Category Archives: Olympics

A new volume of Rowing Tales

We are delighted to announce the imminent publication of Rowing Tales 2018 – curated as before by Peter Mallory (Editor) and Rebecca Caroe. This year’s book includes contributions from rowers and coaches from around the world and for the first time we’ve added in some rowing poetry.  You will enjoy Annabel Eyres’ beautiful front cover […]

Rowing in Lithuania

rowing in communist Lithuania

Rima Karaliene is a woman inspired.  Her Father rowed for Lithuania during the Communist times and she has written a book about his story called “Rowing though the Barbed Wire fence”. The USSR was a composite country of Soviet Socialist Republics – Lithuania was not an independent nation.  The national rowing federation favoured athletes from […]

Want to row with an Olympian?

fund raising, charity rowing,

Rowing with olympians – you thought money couldn’t buy this but the Party for the Podium team organise rowing days where you can get close and row with your GB Rowing heroes.https://vimeo.com/175698139 VIP Rowing Day With A GB Rower This experience for you to help form a once in a lifetime boat crew with a […]

Bob Janousek and British Rowing

Bob Janousek on cover of Rowing Magazine.

During my Podcast interview with Hugh Matheson and Chris Dodd the name Bob Janousek came up a lot. We got an email afterwards from Adrian Ellison and since he was coached by Janousek at the time, it is worth publishing, Adrian writes I think that Hugh was absolutely right to stress Bob Janousek’s importance in […]

Jurgen Grobler Book authors on RowingChat

Jurgen Grobler, rowing biography,. more power book cover

RowingChat this week is with the authors of More Power, the Jurgen Grobler biography.  Jurgen is described as the most successful Olympic Rowing Coach ever, having won Gold Medals in ten separate Olympiads from Munich in 1972 to Rio in 2016.  Authors Chris Dodd and Hugh Matheson present each four year Olympic cycle and the […]

Advert showcasing Meghan O’Leary

Meghan O'Leary US rowing in the Lincoln car commercial

Sometimes those big dollar advertising commercials showcase rowing in a fantastic light alongside commercial products. Lincoln Cars just shot a special advert shot at Vancouver Rowing Club and featuring US Rower Meghan O’Leary in a single scull – she races the car service technician back to the dock where he hands her back the keys to […]

Dick Tonks leaves NZ for Rowing Canada job

Dick Tonks Rowing coach legend

Richard ‘Dick’ Tonks joins RCA High Performance team as Senior Men’s Head Coach Monday, November 20, 2017 – RCA is pleased to announce Dick Tonks will be joining the RCA High Performance team in the role of Senior Men’s Head Coach. This is a significant step in propelling RCA’s HP program towards success in 2020 […]

Retired professional athlete? CTL Sport needs you

Crossing the Line Sport

Crossing the Line aims to bring greater insight and understanding into the retirement process and wellbeing of elite athletes. Which is why we’re proud to support new research into athlete transition, conducted by CTL partner, Chris Mordue. The research is focused on the following question: How does retiring from elite sport affect the identity and […]

Future for Rowing Lightweights at the Olympics

Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls,

Paul Hart writes Given the planned limitations at the next Olympics( a single men’s and women’s lightweight event), is there any hope for the future of lightweight rowing? That’s a hard one… We read the interview that Mike Rowbotham did on the Inside the Games website with JC Rolland “Bleak Future for Lightweights beyond Tokyo” […]

The Pathway to Paralympic representation

NZ Paralympics. pathway model, community sport, Olympics,

Rachel Froggatt from Paralympics New Zealand talks about how the pathway from community awareness of sport participation for people of disability through to international representation is tough.  Tough all the way. Funding for the parts “That matter” is not available at all for community awareness and community development and only partially available for the Paralympic […]