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2013 World Rowing Championship Timetable (as of 27082013)
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2013 World Rowing Championships Bulletin

The events offered at the 2013 World Rowing Championships are:

Men 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+, 2+

Women 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+

Lightweight men (LM) 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+

Lightweight women (LW) 1x, 2x, 4x

Adaptive (A): ASW1x, ASM1x, TAMix2x, LTAMix2x, LTAMix4+


World Rowing Championship shall be open to all competitors who are authorized to compete by their member federation and who are eligible under the relevant rules. To represent a country in a World Rowing Championship, a competitor shall be a citizen of that country. He must be able to prove this by showing an official document (passport or identity card). In exceptional cases, the Executive Committee may make exceptions. Rowers may only compete at the World Rowing Championships if they have submitted a signed commitment form, according to Article 56. Each team official must have submitted a signed commitment form to FISA before accreditation may be issued at a FISA Event.

About South Korea and Chungju

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea is located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. Neighboring countries include: People’s Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Taiwan to the south. The capital of South Korea is Seoul which is also its largest city with a population of approximately 10 million people. South Korea has a population of 48,754,657 (July 2011 est.). Chungju is located in the northern part of Chungchungbukdo. Located in the middle of the Korean peninsula, Chungju is a cradle of prehistoric culture, with the Namhan River nearby. Chungju has a population of approximately 634,596.

Rowing in South Korea

Rowing was first introduced in Korea in 1919. The first rowing competition was held on the river Han in 1925. Korea Rowing Association was founded in 1962. The Korean national team first participation in the Olympics in Tokyo in 1964.

About Tangeum Lake

Tangeum Lake is an artificial lake. It is located between Chungju Dam and Jojung Dam. It is an ideal rowing lake as the velocity of the water flow can be controlled by the two dams floodgates. The 2007 Asia Rowing Championships were held on Tangeum Lake where 556 competitors from 20 countries participated.

Tangeum Lake will be host to the 2012 Asian Olympic Qualification Regatta which will take place on 26 - 29 April 2012.

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