Olympic Qualification for Rowing at the 2012 Olmypic Games is now complete. You can view the full list of crews who will represent their nations here:
2012 Olympic Qualification Chart
The qualification process for rowing began in 2011. Crews qualified based on results fromthe following regattas:
2011 World Rowing Championships
African Olympic Qualification Regatta
Latin American Olympic Qualification Regatta
Asian Olympic Qualification Regatta
and through tripartite allocation
All the information you need about how Olympic Qualification works is here:
Olympic Qualification EN
Olympic Qualification FR
Top 50 All Time Medal Table
Take a look at the Top 50 All Time Medal Table and find out the top 50 male, female and overall athletes throughout the history of rowing.
FISA Olympic Games Bulletins
These documents contain important information for NOCs
Appendix 2: NOC Confirmation Form for Qualified Boats
Appendix 3: Alternate Athlete Allocation by NOC
Appendix 4: Rule 51 Guidelines - Rowing
IOC Medical Regulations
The No Needle Policy
IOC No Needle Policy - 2012 Olympic Games (ENG)
IOC No Needle Policy - 2012 Olympic Games (FR))
IOC No Needle Policy - Explanitory Note (ENG)
IOC No Needle Policy - Explanitory Note (FR)
Regulations on Female Hyperandrogenism
IOC Regulations on Female Hyperandrogenism (ENG)
IOC Regulations on Female Hyperandrogenism (FR)
The events offered are:
Men (M) 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+
Women (W) 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 8+
Lightweight Men (LM) 2x, 4-
Lightweight Women (LW) 2x
Rowing in the UK
British Rowing is the governing body for rowing. Rowing in Scotland and Wales is governed and organized nationally by Scottish Rowing and Welsh Rowing, but when representing Great Britain’s interest to the international rowing federation, FISA, British Rowing is the umbrella organization. Today, 55,000 people in the UK participate in rowing at least once a week. More than 300 British Rowing events and activities take place each year. There are over 520 British Rowing clubs in the UK catering for all ages and abilities at the same time as offering many different types of rowing.
About Dorney Lake
Dorney Lake is a modern world-class rowing and flat-water canoeing centre set in a 450-acre parkland near Windsor. It is the venue for the Rowing and Kayak events in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. Dorney Lake was conceived as an idea by Eton College rowing teachers in the 1960's. They thought that a still-water rowing course would offer greater safety than the River Thames, with its fast currents, varying widths and increasing traffic. Over 40 years later their dream came true. Planning took place over several years between the 1980's and 1990's and construction started in 1996. The lake was finished in 2006. The Lake is 2,200 metres long and has eight lanes each 13.5 meters wide. Dorney Lake has hosted the Rowing World Cup 2005, the Coupe de la Jeunesse 2005 and the World Rowing Championships 2006. It also hosted the World Rowing Junior Championships in 2011.
London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom with a population of 62.7 million (July 2011 est.). The River Thames flows through the center of London. London is a leading global city with one of the world’s largest financial centres alongside New York. Famous landmarks include: the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.
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Rowers in the men's pair during training at the 2012 Olympic Games at Eton-Dorney near London, Great Britain.
France's men's quadruple sculls
Benjamin Chabanet (b), Matthieu Androdias, Pierre-Jean Peltier and Adrien Hardy (s) of France's men's quadruple sculls during training at the 2012 Olympic Games at Eton-Dorney near London, Great Britain.
The start tower and one of the camera towers at the 2012 Olympic Games at Eton-Dorney near London, Great Britain.
Dongyong Kim and Myungshin Kim of South Korea
South Korea's single scullers Dongyong Kim (l) and Yeji Kim (r) at the entrance to the athletes area at the 2012 Olympic Games at Eton-Dorney near London, Great Britain.
Great Britain's men's eight
Alex Partridge (b), James Foad, Tom Ransley, Richard Egington, Mohamed Sbihi, Greg Searle, Matthew Langridge, Constantine Louloudis (s) and cox Phelan Hill of Great Britain race in the men's eight heat at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton-Dorney near London, Great Britain.
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Great Britain's lightweight men's four
Peter Chambers (b), Rob Williams, Richard Chambers and Chris Bartley (s) of Great Britain's lightweight men's four during training at the 2012 Olympic Games at Eton-Dorney near London, Great Britain.
New Zealand's lightweight men's double sculls
Storm Uru (b) and Peter Taylor (s) of New Zealand compete in the lightweight men's double sculls heat at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton-Dorney near London, Great Britain.
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Men's four Final A
Andrew Triggs Hodge (s), Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory (b) of Great Britain lead Joshua Dunkley-Smith (s), Drew Ginn, James Chapman and William Lockwood (b) of Australia in the men's four Final A at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton-Dorney near London, Great Britain.
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Chinese Taipei's Ming-Hui Wang
Ming-Hui Wang of Chinese Taipei during the start of the men's single sculls repechage at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton-Dorney near London, Great Britain.
Egypt's lightweight men's double sculls
Mohamed Nofel (b) and Omar Emira (s) of Egypt's lightweight men's double sculls during training at the 2012 Olympic Games at Eton-Dorney near London, Great Britain.
The Eton Dorney Olympic regatta course has transformed from a quiet school rowing venue to an Olympic event centre. The London 2012 Olympic Games is about to begin.