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DECEMBER 2002 December 23rd: a href="http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=110954&command=displayContent&sourceNode=110953&contentPK=3318690">Rower beats odds in sea challenge (Gloucestershire Echo, UK), PL resident captures world title in England (Prior Lake American, UK), Cayuga Inlet project (Ithaca Journal, USA), Pinsent urges British govt to bid for Games (Daily Times, Pakistan), Romney pick for development chief odd choice (Taunton Gazette, USA), World Rowing Champ Named Bulgarian Athlete of 2002 (Novinite, Bulgaria).
December 20th: Boat Race stuff in the UK papers - Cosmopolitan Cambridge show class (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Cambridge display good depth of talent (Chris Dodd, Independent), Boat Race brothers strain family ties (John Goodbody, last Saturday's Times), and three pieces in the Telegraph today - Oxford seek to build on success (Sarah Edworthy), The most stressful job in rowing (Rachel Quarrell), Wooge states trial case (Rachel Quarrell, with apologies to Wayne Pommen who is Canadian not American)..
Other press bits: City officials kick around idea of sports authority (Waco Tribune, USA), Rumball ready for rowing camp (London Free Press, Canada), Let's hear it for our women of the year (Guardian, UK).
December 20th: On FISA's website, Vietnam Top Medal Table at South East Asian Rowing Championships, Dominican Republic on it's Way to the Top, Polish Ergometre Finals Raced in Warsaw.
December 19th: Press clippings: Official sees Games as 'great opportunity' (St. Catharine's Standard, Canada), Henley moves forward (ditto), Work on sea wall halted amid public concerns (Ithaca Times, USA), Chris's pulling power pays off (Berkshire Times, UK).
December 18th 2002: Fame & Fortune: Oarsman splashes out on a fast car (may require registration).
December 18th: Records fall at Welsh indoors (The Westland Mail, UK), No Games for Halifax (Halifax Daily News, Canada - this may mean CG rowing for 2010 since the bid is based partly on St. C's?), Medals galore in Cardiff (This is Worcester, UK), KC men set boat building record at competition (Camden Chronicle Independent, USA), Rowing final runs into controversy (The Times of India), Services men sweep rowing event (Outlook India), Waved away (Seattle Times, USA, halfway down and of interest to buoyancy experts).
December 16th: Top honour for rowing coach Mike (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Punjab foursome simply awesome (The Hindu, India 3 weeks back), Olympic hero in tribute to Tyne rowers (icNewcastle, UK), Slate wins rowing honour (Kingston Whig Standard, Canada), Gurpreet makes waves, retains title (Outlook India), Redgrave goes for gold in the fashion industry (Kingston Guardian, UK), Tasmanian Rowers Competitive (ABC Regional, Australia), Athletics has now surged past football in popularity (Daily Telegraph, UK), Bdos takes on first Atlantic challenge (Barbados Advocate), Rowers collide at national trials (Queensland Sunday Mail, Australia).
December 13th: In the news: Happy Holli bounces back (Mirror, UK - a bit marginal but see last para: it will be interesting to watch that), Teams for Aussie youth festival named (NZ Herald), Time the executive put some of the cash towards other sports (Glasgow Herald, Scotland), Tara an Olympian in the making (Kangaroo Island Islander, Australia), Rick Shalvoy's Card is in the Sound (Glen Cove Record Pilot, USA, about the Snow Row 2002), Three Rivers Rowing named best US club (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, USA), Rowing without equipment (Times of India in Hyderabad), Avon's medal flood (The Bath Chronicle, UK), Duncan stars for Bath (The Bath Chronicle, UK).
December 12th: Hunt-Davis promoted, Brit Cup demoted, and Henley gives £250,000 to steward fund (Mike Rosewell, The Times). Also, Recent press clippings: Probably ready, possibly able, but is Britain willing? (The Glasgow Herald, Scotland), Battle of the bulk (Ithaca Times, USA), Sculler Chris proves hes a bit of oar-right (Paisley Daily Express, Scotland), Farquharson will row at University of Washington (Mississauga News, Canada), Anglers and boaters in harmony (Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, UK - "boaters"?!), Flood study stops rowing course (The Border Mail, Australia), Rowing cup win for Norwich crew (Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, UK), London an Olympic favourite (News Interactive, Australia), Huge budget blow-out for riverside project (Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia), Town Lake classes drawing kids, adults (The Arizona Republic, USA), `I saw engine pieces flying past' (syndicated story including a girls rowing squad, NZ), Adventurer Tells of Sharks, Squalls (The Moscow Times, Russia), Beerline chic: Staircase, boathouse with park will dress up area (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA), Waddell: I'd love to row at two more Olympics (NZ Stuff).
December 11th: An interesting piece in the Westmorland Gazette (UK) about Cambridge University's training camp, and the story of the Dragon School Head of Rowing Michael Righton leaping to the rescue at Dorney Lake (UK).
December 5th: Morgan Stanley hosts rowing challenge (The Wharf, UK), Council Discusses Cayuga Lake Work (Cornell Daily Sun, USA), Greeks racing against the clock (James Cracknell, UK), IOC Puts Off Decision on Ditching Sports (Duluth News Tribune, USA), We're losing the plot over our obsession to win every game going (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - not a rowing-specific link but an interesting theme), Navy get sports associations (Daily Times of Nigeria, interesting..!), Carlow lady is champion of the world at 72 (The Nationalist, Ireland), All we want for Xmas is Olympics (syndicated piece, UK).
December 3rd: From FISA, Olympic Solidarity Coaching Seminar Held in Singapore and Kenyan Rower and Coach Granted Olympic Scholarships. Also, Lightweight triumph for Male (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Smith guides Health home (Chris Dodd, Independent), Smith's crew in good health (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Flood aiming for Houghton (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), My Sport: Steven Redgrave.
NOVEMBER 2002 November 29th: Medal Haul For Mcgaul At Birmingham Indoor Event (Bath Chronicle, UK), Young athletes recognised with regional awards (Melbourne Standard, AUS), Merri hopes for sports centre (Melbourne Standard, AUS), Moving time for Bronze Age dwellings at Olympic rowing center (AP, syndicated), Paddle pop's hard row to hoe (another yucky title from the Melbourne Herald Sun, AUS), Strathclyde rowing (Wishaw Press, UK), World economic crisis hitting sport - Rogge (Independent Online, RSA and syndicated).
November 27th: Melanie Makes A Splash Indoors (Exeter Express and Echo, UK), Journalists put their best oars forward for charity gig (Hold the Front Page, UK), Sagamore Rowing Association 6th Annual Frostbite Regatta (Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot, USA), Rowing for a wish (Murray Valley Standard, Australia), An oar inspiring success for Rachel (Border Telegraph, UK), School hosts fair (Wandsworth Borough Guardian, UK), Modern Pentathlon, Baseball Look Set to Stay (syndicated IOC news from USA).
November 21st: Port officials approve plan to change bay-front Chart House (San Diego Union Tribune, USA), Mt. Laurel woman rows her way to silver at British championship (Burlington County Times News, USA), Rowing association request gets favorable advisory opinio (The Saratogian, USA), Henderson is fighting mad (Toronto Sun, Canada), Cool products for a hot summer (Manufacturing ad-feature, Australia), Cambridge Tales: No student is an island (Malay Mail, syndicated), Local rowers best college teams (Menlo Park Almanac, USA), Rare duck on Spring Creek. (Orange Central Western Daily, Australia), Indoor rowers keep event success all in the family (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Oakland Strokes make strong showing at Seattle regatta (Walnut Creek Journal, USA). And don't be put off by this one - Former Nordstrom Chief Dies of Heart Attack (DM News, USA). Another obituary here.
November 20th: a US headline from yesterday about Olympic medallist Sebastian Bea's Pan-Am admin mix-up: Rowing team member loses eligibility over paperwork (AP wire, FoxSports).
November 19th, Riverboat leading parade (very festive, Montgomery Advertiser, USA), Rowing icon honoured for Canada's turnaround (Times Colonist, Canada), Exercise, Weight Control, And Exhilarating Fun (Internet Wire, USA - a bit dodgy!).
November 18th: Schroeder delivers on early promise (Hugh Matheson, Independent), 'It's written on people's faces if they are strong' (Greg Searle, Independent on America's Cup sailing), Schroeder hits the right note (Times Sport in Brief), Telegraph Sports Round-up (half of which I didn't write).
Other press links: Grammar girls in easy Tamar win (Tasmania Examiner, AUS), Victoria rower Carli Halpenny wins British Indoor rowing event (Ottawa Citizen), Canadian rowing coach wins international award (CBC.ca), Fund-raisers held for Italy quake victims (European & Pacific Stars & Stripes), Sport New Brunswick will roll out its red carpet tonight (Canada East), Simsbury novice rowers race to victory at Lake Quinsigamond (Farmington Valley Post, USA), High rise, low profile (Newark Star Ledger, USA), IOC to decide on sports Olympic future (ABC interview with Kevin Gosper, Australia).
November 14th: Hammond aims at Olympics (icWales, as Damian Hammond is named Welsh Coach of the Year), City students score in regional school sports awards (Melbourne Standard, Australia), Norwegian Rows Portugal-South America Solo (The Learning Channel), Respected community worker dies (Hobart Mercury obituary of Geoff Sorell, Australia), Best wins bronze at indoor rowing (Buckinghamshire Free Press, UK), Visitors take titles at Inverness Fours Head (Inverness Courier, Scotland), New directors for Snowsports GB (IfYouSki.com, congratulations Fred Scarlett), Waka Ama hits the water (New Zealand Herald), Rower Fleming strikes gold (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Modest Redgrave unsure (Sportal, UK),
a snippet from the Iraq Daily on the Iraqi RF, New boathouse will benefit city, college crew teams (The Tartan, PA, USA), For a $400 investment (Lowell Sun, MA, USA), Brock men capture national rowing title (St. Catharines Standard, Canada), Redgrave gives thumbs up to VISA (Sportal, UK).
November 11th rowing headlines - US Rowing honors Michigan graduate (Michigan Daily, USA), Frostbite rowing event draws young competitors (Seattle Times, USA), Project to reinforce dam extends controversy of past 50 years (Topeka Capital Journal, USA), Penalties cost Augusta team in the end (Augusta Chronicle, USA), Rowing: Record Tees race entry (Middlesborough Evening Gazette, UK).
November 8th - Junior club has momentum (Augusta Chronicle, USA), Lawson retains title by steering wily course (Chris Dodd, Independent, UK), Rowing becomes Callen's calling (Garden City Telegram, USA), Leading Scottish city rowers head north for fours competition (Highland News, Scotland), Lawson takes short cut to success (Mike Rosewell, The Times, UK). My bit in the Telegraph doesn't seem to be there, but then the paper had a computer problem which hit most of the afternoon.
November 7th - Waterfront Park officials settle with landowners (Courier-Journal, USA), Error on the Thames sees Dart Totness drop 32 places (Torquay Herald Express, UK), Gilbert'S 50-Year Effort Rewarded (Torquay Herald Express, UK), Tallen receives belated gold medal (Kingston Whig Standard, Canada), SEA Games to be used for grooming athletes (The Star, Malaysia), Principal has all her students oar-struck (Frankston Journal, Australia), Progress for the Frank Lloyd Wright boathouse (WKBW, USA), Report that champions Olympic bid (Newham Recorder, London, UK).
In the news on November 5th, Sue Mott suggests in the Telegraph that Prince William should lead the London 2012 Olympic bid (UK), Activists Oppose Westside Stadium (Newsday, USA), 119th District Race Coming Down To Wire (WSTM-TV, a neat little rowing link to politics, USA), Planners recommend moving up rowing funds (Oak Ridger, USA).
November 4th UK press links - Leander in display of dominance (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Leander seize chance (Chris Dodd, Independent), Leander stay at head (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph). Other press links - Millvale hopes new boathouse, park will become hot spot for river... (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, USA), San Francisco loses its bid to vie for the 2012 Olympics (Sacramento Bee, USA, syndicated), Spirit of '96 lives on at Lanier (Gainesville Times, USA), It's Pride vs. Gridlock as City Looks to Olympics (New York Times, USA), Olympic decision is a loss for whole region (Times Star, western USA), Redgrave warns over delay to Games bid (Sunday Times, UK yesterday), Runners lead the pack for NCAA's top woman (USA Today), Regatta pulls season's plug (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, USA), Gaels' rowers win 14 medals (Kingston Whig-Standard, Canada). I'm particularly pleased to see the article Rowing world at her feet (Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia) about Marguerite Houston, since I had the pleasure of sitting next to her delightful parents in the stands at the Under-23 World Championships, in the middle of the Aussie support pack.
November 2nd: from the UK papers, Wooge hoping to be top of his class (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Irish pair part of promising alliance (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph). Around the world, Land deal opens way for Wright boathouse (Buffalo News, USA), Rowers ready to ride the 'Hooch (Gainesville Times, USA), Area sculling team competes in N.Y. (Berkshire Eagle, USA).
November 1st - an article in the IRN: Troubled Waters, by Chris Milliman and Sybrand Treffers, on Zimbabwean lightweights Lancaster and Simpson. An odd little story - Late brother inspires Wilde Lake star (Howard County Times, USA). Not all about rowing, but interesting.
OCTOBER 2002 October 31st news around the world: Rigby thrilled by city's chance to host Commonwealth rowing (Canada.com), Rower's eyes set on gold (London Sports, syndicated, Canada), Curran is Head of the field in Boston (Belfast Telegraph, Ireladn), Classic boats given to rowing club (Peninsula Daily News, USA), Rowing Association set to open Millvale facility (Pittsburgh Business Times, USA), Hobson Bay sewer pipe decision (Scoop, New Zealand), Simply oarsome effort (Penrith Star, Australia),
Top young rower eyes Athens 2004 (St. George Sutherland Leader, Australia), Yahya wants to help MWSC promote water-based sports (The Star, Malaysia), Rowers' rescue seen as raising awareness of child health (Stuff, New Zealand).
October 28th - thankfully, the two missing New Zealand rowers have been found and are fine, after the failure of their comms equipment. From NZ Stuff, Self-discipline and army survival skills saved rowers, and Rower's rescue may cost family their home. Other news stories - County unveils laundry list of projects for review (The Olympian, WA USA), 'Nothing short of miraculous' (Paul Pronovost, Cape Cod Chronicle, on Emmanuel Coindre), Gravel pit could be developers' gold mine (Buckinghamshire Free Press, UK), S.F., N.Y. plans for 2012 Olympics near photo finish (Contra Costa Times, USA), Regatta makes Glebe debut (Tasmania Examiner, Australia), Former Olympic rower now pulls for Kyoto pact (Kingston Whig Standard, Canada), Rowers plan for new home (The Saratogian, NY, USA). The Toronto Sun (Canada) had a piece on Saturday called Lend Him Your Oars, about the changing ethnicity and socio-economic variety of rowing, but they've removed their free online archive. An obituary in the Seattle Times (USA) for Rusty Wailes, double Olympic champion, who had a heart attack while rowing two weeks ago. For those after a different type of morning sports read, Olympic rowing champion Greg Searle writes in the Independent today: Switch the sandpaper, speed up the boat, about his experiences with GBR Challenge in the America's Cup.
I see some weird things in my trawl round the newswires, but this one is just plain ridiculous. In a piece entitled Indiana native has oars in the water, eyes on gold, a syndicated US newswire piece by someone called Gregg Sims eulogises the achievements of American silver medallist Dan Beery, and his colleagues in the US 2+ this year. So far so good, but it's when Sims starts going on about how another medal finish for the crew will get the trio selected for the Olympics in the M2+ that I start wondering what he's on. Presumably Beery is well aware it's no longer an Olympic class and that he'll have to get into another boat to go to Athens....!
October 25th - news of the Tasman Sea charity row: Hope not lost for missing rowers (Xtra News, New Zealand). Various other press links: Rowing Association set to open Millvale facility (Pittsburgh Business Times, USA), Matthew Pinsent sails with GBR Challenge training session (Yachts & Yachting Online, UK), Hayley, Anna go take your best shots (Way More Sports.com, Canada - under Chasing Dragons, and yes it is relevant), Standing room only for Exeter star performer (Express & Echo, UK), Reservoir plan held (Express Telegraph, Melbourne Australia).
October 24th rowing headlines - Nova Scotia coaches up for national award (Halifax issue of Canada.com - go Chantelle!), Redgrave tops poll of British sporting legends (Paul Kelso, Guardian, UK), Rowing club hails top man Allan (Highland News, Scotland), Rent-a-Rower helps team earn money for program (Purdue Exponent, USA), Largest rowing medal scoop (Bunbury Mail, Australia), Loving the log jam on the Charles (Cambridge Chronicle, USA), More intense exercise benefit the heart (Health and Age, Switzerland), Jackson will head committee to pick city to bid on 2010 Commonwealth Games (Canada.com). Perhaps that last means we will finally see rowing part of the main Games, as opposed to relegated to a subsidiary competition, after being used to clinch bids and then dropped like a hot potato.
October 22nd - Marcel Hacker talks about psycho-terror, and poker on the water, in 'Man Child', an interview by Dutch journalist Sybrand Treffers (in English).
October 17th: from Australia, Family now accepts son is dead (re: Tim Hawkins). More on Rowing Australia, and in the Melbourne Age newspaper. Very sad news.
October 15th - Journalists stick their oar in for charity (Cornish Guardian, UK), Olympian searches for brother (The Australian), Olympian's dad enjoys his own golden moment (Rockford Register Star, US).
October 14th, Spotting King Prawns (Hexham Courant), Rowers push limits for breast cancer survivors (Women's News, USA), Regatta draws crowd - of rowers (Middleton Press, USA), Masters Games a stunning success (The Courier, Australia), Sporting events bring big money to Hall (Gainesville Times, USA), Feathered blades and swift shells (Quad-City Times, USA), Fleming 'Niks' GB team place (Cambridge Evening News, UK), 'The Great Eight,' in Fine Formation (Washington Post, USA, may require registration), Every day means working harder than teammates (The Melbourne Age, Australia), Russian voyager sets off on a solo ocean rowing marathon (Ria Novosti, Russia, requires registration). Late update - Bali bomb - Tim Hawkins, a 28-year-old former Australian international and brother of Olympic champion Steve Hawkins, is listed amongst the missing after the Bali terrorist incident this weekend. The Sydney Morning Herald is running an unofficial dead/missing/survivors list, while The Examiner has more in the article Hawkins family still hopeful, and ABC Tasmania News has Hobart man missing in Bali.
October 13th - Olympics: No split for GB teams (icWales website), Students relish chance to learn rowing (The West Australian), Let Masters Games begin (The Courier, Australia), Boat-building champs give a lesson (Georgetown Times, USA).
October 12th: an article some time ago from the femail.co.uk website on Ed Coode's injury-ridden season (UK).
October 8th and recent days: Britain proper through strength in depth (Mike rosewell, The Times, yesterday), Separate Olympic teams urged for home countries (Guardian, today), Boat Race parts with tradition (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph today), Cracknell makes short work of it (RQ, Sunday Telegraph). Those wishing to catch up on what Greg Searle has been up to in the GB America's Cup yacht, try 'I brace myself for a collision', his column for the Independent newspaper. Those seeking news on the general Cup action, or about other oarsmen in the competition will find the NZ Stuff AC archive helpful. I can't get an online version without subscribing, but the Irish Times announced today that IRL national coach Hamish Burrell has resigned after less than a year with the country. Apparently he felt that without a national training base, having to relocate four times a year did not give him and his family sufficient stability. There is a piece in the Irish Independent too.
Noticed by Dave Henderson on the rec.sport.rowing global newsgroup last week, Appeal for 'dwarf-tossing' thrown out (UN News via the BBC, UK).
SEPTEMBER 2002 September 28th: from the Western Sun, Tenerife, and republished on the Ocean Rowing Society's website, Sir Chay sued by rowers.
September 24th. A small mention of Matthew Pinsent after the Davis Cup diatribe in Simon Hughes' Sport on TV column (Telegraph yesterday). Also Cram launches athlete tags (BBC, UK), which might be of interest.
September 23rd: World record for rowers (AU sports), Ginn and Tomkins tumble as British pair snatch revenge win (Sydney Morning Herald), Golden moment as Lynch storms to glory (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Sickness sinks pairs' hopes (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), British pair crack a record and rivalry (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Two golds and two bronzes lift Britain to third (Roger Jennings, Independent), British pair in a class of their own (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Redgrave hails record (Nick Alexander, Telegraph), Britain set up healthy medal tally (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Golden pair aim higher (Andrew Baker, Telegraph). Plus an article in Dutch about Nico Rienks denigrating the Bosbaan.
September 22nd (UK): Sam slays them again and moves to Olympic event, Britain rules the waves (Nick Pitt, Sunday Times), Awesome twosome in world of their own (Andrew Longmore, Independent on Sunday), Brits win war on water (Dan Topolski, Observer), Pinsent rows to Golden record (Rachel Quarrell, Sunday Telegraph). For some unknown reason the Sunday Herald has decided not to put Mike Haggerty's piece online, but they do have Brits flat out at extreme ironing championships, a steaming little article....
September 21st UK/IRL articles: Irish pair on course for golden action replay (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Redgrave backs British pair to triumph (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Britain ready for a gold rush (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Pinsent and Cracknell in mental battle for world title (Roger Jennings, Independent), Mixed bag of results for Britain (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
September 20th: Cracknell and Pinsent pull the right strokes (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Scullers build up a head of steam (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Cracknell and Pinsent cruise into dream final (Andrew Baker, Telegraph), Pinsent and Cracknell set for title showdown (Roger Jennings, Independent), British pair face Australians (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Lynch final bound (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Scene set for race of the year (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald),
Kiwis miss out on finals (NZoom), Disabled rower ready for second bid (East Anglian Daily Times, UK), Canadian pair in final (London Free Press), Little Big People of the Crew World (The Hoya, USA), Sisters set sizzling times (NZ City), These two women have GUTS and DREAMS (Straits Times, Singapore), Rowing triathlon places snapped up (Buckinghamshire Free Press, UK). From the same day, another press article which I will list separately - Rowers find dead body (News Interactive, Australia). What shocked me a bit was that the story is here in Seville, and we have not heard anything about this. And a story which is not strictly rowing, but it's very funny: Bobbing Through Portugal on Boat Made of Wine Corks (National Geographic). I can also recommend the Straits Times piece listed above, some of which had me in fits.
September 19th: Britain eight hit high-water mark to keep dream alive (Mike Rosewell, The Times), British crews on crest of a wave (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), British eight recall Sydney success with surge to final (Roger Jennings, Independent), Britain's young eight hit form for the future (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Lightweight four reach semi-finals (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent, requires registration), Grainger's crew scramble through (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald),
Christine coxed the best out of her team, Three more Canadian crews advance at worlds (Toronto Globe and Mail), Disabled rowers win gold (News Interactive, Australia), DeFrantz takes center stage (Boston Globe, USA), Women's pair wins repechage (LFP Sports, Canada), Kreek eyeing early Christmas present (London Free Press, Canada), Penn Announces Men's Rowing Coaching Staff (USA), ASIAN GAMES: Oarsome twosome (The Nation, Thailand), Phuttharaksa to make waves (The Nation, Thailand), Cooke stars in Prague (Bath Chronicle, UK), Your riverfront views (This is LocalLondon, UK).
September 18th press links: Britons excel in tough conditions (Roger Jennings, Independent), Britain book place in double sculls final (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Flood rules waves with Houghton (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Rowing: Crews make light of heavy weather (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Brooks books berth on world semi-finals (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald), River called ready for competition (The Oklahoman, USA), U.S. women win row heat (Modesto Bee, USA), Waterfront agency lacks $8 million for park completion (The Courier-Journal, USA),
Success for Jones at Championships (Queanbeyan Age, Australia), Winning is a breeze for Canuck rowing pairs (Toronto Sun, Canada), U.S. rowers come from behind in men's coxed pair race at Seville (Fox Sports), All NZ crews progress at World Champs (New Zealand Herald), Make or break time for Irish (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Bird Milk Turns Specially Sour for Hungarian Team (FISA).
September 17th - Fieldhouse steps into the breach (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Fieldhouse takes his chance (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Fieldhouse proves worth (Roger Jennings, Independent), Records, Royalty and Weather (FISA, a deceptive title, because no records actually fell yesterday), Dart Totnes Ladies gallant third (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Canadian rowers put careers on hold to chase dream of Olympic gold (The Record, Canada), Amateur a fair way to play at Olympics (Mike Aitken, The Scotsman, UK).
September 16th UK links: Lynch turns on the style (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Draw keeps Pinsent and Cracknell away from main rivals (Mike Rosewell, The Times), British bid successful (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph - drastically subbed to take out almost all the interesting bits), Pinsent and Cracknell under pressure (Roger Jennings, Independent), Struggle looks on for British pair (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald). Anything by Chris Dodd in the Guardian seems to be absent, but I notice the excellent column Why I brought bobbage into the living room by Martin Kelner, which restores a sense of perspective to sport in general and commentary in particular.
And September 16th non-UK press links: Good start for NZ crews at world champs (NZ Stuff), First of annual rowing competitions to draw crowd (The Oklahoman, USA), Signs of success for Canada at rowing worlds (CBC Sports Online), Boathouse planned close to downtown (The Oklahoman, USA), Tucker posts fastest time in lightweight singles (Associated Press), Canucks row directly to the final (Toronto Sports, Canada), Canadian women's four wins heat (Canada.com), Tufte to semi-finals (Norway Post).
September 16th: a bunch of older rowing articles online - Productive summer for Ireland (Canada.com), Gray's flourish (This is Bath, UK), Kids get a rare chance in a race boat (Washington Post, USA), Rowers seek funds for river boathouse (Cleveland, USA), Human side of Title IX, 30 years later (Atlantic City, USA), Put the paddle to the medal (Augusta Chronicle).
Australian Worlds coverage here.
September 15th - Great start for Aussie rowers (News Limited, Australia), Pinsent, Cracknell face biggest challenge (Daily Pakistan Times), Aussie giants issue storm warning (Andrew Longmore, Independent, UK), Rowing Riband in bay for first time (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Canada heads to world rowing regatta buoyed by success of past (Canada.com), High school rowing crews busy (Toledo Blade, USA), Rowing race turns into battle of paddles (Strait Times, Singapore), US team bumped into '03 qualifying (Boston Globe, USA), River renovation a boost to rowing (Daily Oklahoman, USA), Step In To Row Away Those Extra Calories (Financial Express, India). Also, Emmanuel Coindre, the French trans-Atlantic rower, has been running into tropical storms, and has capsized so far five times. Article from the Cape Cod Chronicle (USA).
September 14th: the Sunday Telegraph has not yet updated its online pages, while the Observer as usual doesn't put Dan Topolski's piece up until later in the week. Otherwise we have British pair provide the main event from Mike Rosewell in yesterday's Times, and The Big Interview: Matthew Pinsent - Making waves by Nick Pitt in the Sunday Times (requires login).
Early September, Wife on the ocean wave (Jonathan Gornall, The Times).
September 11th: Ancient ruins dicovered on Olympic site (IOL, part of a controversial dispute), The Government should display more sensitivity on issues of major importance (Macedonian Press Agency, same topic), Germans Resurrect the East's Methods (New York Times, USA), Laumann helps rowing program for troubled kids kick off in 11 cities (Ottawa Citizen, Canada), Learning to pull together (Toronto Star, Canada), Environmentalist warn of looming ecosystem woes at Olympic rowing center (Fox Sports).
September 9th: High school rowing crews busy (Toledo Blade, USA), Hotkowski takes Rowing championship (Pictorial Gazette, USA), Rowing club confirms further renovations (Limerick Post, Ireland), Rowing team gets major gift (Manhattan Mercury, connection was slow this morning), Medal spree for SA rowing champion (Independent Online, South Africa), Brooks has $100K to build boathouse for rowers at Ditto (Huntsville Times, USA), Stellenbosch U Shocked By Attack On Their Lecturer (AllAfrica.com, about a keen rower in South Africa), Ahmed, Omar bag rowing honours (Times of Oman). This last piece rather suggests FISA will be getting another application from a new national federation.
September 8th, A report on the Cambridge-Waikato match last weekend in New Zealand, when Waikato won the inaugural Harry Mahon Memorial Trophy. Greg Searle, in NZ to train for the America's Cup, rowed for Cambridge, stepping in when James Livingston was unexpectedly injured just before the race. More from the Cambridge perspective. An article on Emmanuel Coindre, rowing the Atlantic from Cape Cod, on www.oceanrowing.com. And a rather dubious piece on the BBC about stretching not preventing injury as much as has been thought. Do read it carefully, especially the last few sentences - it doesn't say stretching should be avoided, and doesn't consider the question of whether or not it's a good way of improving performance...
More recent press articles are on the news page.
AUGUST 2002 August 28th, City doesn't need more Games (New York Times, US), It's well worth the wait (Torquay Herald Express, UK), Northland dissatisfied with Sparc (New Zealand Stuff, about sports funding), On the Water: Discovering America in a Rowboat (Globe Books US, review), Regatta celebrates the close of summer (The Columbian, USA).
August 25th: Wells finds lone route to silver (Mike Rosewell, The Times) and my piece in the Telegraph as submitted (online link not visible).
August 24th, Rowers gather for reunion (Victoria Times Colonist, Canada), Sport Round-up (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Mike Rosewell's about to commit hara-kiri over his 40 words in the online Times, although in fact his full article is in the early edition of the paper, just not on the web, Aussie Pair row to victory (Sportswatch Australia).
August 23rd: Eight edged out (Mike Rosewell, The Times), and I have a bit of a whinge about my brief report in the Telegraph (RQ). The final paragraph should read: "Single sculler Pete Wells had a carefully controlled race for lanes, in which Swiss student Andre Vonarburg took over the lead just before halfway, Wells sprinting briefly to the line to take second from Frenchman Frederic Perrier by 0.15 seconds." Canadian crews successful in heats at world university rowing (Canada.com), Berwick stages successful regatta (Berwick Today, UK), Stem cell study gets personal about a young cox (Chicago Tribune, US), Regina.com (Canada), Stroke can't stop rower from racing (San Francisco Gate), Canadian crews successful (Canoe.ca). On FISA's website, Racing Continues at World University Rowing Championships, and United States Completes World Championship Selection.
August 22nd: Students provide festival finale (Mike Rosewell, The Times), a snippet in the Sacramento Bee (USA), Row and run for charity (icCoventry, UK).
August 21st: Thieves target beach-goers (Victoria Times Colonist, Canada), Notts' Watts and Gibson celebrating gold medal (This is Nottingham, UK), Regatta's firework bonanza pledge (Torquay Herald Express, UK), MLC crew's brave victory (The West Australian).
August 20th: Rowers adapting well to new West End program (Toronto Community News, Canada), Under-18's are yet to be beaten (Cornwall, UK), The race for 2012 (Baltimore Sun, USA), WSRC wins four medals (Buffalo News, USA), Rowing Development crew take Commonwealth gold (NZ Herald). Aussie rowers top medal tally (Fox Sports, Australia), - this was run in several AUS papers - Sports Round-Up (Telegraph, Rachel Quarrell), Punch and Karrach shine to confirm Australian excellence (Roger Jennings, Independent), Australia celebrate last-gasp success (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Rowers get a ducking in venture to open sea (Sarah Glen, Victoria Times Colonist, CAN), Canada wins two gold and two silver in second day of rowing regatta (Canadian Press), McClelland-Brooks strikes gold for Wales (SportingLife.com), Rowing to help young (New Zealand Herald), Dixon and Barnes row Scots to fourth (Mike Haggerty, The Scotsman).
August 18th, Sport Rowers Grab Four Golds (Telstra.com, Australia), Rowers win four gold (Sportswatch, Australia), ...while, in Sicily, the Mafia sells water (Philip Willan, Observer), Canada collects four golds and two silvers at Commonwealth Rowing Regatta (Canadian Press), Breaking free of an unusual current, rower Coindre covered 90 miles in one day, his best day so far (Cape Cod Times, USA).
August 17th, Kayaking center ordered to get out of the water (Seattle Times), Wilder bidding for triple crown on the water (Nick Hartland, South Wales Echo), In rowing away from defeat, he found the athlete within, (Art Carey, Philadelphia Inquirer), Avon pipped by Pengwern push (This is Somerset).
August 16th, Sacrifices pay off for Issaquah rower (I. Press, NJ US), Ocean rower fights current 1 (Cape Cod Times, US), leven crews to compete in worlds rowing (Canoe.Canada).
August 15th, Rugby on the water (Stephen Kiel, Sunspot.net), Olympic heroes spearhead challenge (Sporting Life.com, Ireland), Cambridge bring team of 'giants' to river race (NZ Stuff)..
August 14th, Good Progress Claimed in Athens Olympics Preparation, says Official (via Moreover, VOA), Athens hot to trot for Games: Sydney organiser (West Australian, a longer report), Hollowed out wooden boats rowing championship in Siberia (English Pravda), Rowing across the social divide (Toronto Star, letters page), Park Service Finishes Study On Boathouse Sites for Va. (Washington Post), Making waves in Lithuania (Boston Globe), Separate fires at rowing club, bakery, mall hurt several (Boston Globe). On FISA's website, With a little help from my friends, and From El Salvador to Spain.
August 13th: Aberdeen men lead Scotland challenge (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald), Brock's men's eight ends 120th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta with win (Canada.com), Old order swept aside on open day (Ireland.com, requires registration), UCD put it up to the golden boys (Ireland.com, requires registration), 'Super boat' on show in Wicklow (Ireland.com from last week), Locals Earn Rowing Bronze (Washington Post, halfway down), Gladstone Stays Put with Crew (Daily Californian), Police seek downtown attackers (about an oarsman, Santa Cruz Sentinel).
August 12th - Sport in Brief in the Times (UK), Schoolboys cut a dash (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Hames overcomes injury to win sculls championship (The West Australian), Twins stroking into form for world champs (Julie Ash, NZ Herald), Britannia Waives Old Social Rules (TR Reid, Washington Post - not entirely about rowing but amusing), West Side Rowing leaves with little gold as the tide turns (Buffalo News, Canada), Split decision (Buffalo News), Brock rowers edge U of V (Canoe.ca), Norwegian grandfather sets off to row Atlantic Ocean solo (Agence France-Presse), Husky rowers put on sterling show (East Side Journal, USA last week).
August 9th - Telegraph Sports Round-up (UK), Times snippet (UK), Canadians fail to reach medal round at World Rowing Junior Championships (Canada.com), Stuart recovers for top six spot (This is Exeter, UK), Rowing duo share passion with others (Detroit Free Press, USA).
August 8th: A smidgeon in the Telegraph round-up on the Juniors (UK). More press links: Canada's two crews at junior rowing worlds face repechage races (Canadian Press), Big East, NCSN reach agreement (CNN-Sports Illustrated, USA).
August 7th - Britain have high hopes in Lithuania (Mike Rosewell, The Times), a bit in the Telegraph round-up (Rachel Quarrell), Rowers flex gold medal muscle (Gene Stephen, The West Australian), St. Mark's rower's choice a stroke of genius (Kevon Lonnquist, Dallas Morning News).
August 6th. A more unusual news item: Watermilfoil 'mowing' planned for bottom of Lake Phalen (Pioneer Press, USA). Medal joy for Irish as Lynch scoops another World gold (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Fast finish wins Grainger and her quad a World Cup bronze (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald), Rowing Twins head for Spain on top of world (NZ Herald), Three Aussie rowing golds (Fox Sports, Australia), Coxless four settle for silver (Mike Rosewell, The Times), British crews have six weeks to sharpen up for Seville (Roger Jennings, Independent), and a snippet in the Telegraph round-up. There is an obituary of Alan Burrough (UK) in the Telegraph from yesterday.
August 3rd - Irish world champs turn on the style (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), British crews through to coxless fours final (Roger Jennings, Independent), Houghton and Flood put unbeaten sculls record on the line (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Britons close on medals (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Gig Club's Marathon European Rowing Adventure (The Cornishman). The Boston Globe (USA) this week has an obituary of James Nesworthy, previous coach of Boston University. Also in the news, Spratt cox for big fish (NZ Stuff), Aussie eight off to flyer (Fox Sports), Locals Win National Titles (2nd item, Washington Post), Aussie eight off to flyer (News Interactive, Australia). Also an extended editorial called Lottery largesse paves a golden road to Athens about British sports funding.
August 2nd: Sculls pair face final reckoning (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Irish boats cruise into semi-finals (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent, may require registration), Coxless four in top form (Roger Jennings, Independent), Positive start for British team (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
August 1st. An article in the Cape Cod Chronicle (USA) about Emmanuel Coindre. In the UK press, British duo take long-term view (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
JULY 2002 July 31st. A little write-up for Mousehole and Penryn Regattas (gig rowing, Cornwall, UK). An obituary for ocean rower Curtis Lloyd Saville, who died last year.
July 25th, Cuatros equipos por dos lugares en la definición de la APB (El Diario, unstable link),, a piece about Johnston Racing winning the Commonwealth Govt micro-business award and competing at the South Australian BA's, Lightweight four aims for Canada's first world championship medal in event (Ottawa Citizen).
July 24th: For Henley oarsmen used to the scent of hops on the breeze while training, some unwelcome news on Ananova (UK). From the IndyStar (USA), Title IX: 30 years later. And Monday's Telegraph, Cash Clinic: It won't be all plain sailing. In the Portsmouth Herald (SA), Row to Shoals draws racers from around the nation.
July 23rd: From FISA, an article on rowing and coaching in Senegal.
July 22nd: Rower away with three-piece suit (Stuff, NZ), Ups and downs of doing the rounds with Queally (James Cracknell, Telegraph), Thames pip clubmates to new gold (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Oxford Brookes put finishing touches to engaging regatta (Mike Rosewell, The Times), and from Saturday, Selectors ring the changes for Munich (Mike Rosewell, The Times) and a bit in Saturday's round-up (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
July 17th: News today - French rower may leave this week (Alan Pollock, Cape Cod Chronicle, USA). On FISA's website this week, Bengt Saltin to speak at the 2002 World Rowing Forum, plus parts e and two of FISA's informal news about the various national squads readying for Munich. Press links from the last few days - Aussie pair win World Cup race (Fox Sports, Australia), Senior Waddell enjoys remarkable comeback (Stuff, NZ), Aussie power pips British duo (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald).
July 16th: in today's Telegraph (UK), Double defeat can act as an incentive (James Cracknell).
July 15th - Double golden shot in the arm for Irish rowing (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), British pair left treading water (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Australian tactics too good for British pair (Roger Jennings, Independent), Pinsent and Cracknell suffer deja vu (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Australians repeat treatment (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
July 14th - Battle of the waves (Nick Pitt, Sunday Times), British pair cruise to final frontier (Roger Jennings, Independent on Sunday), British rowing remains resilient in Lucerne (Rachel Quarrell, Sunday Telegraph). There is a piece in the Observer by Dan Topolski but I can't find the page online yet - sometimes they are a week slow to update. British duo bounce back (Robert Treharne-Jones, BBC).
July 13th - Lynch turns on the style in Lucerne (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Unbeaten record sunk by awesome twosome (Mike Rosewell, Times), Australian pair end Cracknell and Pinsent's unbeaten run (Roger Jennings, Independent), Pinsent and Cracknell left behind by Australian pair (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), and I can't see anything in the Guardian online.
July 12th, UK press links - Ready for day of reckoning (James Cracknell, Telegraph), Health problems hit British hopes (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Pain and glory await coxless pairs (Mike Rosewell, The Times). From the Canadian Globe and Mail, Retired rower McBean reaching new heights.
July 11th: in the Telegraph, details of the weekend UK Sport Relief efforts including several rowers - Sports show for the stars returns (Andrew Baker) and More than 5,000 set to row for records and charity (Rachel Quarrell). For those wishing to donate, the phone line is 08457 910910 and the official website is www.sportrelief.com.
July 8th, Pinsent and Cracknell avoid Henley jinx (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Cracknell and Pinsent dig deep for win (Dan Topolski, Independent), Pinsent and Cracknell enjoy a cruise before the storm (Hugh Matheson, Independent on Sunday), Troubled waters keep interest high (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Pinsent ready to add to trophy cabinet (Sunday Telegraph).
July 6th, Langridge shows his fighting instincts (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Irish provide drama in tussle of supporting acts (Dan Topolski, Independent), Waterfowl ignore Pinsent's progress (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), and getting something in for the first time this week although he has been writing every day, Quiet competition on the Thames (Chris Dodd, Guardian).
July 5th, Watson has to endure painful head start (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Pinsent and Cracknell give master class (Dan Topolski, Independent), Easy ride for Pinsent and Cracknell (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
July 4th: The ocean record challenge mounted last month has ended in disappointment after a broken ruder - more here and on the Ocean Rowing Society's website. From yesterday, French crew tough test for Queen's (Belfast Telegraph, Ireland), and Aberdeen four receive Henley seal of approval (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald).
July 3rd: Mason decides to take back seat (Michael Wale, The Times), Oxford Brookes plan to stay dry and gain revenge over Harvard (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Henley atmosphere attracts the cream (Hugh Matheson, Independent), Rivals on course for tussle at Henley (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph). And Greece scraps Olympic venues in the Guardian (David Plummer) seems to be at odds with the recent FISA report.
July 2nd, Phelps completes family picture at Henley (Sarah Potter, The Times), and Pinsent tackles vets (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
July 1st, Henley out for British crew (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph) and Olympic pairing seeded at Henley (Mike Rosewell, The Times). The latter piece appeared with an erroneous headline and first paragraph in the print version this morning, and a correction will be printed tomorrow. From FISA, Athens Olympic Rowing Centre Update - grounds for cautious optimism, perhaps?
JUNE 2002 June 25th: From a few days ago, UK Sport back ARA's bid to hold the 2006 World Championships at Dorney Lake near Windsor (UK ARA).
June 24th: Today's UK press - Batten shows signs of making full recovery (Mike Rosewell, The Times), and Batten converted (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph). There was meant to be a short piece in the Guardian but it doesn't seem to be online.
From a Canadian publication, Wildlife favoured over rowing, says Lawson - the other side of the coin.
June 23rd: From yesterday's Telegraph, Pinsent's Henley goal (Rachel Quarrell).
June 21st: From the UK papers, Pinsent faces familiar foe in search for 13th medal (Mike Rosewell, The Times), and Women's crews line up at Henley (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
June 18th: From the USA, news story Directing the crew about the film Nine.
June 17th: UK press links: Cracknell and Pinsent find extra gear (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Houghton and Flood are winning combination (Roger Jennings, Independent), GB team strike gold (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Rowers plan mid-Atlantic chat (BBC Sport online).
June 14th: I missed an article on the intrepid Skandia team last month - Four men in a rowing boat tackle perilous Atlantic. Plus Britain's finest backed to stay the course (Mike Rosewell, The Times) and a piece in the Telegraph round-up.
June 11th: On a dyslexia website recently, Steve Redgrave: Me and my health.
Jun 10th: From FISA, Laurent Porchier retires after car accident.
In today's Telegraph, It all came out in the wash (James Cracknell on rowing versus powerboat racing), and a brief round-up of the Docks.
MAY 2002 May 24th: From FISA, Newly formed Hungarian quad reconsiders.
May 21st: Rowing loses great one (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA).
May 20th: In the Times today, Pinsent never tires of winning gold (Mike Rosewell), while www.wedau-rowing.com has full coverage from Duisburg courtesy of Rudern1, and including reports, results, and photographs.
From Australia, British Rowers Rescused off WA Coast (Sydney Morning Herald) and British rowers rescued after world record attempt goes wrong (ABC news Australia). Plus Ocean rowers feared for lives after epic journey ended early (Independent).
A report on the Vogalonga Regatta (Italy), in Flotilla of gondolas reclaims Venetian waterways from motorboat menace (Independent).
May 17th: In the Telegraph, Bereaved parents win campaign to have new safety aids (Charlie Norton, Telegraph).
A website for Elder Boatbuilders, Christchurch, New Zealand.
May 16th: Last Saturday Southampton University novice men beat Southampton Institute novice men in their inaugural varsity boat race (UK). The Southampton Echo reports: After the race, comes the relaxation (link not likely to be permanent).
From FISA, Mexico Tops Points Table at Pan American Regatta.
May 10th: From the BBC website yesterday, Bravery award for heroic rower (UK). And on the FISA website, Peto and Haller to Row in a Quad in 2002.
May 7th: SARA announced at the weekend that John McArthur, author of High Performance Rowing and ex-coach at UL, NCRA and LRC, is to become Scotland's first National Coach, beginning 15th June.
The latest edition of the Independent Rowing News online has "It Almost Worked", the story of the sliding rigger, by Ed Winchester.
May 6th: On the BBC website, Pinsent inspires Brits to glory, while the Times has Eights and fours lead medal haul for Britain (Mike Rosewell), and the Independent Coxless four shake off Denmark's lightweights (Rachel Quarrell).
FISA announces that two adaptive rowing events over 1km will be held during this year's Worlds in Seville, as a prelude to bringing rowing into the Beijing Paralympics.
May 2nd: On FISA's site, Development Programme Launches 'Rowing in a Box'.
APRIL 2002 April 30th: On FISA's website, German National Trials Finished in Duisburg and Coaching Development Programme Course Ends in Brazil.
April 29th: In today's UK Times, Brookes make the most of good fortune (Mike Rosewell).
A website for Warwick Boat Club (UK).
April 26th: Today in the Times (UK), Foster continues to inspire (Fiona Sibley, Student sport).
In the Wandsworth Guardian (London, UK), Car pulled from river but no sign of driver.
April 25th: The Australian team has been selected (on FISA's website). And on the same site, Rowing Coaches Recognized at Annual Award Ceremony (Hong Kong).
April 24th: The Daily Telegraph today has ARA under fire over death of young oarsman (Charlie Norton, UK). Some of the comments made are repeated on the Leo Blockley Memorial Campaign website.
April 23rd: From FISA, a report on the Bosbaan (NED) bid for the 2007 Worlds. There's more in Dutch on the NLRoei website.
In the Toronto Globe and Mail yesterday, Romanian rowing champions to get new refugee hearing (Canada).
April 19th: Cracknell braves Harrison's world (Telegraph).
April 18th: For those interested in the drugs issues, The gene genie is out of the bottle (Guardian, UK).
April 17th: The only UK correspondent who managed to beat the football: Pinsent pushed to the limit (The Times, Mike Rosewell).
From FISA's website, FISA Inspectors in Japan and ATHOC to stage 2003 Junior Worlds.
April 15th: On Liverpool's news network online (UK), Oxford boat club meets the inspirational childe.
I gather there's a terribly tasty picture of the British men's 4- (Coode, Dunn, Garbett and Williams) in May's Tatler magazine supplement, entitled "Prize Fighters". It's on the Tideway Slug website here.
April 14th: More on the Aussie pairs upset - Tomkins finds weed a real drag (Sydney Morning Herald, cool title!), Champion pair blame weed for upset defeat and Weed snags Tomkins' plans (both The Age).
April 12th: News from Australia - Weed shatters Tomkins-Ginn aspirations (Sydney Morning Herald, Kelly Nichols). Earlier there was a report on Sportswatch about the pair's aspirations, and Surprise upset in the finals of the women's pair (Sydney Morning Herald) about other results.
Something I missed on Tuesday - Sea change sweeps Searle along in new quest about Greg Searle's drive for sailing success (The Times, UK). And at the end of last week, Chris Dodd's obituary of Geoffrey Page.
A report on the Croatian Open Regatta from FISA.
In the Edinburgh Evening News (Scotland), Rowers to splash out for Sick Kids.
April 8th: Press reports from the San Diego Crew Classic (USA) here and here.
April 5th: In today's Telegraph, Delays raise fears that Athens may not be ready for Olympics - the saga rumbles on.
And in the Times, Hidden drugs in diet aids, plus similarly British products fail IOC dope tests in the Independent.
Also in the Indy, an obituary of Geoffrey Page (RQ).
April 3rd: From yesterday's Telegraph, Geoffrey Page - gave distinction to rowing (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph).
On the FISA website, Tunisia Leads 5th Arabic Rowing Championships, Oxford Wins 148th Boat Race, Rowing Loses Top Journalist, and A Day in the Life of Sam Lynch.
April 1st: Round-up of Boat Race press links - History lesson serves Oxford well in epic contest (John Goodbody, The Times), Victory for inspiration over expectation (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Cambridge eventually succumb to rivals' strategy of sporting harassment (Simon Barnes, The Times), Oxford's refusal to buckle brings reward (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Stroke by stroke, a classic duel unfolded (Rachel Quarrell, Independent on Sunday), An epic rhapsody in Dark Blue (Andrew Longmore, Independent on Sunday), Oarsome (Sunday Times), Oxford win a thriller (Dan Topolski, Observer), Agony and ecstasy two seconds apart (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Oxford's triumph was awe-inspiring (James Cracknell, Telegraph), 'Double weight' hit Cambridge (Telegraph).
MARCH 2002 March 30th: Boat Race previews - Extra little rivalry will add to the clash (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph), Oxford hope pressure can disrupt the polished rhythm of Cambridge (Telegraph, probably James Cracknell thought I can't check), Cross words and clashing oars (Telegraph), Cambridge favourites in Boat Race (BBC Sport Online special), Blues set for trial of power and technique (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Coxes hold the key in a test of tide and nerve (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Dutch beef in the meat wagon (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Cambridge ready to stake early claim (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Pinsent's passion for annual combat undiminished (John Goodbody, The Times), Perkins provides shining example in courage (John Goodbody, The Times),
Dutch delight ensures colourful day (John Goodbody, The Times).
Also online, Karsten and Cop reclaim titles (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
March 29th: Today's UK press links - Clockwork oranges - rehearsal goes without a hitch (Chris Dodd, Guardian), New technology launched to settle great race debate (John Goodbody, The Times), Harris aiming to ensure his contribution goes unnoticed (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Bowden's crash course gives Oxford crew the will to win (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph), and for some reason my pieces aren't online.
March 28th: UK press links: Organisers expect Boat Race to proceed as scheduled (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Weather and tide threat to Boat Race (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Never felt more like not singing the blues (Stephen Bierley, Guardian), Perkins the rower who fought back from brink (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Cambridge stick to tried and tested (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph).
March 27th: Today's rowing press links - Golden desire unites Cracknell and Pinsent (Brian Viner, Independent), Oxford put emphasis on coxing (Mike Rosewell, The Times). I barely like to mention Weather threatens Tideway timing (Charles Starmer-Smith, Telegraph), as it is a puff of speculatory stirring which bears very little relation to current plans. More fulminating later after the first outing today...
March 26th: Boat Race press: Eggenkamp put in the spotlight as weigh-in reveals few clues (Mike Rosewell, The Times), This year's vital statistics shape up for photo-finish (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph), Crews divided by fine margins (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Weight not an issue for Cambridge (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Crew behind the Boat Race (Evening Standard supplement). See the official website for more stories, interviews, and news on the crews.
March 25th: Today's UK press: Oxford row Wilson into history (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Dark Blues sweep board (Robert Treharne-Jones, Telegraph), Oxford rewrite records (Rachel Quarrell, Independent).
March 24th: In the papers, Leander strike right balance (Mike Rosewell, The Times), and Cracknell finds it tough (BBC Online).
March 20th: UK press links - President who switched sides plans revenge (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), and a snippet in the Telegraph (Robert Treharne Jones).
Rowers on the edge for charity - news about a large cancer charity run being done by a group of UK rowers during the London Marathon, in memory of Richard "Edge" Lawrence.
March 18th: Today's UK press: Cambridge in rhythm (Telegraph, Charles Norton), Oxford look sharp (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), I can find nothing in the Guardian though Chris Dodd was present at the fixtures, and Mike Rosewell was reduced to a single sentence in the "Sport in Brief" of the Times.
March 12th: Latest FISA news: New Member for FISA Events Commission, and Tomkins and Crew Win Kings Cup at Australian Champs. The FISA home page also carries details of their summer 2002 internship, now available.
March 11th: In today's UK press, Women beaten by the weather (Mike Rosewell, The Times).
March 8th: In 'Cycling News', Top finds in Australian talent search - a rather odd article which doesn't name the rower or other sportswomen concerned!
March 5th: In the UK, the papers have the Boat Race Challenge story - Perkins gets Oxford call after cancer fight (Mike Rosewell, The Times), In-form Oxford out to prove point (Charles Starmer-Smith, Telegraph, and you may need to log in), Boat Race President reflect on crew selection (Chris Dodd, Guardian), Oxford's muscle to challenge Cambridge Olympians and Cox seeking revenge over his fancied rival (RQ, Independent).
FEBRUARY 2002 February 27th: Scooping the official announcements of the Boat Race Challenge next Monday is an article on NLRoei - Eggenkamp gaat Boat Race roeien (Dutch).
February 25th: Good results for Great Britain at the FISA Cup this weekend - some news in the Telegraph roundup and Britain discover Spanish gold from Mike Rosewell in the Times.
February 24th: A piece from the Lancaster Evening News (UK): Rowers rescued after boat smashes on weir.
February 12th: In today's Times (UK), BOA confronts tidal wave of emotion over advertising rights, with a namecheck for England's very own Carl Douglas of CDRS.
February 8th: From the BBC a couple of days ago - Matthew Pinsent has, as expected, been elected to the IOC. He is quoted as planning to help Jacques Rogge haul the organisation into the 21st century.
February 4th: From FISA's site, One More National Title for Pettinari (Italy), and 2001 FISA World Masters Regatta is Honoured in Quebec (Canada).
JANUARY 2002 January 28th: On Saturday last weekend Debra Veal, the last rower in the Ward Evans Atlantic Rowing Challenge, crossed the finish line in Barbados. Diary and details on her Troika Transatlantic website, while the official site carries the finishing positions of all the crews. From today's Times, Queen of the high seas plus Sky's the limit for lone Atlantic rower, and from Saturday's, Lone Atlantic rower to make Barbados landfall today. For other papers, Lone rower kisses husband who left her in mid-Atlantic (Telegraph), After 111 days and 2,963 miles, Mrs Veal's boat comes in (Independent on Sunday), and Debra rows across ocean into glory (Observer).
From FISA's website, Sartori becomes Daddy.
January 22nd: I forgot to check the results of the Channel 4 "Greatest Sporting Moments" (of the last 100 years or so, UK bias), but rather to my surprise, guess what won?. What a turn-up for the books - it was a public vote. Thanks Oliver for the reminder.
January 21st: From the Irish Independent last week, Diamond in the rough, an excellent article on Sinead Jennings (Paul Kimmage).
Tideway users in London, UK, might be interested in this piece on the BBC website last week.
From Melbourne's local paper "The Age", Ashes battle takes to water (Wal Oakley, Australia).
January 15th: From yesterday's Telegraph (UK), Baywatch Boy's Boat Race (Sarah Edworthy).
I'm told the February issue of Runner's World (UK) has an article about GB lightweight world champion Melindi Myers, who was fourth woman home at the Dublin Marathon.
January 14th: A nice bit of publicity for Sam Axtell (Benham as was when she coxed for OUBC), with her ex-President Matthew Pinsent and mates doing a course on Olympic standard dinner parties and learning how to cook the perfect apple tart. Did the souffle turn out OK then Ed?!
January 11th: Rowing in the news: Super heroes take the plunge (Island Sounder, US).
January 8th: From today's Times letters page, Safety on the Thames (Richard Phillips, LRC), on the new Tideway lifeboat stations.
January 7th: In the news, Perkins going back to basics to bolster Oxford cause (John Goodbody, The Times, UK), A little Italy on St. Croix River (Duluth Times, US, ok it's not 'real' rowing but quite amusing), Ashwaubenon's plan to develop marina clears a hurdle (Green Bay Gazette, US).
January 4th: Rowing in today's news: Are you going to be a rower or a rocker? (Marie Snider, El Dorado Times, not entirely about our sport but...), Students working the plank (New Haven Register), and I notice in the Times (UK) that John MS Carr has left £1,000 to Bradford Amate ur Rowing Club: good bloke. From last week, the Times article When Redgrave finished 21,830th (Simon Barnes, UK) is more about statsgeekery than about rowing, but it's amusing to think that even five years ago he would have used a different name to attract attention in the headline...
January 3rd: From before Christmas, Former Bok conquers the Atlantic, about Dugald Macdonald and Dave Mitchell, in iAfrica.com.
January 2nd: On FISA's site before Christmas, Petö and Haller Receive Top Honours in Hungary.
NZ news: Rowing again strong in Halberg award nominations.
January 1st: Rowing in the press recently: Men rallying OARS for abs. Zen of it all (about the so-called Old & Ancient Rowdy Scullers, Jacksonville.com, USA), Finalists announced for NZ sports awards and A year of near-misses (both Stuff, NZ), The season of strong wills (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph, UK).