Rowing

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The World Rowing Federation (FISA) has taken the decision to attribute its 2022 World Championships to Racice in the Czech Republic after initial bids for the event failed to meet its guidelines.

The World Rowing Federation (FISA) is to hold its first Indoor World Championships next year as part of plans to capitalise on the growing interest in the discipline.

Jean-Christophe Rolland has been re-elected as president of the World Rowing Federation (FISA), while it has been announced that Bled and Shanghai will host the sport’s World Championships in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

The World Rowing Championships will go ahead as planned in the US state of Florida later this month after organisers said Hurricane Irma caused limited damage in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, where the event is due to be staged.

The introduction of shorter formats to placate broadcasters and attract time-poor fans can lead to some interesting conflicts of interest for rights-holders. Andy Fry asks how sports can evolve and keep their stakeholders happy at the same time.

The World Rowing Federation’s (FISA) Extraordinary Congress has voted to replace the men’s lightweight four discipline with the women’s four at the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, in a move designed to help create gender equality.

Organisers of the European Championships have announced that the seven federations scheduled to compete at the inaugural edition of the multi-sport event in 2018 have all agreed in principle to return for its second outing in 2022.

The title sponsor of the Boat Race between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge has donated its rights to a charity. Rob Ridley finds out why.

The World Rowing Federation (FISA) has handed organisers of the 2016 Olympic Games a boost by issuing a favourable report on the water quality at its venue for next year’s event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Linz-Ottensheim in Austria has been ratified as the host of the 2019 World Rowing Championships by the members of Fisa, the sport’s global governing body.

The World Rowing Federation (FISA) has unveiled details of what it claims is a landmark global clean water initiative as part of its ongoing partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Linz-Ottensheim in Austria is set to host the 2019 World Rowing Championships after the council of Fisa, the sport’s global governing body, named the municipality as “the most suitable candidate” for the event.

Luiz Fernando Pezao, Governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, has signed a deal with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a scheme to clean up the polluted waters of the city’s Guanabara Bay, as the World Rowing Federation (FISA) joined the call for viral testing of water sports venues at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Matt Smith, executive director of the International Rowing Federation (FISA), has said that rowing events at next year’s 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro could be delayed due to water pollution at the venue for the sport.

The cities of Glasgow and Berlin are set to co-host a new European multi-sport event in 2018, it was announced today (Thursday).

The International Rowing Federation (Fisa) has announced that four bids have been submitted to host the global governing body’s 2019 World Rowing Championships.

The International Rowing Federation (Fisa) has revealed four nations have declared their interest in hosting its 2019 World Rowing Championships.

The International Rowing Federation (Fisa) is seeking bidders for a number of its major events from 2017 to 2019, including its showpiece World Rowing Championships.

Jean-Christophe Rolland has assumed the role of president of the International Rowing Federation (FISA) following his election to the position last year.