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About the sport

As a specialty, it was founded in the XI century, although it is said the sport existed a thousand years B.C. It is an exercise in speed undertaken in narrow boats, in which athletes sit on rows, always with their backs to the destination. It demands huge effort and resistance, especially for the rowers on the front.

It is a traditionally an Olympic event, incorporated for the second Olympic Games in Paris 1900. Germany is the maximum medalist when it comes to Olympic rowing, adding together the results of Eastern and Western Germany and the current German Republic. The London 2012 Olympics will have 14 events, varying on the type of boat, number of rowers (1 to 8), the gender (male and female) and the presence or absence of a leader. The events will take place on Dorney Lake, an artificial lake in the city of Buckinhamshire.

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Star athletes

Athletes to Watch

They will be protagonists at the Olympic Games

Hall of Fame

Stars that made history in the Olympic Games

Fabiana BeltrameFabiana BeltrameCountry:Brazil

After competing in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 without achieving significant results, the athlete comes to London 2012 as a world champion in the lightweight single sculls.


Ekaterina KarstenEkaterina KarstenCountry: Belarus

Even without reaching the top of the podium in the last two editions, the 40 years old athlete goes to London probably to close her career with great pride.

Steve RedgraveSteve RedgraveCountry: Great Britain

He won five consecutive gold medals, between 1984 and 2000. Steve Redgrave is considered the greatest Olympic Champion in British history.


Matthew PinsentMatthew PinsentCountry: Great Britain

He rose to the heights of the podium in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. On three occasions alongside him was the legend Steve Redgrave.

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