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Olympic Qualification

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


FISA Olympic Games Bulletins

These documents contain important information for NOCs

FISA Olympic Games Bulletin 3

1. Late Athlete Replacement Policy

2. London 2012 - Official Spectator Guide - Eton Dorney

FISA Olympic Games Bulletin 2

1. Olympic Qualification by Qualification Event

2.Olympic Qualification by NOC

3.Olympic Entries by Event

4. Olympic Games Allocation of Alternate Athletes by NOC

5. Olympic Games Daily Programme

6. Training Venue Pass Form


FISA Olympic Games Bulletin 1

Appendix 1: Template for NOC Acknowledgement of Entered Boats for FOQR

Appendix 2: NOC Confirmation Form for Qualified Boats

Appendix 3: Alternate Athlete Allocation by NOC

Appendix 4: Rule 51 Guidelines - Rowing

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.

Events Offered

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

About London

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.

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.

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