Grainger eyes Olympic rowing comeback with return to British squad - and a trip to Rio

By Mike Rowbottom

Katherine Grainger celebrates after winning gold at the London 2012 Games ©Getty ImagesKatherine Grainger, Britain's multiple Olympic and world rowing medallist, is making what could be a comeback for Rio 2016 after a two-year break from the sport.

Boat Club treading new water in bid to widen rowing participation in Britain

By Paul Osborne at the Fulham Reach Boat Club in London

The Fulham Reach Boat Club hopes to dispell the myth that rowing is for the elite ©Iain WeirA new boat club has been established in London in an effort to dispel the myth that rowing is just for the elite and give local state schools and the community the opportunity to enjoy one of Great Britain's most successful Olympic sports.

Five days left to nominate standout athletes for 2014 World Rowing Awards

By Zjan Shirinian

There are five categories in which nominations can be submitted for the 2014 World Rowing Awards ©Getty ImagesThere are five days left to vote for the outstanding rowers of 2014 ahead of an annual awards night in November.

Boultbee defeated in FISA election as Briton takes over as head of key Commission

By Duncan Mackay

Britain's Rosie Mayglothling has been elected as the new chair of the FISA Competitive Rowing Commission ©British RowingBritain's Rosie Mayglothling has been elected chair of the Competitive Rowing Commission after defeating incumbent John Boultbee at the FISA 2014 Ordinary Congress in Amsterdam today.

New Zealand top World Rowing Championships medals table as Twigg's seven-year quest comes off

By Mike Rowbottom

Emma Twigg was victorious in the women's single sculls after seven years of trying at the World Championships ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand finished top of the medals table at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam as victories on the final day from Emma Twigg - after seven years of trying - in the women's single sculls and their women's double sculls crew gave them a total of six golds.

Britain and New Zealand power on, but French suffer upset at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's men's four added the world gpld to their European title in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesFamiliar names assumed their places on top of the rostrum on the penultimate day of competition at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

Dutch celebrate home gold as World Rowing Championships witness nine world best times

By Mike Rowbottom

Six of today's eight finals at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam produced world best times ©Getty ImagesAs is their custom, Dutch swimmers wasted no time in reaching their home crew on the first of three finals days at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam – and there was special reason for celebration as the defending champions in the lightweight women's quadruple sculls had set the stands in a ferment by finishing eight seconds inside the eight-year-old world best set by China.

Copeland lucks out, but Britain's other Olympic champions progress at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Kat Copeland, pictured after winning the London 2012 Olympic title with Sophie Hosking in the lightweight double sculls, failed to reach this year's world championships final with her new partner, Imogen Walsh ©AFP/Getty ImagesGreat Britain's big battalions of the men's four and the women's pair did their job on a day of semi-finals at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam - but a moment's misjudgement from Kat Copeland, London 2012 gold medallist in the lightweight double sculls, cost a place in the final in a hugely competitive race.

IOC cardiologist calls on rowing team doctors to step up to challenge of ECG screening

By Mike Rowbottom

A Czech soldier being given an ECG test in 2001 ©Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesTeam doctors and therapists at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam have been encouraged by a leading authority on cardiovascular screening to step up to the challenge of implementing the testing introduced by the International Rowing Federation (FISA)  in March this year.
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