The World Rowing Championships 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 or she 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.
The following Olympic and Paralympic Events and International Events are offered at the World Rowing Championships:
Men (M): 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+
Women (W): 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+
Lightweight Men (LM): 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x
Lightweight Women (LW): 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x
Para-rowing: PR1 W1x, PR1 M1x, PR2 Mix2x, PR2 M1x, PR2 W1x, PR3 Mix2x, PR3 Mix4+, PR3 M2-, PR3 W2-
ABOUT THE VENUE
Shanghai Water Sports Center was established in August, 1983 with 2 artificial courses of 2,250 meters in length and 3 to 4 meters in depth. Linked with the natural water body, Dianshan Lake, the venue is a well-facilitated artificial water sports center in line with the international 3A-graded competition venue standards both for rowing competition certified by FISA and canoe competitions. The venue has seen many international events take place there such as the 2004 and 2008 Asian Qualification Regattas for the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.
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