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. 

World Rowing Awards finalists revealed

By Zjan Shirinian

New Zealand pair Eric Murray and Hamish Bond are among the finalists in the Male Crew of the Year category ©Getty ImagesThe finalists for the World Rowing Awards have been revealed after a public vote whittled down the contenders.

World Rowing extends partnership with WWF until 2019 to promote clean water

By Zjan Shirinian

The World Rowing Federation is continuing its partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature to promote clean water ©Getty ImagesThe World Rowing Federation (FISA) has extended its partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) until 2019 to promote clean water.

Nominations announced for World Rowing's Parmigiani Spirit Award

By Daniel Etchells

The winner of the 2014 Parmigiani Spirit Award will be announced in mid-October ©FISAWorld Rowing and partner Parmigiani Fleurier, a Swiss brand of luxury watchmakers, have confirmed the four finalists for the 2014 Parmigiani Spirit Award.
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