Rowing

World Rowing Cups for 2015 and 2016 to fit in with Rio Olympic preparations, FISA announce

By Mike Rowbottom

Australia's eight at the 2012 World Cup in Lucerne ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesApril 15 - Olympic considerations have been a major factor in the World Rowing Cup schedules drawn up for 2015 and 2016, the sport's international body has announced.

FISA opens nominations for 2014 Parmigiani Spirit Award

By Emily Goddard

The World Rowing Federation has opened the nomination process for the 2014 Parmigiani Spirit Award ©FISAApril 14 - The International Rowing Federation (FISA) has put out a call for nominations for this year's Parmigiani Spirit Award.

Australia take top honours as Sydney hosts World Rowing Cup season opener

By Mike Rowbottom

Rowing at the Sydney World Cup 2014©Getty Images March 30 - Australia made the most of their home course advantage in the season's opening World Rowing Cup rowing event in Sydney, as they finished top of the medals table with nine from the 14 finals.

Changes to Rio 2016 qualification announced by rowing to boost female and global participation

By Nick Butler

The qualification criteria for Rio 2016 contains some changes from the system used for London 2012 ©Getty ImagesMarch 27 - A greater proportion of quota places for women is among the changes successfully proposed by the World Rowing Federation (FISA) to its qualification system ahead of Rio 2016.

USRowing Board of Directors elects first female President

By Duncan Mackay

Erin O'Connell has been elected as the first female Presidet of USRowing ©USRowingMarch 26 - USRowing's Board of Directors have elected Erin O'Connell as its first female President, it was announced today. 

FISA bring in mandatory heart condition screening for international rowers

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's victorious four at the London 2012 Games, with Tom James third right ©Getty ImagesMarch 12 - Health screening to check risks among rowers of potentially fatal heart problems is being introduced throughout international rowing by the World Rowing Federation (FISA).

Exclusive: Gröbler targeting two British men's rowing golds at Rio 2016 Olympics

By Mike Rowbottom

Jürgen Gröbler is targeting at least two British men's rowing golds at the Rio 2016 Olympics ©Getty ImagesFebruary 23 - Jürgen Gröbler, British Rowing's men's head coach at the last six Olympics, is seeking at least two golds at the Rio 2016 Games from the openweight crews for which he has special responsibility.

Olympic rowing champion Zac Purchase announces retirement

By Zjan Shirinian

Zac Purchase has announced his retirement from rowing having won Olympic gold and silver and three World Championship golds ©Getty ImagesFebruary 3 - British Olympic champion Zac Purchase has announced his retirement from rowing.

Olympic rowing gold medallist Grainger set to take on London Marathon

 By Gary Anderson

January 31 - London 2012 champion Katherine Grainger is set to run in the London Marathon for the International Inspiration charity ©Getty Images Britain's Olympic gold medal-winning rower Katherine Grainger is set to pound the streets at this year's Virgin London Marathon after it was announced she will be tackling the 26.2-mile course for the International Inspiration charity.
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