Rowing factbox for Athens 2004
Posted: Sunday July 11, 2004 9:32PM; Updated: Sunday July 11, 2004 9:32PM
ATHENS, July 12 (Reuters) -- Factbox on rowing at the August 13-29 Athens Olympics:
The first recorded rowing competition took place in 1716 in England, where the sport went on to become famous through the race held every year between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, which began in 1829.
The International Rowing Federation (FISA) was founded in 1892 and is the oldest international sports federation in the Olympic movement.
Bad weather and a lack of international participation meant rowing was cancelled at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. It made its first Olympic appearance in Paris four years later. Women's rowing has been included in the games since 1976.
in the sculling events each rower uses two oars. The other races are sweep-oared events in which the rower grips one oar with both hands.
Races cover 2,000 metres with six competition lanes.
Men: Single sculls, double sculls, lightweight double sculls, quadruple sculls, pair, four, lightweight four, eight with coxswain.
Women: Single sculls, double sculls, lightweight double sculls, quadruple sculls, pair, eight with coxswain.
Single sculls: Robert Waddell (New Zealand)
Pair: Jean Christophe Rolland/Michel Andrieux (France)
Double sculls: Iztok Cop/Luka Spik (Slovenia)
Eight with coxswain: Britain (Andrew Lindsay, Ben
Hunt-Davis, Simon Dennis,
Louis Attrill, Luka Grubor,
Kieran West, Fred Scarlett,
Steve Trapmore, Rowley
Four: Britain (James Cracknell, Steven Redgrave, Tim Foster,
Lightweight four: France (Laurent Porchier, Jean-Christophe
Bette, Yves Hocde, Xavier
Lightweight double sculls: Robert Sycz/Tomasz Kucharski
Quadruple sculls: Italy (Agostino Abbagnale, Alessio
Sartori, Rossano Galtarossa, Simone
Single sculls: Ekaterina Karsten (Belarus)
Double sculls: Kathrin Boron/Jana Thieme (Germany)
Eight with coxswain: Romania (Georgeta Damian, Viorica
Susanu, Ioana Olteanu,
Veronica Cochelea, Maria
Elisabeta Lipa, Liliana
Gafencu, Doina Ignat, Elena
Lightweight double sculls: Constanta Burcica/Angela Tamas
Quadruple sculls: Germany (Manja Kowalski, Meike Evers,
Manuela Lutze, Kerstin Kowalski)
Pair: Doina Ignat/Georgeta Damian (Romania)
OLYMPIC PROGRAMME (FINALS)
August 21 - Women's single sculls
Men's single sculls
Women's double sculls
Men's double sculls
August 22 - Women's lightweight double sculls
Men's lightweight double sculls
Men's lightweight four
Women's quadruple sculls
Men's quadruple sculls
Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre, east of Athens,
which can accommodate 14,000 spectators.
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