Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Rowing’ Category

Power words propel Canadian rowers to silver

Friday, August 12th, 2016
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When you have a moment that counts, can you boil everything down to one or two words? It's a strategy that worked for Canada's silver-medal-winning lightweight doubles team of Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee.

Strong finish powers Canadian rowers to silver in double sculls

Friday, August 12th, 2016
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Rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee of Victoria have taken the silver medal in lightweight women's double sculls rowing in Rio.

Olympic rowing scrapped for Wednesday due to stormy weather

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
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The Olympic rowing regatta was called off Wednesday as rain and winds lashed the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro.

Carling Zeeman powers Canada into semis in women’s single sculls

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
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Carling Zeeman has punched a Canadian ticket into the semifinals of the women's single sculls competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

Rowing Canada’s ‘death machine’ grooms champions

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
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It is a storied place in Olympic sport, the room where a rowing eight toils on the nightmare "ergs". It's where Canada's best rowers test their pain tolerance.

Canada heading to Rio Olympics minus storied men’s 8 crew

Sunday, July 24th, 2016
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The Canadian national rowing program stunned many observers by instead choosing to split the resources into two boats — a quadruple sculls and a four — with the aim of doubling both the medal haul and subsequent funding from Own the Podium.

Don’t paint all Russian athletes with same brush: Former Canadian rowing coach

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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One-time Canadian rowing coach Mike Spracklen moved to Russia in 2013 to coach and oversee its struggling program. Now, after guiding Canada to gold medals at the 1992 and 2008 Olympics, a doping scandal might prevent him from taking Russia's men's eight to Rio next month.

Canada announces 26-member Olympic rowing team

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
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Rowing Canada Aviron and the Canadian Olympic Committee revealed the crews of the seven boats on Tuesday that will compete at the upcoming Games in Rio.