagship" men's four won another commanding victory - finishing second with four golds, one more than Germany.

World Rowing Federation President Oswald stepping down after 25 years

By Zjan Shirinian

Denis Oswald is standing down as President of the World Rowing Federation after 25 years ©AFP/Getty ImagesDenis Oswald will step down as President of the World Rowing Federation (FISA) today after a quarter of a century in charge.

London 2012 champions Glover and Stanning reunite for gold at World Rowing Cup II

By Mike Rowbottom

Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning, pictured after winning the women's pair at the London 2012 Games, won their first race together since then at the World Cup in France ©Getty ImagesLondon 2012 champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning got back onto the gold standard today in their first international race together since the Olympics as they helped Britain dominate the World Rowing Cup II at Lake Aiguebelette in France with victory in the women's pair.

"Machine Britannique" getting into top gear at World Rowing Cup II in France

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's men's four, pictured after winning the European title earlier this month, qualified fastest to the finals of the World Rowing Cup II in France ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesThe British men's four - described by the local commentators as the "machine Britannique" - laid down another imposing marker at the World Rowing Cup II event in Aiguebelette as it qualified fastest for tomorrow's final.

Kiwi Olympic champion swaps oar for fire hose as announces retirement from rowing

By Gary Anderson

New Zealand's Joseph Sullivan has decided to swap the oars for the fire hose after retiring from rowing to join the New Zealand Fire Service ©Getty Images New Zealand Olympic gold medal winning rower Joseph Sullivan has announced that he is retiring from the sport to pursue a career in the fire service.

Serbian men's pair earn shock gold to spark home celebrations in European Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Veslin Savic, pictured right after winning gold in the coxed fours at the World Under 23 Championships of 2011, combined with Dusan Bogicevic to win the men's pairs at the European Rowing Championships in Belgrade ©Getty ImagesThe men's pair final at the European Rowing Championships on Belgrade's Sava Lake provided the home crowd with a huge moment to cherish today as Serbia's inexperienced Veslin Savic and Dusan Bogicevic produced the shock result of the three-day competition. 

British men's four "flagship" on course for European gold in Belgrade but face Greek challenge

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's victorious London 2012 four - two of whom, Andy Triggs Hodge (second left) and Alex Gregory (right) are in the new four challenging for European gold in Belgrade ©Getty ImagesThe British men's "flagship" four underscored their ambition of earning their first international title since being put together with a view to retaining the Olympic title two years from now as they crushed all opposition in reaching tomorrow's final at the European Rowing Championships in Belgrade.

Germany's Olympic eight champions and British men's four set European best times in Belgrade

By Mike Rowbottom

The German men's eight, pictured after winning gold at the London 2012 Games, has set a European best time on the opening day of the European Championships in Belgrade ©AFP/Getty ImagesGermany's Olympic champion men's eight and Britain's newly formed men's four, which is being fashioned as the top boat for Rio 2016, were among crews setting records in the opening heats of the European Championships on Belgrade's Sava Lake today.
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