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Olympic Games - Rowing

Men's Rowing has been part of the Olympics since 1900, having been cancelled four years earlier due to bad weather. Since 1912 all men's races have been contested at the distance of 2000 metres. Previously various distances were employed. Women's events were introduced in 1976, initially over 1000m before being lengthened to 2000m from 1988. "Lightweight" competitions first appeared in 1996. A nation can only enter one boat per discipline. Currently there are 14 on the programme, incorporating scullling (two oars per person) and coxless events (single oar per rower).

The venue used in 2008 was Shunyi Park, Beijing, China

2008 Medallists


GOLD
SILVER BRONZE
M SS
OLAF TUFTE (Nor)
Ondrej Synek (Cze)
Mahe Drysdale (Nzl)
M DS
DAVID CRAWSHAY &
SCOTT BRENNAN (Aus)
Tonu Endrekson &
Juri Jaanson (Est)
Matthew Wells &
S'n Rowbotham (Gbr)
M LDS
ZAC PURCHASE &
MARK HUNTER (Gbr)
D'trios Mougious &
V'ios Polymeros (Grc)
Mads Rasmussen &
R Quist Hansen (Den)
M QS
POLAND
Italy
France
M CP
DREW GINN &
DUNCAN FREE (Aus)
David Calder &
Scott Frandsen (Can)
Nathan Twaddle &
G Bridgewater (Nzl)
M CF
GREAT BRITAIN
Australia France
M LCF
DENMARK
Poland
Canada
M 8s
CANADA Great Britain
United States
W SS
RUMYANA NEYKOVA (Bul)
M'elle Guerette (Usa)
E'erina Karsten (Blr)
W DS
GEORGINA EVERS-SWINDELL &
CAROLINE EVERS-SWINDELL (Nzl)
Annekatrin Thiele &
Christiane Huth (Ger)
Elise Laverick &
Anna Bevington (Gbr)
W LDS
KIRSTEN VAN DER KOLK &
MARIT VAN EUPEN (Nld)
Sanna Sten &
Minna Nieminen (Fin)
Melanie Kok &
Tracy Cameron (Can)
W QS CHINA Great Britain Germany
W CP GEORGETTA ANDRUNACHE &
VIORETA SUSANU (Rom)
Wu You &
Gao Yulan (Chn)
Yuliya Bichyk &
Natalia Helakh (Bul)
W 8s UNITED STATES Netherlands Romania

M = Men's
W = Women's
SS = Single Sculls
DS = Double Sculls
LDS = Lightweight Double Sculls
QS = Quadruple Sculls
CP = Coxless Pair
CF = Coxless Four
LCF = Lightweight Coxless Four
8s = Eights

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