Rowing at the Olympics

Rowing was on the program at the 1896 Summer Olympics but was canceled due to poor weather. It has been on the Olympic program since 1900. Women's events were introduced at the 1976 Games in Montreal. All races are over a 2000 m (1.24 miles) course.

Current Events

Currently at the Olympics there are 14 rowing events, the same seven events for men and women:

Men & Women

olympic rowingwinning team of the 1912 rowing inriggers fours
from: The Oficial Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912

Previous Events

Here are events that have been part of previous Olympic Games:



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