Olympic gold medallist Anna Watkins has announced that she will not defend her double sculls title with Katherine Grainger in Rio in 2016 after the birth of her son, although she has not ruled out making a comeback at Tokyo 2020.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
British rowing's giant oarsmen will have to travel economy class even for long-haul flights unless a new sponsor is found. Many of the GB rowers are over 6ft 6in – Moe Sbihi is 6ft 8in – and team managers believe the cramped leg space is unwelcome but say there is no alternative until a replacement for Siemens is found.
Friday 14 June 2013
The annual rowing race has come in for criticism after a boat colliding with a brood of ducks
Wednesday 15 May 2013
The Radio 4 presenter Laurie Taylor seriously offended listeners when he used the words "cox sackers" during a discussion about a rowing team, the BBC Trust has ruled.
Sunday 31 March 2013
Oxford won the 159th Boat Race yesterday by a length and a third, closing the gap on Cambridge in the head-to-head tally, which now stands at 81 wins to 77 in Cambridge's favour. In distinctly wintry conditions, the Oxford crew took control early on, eventually winning by four seconds in 17:28 – the quickest time since 2009.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
The hunched Oscar Pistorius who wept through much of the first day and a half of this courtroom drama in South Africa, was replaced by an upright and alert observer this afternoon.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Acer Nethercott was a rowing cox who excelled in the worlds of sport and academia. He won an Olympic silver medal with the men's eight at Beijing in 2008, and the Performance Director of GB Rowing, Sir David Tanner, described him as "the top British cox of his time".
Monday 28 January 2013
Acer Nethercott, the cox for Great Britain's silver medal-winning rowing eights at the Beijing Olympics, has died at the age of 35.
Cycling and Boxing benefit from investment increases aimed at delivering more medals at Rio Olympics than London 2012
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Basketball, handball, wrestling and table tennis miss out on funding altogether
Sunday 16 December 2012
Sebastian Coe is to be honoured for his achievements on and off the track by being given the Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.
Friday 02 November 2012
Royal Mail postboxes painted gold to celebrate Britain's Olympic winners will not be returned to red.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
The renowned trade publication Architects Journal doesn't only break news. It also publishes erudite and sharp comment, such as this blog by influential Senior Editor James Pallister. He addresses the question of whether or not Trenton Oldfield, the man who interrupted the last boat race in protest at social injustice, deserved to be jailed for six months. And he writes from the perspective of someone who went to Cambridge and has rowed plenty.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Olympic champion Kat Copeland has put plans to retire on hold to defend her title in Rio, in 2016.
Saturday 20 October 2012
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Public school privilege is as much a question of attitudes as facilities
Monday 13 August 2012
Olympic rowing champion Pete Reed got engaged at the London 2012 closing ceremony.
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