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Here’s your weekly opportunity to enjoy tales from others who also love rowing. This weekly round-up is for a short list of interesting, in-depth articles for you to read over the weekend.

This week in the rowing online news several stories caught our eye

McLaren has said repeatedly that one of the biggest problems facing U.S. rowing teams is the level of funding, which pales in comparison to other countries. USRowing spent a total of $13.3 million to coach, train, equip and transport the 44 athletes that competed at Eton Dorney. In contrast, Great Britain spent $75 million in lottery funding during the same four-year span. U.S. athletes subsist on a monthly stipend of $800-$1,000, while countries like Australia and Germany provide real living allowances, housing and even cars

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About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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