Olympic Venue to Host Rowing World Cup

By Community | August 20, 2012

The 2013 Rowing World Cup is coming back to the UK and will be hosted at Olympic and Paralympic venue Eton Dorney.

The venue saw Team GB win 11 medals in rowing and canoe sprint in this summer’s Olympic Games and previously staged the World Cup in 2005.

Eton will now host the event for only the second time in history, brand viagra online on 21 and 23 June next year.

British Rowing chairman Di Ellis says she hopes the event will see the return of the ‘Dorney Roar’, medicine with packed crowds cheering on the GB Olympians.

Ellis said: “Hosting a World Cup in 2013 at Eton Dorney will give rowing the perfect opportunity to rekindle the magical atmosphere we enjoyed at the Olympic Games.

“It will provide a landmark event as a legacy for the sport where we can watch many of our 2012 medallists in action, clinic celebrating their achievements, but also take a first look at those who may make a name for themselves in Rio.”

Crowds at Eton Dorney this summer witnessed Team GB collect four gold, two silver and three bronze medals in rowing as well as one gold and bronze in canoe sprint.

The venue is now preparing for the Paralympic Games, with the first rowing event on the 31 August.

UK Sport and Olympics Minister, Hugh Robertson: “Rowing was one of the standout successes of the London 2012 Olympics.

“Hosting a 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup regatta will enable the sport to keep up this momentum and give our top rowers another chance to shine in front of a home crowd.

“This event will help bring thousands of new fans and participants to the sport.”

FISA, the world governing body for rowing has also confirmed that British Rowing will have the option of hosting a World Cup event again in 2015.

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