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Building towards the greatest of events: London 2012 Olympic Games


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Australia: Prospective squad reduced after first round of national trials

Thurs, 21 Dec 11 15:34

Following the conclusion of the first round of national selection trials for the 2012 Australian Rowing Team, the Olympic and Paralympic Shadow Squads have been reduced to 55 athletes. 66 athletes were subject to four days of trials on the Nepean River and the Sydney International Regatta Centre from December 15-18, with the majority of these rowers progressing to the next stage of the selection race.

USA: Unfinished Business: Mike Teti Returns with Olympic Qualification on the Line

Mon, 19 Dec 11 09:23

No one knew for sure what the problem was. The only certainty was that there was one. For the very first time, the United States had failed to qualify the men’s eight for an upcoming Olympics at the preceding world championships. The men’s eight that had gone to Bled, Slovenia, with what most believed was a real chance to medal after finishing fourth at the final world cup stop in Lucerne only weeks before, had failed to make the A final and then finished eighth overall, missing the last qualifying spot for 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Great Britain: GB December trials round up

Sat, 17 Dec 11 15:41

Alan Campbell wins men's single scull while Anna Watkins takes the women's single scull win. Andy Triggs Hodge winner of the men's pair with Alex Partridge. Will Jurgen Grobler stay with the pair's new combination or will he move to another boat class as in 2004? See the GB news page for more while results are here.

Australia: Ginn and Dunkley Smith continue streak at national trials

Thurs, 16 Dec 11 12:37

Drew Ginn (VIC) and Joshua Dunkley Smith (VIC) continued their 100 per cent record in the men’s sweep program this morning at the first round of Rowing Australia’s 2012 national selection trials. It was another near perfect day for rowing at the Sydney International Regatta Centre as Drew Ginn and Josh Dunkley-Smith combined with 2008 Beijing Olympic Games silver medallists Cameron McKenzie-McHarg (VIC) and James Marburg (VIC) to win the first rotation of the men’s coxless fours.

Australia: Rowers Stabe Claim for Olympic Berth

Thurs, 15 Dec 11 09:20

Australia’s elite rowers will aim to impress the national selectors when the first round of trials for the 2012 national team begins today, December 15th. 66 athletes are vying for positions in London next year and will complete a 5km time trial on the Nepean River in Penrith on Thursday morning.

Great Britain: GB Olympic hopefuls on trial at Boston

Wednesday, 14 Dec 11 13:00

The event described recently by Alan Campbell - Britain's top single sculler - as the one "where it all begins for the Olympics" will go ahead this Saturday in Boston, Lincolnshire. Boston perennially hosts the second GB Rowing Team Winter Assessment of the season - an endurance trial on a 5km stretch of water. This is third time lucky for the sport following cancellations in 2009 and 2010 because of snow.

Katherine Grainger talks about the 2012 Olympic Games.

New Zealand: Christmas Thriller At Karapiro As Big Guns Do Battle

Friday, 9 Dec 11 17:10

The Christmas Regatta at Lake Karapiro over the weekend of December 16-18 will pitch the cream of New Zealand's rowers against each other in some fascinating encounters ahead of the New Year and the start of the build up to the Olympic Games. World champion Mahe Drysdale is just one of the stars in action.

Great Britain: Greg Searl: Altitude training helping Team GB prepare for London 2012

Thurs, 8 Dec 11 09:00

Writing exclusively for Metro, rower Greg Searle describes the gruelling training the Team GB athletes are being put through ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. I returned from Spain at the weekend after spending two weeks in what can only be  described as a ‘leisure centre in the sky’ – located up a mountain in the Sierra Nevada range. 

Germany: Robert Sens shows himself at German trials

Tue, 6 Dec 11 16:52

The first stage of Olympic trials for Germany began with a long-distance race in Dortmund, in western Germany. The event had nearly 350 boats taking the test over the 6km distance.

Norway: Olaf, Nils and Kjetil back from High Altitude Camp

Fri, 18 Nov 11 16:52

Olaf, Nils and Kjetil are once again back in Belfast, South Africa 1837masl. The London Olympics are less than 250 days away and the guys are training harder and better than ever.

Canada: Olympic Camp Invitees

Thurs, 17 Nov 11 18:21

Rowing Canada Aviron Olympic Camp invitees - full list here.

Canada: Olympic placing battle starts at Canada’s National Champs

Wed, 16 Nov 11 10:47

Canada’s National Rowing Championships had an extra competitive element to them this year. Competitors hoping to be on Canada’s national team made their first step towards getting into an Olympic boat for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Egypt: Egypt elated after African Olympic qualification

Tue, 8 Nov 11 11:03

Africa’s Continental Qualification Regatta, for the 2012 London Olympic Games saw Egypt take the biggest chunk of the nine spots available.

Australia: First round of Olympic trials on the horizon for rowers

Mon, 7 Nov 11 14:03

Rowing Australia has named its initial Prospective Squad that will go through the selection process in the lead up to the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The returns of Olympians Duncan Free (QLD) and Sam Conrad (QLD) amongst the 63 athletes that have been chosen are the two biggest additions to the Australian team that won a record 10 medals at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Slovenia earlier this year.

New Zealand: Drysdale and Twigg hold Armada Cup

Wed, 2 Nov 11 02:28

New Zealand’s Mahe Drysdale held off nearly 250 single scullers from around the world to cross the line first in Switzerland’s 25th Armada Cup. Making it a double-header for New Zealand, Emma Twigg then finished as the fastest woman and 27th overall.

New Zealand: Drysdale crowd pleaser at Head of the Charles

Tue, 25 Oct 11 12:42

The autumn weather at Boston’s famed Head of the Charles regatta on the East Coast of the United States can be unpredictable. Last weekend the rain stayed away, the temperatures remained mild and crowds flocked to the Charles River to watch nearly 9,000 rowers compete in the two-day regatta.