Friday, August 17, 2012
When rowing started in 1900, there were only men allowed to participate. The women's events were introduced to the summer sports in 1976. Back in 1996 there was lightweight rowing which had a lot of people to do lightweight rowing. In these days they do 2000m course, but then this olympic event was not standard until 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).
In London 2012 the rowing was held on Saturday 28 of July up to Saturday 4 of August at Dorney Lake which was fficially termed Eton Dorney. Fourteen medal events were entered by 550 athletes, 353 were men and 197