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World Rowing Championships, Amsterdam opening ceremony

These are some photos I took today at the course (not very happy weather photos) and at the opening … read more

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These are some photos I took today at the course (not very happy weather photos) and at the opening ceremony, which was held in the Museum Square in front of the Rijksmuseum in central Amsterdam.

Highlight of the opening ceremony: the president of the organising committee rolled up his trousers and waded into the middle of the fountain to deliver his speech. The mayor followed suit, as did the FISA president. It has to be a first as far as opening ceremony speeches go… 🙂

Rainy practice at the Bosbaan Rainy practice at the Bosbaan

Athletes train for the rowing World Champs Athletes train for the rowing World Champs

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

flags and fountain at Rijksmuseum flags and fountain at Rijksmuseum

Get the best view Get the best view

Amsterdam sign from behind Amsterdam sign from behind

Rowing nations' flags Amsterdam Rowing nations’ flags Amsterdam

spectators at World Rowing opening ceremony spectators at World Rowing opening ceremony

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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