Lausanne, 18 August 2019

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, wishes to advise international media about the information available for the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz-Otendheim, Austria.

This is the most important event of the 2019 season, not only as the event that will crown the 2019 World Champions, but also because it combines to be the main qualification regatta for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games. It takes place from 25 August to 1 September 2019.

The media guide is now available here. It includes a Who to Watch for all boat classes, media information, a review of the season so far, many useful statistics from all major regattas and the current World Best Times.

The World Rowing website, will be the main channel containing:
- Live video streaming of all races
- Entries, results, and related files
- Race reports
- Live race tracker
- Audio commentary 
- Photos
- Live blog

Live video coverage will be available on the World Rowing website for the entire eight days of the regatta starting at 09:30 CET on 25 August 2019.

The racing draw will take place at 15:00 CET on Saturday 24 Auguest and will be live streamed on World Rowing’s Facebook page:

Photos will be available through:

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

The official Facebook page is

There will also be updates on our You Tube channel:

For media accreditation queries: