Rowing

US women's rowers head medal challenge for London 2012

By Mike Rowbottom

Caryn Davies_4_JulyJuly 4 - Mary Whipple and Caryn Davies, gold medallists in the women's eight at the Beijing Games, are among 14 former Olympians selected for a 44-strong United States rowing team at the London Games.

Australia name 46-strong rowing squad hoping to claim "avalanche of medals" at London 2012

By Mike Rowbottom

Drew Ginn_25-06-12June 26 - Drew Ginn – seeking a fourth Olympic gold – is the most illustrious rower named in a 46-strong Australian team which is expected to be one of the toughest challengers to Team GB at the London 2012 rowing venue at Eton Dorney this summer.

Men's eight rowing team capture USOC Team of the Month prize for May

By Tom Degun

American mens_eight_rowing_teamJune 18 - America's men's eight rowing team, who are set to be major medal contenders at London 2012 this summer, have been awarded the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Team of the Month prize for May after a sensational few weeks.

Flagship four holed by Australia in Munich as Britain settle for three golds

By Mike Rowbottom

Australia four_wins_World_Cup_Munich_June_17_2012June 17 - Britain's hopes of winning a fourth consecutive rowing Olympic gold in the coxless four at the London 2012 Games have dipped following a defeat by Australia in the World Cup at Munich, the final regatta before the Olympics get underway.

Aussies impart "kick up the backside" for Britain's flagship four at Munich World Cup

By Mike Rowbottom

Alex Gregory_Pete_Reed_Tomas_James__Andrew_Triggs_Hodge_of_Great_Britain_in_the_Mens_fourJune 16 - Britain's flagship four qualified for the final at the Munich World Cup rowing event, the last international regatta before the London 2012 Olympics – but they were beaten in their semi-final by their big rivals, Australia.

Largest ever British Olympic rowing team unveiled with 48 named for London 2012

By Tom Degun at the Harte & Garter Hotel in Windsor

Mark Hunter_and_Zac_Purchase_06-06-12June 6 - The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today named 48 rowers to represent Team GB at London 2012, making it the largest rowing squad Britain has ever assembled for an Olympic Games.

Young British rowers meet Olympic legends

By David Gold

Paul Bircher_and_Mark_Hunter_with_young_rowers_04-05-12May 31 - The only surviving British rowing medallist from the last London Olympic Games in 1948 has met some of the potential stars of the future.

Flagship four break world best at Lucerne World Cup rowing regatta

By Mike Rowbottom

Coxless 4_May_25May 25 - The British men's rowing four (pictured left), the flagship crew for the London 2012 Games, today smashed the 10-year-old world best time as they won their World Cup heat in Lucerne.

Exclusive: Rowing gold medallist predicts glory for Team GB at London 2012

By David Gold

Jean-Christophe Rolland_11-05-12May 12 - Jean-Christophe Rolland, France's 2000 Olympic gold medal winning rower, is predicting glory for the host nation on the lake at Eton Dorney this summer, but has played down French hopes at the Games.
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