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
- Mike Spraklen’s departure from Rowing Canada has ‘ripple effects’ as Kevin Light’s parents publicly thank him, The Athlete Rep resigns from the Rowing Canada Board and his former medalists get together for a “bittersweet” row together. Silken Laumann speaks out supporting Spraklen.
- Meanwhile, Canadian Olympian Scott Frandsen joins Mike Teti as assistant Varsity Rowing coach for the University of California team
- A fun look back at a souvenir coin from 1996 Olympics found in a cereal packet and the owner today is a rowing coach…. coincidence?
- Womens Rowing Coach wanted in Liverpool, UK
- Aussie drunken rower commits to Rio 2016
- Tim McLaren reflects on quitting US Rowing and being back home in Sydney
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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