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DECEMBER 2001 December 20th - Robson guides underdogs to exciting victory (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Cambridge add colour (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Cox's coup helps Robson find winning rhythm (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), and A view from the launch (Rowing Service, Trevor Chambers).
UK today, Batten still has the edge over British colleagues (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
Nick Green gets Induction into the Australian Sport Hall of Fame (FISA).
UK press links from last week - Gunn on board to fire performance (Mike Rosewell, The Times) and yesterday Rowing entrusts its tomorrows to the alchemist of the golden pond (Andrew Longmore, Independent on Sunday), and Redgrave collects his financial dues (Jon Henderson, Observer).
Today's UK press links: Smith's Bitter settles well (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Smith inspires victory (Mike Rosewell, Times). From last Saturday, No luxury life for Foster (Owen Slot, Telegraph).
From Holland, an article about Gerritjan Eggenkamp (OUBC, in Dutch on the NRC Handelsblad site), and plenty of OUBC training photos (on NLRoei).
On the BBC website (UK), Foster sets golden goal and a Forum newsclip (needs RealPlayer).
From the Sydney Morning Herald today, Oarsome twosome to reunite, with some brilliantly inflammatory comments from head coach and ex-cox Neil Donaldson. On the same lines, Tomkins ready to dip oar in again (AAP, Australia).
From today's Times (UK), Perkins draws on reservoir of spirit to endure water torture (John Goodbody).
UK press links after yesterday's news: Foster calls time on career as injuries take toll (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Foster quits and turns to coaching (Richard Bright, Telegraph), End for me could just be beginning (Tim Foster, Telegraph), Foster lays his oars to rest (Pete Nichols, Guardian). There was a press release piece in the Independent which was changed to my story in the print versions of the paper later last night.
NOVEMBER 2001 Report from the inquest into Leo Blockley, who died last January. (UK).
The Aussie story last week of Coach injured in boat crash I gather refers to Murray Clarke, of UNSWRC, who has broken his hip.
Today's press links: Times rower's Atlantic odyssey ends in flames (Jon Gornall, The Times), Lone woman outlasts the men (The Times).
From "This in Lancashire" yesterday, River row rises to new level, about the nastier side of an angling club.
While we're on the weird news, a gossip column article in the New Zealand Herald about a completely different subject has a good little para at the end. Also from the Herald, Gritty duo counting down to grilled breakfast about Jude Ellis and Steph Brown, in the TARR.
From last week on the BBC website, IOC fears Athens delays - more trouble.
And a follow-up from the Chinese National Games news - Medalist disqualified. Thanks for the link Len. And also Three Chinese Athletes Hit by Doping Bans (Reuters), amongst other snippets.
An old, but excellent, article I missed on CNN: Good Read: Rower responds to World Trade Center disaster (Brian Cazeneuve, October 1st).
A report on the FISA website about the Chinese National Games Regatta.
A feature interview I missed over the weekend: Ache for Olympic victory drives Cracknell to limit (Alisdair Reid, The Times). And John Goodbody's written a piece about 'breast doping' and its effect on performance which quotes Olympian oarswoman and psychologist Kirsten Barnes: Players get new artificial lift.
Power and passion as Pinsent takes title (Sarah Edworthy, The Telegraph), Pinsent pinches title (BBC Online), Fit to Play: Indoor rowing proving that it has universal pulling power (The Times) and Pinsent sneaks past Cracknell (Rachel Quarrell, Independent). Messrs Rosewell and Dodd will be upset that although they filed proper race reports, only tiny snippets got in, and the Times website is on a go-slow anyway.
Also in the news: the Kiwis have landed. Steve Westlake and Matt Goodman win the Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race, in a time just outside Rob Hamill and Phil Stubbs' record. The NZ site linked here also has a connection to the Port St. Charles webcam overlooking the finish pontoon in Barbados. Latest positions for the other teams here.
And Foster fights for fitness (BBC Online, Charlie Henderson.
On FISA's website, Australia honours top female rowers: Zurich Rowers of the Year Jane Robinson, Jo Lutz, Vicky Roberts and Julia Wilson.
From the UK papers, Cracknell's double celebration (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Langridge powers Leander to victory (Rachel Quarrell, Independent, and a snippet in the Telegraph with nothing new.
Caversham Lake's going ahead (BBC, UK), and the lake is to be named after Sir Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent.
There's news in the UK that the "camToo" project has been adopted for inclusion in the Eastern Region Rowing Council's five-year plan, allowing the project to go for millions of pounds more Lottery funding. An article, "Room for rowers at a stroke" is featured on the Cambridge Evening News website, and there's a map here.
From FISA, Martin Kessler Will Stay on Until Athens 2004 (Austrian news).
From Tuesday, IOC increases heat on the BBC website, about the Athens games.
From Tuesday, Olympians meet their match (Telegraph).
OCTOBER 2001 From Tuesday in the Daily Telegraph, Rowing seeks calmer waters (Sue Mott, UK).
From FISA's redesigned (and vastly improved) worldrowing.com website, Karsten takes home Head of the Charles cash, with other HOCR news.
Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race (TARR) news: Atlantic wife rows solo after husband gives up (The Times, UK), and details of latest positions are on the Ward Evans website. Row2k carries a first-hand account of Rob Hamill's broken hand disappointment, and the Ocean Rowing website has regular updates. The latest news on Nenad Belic is that he is officially named missing at sea, but no wreckage from his boat has yet been found, which is unusual for these very buoyant craft. In the news today on the TARR, Gornall left on his own (The Times), about their own journalist who is racing to America.
From last Friday's Telegraph, Geoffrey Page on his alma mater: Threat to University Boat Club (UK).
A press cutting interviewing Hamill, from NZ: "The most difficult call of my life".
No more news on Nenad Belic: his family are continuing the search.
In the press today, Team-mate rules Hamill out of race (Stuff, NZ), Family drive Irish hunt for ocean rower (Sunday Times, UK).
A piece in today's Sunday Times Magazine (UK) called Fitness - Don't Push It suggests that stretching may be more use _after_ exercise than before.....
SEPTEMBER 2001 Britons survive a year of living famously (Mike Rowbottom, Independent).
In today's Daily Telegraph (UK), an obituary for Tom Askwith, ex-GB Olympic oarsman.
From yesterday's BBC Sports section online: Athletes warned off food supplements (preliminary findings only).
Laumann launches youth program (Globe and Mail, Canada).
Nice bit in today's Torygraph (honestly, why can't they list these things under sports so I can find them when I look?), The year of living famously (Owen Slot, Daily Telegraph, UK).
A fascinating and controversial article in the Times today: "Yes, Ben Johnson could have been innocent".
From last week, Redgrave rated number one (Ananova website).
Frank Keating, in the Guardian (with its usual misprint quota) has a comment on Martin Cross's superb book Olympic Obsession - see the bottom of the Guardian article.
This UK story hit the news yesterday, but only today has the woman concerned been identified as a British and Scottish rower: Adventure sport woman 'critical' after river ordeal (Telegraph). Further Scottish links - Gold medal rower fights for her life after adventure race accident (The Scotsman), Top rower seriously hurt in Swiss adventure race (The Herald), Calamity Canyon (Daily Record); (Thanks Terry).
AUGUST 2001 A little story online - 'Reformed' inmate to take on rowing challenge (PA).
OK, we're setting new standards of weird here: press link today declares Boat made of granite rowed a mile without mishap (PA). Anyone got a few spare shells for their novices? There are also one French press link and another about this news story, plus the mad bugger who invented it has a website about the boat.
Latest on the camToo project (UK).
One more Worlds press link - Lightweight pairs add to Ireland's gold tally (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent).
In today's BBC Sport online, Pinsent hits out at Beijing decision, and a nice summary piece yesterday from Mark Davies: Best ever for British rowers (BBC Online again).
Worlds press links: Three rowing golds (Australian wire news), Women's eight wins gold (ABC News, Australia), Britain's golden girls (Robert Treharne-Jones, PA), British pair finish fifth (RTJ, PA), Men's eight miss out (RTJ, PA), Pinsent twice shy after gold double (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Rowing championships end in anticlimax for men's eight (Guardian, PA), Squad follows Sydney trend (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), British pair time double gold run to perfection (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph), Desire to win pulled us past pain barrier (James Cracknell, Telegraph),
Coode's gold feels right this time (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Pinsent and Cracknell strike early blows on road to Athens (John Goodbody, Times), Results bode well for future (Tim Foster, Telegraph), Pinsent and Cracknell enhance golden haul (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
UK press links: On golden pond (Nick Pitt, Sunday Times), Two good to be true (Nick Pitt, Irish edition of Sunday Times), On top of the world again (James Mossop, Telegraph), Two hours, two world titles (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Pinsent-Cracknell rule the world (Robert Treharne-Jones, PA), Cracknell and Pinsent win two golds in two hours (RTJ, PA), Pinsent matches Redgrave for top rowing titles (RTJ, PA), Double gold at Worlds for Irish rowers (RTJ, Irish Independent), British pair row to double gold in Lucerne (BBC Sport, includes audio/video bits), Cracknell and Pinsent take double gold (Eurosport). I can't see the Observer link at the moment, although Dan Topolski did file a story - I'll check again later in case they stick it up late as they often do.
Plus, on a different matter, Messing about on the river (Simon Calder, Independent, about skiffing about on the Thames at Henley).
I am told that while it is a subscription paper, you can log into L'Equipe Online to get some of the French articles on rowing.
UK press links: British pair focus on double vision (Chris Dodd, Guardian), British pair face test of stamina (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Great chance to make Steve eat his words (James Cracknell, Telegraph), Hopes high as Britons go for gold (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), British pair prepare for daring double (John Goodbody, The Times), Casey and Hall show quality to make final (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Rocking a boat or two in a perfect world (John Goodbody, The Times), British pair add to final flourish (Robert Treharne-Jones, PA).
UK press links: Britons pushed all the way (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Dry run for double dream (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph), A sporting life (Beverley Turner, Telegraph), Britons find cruise control (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Pair primed for finals (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Double delight for pairs (Mike Haggerty, Herald), Lynch marches on in fine style (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Pinsent and Cracknell stay in control (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Cracknell and Pinsent on course for historic double (Press Association, Robert T-J), Grainger and Bishop reach rowing final (PA, RTJ).
UK press links: McElroy's crew in the medal hunt (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Ouseley guides hopefuls into final (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Eight make it nine in the final (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Good day for home crews in repechages (Mike Haggerty, Herald), Plain sailing for British crews (BBC Sport Online), Women's four lead British charge on finals (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
UK press link: Britons struggle against tide in repechages (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Coode and the coxless four chasing glory in Lucerne (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph), Double scullers are pipped at the post (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Pride spurs British eight to victory (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), and for some reason the Times server is down today.
UK press links - Batten guides women's eight into World Championship final (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Veteran duo find sprint for victory (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), British women's eight marks day of success (Rachel Quarrell, Independent. Notice that there is one word - 'brought' - missing between 'eight' and 'British' in the first paragraph...). The Guardian don't show Chris Dodd's piece from yesterday, but they have put online New pair's big task (Dan Topolski), the preview I couldn't find at the weekend.
UK presslinks: British pair power away to flying start (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Pinsent has Redgrave landmark in sights (Mike Rosewell, The Times), British pair in hunt for two titles (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Grainger and Bishop discover the right formula (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
In today's Sunday Times, Nick Pitt writes A lone star, on the chances of Irish sculler Sam Lynch. The UK papers also have Life after gold man river brings redemption on the water (Andrew Longmore, Indy on Sunday, interview with Ed Coode), Pinsent puts pressure on himself (Geoffrey Page, yesterday's Telegraph), Unique double the heady goal after rigours of intense build-up (James Cracknell, yesterday's Telegraph), My money is on great Britons (Tim Foster, Telegraph).
Olympians risk all on double bid (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Cracknell and Pinsent crank up the effort (Rachel Quarrell, Independent). There is a piece in the Guardian but I can't find it online, and there's also nothing visible in the Telegraph.
In today's Times, Partnership gives Grainger hope of two medals (Sarah Potter, UK).
Royal Marines Tim Welford and Dominic Mee (UK) have just passed their halfway point in the attempt to row the Pacific Ocean. Short story in the Mirror online.
Superb interview with Matthew Pinsent in today's Guardian which I missed (UK, by veteran interviewer Jim White).
In Australia we have Tassie rower claims silver (Foxsports), while in the UK there's a bit in the Sports Round-up.
UK press links - Langridge ready to end Britain's long wait (Mike Rosewell, The Times), and Langridge closer to historic gold (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph). (For UK readers, he's just done it, too - see the official juniors site for more details. :-)
UK's only press link - Three GB crews reach finals (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph).
Today's UK press links - Langridge inspired by his singular success (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Langridge strikes fast (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), West injury blow (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
News that Germany has lost one of its heroes, with the death (yesterday, I think) of 37-year-old Olympic champion Bahne Rabe, apparently from pneumonia. Rabe, from Hansa Dortmund, won gold in Seoul with the German 1988 Achte, and his unexpected death has shocked the German rowing world. More on Rudern1.
On Row2k, the press link Early morning fire caused heavy damage to a boat-building company (about Quantum Racing, aka Elite Boatworks) from yesterday.
And from the FISA website a couple of days ago, Neykova has baby boy.
JULY 2001 The Cambridge Evening News story (UK) about the camToo project is now online.
London local news from a little while ago (UK) - Rowers win and Women's eight strike silver at Nottingham in the Richmond Borough Guardian.
An article from the Camdridge News about the camToo project Row your way out of the jams is gaining importance due to plans to house asylum seekers long term in the area.
From the Seattle Times today, Dick Erickson 1935-2001: UW rowing legend (USA).
British rowers using the Thames at the moment might like to beware - Darren the catfish is on the loose.
New pairs duo to go for double (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Pinsent and Cracknell double up (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), and Pinsent goes for double gold in Lucerne (Chris Dodd, Guardian).
From Friday, Long Beach loses Pete Archer, its Grand Old Man of Rowing (USA).
From the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Coates's Olympic triumphs reflect his growing profile at home and abroad.
Results of today's Doggett's Coat and Badge apprentice race were: 1st Nick Beasley, 2nd Robert Prentice, 3rd James Andrews and capsized Andrew Leader. Robert Cairns withdrew before the race. A link I missed this morning was Mike Rosewell's Times preview of the race.
From Rudern1.de, Oxford and Cambridge at the Anderson College Cup in Frankfurt (German).
From last week, when I should have put it up, Michel Andrieux retires (on FISA).
From yesterday in the (UK) Telegraph, Foster's hopes of double are foiled (Geoffrey Page). A tiny snippet in the Times, nothing elsewhere.
From yesterday, Golden future for new oarsome foursome (Robert Treharne Jones, PA).
Today's UK press links: Rowing: Coxless four quick to make its mark (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Coode savours his personal victory (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Britain's imperious gold (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
Press links from yesterday (UK) Coxless four race into Munich final (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), a piece about Sinead Jennings (Sunday Times), Foster to take a break (Friday Independent, RQ).
Today, Rowing four make Munich final (Robert Treharne-Jones, Ananova).
Breaking news: China awarded 2008 Olympic Games - the rowing will be contested in the Shunyi Olympic Aquatic Park on the Chaobai River north-east of Beijing.
Two bits of online HRR coverage I missed: Aussies dominate in Henley (Mark Davies, BBC) and Redgrave still out in front (BBC).
UK press links: Pinsent and Cracknell claim silverware (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Pinsent adds 12th win to Henley tally (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Redgrave rides the waves (Telegraph), Henley cheers Redgrave return (Guardian), Redgrave's old magic (Dan Topolski, Observer), Double brings up Pinsent's dozen (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
And from Australia, Free claims single sculls.
The official website for Henley Royal is in action today. The message service I have run is now closed.
Press links today: Henley bows to Redgrave (Roy Collins, Sunday Telegraph), Silver Goblets to stay at home (Geoffrey Page, Sunday Telegraph), a snippet only in the Sunday Times round-up, Redgrave rules in his water world (Nick Townsend, Independent on Sunday).
Pinsent, Cracknell in Cruise Control (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph).
Today's UK press links: Selected crews experience uncomfortable opening day (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Henley hat-trick Brookes no argument (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Late surge seals Neptune coup (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), and Leander heavyweights prove light on power (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), British Pair Celebrate (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph)
Redgrave's soft centre (John Goodbody, The Times), Redgrave rows again and puts his oar in it (Chris Dodd, Guardian).
UK press links: Blistered Redgrave aims for Henley target (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Strong overseas challenge adds spice (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Sir Steve out of retirement (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Regatta's abiding appeal draws Redgrave back (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Sweeney in control of slick team effort (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Redgrave under attack in book (Evening Standard).
Those reading the UK broadsheets (and probably the Daily Wail) should see pictures of the Hampton Court Supersprint Rowing Challenge, though with Sampras dropping out of Wimbledon, there wasn't much space for articles. At the SuRo Challenge, GB beat the Rest of the World 12-0 (2 points for each individual race and 6 for the relay). Teams were, for GB: Tim Foster (1x), Debbie Flood and Frances Houghton (2x), and James Cracknell and Matthew Pinsent (2-). For the Rest of the World, Albert Maher (IRL 1x), Sabine Kosmehl and Samila Kreutzjans (GER 2x), and Ted Murphy and Sebastian Bea (USA 2-).
From Mark Davies on the BBC website, Henley attracts Redgrave comeback.
UK press links: Britain riding high on wave of confidence (The Times, Mike Rosewell), Olympic duo lead Britain's assault on medals (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), True spirit of Henley provides the ultimate stage (James Cracknell, Telegraph), Redgrave returns to Henley (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph).
JUNE 2001 Britons make smooth progress (Mike Rosewell, The Times), and Pinsent and Cracknell ease through to final (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
UK press links: Pairs lead British challenge for gold (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), and Pinsent racing towards pairs title (Mike Rosewell, The Times).
Today's UK press links: Batten leads charge as Thames set the pace (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Henley illuminated by Batten charge (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Batten sisters in dominant form (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph).
In the UK press yesterday, Redgrave races again (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
Ancient find fuels rowing row on the BBC website (re: Athens Olympics). Incidentally, I heard while in Seville that the lake construction at Marathon is close to or at the irreversible stage, so this could all become extremely serious...
Final day's report on the Cambridge Mays Races (UK) at the Cambridge News website. Earlier stories in the News section.
UK press links today: British crews face World Cup test (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Tough for Foster as he limps home alone (Mark Davies, The Telegraph), Cracknell and Pinsent charge to the final (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
Bits in the UK papers about Seville from the Independent (Rachel Quarrell) and the Times (Mike Rosewell). Chris Dodd's bit in the Guardian was slashed to two sentences in the Sport in Brief.
From Monday, Athens gold is the ultimate goal as Cracknell relishes new challenge (Mike Rowbotham, Independent).
MAY 2001 US press: a great article, UW women's varsity eight rallies to win national title.
UK press: Revitalised Radley rule the waters (The Times, Mike Rosewell, who seems to be getting more space again now that TT has a daily sports pull-out).
UK press: Radley's eights dominant (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Radley achieve pledge in memory of coach (Mike Rosewell, The Times). Guardian nothing, and mine in the Indy was compressed to a quick para in the Results section, not online.
Press stuff: Oxford summer eights (The Times), Harry Mahon Obituary (Rachel Quarrell and Hugh Matheson, Independent), Cancer claims man with gift for speed (NZ Herald).
Today's UK press links: Redgrave eclipsed by Woods on night of the stars (Times yesterday, was unavailable then).
And Porter announces retirement from national team (Canada).
One I missed some time ago: Rowing takes a concerted effort about Cornish gig racing (The Times).
From the Telegraph, Redgrave wins 'Oscar'.
UK press cuttings: Grainger pair spares British blushes (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Bishop and Grainger take gold (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Coach who rescued the Cambridge boat crew from a losing run (Obituary, HM, The Times), Passing of Mahon casts cloud over Britain's medal haul (Mike Rosewell, The Times).
From the Sydney Morning Herald, Cash keeps flowing for all sports (including Australian rowing). Earlier in the week, IOC press release including news of John Coates for IOC: he's a big rowing supporter and President of the Aus Oly. Cttee.
Although Dr. Nenad Belic doesn't really want publicity, this piece about him rowing from Cape Cod to Portugal is worth reading: Row, row your lonely boat across the Atlantic (Chicago Sun-Times). There won't be position updates or news from this brave man, but I am sure the rowing community will be able to spare him a few thoughts, and some good luck.
There is an Italian article about Luca Vascotto, who died a few days ago.
UK Press round-up: Britain's golden haul (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Searle sets sights on America's Cup (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph). I'm so upset by the way the Independent have sliced my own Gent report to the bone (due to footy/motor-racing, Tide turns for Thames eights) that I am publishing the real article here: Crews large it up in Gent.
Armada off to Belgium - Geoffrey Page in the Telegraph previews this weekend's Gent Regatta & Belgian Championships.
Rowing news from Australia on the AAP website. And Teens named in Australian rowing team (Sports Today, AUS).
Some Royal Marines are getting ready to row the Pacific (BBC Sport Online).
APRIL 2001 Today's and weekend UK press links: Cracknell and Pinsent pass early test in US (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Winning debut for UK pair (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Cracknell, Pinsent return to rostrum (Rachel Quarrell, Independent). The Telegraph server is being slow...
UK press links: Debut day for British Olympians (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph, Friday), Pinsent straight through (Telegraph, today), and British Olympians undaunted by new surroundings (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
On the BBC website (UK), Scots rower wants more success.
In the Irish Independent newspaper, Business splashes out to rescue regatta.
From today's UK papers, Pinsent adds new chapter to old book (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), and New Pinsent pair plan world rule (Rachel Quarrell, Independent). Both Mike Rosewell (Times) and Chris Dodd (Guardian) were cut to sporting short monoparagraphs).
UK press links: Pinsent and Cracknell make rapid adjustment (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Pinsent back to winning ways (BBC Sport Online), and from a week ago, Bookends neatly contain madness within rowing (Jonathan Gornall, The Times).
In today's Telegraph, a piece on the GB trials results (Geoffrey Page).
In today's Telegraph (UK), Pinsent off to fine start.
Preview of the GBR national trials by Geoffrey Page in today's Telegraph - Olympic medallists head strong line-up (UK).
In the USA, two press releases: William & Mary Rowing Moves Closer to Permanent Home and Historic James City County Makes Environmental Breakthrough (the latter about the development of a non-polluting electric coaching launch).
From yesterday's FISA news, Greece loses rowing giant (obituary of George Monahos).
Today's UK press links: Hoey takes steps towards standards of safety (Telegraph, about sports medicine), Cambridge edge thrilling finish in women's race (Telegraph, Geoffrey Page), Cambridge time run perfectly (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Cambridge snatch victory on the line (Chris Dodd, Guardian) and Cambridge maintain university dominance (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
MARCH 2001 After 274 days at sea, rower Jim Shekhdar has created a new unassisted Pacific Crossing record, and beaten the assisted time by 20 days. He was beaten to the shore by his boat "Le Shark", which decided to dump him out in the final 200 metres as a huge wave knocked him into the water. Shekhdar swam to the Australian reef shore to be met by his family, and was immediately given the cold beer he had been looking forward to for nearly nine months at sea since leaving Peru. The official Pacific Challenge 2001 website and the Ocean Rowing Society website have more details and include press contact numbers. From the BBC, Lone Briton conquers Pacific, including online interviews and comments. In the Independent, British rower completes solo Pacific crossing.
Also on the BBC, the Boat Race Gallery, with the "Mel and Sue Boat Race Slideshows".
In the Telegraph online, Weather disrupts women (Geoffrey Page).
Boat Race press: Hug the bank, or maybe cut and run (Robert Treharne-Jones, race website).
Slightly rapid change of plan Down Under - AIS appoints new director - as John Boultbee's contract is not renewed.
Today's press links - Cambridge stand by Wooge at stroke (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Cambridge spring surprise switch (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Cambridge sticking to a settled order (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Hirst relishes Cambridge revenge mission (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Conditions threaten Boat Race lottery (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
From the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Toxic chemicals spill into planned rowing centre site.
Boat Race press links - news on the crews (Robert Treharne-Jones, official website), Cambridge deny pulling a stroke (Mike Rosewell, The Times),
Missed from the weekend - 'If I lost weight, could I still cox at 70?', (John Goodbody interviewing Lord Snowdon, The Times), I was there... (John Goodbody, The Times). These two are articles in the Times's big pull-out section, which I have now found online. The section head is here and seems to have all the stories and facts/figures on it.
Latest UK press links: Cambridge aim to profit from weight advantage (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Heavyweight Light Blues (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Superman stays deadpan (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph), The day Oxford sank, but not without trace, (Mark Davies, Telegraph), Numbers game keeps everyone guessing (Mike Rosewell, The Times), and the official website has regular stories, most being written by Robert Treharne-Jones.
And from yesterday, Out of the shadow of 'Sir You Know Who' (Robert Philip, Telegraph), Queen's row to head of the class (Michael Wale, FT), both of which I missed.
UK press links from today, at the start of the Boat Race bonanza week: Towering hat-trick (Geoffrey Page, Telegraph), Eight oars backed up by Scrubber (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph), Queen's power to third title (snippet, Times), Queen's Tower enjoy winning start (Rachel Quarrell, Independent). There is also a large eight-page pull-out in the Times which doesn't appear to be online, and a "Sport on the Internet" column in the Independent about the Boat Race, Rowing Service, ARA and Row2k websites, which is also non-virtual.
UK press links: Dunn aims for one over the eight (Andrew Longmore, Independent), We have the folklore, now for the technology (Andrew Longmore, Independent), and there was a snippet in the shorts about the Head. There's also Head of the river (Dan Topolski, Observer), Tide turns for West (Nick Pitt, Sunday Times), Nothing prepares you for the pain (Matthew Pinsent, Sunday Times), and Cook serves up a treat at the after-dinner Olympics (Rupert Bates, Telegraph, on the art of earning money from your gold medal).
Today's UK press: Leander looking to atone (Mike Rosewell, The Times).
Today's UK press links, Leander look to Pinsent (Independent), and Redgrave turns to golf for charity, Women's Boat Race in jeopardy (both Telegraph).
Press links: Oxford hold off Pinsent (Geoffrey Page, Sunday Telegraph), and Boat Race opponents warm up (Times snippet today).
On FISA's site, Terry Paul Lightweight Head, on the recent appointment of the Canadian Olympian ex-cox.
Today's UK press links: Sports Round-up (Telegraph), Batten leads charge (Independent).
FEBRUARY 2001 Van scuppers Cambridge's boat - apparently this was the Vespoli the GB men's eight won in during Sydney, now sold to CUBC for the Boat Race.
In today's Telegraph Sports Round-up, a report on Cambridge v. Molesey (UK), and also Olympic heroes off to winning start in Spain (Independent).
From Australia, Surfboat race at Olympics may stem from alliance.
British press articles from yesterday: A stroke of genius (about Harry Mahon), and Pinsent in search of perfect partner for Greek odyssey (both Nick Pitt, Sunday Times).
From Sports Today, UTS rule the water (Australia).
Olympic Rowers given wake-up call (AAP, on the NSW Champs).
In the NZ Herald, Row, row your boat Waddell, about the Olympic men's single champion grinding his way into the Team New Zealand America's cup 2003 entry. This means he won't be rowing again competitively until after A's C 2003, so get your sculls out, Xeno!
Pinsent and Foster aim for Athens on the BBC website.
For those who missed it, a little Valentine's news snippet - Women 'want real men who have lived a little', announcing the top most eligible men in the world. Sir Steve comes second, just after Pierce Brosnan.
In yesterday's London Evening Standard (UK), Sir Steve on the future Olympic plans.
In this week's Australian, Weight question opens the door to wider issues (by but ex-rower reporter Rupert Guinness), and DeFrantz stands up
From the AAP, Athens organisers damaging wetlands: Greenies (Australia), as the organisers of a blindingly successful Olympics get in on the act of sniping (with good reason) at the next batch.
In today's (London) Times (UK), Pinsent's golden view - on the Six Nations rugby tournament.
From The Melbourne Age, The crowded river (Australia).
A Canadian news link from last week: Canadian rowers back on course from the Toronto Globe and Mail.
And from last week's Times (UK), Batten finding a way to the end of her rainbow.
JANUARY 2001 Body of Oxford rower found in Spanish river (Reuters) and Family relieved after Oxford rower's body found (Ananova).
Man denies stealing rower's Olympic medal about the guy arrested for nicking Matthew Pinsent's latest bit of metalwork. He has pleaded not guilty and bailed for trial on April 25th.
The BBC website carries this story: Athletes' supplement linked to cancer - this is about creatine, but be aware that this is merely a 'we don't yet know enough about it' warning, rather than a proven connection. This is something which should have been said ages ago when creatine was first sold, and a similar warning should have been issued on chromium picolinate, as those who have corresponded with me about it will know. As a scientist, I know that no drugs are ever tested over a period of 20 years before release, and also that some drugs have been proven capable of increasing cancer risks not just if taken for 20+ years, but in some cases when taken for a relatively small time. On the other hand, many things we do in normal life (including eating burnt toast!) can slightly increase the risk of cancer, so keep it in proportion.
More bad UK news, I'm afraid: Rower dies after collapsing in gym (Telegraph).
Oh the brilliance of the UK press. Today's story (and witty headlines) - Rowing Sir becomes Coxless (The Sun), I'm a Miss, says Charterhouse maths master (Times), and I'll be miss, says Charterhouse master (Telegraph).
An elderly press link (UK): Foster finds competitive future clouded by doubt (Independent).
Today's press links: 4-day silence of stab charge rower (London Evening Standard), Family shock as rower charged with murder (The Times), Rower accused of murdering coach was a family friend (Telegraph), Family shocked over rower's arrest for killing (Guardian, and Minale suspect is revealed (Independent).
Alex Lombardo, the rower arrested by French police in connection with the death of TSS President Marcello Minale has been charged with voluntary homicide. There is a full story on the BBC website.
Today's press links; British rower held in murder inquiry (Times), Rowing coach stabbed to death (Telegraph), Rower charged after top designer stabbed to death (Guardian).
Lifeline for the rower who had missed the boat from the Bradford area Telegraph and Argus (UK).
Sporting endeavours recognised about Rob Waddell (NZoom.com), and Honour caps 'a great year' for Waddell on the NZ Stuff website. Then there's Fifth man's first priority (Independent), and No turkey for oarsman on Pacific challenge (Indy). More news of sea rowers Jim Shekhdar, Richard Jones and Mick Bird can be seen on the OceanRowing website.
Expectations too great for rowers - AAP's rowing review of the year (mostly AUS).