Olympic Rowing sport at the Summer stock Olympics has been part of the competition since its debut in the 1900 Summer Olympics. Fans from all over the world can buy Olympic Rowing Tickets online.

Olympic Rowing was the program at the 1896 Summer Olympics but was canceled. Modern rowing is an economical game can be traced to the early 17th century when races regattas were held between professional watermen on the River Thames in London, United Kingdom.

Olympic Rowing at Tokyo Olympic Summer Games 2020
Olympic Rowing at Tokyo Olympic Summer Games 2020

Just men were allowed to compete till the women’s events were introduced at the 1976 summer Olympics in Montreal which gave the national federation incentive to support women’s events and catalyzed growth in women’s are rowing.

Nowadays all races are raced over a 2000 m, but this did not become standard before the Stockholm Olympics in 1912. Before this it was raced over various distances. In Paris in 1900 (1750 m), in St. Louis in 1904 (3218 m), in London in 1908 (2412 m), and again in London in 1948 (1850 m) 1908 and 1948 were held over the Henley Royal Regatta course.

Rowing Lightweight events which have weight limited crews were introduced to the games in 1996. Qualifying for the rowing events is the subject of the jurisdiction of the International Rowing Federation (or FISA, its French abbreviation). FISA predates the modern Olympics and the first international sport federation to join the modern Olympic movement.

Olympic Rowing at Tokyo Olympic Summer Games 2020


Men: Single sculls, Double sculls, Quadruple sculls, Coxless pair, Coxless fours, eight.

Lightweight Men: Double Sculls, Coxless Four

Women: Eight, Coxless Pair, Quad Sculls, Double Sculls, Single Sculls

Lightweight Women: Double Sculls

At the World Championships, the top finishing boats guarantee a place for that country – the rowers in the crew can be changed before the games. At the qualification regattas, it is the crew that wins that qualifies for the Olympics, and if members of that crew race in the Olympics they must race in that event.

Limited number of crews allowed to the race, so the International Rowing Federation (IRF) holds qualification events in order to determine who competes at the Olympic Games. At the Olympic Games, each National Olympic Committee can only have one boat per event.

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