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Birds Egg stadium already losing its shine

Only six months has passed since the Beijing Olympics and the Birds Nest stadium which hosted the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies is already beginning to lose its shine. The paint is peeling and stains have appeared on its famous lattice design. Accelerating the deterioration of the iconic National Stadium is the absence of a permanent tenant. [...]

Posted on 11 February 2009 | 12:06 am

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Read more on my travels

The Olympics are now over, but my adventures continue. You can continue following my travels in Asia here.

Posted on 17 October 2008 | 1:17 am

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Paralympics gets under away

The opening ceremony for the Paralympics was held last night in Beijing. The ceremony was spectacular but perhaps not on the scale of the ceremony for the Beijing Olympics. Most of the show was performed by people with disabilities, including Li Yue, who lost her left leg in the Sichuan earthquake and performed [...]

Posted on 6 September 2008 | 7:44 pm

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Paralympic display in Tiananmen Square

The Beijing Paralympics are just a day away from starting. Here are some pictures from Tiananmen Square which has some pretty impressive floral displays on show now.

Posted on 4 September 2008 | 8:59 pm

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Volkswagon Olympic cars

Posted on 4 September 2008 | 7:47 pm

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Beijing ticket scammers getting ready for London

The ticket scammers who defrauded people by selling non-existent tickets through the internet are getting ready for the Vancouver and London Olympics. “I was shocked by the brilliance and hard work of the thieves fleecing the Olympic family — and they are setting up to do the same thing in Vancouver in 2010 and London in [...]

Posted on 2 September 2008 | 8:23 pm

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Beijing’s answer to pollution - cloud seeding

Beijing did a lot to improve the air quality leading up to the Beijing Olympics, with mixed results. The days before the opening ceremony were pretty bad, but a burst of rain cleared the air and pollution became less of a talking point. Almost straight after the closing ceremony the hazy skies returned. A [...]

Posted on 1 September 2008 | 3:56 am

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Beijing has 6.52 million visitors for the Olympics

Beijing recorded 6.52 million visitors for the 2008 Olympics, with 382,000 of those coming from overseas. Authorities long estimated that 500,000 foreigners would visit the city, but tougher visa controls reduced that number. The Xinhua news agency reported that tourist spots in the city reported total revenues of 162 million yuan (US$23 million), according to [...]

Posted on 31 August 2008 | 8:34 pm

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Day 16: August 24th 2008

To the athletes tonight: You were true role models. You have shown us the unifying power of sport. The Olympic spirit lives in the warm embrace of competitive rivals from nations in conflict. Keep that spirit alive when you return home. These were truly exceptional Games! (Source: Dr Jacques Rogge, Chairman of the International Olympic [...]

Posted on 24 August 2008 | 4:39 pm

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Closing ceremony - what did you think?

The fireworks are still going on over Beijing tonight as the Olympics comes to a close. The closing ceremony wasnt as long as the first one and not as spectacular, but still very well done. We had a short section to mark the handover of the Olympics from Beijing to London. Londons mayor [...]

Posted on 24 August 2008 | 7:16 am

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May 08, 2004

Athens Olympics Rowing Events and Results

Athens Olympic Rowing


rowing.gifRowing competition in Athens will be held between 14th - 22nd August at the Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre.

U.S. women's eight comes in having won its last two World Cup events. Great Britain is defending Olympic champion in men's four and eight. In women's single sculls, Ekaterina Karsten of Belarus looks to repeat her gold medal performance from Sydney. The United States failed to qualify boats for men's single sculls and women's double sculls. The U.S. rowing team has 15 members with Olympic experience, but none with medals.

'In Olympic rowing 14 different boat classes are raced, eight sculling events in which two oars are used, one in each hand and six sweep-oared events in which the rower uses one oar with both hands. The sculling boat classes are the single, the double and the quadruple sculls with crews of one, two or four athletes respectively, as well as the lightweight double. The sweep row categories include the pair, the four, the lightweight four (for men only) and the eight with coxswain, which is perhaps the most spectacular rowing event of all.' Source

A total of 14 Gold medals will be up for grabs in Olympic Rowing competition with 8 in Men's competition and 6 in Women's. Rowing Results and Medal Winners will be posted on the pages listed below as they come to hand. In the mean time keep up to date with the latest Rowing news in our Rowing News Archives.

Men's Rowing Results and Medals


- Men's Single Sculls
- Men's Double Sculls
- Men's Lightweight Double Sculls
- Men's Quadruple Sculls
- Men's Pair
- Men's Four
- Men's Lightweight Four
- Men's Eight with Coxswain

Women's Rowing Results and Medals


- Women's Single Sculls
- Women's Double Sculls
- Women's Lightweight Double Sculls
- Women's Quadruple Sculls
- Women's Pair
- Women's Eight with Coxswain

Related Olympic Rowing Resource


- BBC Olympic Rowing
- NBC - Olympic Rowing
- ESPN - Olympic Rowing
FISA - World Rowing


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Posted by Darren at May 8, 2004 06:25 PM
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how many medals does the Australian rowers have?

Posted by: tom at August 18, 2004 01:38 PM

Dear Editor
I am doing a project on the rowing in the olympics and i need to see all the teams results.
Why cant you just put each days results on one chart?
Alex Sutton

Posted by: Alex Sutton at August 19, 2004 10:32 AM

can you please out up a lisr of all the womens 8 teams for rowing from athens as i need the aussie's team list.
thanks!

Posted by: stacey at September 2, 2004 12:33 PM
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