Nanjing is one of China's most important commercial, cultural, and industrial centers. The city has a history spanning nearly 2,500 years, and in recent years has seen rapid development. Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province. The city’s name means “Southern Capital” and is located in the lower Yangtze River Delta. The population of China is 1,336,718,015 (July 2011 est.) of which approximately 6.2 million live in Nanjing.
About the rowing course
The Xuanwu Lake is located in the north-eastern part of the city about 22km away from the Youth Olympic Village. The race course is 2200m long and 162m wide. The venue was used for the rowing and canoeing competitions during the 10th National Games of China in 2005.
The 2014 Youth Olympic games are open to athletes aged 17/18.
Events offered are:
Men (M): 1x, 2-
Women (W): 1x, 2-
2014 Youth Olympic Games - Rowing Qualification System (FRA) *updated 27.01.2014*
Continental Qualification Details
African YOG Qualifier
7-10 October 2013 Tunis, TUNISIA
> 9th African Championships and 2014 YOG continental regatta invitation
> 9th African Championships and 2014 YOG continental regatta invitation (FR)
> 9th African Championships and 2014 YOG continental regatta bulletin
Asian YOG Qualifier and Asian Junior Championships
13-17 October 2013 Samarkand, UZBEKISTAN
> Asian YOG Qualification Regatta
Latin American YOG Qualifier
15-18 April 2014 Montevideo, URUGUAY
(FISA Youth Development Camp 8-13 April 2014)
Further information on the 2014 Youth Olympic Games can be found on the event website here