Lausanne, 20 May 2016

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, wishes to advise international media about the information available for the 2016 World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne, Switzerland.

This is the second World Rowing Cup of the 2016 season in the series of three and it will take place from 27-29 May, 2016. The media guide is now available here. It includes a Who to Watch for all of the Olympic boat classes, media information, the season to date, an Olympic qualification update and statistics.

The annual 'Focus' brochure with an overview of the 2016 year in rowing  is available here.

The World Rowing website, www.worldrowing.com will be the main channel containing:

·         Entries, results, and related PDFs

·         Race reports

·         Live race tracker

·         Audio commentary 

·         Photos

·         Live blog

Live video coverage will be available on the website for the Olympic boat class A-finals. These begin at 10:18 CET on Sunday 29 May, 2016.

Photos will be available through: https://www.flickr.com/photos/worldrowingofficial

World Rowing also posts information on its social media channels. The official Twitter account of World Rowing is @WorldRowing. The official hashtag for the event is #WRCLucerne or #WorldCup. World Rowing will provide updates, photos and short commentary via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @WorldRowingOfficial. Athletes and fans are encouraged to tweet messages of support using the official hashtag.

The official Facebook page is www.Facebook.com/WorldRowing.

There will also be updates on our You Tube channel: www.youtube.com/WorldRowingFISA

For media accreditation queries:  media@fisa.org