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DECEMBER 2004 31st December: Tempe Town Lake to become a river (Arizona Republic, USA), The long way home (Union Democrat, USA), Rowing the Inside Passage - reply (SitNews, Alaska, and see the link at the foot for the full original article), Happy surprise for four Olympic champs (Stuff, New Zealand). And a good comment about Di Clemente and Cech in this Cape Times article (South Africa). Canadians may be interested in this: Brian Richardson has key role as COC begins march to 2010 Games.
30th December - A daughter following an idol (UW Badgers newssite, USA), Osprey a hotbed for rowing (Venice Gondolier, USA), Female athlete of the year (Ithaca Journal, USA), Clues sought in crash that killed girl, 15 (Detroit Free Press, USA), On the waterfront (Pune Newsline, INdia), Canadian rowing champion finds toughest challenge on Spain's mediaeval path (i-Newswire press release, Canada), Athlete of the year: through all the turmoil shines a good one (Southern Pines Pilot, USA - rowers may want to flip down to the final paragraph), Vietnam team for the Southeast Asian Rowing Champs (Jan 10th-16th).
24th December: Oarsome Olympian to test ironman skills (Tasmanian Advocate, Australia), Little makes a big difference (icCheshire Online, UK), Jones reflects on Olympics (TheOlympian.com, USA), Club honours memory of Ken (Sudbury Today, UK), Oar-some year (icTheWharf, UK).
22nd December: Brock rowing win taken away (London Free Press, Canada, Lay Down Sally the story of the year (syndicated, Australia), Rowing duo earn recognition (BBC Sport, UK), Howling beats heaving (Telegraph, UK), Rower drops oars for triathlon (Tasmania Advocate, Australia).
21st December: Heroism on the River Trent (UK) - Rowers in river drama (Burton Mail).
20th December - Gene test for child's sporting chance (The Times, UK), GB post is just job for Light Blue Rob (icWales, UK, with one major inaccuracy in its second paragraph), Rowing Champion backs London Olympic bid (syndicated, UK, also with a certain amount of misinformation since Crackers and Coode were not at trials), Christmas hits the water for charity (Delaware Journal, USA), A good row (Seattle Times, USA, halfway down in a column of several pieces), Williams to quit Light Blues (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Rower honoured for his dedication (Mississauga News, Canada), Rowing ... it's an addiction (Lithgow Mercury, Australia), Groups discuss plans for boathouse that could bring life to Norwich Harbor (The Day, USA, needs registration), RSP ridicules Congress claims (Times of India), Friends of Shen Crew row for dollars (ZWire Online, USA), SASI awards for 'local' athletes McRae and Webb (Murray Valley Standard, Australia), Five rowers selected to compete at the Youth Olympics (Murray Valley Standard, Australia), Woodhaven resident will row Atlantic for AIDS awareness (Queens Chronicle, USA), Four promising youngsters get Sportsaid grants (Peterborough Evening Telegraph, UK), Rowing win double delight (Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, UK).
There's a rather funny description of Matthew Pinsent near the bottom of this Scotsman article about the year's events.
A report on the Stuttgart Erg Champs, and an article about Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski moving to Zurich, both on Rudern1 (Germany).
The Sally Robbins issue rumbles on still - Law dips in: Rowing saga on course for court (Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia), and something in pretty well every Australian paper over the weekend.
News from New Zealand that the Evers-Swindells twins (Olympic and multiple world champions in W2x) have been beaten to NZ Sports Person of the Year by cyclist Sarah Ulmer (ok so she's a world recordholder too, but hell it's easier to get perfect conditions inside a velodrome...) The twins did get Team of the Year though. More details here and here in the NZ Herald.
19th December from yesterday's UK papers, Williams set to join Britain coaching staff (Mike Rosewell, The Times), and Cambridge coach to join national staff (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph). Plus a lengthy piece by Andrew Longmore in the Sunday Times: Grobler digs for gold (a fascinating profile).
15th December UK press links - Oxford show strength in depth (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Oxford face rough time as Cowboys conquer (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Williams finds being beaten by the best is good enough (John Goodbody, The Times), Hodge in charge as Cowboys win trial (Chris Dodd, Independent), Hodge serves reminder with stunning trial triumph (Martin Cross, Guardian), Cowboys slaughter Indians (Ali Oyston, Rowing Service).
14th December UK press round-up - Cambridge take the honours all round in tough trial (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Germans push the boat out in Cambridge trials (Martin Cross, Guardian), Cambridge crews set scorching pace (Robert Treharne Jones, Telegraph).
Also, Giving new glow to Boathouse Row (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA), Twins split for talent development (NZ City, New Zealand).
13th December: It's back to Nagambie (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Olympic hero in recycling plea (The Scotsman, UK), Rowing heroes win team title (BBC Sport, UK), Evers-Swindells split but reign supreme (New Zealand Herald), Journey becomes reality with help of Mattapoisett man (South Coast Today, USA), Credibility takes a knock in People's Choice awards (Stuff, New Zealand), Fully anchored (Marin Independent-Journal, USA), Ignore the rest, Pinsent is best (Scotland on Sunday letters, UK), Retirement no Balkans retreat (Simon Hart, Sunday Telegraph, UK), Rower's cream of the cafe set (News Inter
10th December - Cracknell hits out at Radcliffe (BBC Sport and syndicated, UK), Boathouse Row to get new light system (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA, needs subscription), Nomadic rowers churn protest with dock quest (Virginia Pilot, USA), Strong performance at Riverland Regatta (Murray Valley Standard, Australia), The alternative sports personality of the year (Guardian, UK), Cracknell playing waiting game (BBC Sport, UK), Sobhini's parents get compensation (The Times of India), Good display in final meet (Teeside Evening Gazette, UK, with a really naff headline no rower would have written), Jes 'all new' Christmas fair this weekend (Galway Advertiser, Ireland), Robbins to keep paddling (syndicated, Australia), Parents' claim about Sally cover-up denied (Wodonga Border Mail, Australia), Sally keeps oar in water (syndicated, Australia), Two-time Olympian visits Paul Daley Middle School (Mooresville/Decatur Times, USA), Rower reveals plans to be in Beijing (Advertiser, Australia), Winners on the page and winners off it (Telegraph, UK), Missing quest fuels rowing discord (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia), Robbins misses best friend's wedding (The Age, Australia). [That's a low journalistic blow - ed.]
8th December - Parents rock boat over Robbins (The Melbourne Age, Australia): yup, she's back in the news. Also - Robbins cover-up claim (syndicated, Australia), AOC denies rowing cover-up (syndicated, Australia), Rowing parents cry foul on Games (Stuff, New Zealand), Rowers 'censored' on Robbins (syndicated, Australia).
7th December: From the Telegraph Round-Up, a bit on the new FISA proposals.
6th December: Tony's up to speed, an article on a Teesside paraplegic rower who used to be a keen triathlete before a collision with a car while bike-training. Perhaps a future worlds competitor?
3rd December in the Times, Partridge return to fitness helped by new backer.
2nd December - Pinsent to be offered IOC role (BBC News, UK).
2nd December general rowing news: Romania rewards rowing veteran (New Zealand Herald), China poised to become world's next sporting superpower (Daily Times, Pakistan), Stroke of genius puts Pinsent and Redknapp in the clear (Giles Smith, The Times), Oarsome effort! (Birmingham Evening Mail, UK), National survey of the US rowing market dispels myths, measures size and value (eMediaWire, USA, with useful hints for those advertising to rowers...), Beijing beckons: rowers ready to do it all again (syndicated, Australia), and a grateful letter to the Eureka Reporter (USA).
There's more on the Lipa story (she's been given the office of Police General as an accolade to her achievements, similar to a British knighthood if I read the articles right) in Bumerang (in Romanian). There's also an interview in English on VividTalk (another Romanian site) from October, in which she does confirm Athens was her last Games, whatever she told Reuters in September.
1st December: I don't propose to write lots about MP's retirement press conference, as it has been covered ad infinitum in the UK daily press, so there's nothing more for me to add. Here are a selection of links from the last 2 days - 'I am happiest as spectator rather than as a gladiator' (Matt Pinsent, The Times), Pinsent's experience essential to development of future stars (John Goodbody, The Times), Pinsent pulls in his oars (Arindam Rej, Guardian), Pinsent looks beyond fifth gold towards bright future (Mike Rowbottom, Independent), What happens now for Britain's Olympic squad? (Chris Dodd, Independent), Pinsent calls time (Andrew Baker, Telegraph), 'Nobody else I would rather have in my boat' (James Cracknell, Telegraph), Zest caught the nation's imagination (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Cracknell embarks on a gap year (Martin Cross, Guardian), Cracknell takes year out to seek new challenges (Mike Rowbottom, Independent), Pinsent shows true extent of teamwork (James Lawton, Independent), Coach begins his search for new champions (Mike Rosewell, The Times), I talked of a comeback but the coach shook his head - it wasn't the right move (Sue Mott, Telegraph), I'm taking 12 months off to find that hunger (James Cracknell, Telegraph), Pinsent: 'My body's done' (Daily Mail).
NOVEMBER 2004 26th November: New snag for Boat Race (The Times, UK, John Goodbody), Norwich committee to explore options for community boathouse (The Day, USA), Science of Sport: One-Leg Training (RunnersWeb, USA), World AIDS Da;y Row-a-thon inside Vatican City convent (Medical News Today, USA), Crews shine on the Ouse (local syndication, UK), GBR Jr. women row at Head of Charles (Fosters Online, USA, the title doesn't mean what some will think!), New Zealand cyclists reunited on Lake Hood (Ashburton Guardian, NZ), Simsbury novice crews row well against The Gunnery and Litchfield (Farmington Valley Post, USA), Crew comes to Guilford (third story down, Shoreline Times, USA), Artificial reef group claims town could get left behind (Newquay Voice, UK), Rowing clubs lose boats, dock (syndicated, USA), KF to host master rowers (Herald and News, USA).
23rd November - Women's rowing makes Thanksgiving donations (Sacred Heart Pioneers, USA), Dry spell for boats (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Alcohol ban at major events (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Goldman's Evans to replace Gnodde running Asia, bankers say (Bloomberg.com, a bit of news about ex-oarsman Michael Evans), Floating charges (The Lawyer, UK - anyone know who the coxes were?), Jet skis banned on Lake Willoughby (Barre Montpellier Times Argus, second story, USA), Bulgaria for sporting exchange with India (syndicated, India), Man-made islands to shelter 'Jesus Christ' birds (ABC Online, Australia), Memorial held for rowing alumnus (Queen's Journal, Canada), Rowers cop gold (Missassauga News, Canada), Henley is Cinder's ultimate aim (Belfast Telegraph, Ireland), Rowers prepare to share the experience of a lifetime (Maine Today, USA), Coaches meet to learn from Athens (Toronto Globe and Mail, Canada), 100 sportspersons to get Government jobs (Sun Network, India), Extensive drawdown for Onota gets an OK (Berkshire Eagle, USA).
Readers may also find this interview interesting - it's the head of the Sports Science Institute in Cape Town (RSA) talking to the Johannesburg Sunday Times about children, sport and attitudes to fitness and winning.
22nd November: Benton beats odds for historic victory (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Hunter toughs it out (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Paddling frantically, going nowhere (Jim White, Telegraph), The mass masochism of indoor rowing (Jim White, Saturday's Telegraph).
17th November: a very sad story - Behind the suicide of a rowing champ (Indian Express, India). It's about Shobini Rajan from Kuttanadu, who took her own life last Sunday. Similar links include Debt-ridden star ends life, Champion rower sinks in tide of despair, Govt seeks report on death of rowing champion Sobhini and Sobhini's death to help sportstars.
17th November other news - Boathouse project gets boost (Poughkeepsie Journal, USA), Palmerston North: Lagoon dredging finally over (Newstalk ZB, New Zealand), Rowers win national title (Brock Press, Canada), AIS looks at Italy training base (The Advertiser, Australia, about Varese), Vassar College donates waterfront parcel for community boathouse (Mid Hudson News, USA), Local man to try adventure hat-trick (Ukiah Daily Journal, USA), City, HSU break ground on boating center (Times-Standard, USA), Rowing's benefits reach to the body's core (RedNova, USA), Girl charged in crash fatal to N. Va rower (Washington Post, USA), Kinross makes a splash against Sydney schools (Orange Central Western Daily, Australia), Cash to help Games stars (syndicated, Australia), UW dominates Head of Lake regatta (Seattle Post Intelligencer, USA), Sewage solution appears far off (News Journal, USA).
14th November - Sewage solution appears far off (Delaware News Journal, USA), Crew clinic draws energetic crowd (Daily Pilot, USA, needs subscription), Our liquid assets (Tampa Tribune, USA), Apathy threat to London Olympic plans (Observer, UK), Grobler turns down Chinese offer (Andrew Longmore, today's Sunday Times, UK), Golden girls look to prove themselves again (Stuff, New Zealand), Commandos aim to break record for rowing the Atlantic (Yorkshire Post Today, UK), New York's Olympic bid is ready to go (New York Newsday, USA), Ground-breaking set for boating center in Eureka (Eureka Reporter, USA), The tropic of Sunderland (Hexham Courant, UK), 2 freshmen hope to reach varsity team (Daily Orange, USA), Pulling through the darkness (Baltimore Sun, USA), Respected former politician farewelled (Murray Valley Standard, Australia), Another gold (Murray Valley Standard, Australia), Chosen few get on road to glory with coach journey of a lifetime (The Times, UK), Skilful scullers go the distance at Hylton (icNewcastle, UK), Newcomers end season with stack of trophies (Guernsey Press, UK), Trev rowers post two wins in finals (Pioneer Press Online, USA), Rowing duo takes on challenge of boat race along Atlantic Ocean (Purdue Exponent, USA). And Breathing fire over the water (Secaucus Reporter, USA) - there is a rowing connection, though slight.
2nd November: TN girls strike it rich (News Today, India), Butler junior was curious, witty (Indianapolis Star, USA), Lake clubs plumb rent depths (Calcutta Telegraph, India), Main Drainage scheme forges ahead (Limerick Post, Ireland), Local rower Bosher enjoys breakout season (Ann Arbor News, USA), 'I love to create parks' (Mail Tribune, USA), Race is fall style regatta (Bridgeton News, Australia), Water and scull not required (Los Angeles Times, USA), Local connection at Head of the Elk Regatta (Ekhart Truth, USA), Victory so sweet for Tom (icWales, UK), Palsy sufferer denied compo after accident (New Zealand Herald), Megan continues her dominance in singles (Tasmania Examiner, Australia), BRASS rowers compete in Boston (Berkshire Eagle, UK), Girls take over surfboat rowing (Queensland Sunday Mail, Australia), Over 100 teams compete in regatta (Capital News 9, USA), Boathouse proposed for crew team (New Britain Herald, USA), Recalling Laura (Alexandria Gazette Packet, USA), GMS Rowing Club is making its mark (Brookfield Journal, USA), Simsbury crew beats dozens of competitors at the Head of the Connecticut (Farmington Valley Post, USA), Crews in fine form (icCheshire Online, UK), Matthew scores sports award (Tasmania Examiner, Australia, including the news of Simon Burgess' retirement), Another round on Roger (Isle of Wight County Press, UK), Conservancy announces Rockefeller Bequest (Southern Pines Pilot, USA), Regatta hosts ghouls, oarlocks on Town Lake (Daily Texan, USA), Zorn, Largent kids: SPU crewmates and best friends (Seattle Times, USA).
OCTOBER 2004 Thursday 28th October: Gold of coxswain hasn't lost its glitter (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA), Rowin' down the river (Daily Texan, USA), Mystical river... (syndicated, USA), Gold medal-winning men's Olympic eight rowing team guests of honor at Head of the Schuylkill Regatta (PR Newswire, USA), Tees club hosts top race action (Evening Gazette, UK), Honours prove hard to come by (Northwich Chronicle), Lack of funds holds back crew (Washington Square News, USA), Minister signs off on rowing (Central Daily Western, Australia), Lanier regatta expected to attract 15,000 (Access North Georgia, USA).
24th October in the Independent: a story by Nick Townsend about Alex Partridge, whom NT describes as "the fifth Beatle of rowing". :-)
Wednesday 20th October - Drama for rowing crew in Taff weir (Western Mail, UK), '84 US women's team united in cancer fight (Boston Globe, USA), BLS crew fund-raiser a big success (Roslindale - West Roxbury Transcript, USA), Scouts get gold medal lesson on life (Phoenixville News, USA), Olympic medallists Holly Metcalf and Brian Orser join the Montreal 2006 Athletes' Circle (CNW Telbec, Canada), Teen team's oarsome effort (Geelong Info, Australia), Dayrit insists RP to gain more in new SEAG setup (a piece about sports politics in the Philippines), Locals set for big rowing race (Bend Bulletin, USA), Great Bay rowing medals in first fall head race (Fosters Online, USA), Coode considers a return for Worlds (BBC Sport), Skiff contest becomes family project (Charleston Post Courier, needs subscription, USA), Alexandria students recall lost friend and athlete (Washington Post, USA), Students mourn classmate (WHSV, USA), Teen may face charges in I-95 fatal (WTOP, USA) - all three about Laura Lynam, Water safety program draws national interest (Capital University News, USA).
Tuesday 12th October recent bits in the Telegraph (UK, not mine though) - Quest to unearth rowing's 'Billy Elliott' and All you ever needed to know about rowing for gold.
12th October other headlines, Christof Diamantino wins the Baystreet Open championship (Independent Daily, Malta), Rowing honours to RAU and Rhodes (SABC News, South Africa), Regatta draws 6,000 to Genesee (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, USA), Weather is kind for 30th regatta (Middletown Press, USA), Rowers compete on the Rock River (Rockford Register Star, USA), My dreams of excellence fade as reality takes hold (Matthew Pinsent on golfing not rowing, The Times, UK), Pinsent craves a world without regrets (Nick Townsend in the Independent on Sunday, UK), Stars come out to play for a Guineas funfest (Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia), Pulling for fitness (Quad City Times, USA), Welcom Brazos Regatta Rowers (KWTX, USA).
Friday 8th October: Cal crew funds low, spirits high (The Daily Californian, USA), Ashleigh Tate to row in Boston (Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot, USA), Brenau crew wins bronze in Secret City regatta (Access North Georgia, USA), Boat owners ready to pay (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Crab Fest signals start of rowing season (Saanich News, Canada), Winter warmer for in-form duo (Ellesmere Port Pioneer, UK), Stars join pros in Scotland (BBC Sport, UK).
Plus a short snippet in the Bahrain Daily News about rowing at the 10th Arab Games, and a piece in the Manchester Evening News (UK) about the filming of a rowing-related Midsomer Murders episode, which will be shown on Sunday 17th October.
Wednesday 6th October - an article from the Herald Sun on James Tomkins featuring in Aussie TV's "Dancing with the Stars" - a kind of celebrity 'Come Dancing' (for the British readers).
Tuesday 5th October - Regatta launches downtown rebirth (News OK, USA), Team members merrily row along during regatta (Troy Record, USA), Wetzel's row with COC (Star Phoenix, Canada), Malta Open championships (Valletta Times, Malta), COC brings in help to boost performance (Toronto Globe and Mail, Canada), Water fun at the Roberto Clemente Bridge (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, USA).
4th October - Kieran West wanting advice on what car to buy next in the pages of the Telegraph last week (UK). And Ed Coode announced his (not unexpected) retirement from international rowing (UK) - a piece on the BBC yesterday.
Friday 1st October - Silver reflection (San Diego Union-Tribune, USA), Record field for tenth Rowers' Revenge (This is London, UK), Civic leader Sprague dies at 80 (The Leader, USA), Rowers rev up for their only home regatta (Minnesota Daily, USA), Early-morning warriors (The Daily Texan, USA), Brennan '04 is across the pond, still in the boat (Yale Daily News, USA), The remnants of Hurricane Ivan can't keep rowers out of the river (Pittsburgh Live, USA), Head of the Ohio Regatta rowers are 'up the creek' (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, USA), Ashleigh Tate brings back gold at U.S. Rowing National Championship (Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot, USA), Lifeline for Robbins from new coaching chief (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia), Quad for Hugh is launched and Tim fires dream (both icBerkshire, UK), Rowers ready for head of the season (Michigan Daily, USA), Role to row clear of trouble (Wodonga Border Mail, Australia).
SEPTEMBER 2004 27th September press bits: Harmful levels of bacteria in Thames increase calls for sewer renewal (Guardian, UK), Hoopman gets back to business (Sheboygan Press, USA), Rower gets suspended ban for slapping teammate (syndicated, Australia - the best version of the headline is "Suspended ban for Olympic 'slapper'"...), Town of Poughkeepsie approves boathouse project (MidHudson News, USA), Rowing superhero (Courier Post Online, USA), Row, row, row your boat(house) (Allston-Brighton TAB, USA), Malta Open Indoor Rowing Championship (di-ve, Malta). Apparently a new push on recycling rubbish in Britain will be fronted by Matthew Pinsent. Better pick than Kleenex, Matt! And what Marty did next - New chief to share the load (Sunday Herald, Scotland).
21st September stories - People at play (London Free Press, Canada), Rowing race may be revived for heritage celebrations (Otago Daily Times, New Zealand), Evers-Swindells and manager part (Otago Daily Times, NZ), Rowing has its place in Texas (letter to the Houston Chronicle, USA), Former ski jumper Tomten's athleticism pays off for Gophers (Minnesota Daily, USA), Our Olympians taught they're not always first (Wodonga Border Mail short piece, Australia), Friends remember UT grad killed in Iraq (WVLT, USA), Laumann speaks Tuesday at flood relief fundraiser (syndicated, Canada), Olympic legend helps children set world record (syndicated shortie, Scotland), Sponsorship issue behind sacking of twins' manager (New Zealand Herald), Bridging troubled waters (Newsday, USA), Public humiliation for Australian rower who gave up in Athens (Telegraph, UK), Trucks rumble into dream of green space (Toronto Globe and Mail, Canada), Finis! Rower reaches France (Cape Codder, USA), Sam Magee returns from Olympics with silver medal (syndicated, USA), Geomarine beat swell with around-island best (Guernsey Weekly Press, UK), Oarsome Foursome duo warn of Robbins' scandal fallout (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia), Psychologist slams Rowing Australia (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia), Rowing row spells end for crew: skipper (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia).
20th September and the Robbins affair (Australia) has been rumbling on - still. The Sydney Morning Herald ran a poll about it, the subject has been front-page news for several days in some of the big papers, and it was the lead story on most evening TV bulletins last Thursday and Friday. Sally and her boyfriend were chased down George Street in Sydney by the media, Robbins apologised publicly on Saturday, coach Harold Jahrling's been sacked, and Kyeema Doyle's father has written letters to Rowing Australia complaining of the way the rest of the crew has been treated. To catch up on all the online press, follow this link.
More on the vitamin D issue - from MSN online. An interesting round-up of the medical press on the subject.
17th September, spotted by a keen-eyed reader, Britons hit by winter vitamin D deficiency (Reuters). There's a nasty misprint (vitamin B rather than vitamin D as it should be) in the first paragraph, but it's got a point. Not that this is new advice. So get out on the water, guys?!
16th September news: the Robbins debacle gets going again with Oliver slaps Robbins at function (Sydney Morning Herald, and many similar in Australia and Asia), Sally Robbins row ignites again (editorial from Crikey.com, Australia), Robbins slapped by rowing team-mate (ABC Sport Australia suggesting Oliver will be disciplined), Five sports organisations become inaugural members of GLISA (gaywired.com, about GLRF), Regatta to benefit breast-cancer foundation (Seattle Times, USA).
15th September Newsbits: Hunterdon freeholders tip cap to Olympians (New Jersey Express-Times), Men's four Canada's silver lining (London Free Press, Canada), Crowds flock to Sydney Olympic parade (syndicated, Australia), Rowing their way to a million meters (NCSU Technician, USA - college sources not usually included but it's an unusual piece), 'You can combine rowing and a family' (Manchester Evening News - an extension of the syndicated interview I put up yesterday, UK), Lorne crew has gold on its agenda (Geelong Advertiser, Australia - surfboat rowing is an important part of the sport Down Under), Robbins row gets second wind (Melbourne Age, Australia).
14th September rowing in the news - Highs and lows of career (syndicated, UK), Fun is a lock for sightseers in racing shell (Seattle Times, USA), Britain's Olympic medalists to get victory parade (Telegraph, UK), Single shell racer finds summer home on St. Mary's river (Sault Ste. Marie Evening News, USA), Pinsent set for Kleenex (Ananova.com), Redgrave backs new £6M scheme to keep young sporting talent (syndicated, UK), Strong core of originals lead Gophers into important season (Minnesota News Daily, USA), Team-mate refuses to row with Robbins (syndicated, Australia, also entitled 'Just say sorry, Sally'), Hold on NBC: Men's team did win in Athens (Free Lance Star, USA), He honored those fallen by rising (New Jersey Star Ledger, USA), Crossing the Atlantic: Quemere readjusting to life on land (The Providence Journal, USA), Ryan rowing regatta today at Onota Lake (Berkshire Eagle, USA), Graceful torture (Anchorage Daily News, Alaska, a nice piece about novices), an appeal for witnesses (Vancouver, Canada), Port reaches agreement on boathouse (The Olympian, USA), The party's at a peak for our record medal winners (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia), Olympians get big dose of Tassie pride (Sunday Tasmanian), Canadian athletes get more money (London Free Press, Canada), Brown's golden repeat (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Budget largesse (Boston Globe, USA, see an important little paragraph near the end re: Community Rowing), Athens gold just the tonic for Ginn (Herald Sun, Australia), London star ponders future (Slam! Sports, Canada), Row-past for Olympic medallists (BBC News, UK).
10th September rowing news - Olympic quartet pull their weight (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph, UK), The fifth man was first over the line but miles from the medals (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph, UK), London rowing star ponders future (London Free Press, Canada), Cox still reveling after her Olympic experience (Times Record News, USA), Athletes treated like rock stars at welcome home parade (News.com, Australia), Stars come out for Steve - and the kids (Leeds Today, UK), Welcome home, now get ready for 2006 (The Age, Australia - needs registration), Eastern promise seems sure to seduce Athens medallists (The Glasgow Herald, Scotland), BOA miss chance to toast hero Holmes (Sue Mott, Telegraph, UK), Sch.. you know who to start river race (Richmond & Twickenham Times, UK).
9th September press bits - Senglea wins regatta (Times of Malta - a much more incident-filled story than the title suggests), Fast break: Wooden Boat Festival (Seattle Times, USA), Scots heroes in exile forced south for Olympic success (Scotsman, Scotland), Home crowd cheers medal-laden Olympic team (Scotsman), Rowing Association targets youth for competitive junior team (Eureka Reporter, USA), Athens joy continues for our Olympians (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Games rower ships her oars (syndicated, Australia), Rower Coindre nears goal, Rommel rescued (Cape Cod Chronicle, USA), A Taste of Gainesville at the Docks returning (Access North GA, USA), DTCM confirms patronage for Verve 04 (Dubai Interactive, United Arab Emirates).
Wednesday 8th September rowing in the news - Medallists to be carnival stars? (Bucks Free Press, UK), Beijing or my boy? (Mirror, on James Cracknell, UK), Dancing shoes for Pauline (syndicated in Australia), School children line parades for Olympic heroes (Stuff, New Zealand), Indiana Olympians honored as Sagamores of the Wabash (syndicated, USA), Four men in a boat (ic South London, UK), Open-top tour of honour for Olympic medallists (The Scotsman, Scotland), Sports clubs in thieves' sights (ic Wales, UK), Olympian in Norwich (Norwich Evening News, UK), Motley crew aim for the record books (Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, UK), Back home (Holyhead & Anglesey Mail, UK). And the spikiest piece I've seen from Sue Mott for ages in yesterday's Telegraph - Lacklustre footballers need to learn from our Olympians (UK). Good going, Sue.
Early September, a Pinsent column I missed - Snapshots that will stay in my mind always (Matthew Pinsent, The Times, UK). And from New Zealand's Stuff publication, 'Stupid' master plan pays off about the Waikato win by Cambridge.
6th September, rowing in the news - Olympian today, couch potato tomorrow? (Web Medical News, USA), Romanian rowing queen eyes Beijing (Reuters, UK), Still pulling on the river (Boston Globe, USA), Hun grad speaks of golden victory (ZWire, USA), Twin-city bonanza for rowing pair (Hawkes Bay Today, New Zealand), Doubt over city rowing (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Rowing twins toast of Hastings (Stuff, New Zealand), Pinsent wife on her golden wonder hero (Daily Mirror, UK), 'Money by medals' pays dividends (Nick Townsend, Independent, UK), Tucker improves on 2000 Olympic finish (Mooresville/Decatur Times, USA), Turlock's silver medallist returns home (Turlock Journal, USA), Oaktown Olympian (WTHI, USA), Brock ushers in new era of rowing (Brock Press, USA), Sibling rivalry the biggest competition for Evers-Swindell twins (Stuff, New Zealand), Rommel rescued from sea (Daily Record, Scotland), Faridah heads for the top on land and water (Rochdale Observer, UK), Do your best, Olympian urges (Star North, USA), China reach Olympics targets set for Athens (China Daily), Novel pitch for classical awards (Guardian, UK).
2nd September, an excellent article by Pete Cipollone (US M8+ cox) in the Wall Street Journal - One American's Olympic Odyssey. This may become unavailable unless you're a subscriber.
1st September press round the world - No-row Aussie dreams of Beijing (syndicated around Australia, re: Sally Robbins), Big Boys camp vanquishes Vinalhaven (Rockland Village Soup, USA), Schools splash out for golden girls (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand), Olympics: Athletes bring wreaths home (New Zealand Herald), Danes prepare to invade England again in replica of Viking ship (Canoe News, Canada), Bunbury rows to success (Bunbury Mail, Australia), Rousing welcome home for Olympic team (New Zealand Herald), Rubbish-clogged weir causes suburban stir (Hobart Mercury, Australia), Boost for Tyne green facelift (Hexham Courant, UK), 'Matthew, it suits you, sir, but it doesn't suit Mark' (News and Star, UK), A pool of green and gold (Daily News, South Africa), The Erg is a great machine (Anchorage Daily News, Alaska).
AUGUST 2004 End August - Rowing in the right direction (BBC News, UK).
Monday 30th August - I forgot to put this Thames pollution link (Guardian, Friday) up - was pulled down by a nasty little 'flu virus for a couple of days. Post-Athens Games-lag I expect. Anyway, this pollution story is rumbling along in the UK quite steadily now - we aren't sure how serious this survey is.
Amidst a torrent of 'round-up' pieces in the press, rowing gets mentions all over the world. A lot of these are very repetitive, so to summarise the brief segments: in Canada it's as part of a mixed success/failure for the whole team, in Korea their young double scullers get a mention for the future, in South Africa it's Donovan Cech for his heroic first-ever rowing medal (bronze) with Ramon di Clemente despite his back pain and the lost sleep both endured over the persistent Canadian M2- appeals. In the USA, pride at the first eights gold for 40 years by a record-breaking crew, in Australia the still-rumbling row over the women's eights final almost blocking out Ginn & Tomkins success, in New Zealand the unbeaten glory of the Evers-Swindell sisters and for many British papers, the sight of old Etonian Matt Pinsent blubbing his heart out during the national anthem. In Bulgaria, mention of their sculling medals, in Holland the amazing Dutch successes. Around the world, Romanian Elisabeta Lipa's fifth rowing gold is recognised, and opinions vary over what should have been done about the Canadian men's pair dispute. There is discussion over the Ukrainian drugs positive and whether or not Schinias lake will ever be used again. There haven't been many just-rowing articles today: Gold medal rower may quit the sport (The Times and syndicated, UK), Coode hopes to inspire next generation (Sporting Life, UK), Woe, Canada (Twin Cities, CAN), Mothers triumph on river (The Republican, USA). Also, Mistake will delay new nature center, may cost $150,000 (Indianapolis Star, USA).
Friday 27th August - press bits to catch up on from yesterday - Cracknell and Romero are medal winners (Richmond & Twickenham Times, UK), Sailor places sixth in Olympic rowing (DC-Military.com, USA), Medals rain down upon NRRA rowers (Westport Minuteman, USA), Athens victory so sweet for Cracknell (Sutton Guardian, UK), Ukrainian rowers stripped of bronze for drug violation (Toronto Globe and Mail, Canada (from press release)), IOC sanctions two more for anti-doping violations (the full statement via the NZ Herald), Elise basks in bronze glory (Sutton Guardian, UK), Crafting Champions (Boston Globe, USA), Ex-thrower Sarah is top rower (This is Local London, UK), Horde of the Rings (Daily Mirror, UK, about the new SuperStars series), Rhinebeck's Allyson Coon competes in prestigious Henley Regatta (ZWire, USA), Hansen captures Olympic gold (Lawrence Ledger, USA), Big party for HB's golden twins (Hawke's Bay, New Zealand), Mishap ends trans-Pacific rowing attempt (Reuters, UK), Hometown wants to celebrate Olympic gold medalist (Myrtle Beach Online, USA).
A separate collection of pieces on the Aussie W8+ controversy (not in order): Selectors' assessment was wrong (Mick Malthouse, The Australian), Dislike the media? I've got news for you (Mark Day, Daily Telegraph, Australia), AOC gags every rower (News Interactive, Australia).
Sunday 15th August headline catchup - Trouble at the double in the women's pairs (Andrew Longmore, Sunday Times), Fab four find cruise control (Andrew Longmore, Sunday Times), Pinsent has plenty in the tank (Sunday Times), Pinsent steps out of the shadow (Brough Scott, Sunday Telegraph), Redgrave finally joins the Games (Sue Mott, Telegraph), Confessions of an Olympic widow (Beverley Turner, Independent), Commitment means absolutely everything (Ben Hunt-Davis, Sunday Telegraph), Lawson sets things rolling as British crews seek sound start (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Four finally pulling it all together (Paul Weaver, Guardian), Four relish chance to pull fast one on US (Martin Cross, Guardian), Pinsent on course for golden fourth (PA), Hell and high water (Jon Henderson, Observer), Rows and prows (Martin Cross, review of Tim Foster's book), on the UK side.
Monday 9th August in the press: Women's four lead the way for Britain (The Times, UK), Rowers survive Atlantic's "killer blow" (Chicago Sun Times, USA), Rowers close to record are saved after boat is split by hurricane (Belfast Telegraph, Ireland), Rower gains strength from 9/11 (Newark Star Ledger, USA), Atlantic rowers back on dry land (BBC, UK), Redgrave predicts gold (UK, syndicated), 'Perfect oarsman' (Edmonds Herald, USA), And life flows on (PUNE Newsline, India), Cool suits for hot Games (Calcutta Telegraph, India), Hurricane smashes Pink Lady in two (icWales, UK), Artificial disc hold promise for back pain (Oregon Register-Guard, USA), Tiredness 'is in the mind not in the muscles' (Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa), Winds the tonic Ginn needs (Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia), Nature 'delivered the killer blow' (Herald, UK), U.S. rowers favored in elite event (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, USA), 45 miles a day on 6lb of dried food (Telegraph, UK), Our 'brutal fight' with Hurricane Alex (Guardian, UK), Gold, silver, three bronze for Canada at world under-23 regatta (Guelph Mercury, Canada), US women's team rowing for the gold (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, USA), Tuba player stoked by the stroke (San Francisco Chronicle, USA).
Friday 6th August - a spread in today's Telegraph, Final preparations are a matter of timing (Tim Foster), After the backstage drama, the four show takes to the stage (Rachel Quarrell), Medals are a real possibility for newly confident women's squad (Rachel Quarrell).
One correction to the Telegraph bits, and an apology - the conversation during which I checked the GB spares went a bit at cross-purposes. Sorry to Lizzie Crichton and Alex Beever - Lizzie is the GB heavyweight women's spare, not Alex.
Thursday 5th August: in yesterday's Toronto Globe and Mail, Discipline on demand, a long piece about Mike Spracklen (CAN).
Wednesday 4th August awful news - Kenyan Rowing Coach Killed in Car Crash.
Monday 2nd August - Gold slips from Jennings' grasp (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Hammond defies the pain (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph) - two different stories of the same race in those two articles. Also, a large chunk in the Sunday Telegraph, 60 seconds with Greg Searle (Sunday Times), Jennings keeps hopes alive (RTJ, Sunday Irish Independent).
JULY 2004 Friday 30th July press: From Robert Treharne-Jones, Green crew fails to reach final (Irish Independent). Other recent headlines - British pull their way into finals (RQ, Telegraph), Coxless four fly the flag (RQ, Telegraph), I thought winter training was over (James Cracknell, Telegraph), British lightweights shaping up to make considerable impact (RQ, Telegraph).
Thursday 29th July: A story about the X-Press 'Biggles' crew at the Cambridge Town Bumps last week (UK). From Bedford Today (UK), BMS juniors row into record books.
Thursday 29th July bit and pieces from the Worlds - Casey and Holland in last four (RTJ, Irish Independent), Jennings eases through to semis (RTJ, Irish Independent).
Wednesday 21st July press round-up - Former Cal rower running out of time in medal quest (Contra Costa Times, USA), Marlow rowers excel (This is Local London, UK), Rowing titles on line in Eagle Creek regatta (UK), Former club rower Wherley anchors team with years of experience (Minnesota Daily, USA), Capital games are no guarantee of capital gains (Glasgow Herald, Scotland), VCAT approves route despite protests (Bendigo Advertiser, Australia), Physiotherapist and medical student team up as Canada's double sculls entry (syndicated, Canada), Drama on shore before class records tumble (Guernsey Weekly Press, UK), Redgrave - Greatest-ever Olympian (Sporting Life, with the most blatant error near the end), Pared to a pair (San Diego Union Tribune, USA), Olympic champion's education (Warrnambool Standard, Australia), Former Ardmore resident Cipollone ready to row for Olympic gold, glory (Ardmore Main Line Times, USA), Cottle is eyeing glory at Games (icWales, UK), Paddle power the key in race of dragons (Manchester Evening News, UK), Boats launched in memory of rowing club's chairman (syndicated, NE UK), Curly Q quad means to matter, too (London Free Press, Canada), Getting physical on the water (Richmond Times Dispatch, USA, vg picture and an excellent slide-show), 16th International Bosphorus Swimming, Rowing and Sailing Races Held (Turkish Press, Turkey), Joyce causes sculling upset (Irish Examiner, requires subscription, Ireland), County native Kessler on US Olympic training staff (phillyBurbs, USA), Damgaard Hansen-Buhagiar chosen for US eights (Valletta Times, Malta), They're building more than boats (Portland Maine Press Herald, USA), Rowing is an obsession for Shellman (Green Bay News-Chronicle, USA).
Friday 16th July: missed yesterday - Britain's fleet grows for assault on Athens (Mike Rosewell, The Times). And from today, Grand National entry (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Thursday July 15th press round-up - Schroeder earns Olympic spot (Pioneer Press Online, USA), Our training base is coach Grobler's pride and joy - now I know why (Tom James, Daily Post, Wales), Frigate! Dart Ladies and Royal Navy get too close for comfort (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Orlagh selected for home internationals (Belfast Telegraph, Ireland), Rowers are ready for nationals (This is Local London, UK), Hansen setting sights on Olympic gold (The Lawrence Ledger, USA), Cottle joins battle for Games glory (icWales, UK), Stallard secures Athens place (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph, UK), Olympian Devine to throw out first pitch (SportsFeatures.com, USA), Perseverance pays off in African-American's Quest for Olympics (Voice of America, USA), No backing down (Transcript Sports, USA - and an incredible story), Ten-up trophy success (Northwich Chronicle, UK), Program teaches youngsters water safety, rowing on rivers (Marietta Times, USA), It finally dawned on us, we're off to Athens (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, may need log-in), Stallard joins rowing eight (BBC Sport, UK), Off to Athens (Princeton Packet, USA, a nice twist on the usual personal story), Olympic hopeful needs more hard work (Santa Cruz Sentinel, USA), History hits water (News & Observer, USA), Building a future on devastating loss (Hobart Mercury, Australia, a memorial for Tim Hawkins), McElhenney steers way for elite rowers (Princeton Packet, USA), The oars have it (Bradenton Herald, USA), Publican's gruelling trip to Barbados (Eastern Daily Press, UK), Parents to file claim in drowning of girls (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA), Sculls and sweeps race on Lake Ewauna (Oregon Herald and News, USA), Strong Olympic build-up for NZ team (NZ Herald).
Wednesday 7th July in today's Telegraph, 'I was devastated for Alex' (James Cracknell, UK).
Wednesday 7th July around the world, Regatta's rosy future after twice being sunk (Shropshire Star, UK), Tees stars fly the flag (icTeeside, UK), GLRF helps launch the NY Pride Rowing Association (Gay Wired, USA), Shamrocks were golden 100 years ago today (Toronto Globe and Mail, Canada), Redgrave relishes new role (syndicated, UK), Three Olympic venues scrapped (This is London, UK), Malvern Prep rowers enjoy busy summer (Philadelphia Inquirer, subscription only, USA), Pocock's Hirst moves on at US world trials (Seattle Times, USA), On top of the world (London Free Press, Canada), Cast gets taste of river (Poughkeepsie Journal, USA), Bronze tribute to Dad's golden words (Times of India), The difference between muscle and back problems (WHAS, USA), Rowing challenge (Evening Telegraph & Post, UK), Rediscovering rowing (Juneau Empire, Alaska, USA), SA rowing duo aims for gold (Independent Online, South Africa), India claim 2 rowing medals (Times of India), Lake Pupuke a victim of its growing popularity (NZ Herald), UW rower's fame ripples still (Capital Times, USA), First black to make [US] Olympic rowing squad (Eurweb, UK), Bebington in historic Henley triumph (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Choppy waters ahead over boat ban scheme (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Rowers pay tribute to support crews (This is Guernsey), Athens switch for Coode (Western Morning News, UK), Harvard still upbeat after falling to Dutch at Henley (Ed Hewitt, Boston Globe, USA), New-look regatta ends in a splash of fireworks (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, USA), Big iceberg threat to rowing team (CBBC, UK).
Start of July: UK press from the last few days - Livingstons set up family feud (Martin Cross, July 3rd, Guardian), Men's four suffer blow (Daniel Topolski, July 4th, Observer), Coode keeps broken four on course (Martin Cross, July 5th, Guardian), Broxbourne's big day (Rachel Quarrell, June 30th, Telegraph), Americans let their guard down (RQ, July 1st, Telegraph), Galway gear up to sink US Navy (RQ, July 2nd, Telegraph), Garbett feels the strain as Olympics draw near (RQ, July 3rd, Telegraph), Big test for coxless four in Stewards' final (RQ, July 4th, Sunday Telegraph), Agony as Partridge has to withdraw (RQ, July 4th, Sunday Telegraph), Partridge's Olympic heartbreak (RQ, July 5th, Telegraph), 'I feel as if I've made it through the back door' (Ed Coode, July 6th, Telegraph), Stomach bugs and grazed ribs hinder Olympic hopefuls (Chris Dodd, June 30th, Independent), Brookes boat beats Dublin as wind takes toll on crews (CD, July 1st, Indy), Hacker laps up attention to breeze past Jones (CD, 2nd July, Indy), Garbett blow hurts British Olympic preparations (CD, 3rd July, Indy), Partridge's Olympic agony opens the door for Coode (CD, 4th July, Independent on Sunday), British four recover from Partridge's sad departure (CD, 5th July, Indy), Leander women overcome nerves (CD, 5th July, Indy), Headwind provides few flurries of excitement (Mike Rosewell, 1st July, The Times), Garbett and Dunn set the standard (MR, 2nd July, The Times), Injury ruins Olympic dreams (Andrew Longmore, 4th July, Sunday Times), Pinsent still set on goldCoode helps to keep Olympic bid on track (Mike Rosewell, 5th July, The Times), Losing Partridge makes Athens a lottery (Matthew Pinsent, 5th July, The Times).
JUNE 2004 Wednesday 30th June - Docklands Centre launches new initiative (UK), about the new London Youth rowing programme.
Tuesday 29th June UK press links - Harvard haul out big guns for shot at Henley glory (Chris Dodd, Independent), Pinsent "Four seconds to find" (Dan Topolski, Observer last weekend), Students test the water (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Back on board (Andrew Longmore, Sunday Times last weekend).
Tuesday 29th June: around the world - Strokes of genius (Boston Globe, USA), Examiner confirms drowning as cause of death (WHSV, USA), Hard lead-up to eights race (Stuff, New Zealand), Jefferson crew travels across the pond (Washington Post, USA), Swiss lawyer oversees Olympics (NZZ Online, Switzerland, about Denis Oswald), Coles and Haigh confirmed for Olympics (New Zealand Herald), Sisters have Olympic connection (Kentucky Post, USA), Rowing helps battle AIDS (New York Daily News, USA), First minister reopens course (Glasgow Herald, Scotland), Instructor in the Pink sets off to row Atlantic (icWales, UK), Splashing win for Madras Boat Club (News Today, India), Canadian rowers hoping Nike will aid them in their speed game (Sports Business News, Canada), Earning her front-row seat (The Oregonian, USA), Cadets' £12,000 boat and canoes are stolen (This is Leicestershire, UK).
And a bit called Draw of the oars in the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) about the Drummoyne RC bar/bistro.
Monday 28th June UK press: Henley holds the key to Pinsent's prosperity (Mike Rosewell, The Times).
Monday 28th June: The body of John Steve Catilo, the Alexandria Community RC coach who fell overboard while out coaching on the Potomac last week, was found over the weekend. The boathouse was closed over the weekend. Press details - Search called off for missing rowing coach (Washington Post), Body found in Potomac that of missing rowing coach (Daily Press), Crew coach's body is recovered (Washington Post), Rowing coach's family visit spot where body was found (ABC 7 News).
Friday 25th June: yesterday's GB Olympic team announcement - GB rowing team unveiled (BBC), Pinsent's four remain in contention after Lucerne (Chris Dodd, Independent), Pinsent says I'm the home banker (Martin Cross, Guardian), Gold not a given for Britain (Martin Cross, Guardian), Britain sets sights on three-medal haul in Athens (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Pinsent now focused on a fourth gold (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Friday 25th June: a bit in the Guardian - Plain truth (about Oxford floods, UK).
Thursday 24th June from NLRoei, the awful story of two accidents at the 2km Tilburg Regatta last weekend - Vrouw zwaar gewond na knappen staalkabel (in Dutch). I was going to put up a rough Babelfish translation but it's so dire that here is an English version written by Ewoud Dronkert. Thanks E.
Wednesday 23rd June: the Guardian link I was looking for - Romero strokes aside Olympic rivals (Martin Cross).
Monday 21st June press links - Irish fail Lucerne medal test (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Race plan did not work but altitude training will solve all our problems (Matthew Pinsent, The Times), Fighting talk helps to see off the Germans (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Quad race away with gold medals (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph). Can't find anything else in the UK.
Tuesday 22nd June from the BBC, Revamp for London's Olympic bid - which hints that Eton may lose its chance to host the 2012 Olympic regatta....
Sunday 20th June: from the Melbourne Age, "Mental as anything", an article about the psychology of Olympic champions (annoyingly needs cookies).
Sunday 20th June other press links - Lightweights to the fore for Irish as ill Towey forced out (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Aussie rowers in world cup final (Andrew Butler, Channel Seven), Rowers flood into finals (Andrew Butler, Fox Sports), Cracknell books show-down (Chris Dodd, Independent on Sunday), Men's coxless four in reach of gold (Rachel Quarrell, Sunday Telegraph).
Saturday 19th June press links - Pinsent sums up awkward first day for British crews (Chris Dodd, Independent), Cracknell and Pinsent pick up the pace (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Pinsent confident after heat success (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Holland Acht zoekt het hoger op (Sybrand Treffers, NLRoei), Wasp can't stop Aussie crew (Andrew Butler, Seven, Australia), Glen's hard to lick - until now (Andrew Butler, Post Online).
Friday 18th June UK press links - Britain lifted by return of Cracknell (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Contrasting pair seek perfect end to marriage (Martin Cross, Guardian), Romanians stunned out of complacency (Martin Cross, Guardian), Cracknell returns for final World Cup test (Chris Dodd, Independent).
Thursday 17th June: I've been looking for this one since I found it on the Reuters newsfeed - Romanian rowers make up mother of all teams (in the Hindustan Times, and syndicated in a few other places).
Thursday 17th June: a few other news pieces - Former Husky Devine qualifies for Olympics (Seattle Times, USA), Bronx cheer for tale of 2 boathouses (New York Daily News, USA - a tough story), Fifth NZ crew heading for Athens (Otago Daily Times, NZ), Oars in the water (Fairfield Daily Republic, USA), Houghton ready to take seat on board (Sarah Potter, The Times, UK), The crew factor (Buffalo News, USA), Olympic dreams turn to heartbreak (West Australian, AUS), Quality Rowing in the Sunshine (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Disappointment for Ireland at Olympic rowing qualifiers (Ireland Online), Council scraps satellite recycling sites (last sentence, Carolina Morning News, USA), Punjab oarsmen win 2 medals (Indian Express), Mooresville's Tucker will compete in rowing at Olympics (Indianapolis Star, USA), At-risk youth learn to row and a whole lot more (Daily Miner and News, Canada).
MAY 2004 Monday 31st May UK press links - Medal hopefuls suffer setback (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Cracknell curse strikes again (Simon Hart, Sunday Telegraph), Cracknell return will strengthen our resolve (Matthew Pinsent, The Times), Abingdon regain eights crown (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Bishop and Grainger lead the way (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Magdalen end long wait The Times), Cracknell cold costs GB dear (Martin Cross, Guardian), Golden pair lead Britain forward (Chris Dodd, Independent), Cracknell cold knocks four off the pace (Chris Dodd, Independent on Sunday), British quartet suffer power failure (Dan Topolski, Observer), Luckless four finish fifth (Andrew Longmore, Sunday Times), Ireland celebrate with silver medal (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent).
Saturday 29th May UK press links - Pinsent sets up Canada collision (Martin Cross, Guardian), Canada pose big threat (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Dorney Lake hosts World Cup debut (Chris Dodd, Independent), Pinsent strokes Britain into final (Chris Dodd, Independent).
Friday 28th May UK press links - Britons' smooth start (Rachel Quarrell, Independent), Britons set course for World Cup glory in Munich (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Cracknell back after fracture as coxless four ease to semi-finals (Chris Dodd, Independent).
Thursday 27th May UK press links - Cracknell's comeback (Chris Dodd, Independent), Britain's medal potential tested in Munich (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Cracknell returns (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Thursday 27th May rowing around the world - Women's team builds strong foundation (Wisconsin State Journal, USA), North Catholic crew members skipping prom for nationals (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, USA), Rulers of the river (ic Newcastle, UK), Rowers inaugurate lake sprints (Salt Lake Tribune, USA), World record may yet be theirs (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Marlow Vets go for gold (This is Local London, UK), Canadians praise Athens' new facilities (Toronto Star, Canada), Norwood still has both oars in the water (Canada East), Mooresville native moves closer to rowing in the Olympics (Indianapolis Star, USA), Devil boys, girls perform well (Southgate News Herald, USA), Chance to check out rivals (New Zealand Herald), Banking on a gold row (The Australian), Paris rowers are wary of in-Seine restriction (Guernsey Press).
Thursday 20th May rowing press: Injury fails to stop ocean rower (BBC News, UK), Marlow juniors bounce back (This is London, UK), Contractor works out kinks to move boathouse to NYC (Stamford Advocate, USA), Fox Chapel crew story (Aspinwall Valley Herald, USA), Paris, clearly the frontrunner for 2012 (Sports Business News, UK), First set of Olympic trials underway (Sports Features Communications, USA), Cal crew rows its way to gold medal (syndicated, USA), 200 crews expected (icTeeside, UK), Oarsmen aim to beat 100-year-old Atlantic record (The Scotsman, Scotland), Graduation to break up sister act (Seattle Times, USA), Luke training for royal regatta (Manning River Times, Australia), Everitt receives surprise call-up (Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia), Rowers rescued from Potomac River (NBC, USA).
Wednesday 12th May: bits and pieces of UK press links - James Cracknell bases rehab at English Institute of Sport (from the EIS), Missing out was tough but I'm confident I'll be back (James Cracknell, Telegraph), British rowers well placed to match Olympic expectations (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph - not my headline), Dynamic duo's unfinished business (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Tuesday 11th May in the Rochdale Observer (UK), Oar-some display by twins.
Monday 10th May UK press - Quad storm to victory after formidable start (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Confidence soaring but it's early days (Matthew Pinsent, The Times), Pinsent strokes coxless four to victory (Chris Dodd, Independent), Pinsent four find golden form (Martin Cross, Guardian), Selection gamble set to pay off (Rachel Quarrell, The Telegraph).
Sunday 9th May UK press - Let's hear it for Sid, a forgotten victim of Iffley Roadgate (Owen Slot, The Times - about Sid Rand), Germans await Pinsent's uncertain coxless four (Chris Dodd, Independent on Sunday), Coxless boats in prime position (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Saturday 8th May UK press links - Pinsent's crew ride out the storm (Martin Cross, Guardian), Pinsent takes heart from victory (Chris Dodd, Independent), Pinsent sets tempo for final push (Mike Rosewell, The Times), British four make headway (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Friday 7th May in the news - Garbett and Dunn to miss cup regatta (Mike Rosewell, The Times), and some stuff barely written by me in the Telegraph.
Early May - two old UK press links from last weekend - Tinkerman of rowing lays down the law (Independent), and an interview with Matt Pinsent (Guardian).
APRIL 2004 Friday 30th April - Coode to stand in for Cracknell (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Cracknell's loss is Coode's gain (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Windermere Cup: Chasing equality, stroke by stroke (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, USA), Windermere Cup keeps international flair (Seattle Times, USA), UW rower Gault dreams of excelling on the links (Everett Herald, USA), Stratford juniors start regatta season in winning style (UK, syndicated), Davis changes boating line-up (Minnesota Daily, USA), Texas rowers set to defend title at Big 12 Invitational in Kansas (Daily Texan, USA), Rowing World Cup attracts top players (China View, China - from FISA press release), Riverview 2nd at Hebda Cup (Grosse Ile Camera, USA), Crew's control (Grand Rapids Press, USA), Hoping for oarsome weather (This is local London, UK), Rowing athletes qualified for Athens Olympics (Voice of Viet Nam), A rower's tale: from novice to co-captain (Daily Bruin, USA), Friends of Detroit Rowing (Detroit Free Press, USA), Fords steal the show with twin performance (ic Cheshire Online, UK), ASU, Tempe pull together (Arizona Republic, USA), Deveson to live his rowing ambition (Ballarat Courier, Australia).
And a mention for Tim Granger and his Bumpsdaq game in the Telegraph City Diary - Goldfinger in Bumps rush (UK). Nice one Tim....
Wednesday 28th April - how about the Trim Trolley (The Times, UK) - a piece described by the reader who pointed it out to me as "some dreadful cross between a shopping trolley and an ergo"....
Friday 23rd April, Britain shakes up teams for World Cup (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Coode out of GB team (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph, slashed and burned as I imagine Mike's piece also was), World call for James but Athens gold still main prize (icWales, UK), Women's crew travels north (Daily Trojan, USA), UW: Rolling with changes (Wisconsin State Journal, USA), Rowing club gives to community (Statesman Journal, USA), Schoolgirl aims for rowing record (BBC, UK), Devils' crew teams rev up for Hebda Cup (Ile Camera, USA), Chinese Taipei eyes first ever rowing ticket in Athens (People's Daily, China), Boat Race Blues (Oxford Student, UK), Olympic selection process in full swing as second national selection regatta begins Friday (Sport Specific, USA), Age is no concern (icCheshire, UK), Repeat rowing success for David and crew (West Briton, UK), Water torture (Washington Herald, USA), Belleville - The price is right (Stirling Community Press, Canada), McKay's show of support (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia), Oar-some position for Olympics (icCheshire, UK), Hospice's splash hit heroes (Sheffield Today, UK).
Monday 19th April around the world: Threat to Games forces IOC to seek £100m insurance (The Times, UK), Rowing teams to converge on Lake Stevens (Lake Stevens Herald, USA), Row team, row! (The Daily Texan, USA), SA girls secure Athens berth (Advertiser, Australia), Weather hits Thames rowing record (BBC News, UK), Sun shines brightly on EGR crew team (Grand Rapids Press, USA), Scott floats Athens ambition (News.com, Australia), In what may be prelude, B-CC races past Sidwell (Washington Post, USA), Royals capitalise on small turnout (icChester Online, UK), Rowing club launches spring season in April (Dover Community News, USA), Those are $250 oars they're putting in the river (Palatka Daily News, USA).
From FISA, Rowing for hemophilia patients in France, Serbia & Montenegro prepares for Athens, Lipa's record-breaking comeback.
Monday 19th April UK: Debate over line-up for Olympics is far from over (Mike Rosewell, The Times), New unit adds edge to Sunday outing (Matthew Pinsent, The Times), Partridge plucked for flagship four (Martin Cross, Guardian), Partridge gains place in coxless four (Chris Dodd, Independent), Surprise spot for Partridge (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Fours geared for run-up to Olympics (James Cracknell, Telegraph).
Friday 16th April: James on Games course (icWales, UK), Matt Cappelli Never Let Being 4 Foot 4 Get In His Way (Daily Orange, US, with a very strange remark about pedals), Rowers complete tale of stranded Londoner (London Free Press, UK), Maktoum Cup race today (Khaleej Times Online, United Arab Emirates), Costly vandalism at Eton rowing lake (icBerkshire, UK), Lindamood Cup begins Friday (Parkersburg News and Sentinel, USA), Australian former world rowing champion quits Olympic selection (Chinaview), Hoover Regatta was tuneup for Midwest Championships (ThisWeek, USA), A whim turns serious: Busse runs for mayor (Oregonian, USA), Additional student fee will add $1.5 million to athletic budget (Charleston Daily Mail, USA), Wellesley's Kate Hayes is making waves at NU (Boston Globe, USA), Crew team on course (Bristol Press, USA), Crew team requires strict physical demands to succeed (Auburn Plainsman, USA), Commission to vote on rowing event (Topeka Capital Journal, USA), Shield-winning Otago crew wary of night raiders (Otago Daily Times, New Zealand), Strachan's experience needed (Otago Daily Times, New Zealand), Western Australia lend a helping hand to SAI (Indian Express, India).
Thursday 15th April - Grobler facing Olympic dilemma (Chris Dodd, Independent), Pairs upset may force rethink for Olympics (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Rowing jigsaw upset by shock in pairs trial (Martin Cross, Guardian), Questionmark over pair (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Wednesday 14th April: Cracknell beaten in Olympic trials (Mike Rosewell, The Times), British hopefuls launch race for Athens (Chris Dodd, Independent), Trials turn the best of friends into deadliest of Olympic rivals (Ed Coode, Independent), Cracknell caught (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Tuesday 13th April: Competition hots up for Olympic seats (Mike Rosewell, The Times).
In the Times of 12th April, Illness was ill-timed but not the end of my Athens dreams (Matthew Pinsent).
Saturday 10th April - Next week will determine team (James Cracknell, Telegraph), Ailing Pinsent out of trials (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), John Marsden obituary (The Times), and a clutch of mentions in the briefs.
Wednesday 7th April - Impressive win for Fleck (Western Morning News, UK), Milburn new head coach as Sanford takes medical leave (Daily Orange, USA), Rowing medal for Dunstan duo (Otago Daily Times, New Zealand), Rowers win Athens appeal (ABC Online, Australia), Tiff over Maadi Cup planning (New Zealand Herald), Same team, but always opponents (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, a bit off-topic), Caradon carry off gig honours (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Ex-world championship rower jailed for sex attacks on boys (This is Gloucestershire, UK), B-CC not awed by name game (Washington Post, USA), Girls going for gold (Stuff, New Zealand), Network showing new signs of maturity (Media Week, UK), Rowers miss out on canal training course (Otago Daily Times, NZ), Marathon effort for Queen and charity (Hull Daily Mail, UK), Art beats mulch as rowers' fund-raiser (Otago Daily Times, NZ), Officials planning a combined dock (Tarentum Valley News Dispatch, USA), Cal sweeps San Diego rowing competition (San Francisco Chronicle, USA), Quiet athletes put in hard yards (New Zealand Herald).
Friday 2nd April - Navy wins National Rowing (Pakistan News), Final countdown to Redmoon North Pole Marathon (including a well-deserved mention of Ireland's Mark Pollock), UW crew pulls together (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, UK), Flower show coup for boatbuilder (icWales), Cha-Ching: Visiting rowers dump a lot of cash into the local economy (Oakridger, USA), Local teams to race in John Hunter Regatta (Access North Georgia, USA), Silver star Andrew celebrates (Stockport Express, UK), Where are they now: Paul Enquist (Seattle Post Intelligencer, USA).
MARCH 2004 From FISA, World Indoor Record Breakers - 100,000 m (Nils Torolv Simonsen and Olaf Tufte doing a double-handed effort involving 10 5km pieces each! Bonkers).
Tuesday 30th March: ODP team earns state's first national title (Everett Herald, USA), Olympians elected to Pocock board (Seattle Post Intelligencer, USA), Rowing power (Newcastle Star, Australia), Anger of Maadi Cup 'farce' (New Zealand Herald), SAF Games open amid colour, pomp, pageantry (Pakistan Tribune), It's time for final battle (Shepparton News, Australia), Olympic coxswain inspires students with his talk (Community Press Online, Canada), Hain puts Kinross on the map (Orange Central Western Daily, Australia), Pommen reflects on the 'right decision' (Sporting Life), Men's crew teaching a lesson in investment (Michigan Daily, USA), Otago crews miss medals (Otago Daily Times, New Zealand), Williams shrugs off row to claim another win (ic Wales, UK), Wanganui take major rowing prize but Waikato schools shine (Stuff, New Zealand), Another trial for lightweight rowers (New Zealand Herald), State rep's son recovers from ski accident coma (Torrington Register Citizen, USA), Rower comes 'alive' in a boat (Daily Democrat, USA), Rosenthal's golden glow (Gloucester Echo, UK), Freeman backs London bid (Sporting Life, UK).
Monday 29th March UK press: Sir Steve to honour rowers (icTeeside), Oxford protest in vain as Boat Race takes on a Light Blue hue (John Goodbody, The Times), Early clash dashes hope of further drama on Tideway (Matthew Syed, The Times), Appeal gets short shrift as umpire accuses Oxford (Mike Rosewell, The Times), ITV given tough act to follow after Davies bids fitting farewell (Giles Smith, The Times), Cambridge battlers cruise it (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Blues turn to piracy on high Thames (Andrew Baker, Telegraph), Clash mars Boat Race (news, Telegraph), Boat race ends in acrimony (news, Independent), Clash of oars clouds Cambridge's triumph (Chris Dodd, Independent), Race controversy rages on (PA for Guardian), Oxford are fairly trounced (Stephen Bierley, Guardian), "It just seemed like the Cambridge cox steered into us" (Martin Cross, Guardian).
Sunday 28th March: Reed swaps battleship for the rowing boat (Nick Townsend, Independent on Sunday), Light Blue hue to towpath talk (Dan Topolski, Observer), Boat Race still on an even keel (Rachel Quarrell, Sunday Telegraph), Davies on a tide of emotion (Simon Hart, Sunday Telegraph), and I can't find a lengthy piece by Andrew Longmore in the Sunday Times (entitled "No quarter given" in the print edition) online yet.
Saturday 27th March - Hunger for revenge may turn tide back in favour of Cambridge (Chris Dodd, Independent), Indomitable spirit is the driving force behind duel (John Goodbody, The Times), Putney Bridge still makes me tremble (Matt Pinsent, The Times), Kirk plans to serve up shock for Oxford (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Clash of colours mars celebratory rerun of first race (The Times), Mayer wants to erase dark memory (Martin Cross, Guardian), Balancing mammon with the Corinthian spirit (Balancing mammon with the Corinthian spirit (Paul Kelso, Guardian), Tales from the riverbank (Telegraph), Swift star would suit Oxford's fluent style (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), and Robert Philip has done a cutting little piece about what a waste of time the BR is, which I can't find online.
Friday 26th March: Cambridge powered by revenge (Chris Dodd, Independent), Oxford put new rudder to the test (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Andrews reaps the benefits of good Race relations (John Goodbody, The Times), American stroke stokes fire (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Thursday 25th March UK rowing headlines: Pommen's return keeps Cambridge on an even keel (John Goodbody, The Times), Crews react with aplomb to rough conditions (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Oxford newcomers learn from success (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Thursday 25th March other news: Florida Not All Fun in the Sun for W. Crew (Columbia Daily Spectator, USA), 39-Year Old Ready To Make Olympic Team (NBC San Diego, USA), College rowers continue to book berths in finals (Stuff, New Zealand), Rowing NZ faces protest over trial (Stuff, New Zealand), Another sport facing appeal over Olympic selections (New Zealand Herald), Obituary of Sir David Meyrick (Telegraph, UK), National Rowing Camp (Sydney Star Observer, Australia), Eight fail to make Head way (icCheshire, UK).
Wednesday 24th March, Gales Havoc - the story of the crew which broke in half at the Veterans' Head last Sunday (Free Press, I was told), Oxford still lighter but aiming to pull their weight (Martin Cross, Guardian), Oxford hope skill counters rivals' size (Chris Dodd, Independent), Cambridge come in older and bigger, but only just (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Weight on coxes' shoulders (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Tuesday 23rd March: Win or lose, Nethercott is philosophical (Matthew Syed, The Times), Crews try to hold their nerve as big day looms into view (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Rhythm and Blues (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph). A bit cheeky, Syed's first line, given his own attitude towards rowing last autumn...!
Monday 22nd March: Oxford ride the storm to take clean sweep (Chris Dodd, Independent), Dark Blues in control from outset (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Gales bring death and destruction (Guardian), Oxford clean up (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Mass rescue from river boat race (BBC News).There is also a bit about rowing exercises in the Times, to link in with Boat Race week. And a piece on the Veterans' Head (UK) in the Sun newspaper.
Friday 19th March UK press: Boat Race braced for sister act (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph, rather over-edited), Sisters in confrontation (Mike Rosewell, The Times), and Dunn tells of paired down despair (Martin Cross, Guardian). Elsewhere, Baylor athletes claim gender discrimination (Houston Chronicle and much syndicated, USA), Asian rowing champion Vu Dang Tuan bids farewell to his career (Vietnam News Agency), Winners and losers in Olympic rowing selection (NZ City, New Zealand), Top rowers head home (Manning River Times, Australia), Plans afloat for Willamette boat center (Oregonian, USA), Theft ruins students' hopes (New Zealand Herald), Time-off requests of Olympian proportions (BenefitsNext, USA), Farm hails Olympic selection (Stuff, New Zealand), Oarsmen find eight doesn't go into six (New Zealand Herald), Prue steers young rowers in the right direction (syndicated, Australia), A golden opportunity (icTeeside, UK), Atlantic Rowing Record Attempt (The West Briton, UK), Silver jubilation for Pambula crew (Thursday Magnet, Australia), More success for Orlagh (Belfast Telegraph, Ireland), Rower prepares for Pacific challenge (Yorkshire, UK), Rowing on the rocks (Indian Express, India).
Wednesday 17th March, Hampton head Abingdon with a show of power (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Hampton's hat-trick (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Tuesday 16th March: Pakistan confident of clean-sweep in SAF Games Rowing (Pakistan News Service), Plans for sport festival begin (Newcastle Star, Australia), Ghost rowers - the interview (MountEverest.com), Bradley is rower of the year (The West Australian), Rowers spend their break on the lake (Gainesville Times, USA), Thames cleans up its act (BBC News, featuring a quote by the Putney Winkle, UK), Florida International rips Temple 13-12 (Miami Herald, USA), Hundreds of rowers in town for competition (News 8 Austin, USA), She's a Mom on the go (about an indefatigable member of West Syracuse RC, USA), On campus: porn free (Telegraph, UK, with Nigel Mayglothling stirring BUSA waters again), A new welcome mat for rowers (St. Petersburg Times, USA), Tomkins 'last' win in fours (The Age, Australia), Dark blue Andrew takes to the Thames (Tynedale Hexham Courant, UK), Royals Head for another triumph (icCheshire, UK), Signs of encouragement for College (icCheshire, UK), Engineers on the move (icDerry, Ireland), Western Ontario engineering students hoping to build a better oar (Calgary Herald, Canada), Significant win for Sports star (Murray Valley Standard, Australia), Row erupts over head of the river ban (ABC Regional, Australia), Last chance for Olympic rowing aspirants to impress (Stuff, New Zealand).
From the BBC: How to win Olympic gold by Steve Redgrave.
Monday 15th March - Cambridge given tough workout as Leander's power tells (Mike Rosewell, The Times).
Friday 12th March - Advertising: row your own boats (Peter York, Independent, UK).
Thursday 11th March - No secret F1 life for Johnson about a race involving James Tomkins (Herald Sun, Australia), Boat Race? I'm sunk in gloom by Kit Hesketh-Harvey (Telegraph, UK).
Thursday 11th March - Otago club calls for more time to discuss provincial proposal (Otago Daily Times, New Zealand), Historic club in Yonkers wins eviction battle against county (News 12 Westchester, USA), Weather failed to dampen regatta (Tasmania Examiner, Australia), Rowing incident (Oak Ridger, USA), Doping ban investigated (New Zealand Herald), Kapiro showdown for rowers (New Zealand Herald), Reunion day for rowers (syndicated, UK), Boston rowing glory for Rob (Isle of Man online, UK), Chandigarh may host Asian rowing (Indian Express), Pair hit water and take on nation's best (Shepparton News, Australia), Oarsome action is the attraction (Shepparton News, Australia), Gene's oar inspiring bid for Beijing Paralympics (Orange Central Western Daily, Australia), Rowers rescue PSU crew coach (Portland Tribune, USA), Rowers banned from regatta (Hobart Mercury, Australia), Dart crews off to a good start in the Bristol Docks (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Pembrokeshire longboats are one over Oxbridge's eights (ic Wales, UK), Rowers to appeal Olympics omissions (ABC News, Australia), Sally celebrates birthday on the waves (Halifax Today, UK), 'Broke' British rower to lose his boat (The Scotsman, UK).
From the Telegraph, the obituary of John Marsden (ex-LRC oarsman and VRC sculler, UK).
Monday 8th March - Oxford edge ahead in test for Boat Race (Chris Dodd, Independent).
Saturday 6th March from the Bedford Times & Citizen, Let battle commence (UK).
Friday 5th March, Poor form cost us (BBC Sport, UK).
Thursday 4th March - Reduced drug ban riles Hunter (Martin Cross, Guardian, UK), Boat Race loses out as Rodrigues jumps ship (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Waterways drawing talent -- and a crowd (Miami Herald, USA), Disabled rower to finish journey (BBC News, UK), Laxman Singh's life ban reduced (Indian Express, India), Services oarsmen sail into finals (Indian Express), It's women power to the fore (Times of India), St. Patrick's hungry for regatta victory (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Disqualification controversy - Rowing ruckus (Tasmania Examiner, Australia), Eli becomes first collegiate winner of 2000-m at WIRC (Yale Daily News, USA), Boris Johnson gets new job as tour guide at River and Rowing Museum (24 Hour Museum, UK), Great try for Uttley in indoor rowing (Harrow Times, UK), Rowers impressive (Port Macquarie Times, Australia), A load of rowlocks (Toby Young, Guardian, UK), Four from Otago granted NZ trials (Otago Daily Times, New Zealand).
From FISA's website, CRASH-B's, Ocean Race Brings Glory to Four.
Tuesday 2nd March: Rising tide of commerce puts ethos of event in jeopardy (Matthew Syed, The Times), McLennan fails to claim seat in his own presidential elections (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Mayer earns recall to Cambridge crew (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Tide turns as Oxford lose McLennan (Martin Cross, Guardian), Cambridge turn to international talent (Chris Dodd, Independent).
Monday 1st March from the South African Sunday Times, Rowers best bet to bag gold.
FEBRUARY 2004 Sunday 29th February (The Times) - Rocking the boat (Andrew Longmore, UK).
Sunday 29th February, from last week, Rowing back the years, Girton hold off Maggie challenge and Caius are nearly Gut-ted as Trinity gear up for fright (Richard Moseley).
Saturday 28th February, Boat Race comment (The Times, UK).
Thursday 26th February - Science park to move closer to Cambridge? in the Cambridge Evening News.
Tuesday 24th February on the Boat Race: Boat Race to be switched to ITV (Mike Rowbottom, Independent), ITV captures rights to televise the Boat Race (Tom Leonard and Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), BBC sunk as ITV wins the Boat Race battle (John Goodbody and Adam Sherwin, The Times),
Tuesday 24th February on other subjects, Pinsent rejoins coxless four (Chris Dodd, Independent), Forced to go with the new flow (James Cracknell, Telegraph), New crew have time to bond (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Athens bomb dropped: six into four won't go (Matthew Pinsent, The Times), Pinsent and Cracknell make move amid controversy (Mike Rosewell, The Times), The axe had to fall (Martin Cross, BBC Sport), Winkley on target for Olympics (Manning River Times, Australia), Rowers on an Olympian mission (Geelong Advertiser, Australia), Herbert backs rowing switch (BBC Sport, UK), Olympics add spice to regatta (New Zealand Herald), Dunn in Olympic setback (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Splash of cash can keep docks venue afloat (Kate Hoey, Sunday Telegraph, UK), Oxford boffins planning to win by technical knockout (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph), Legget tweaks Light Blue pulling power (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
Monday 22nd February stories in the UK press - Pinsent and Cracknell may switch back to four for Athens (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Grobler divides to rule (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Dunn and Garbett shaken and stirred (Sue Mott, Telegraph), Rowing duo switch to fours (BBC News).
Monday 22nd February other stories - Prized eight misfiring (The Australian, and syndicated), Olympic trials heat up as AIS dominates (Western Advocate and syndicated, Australia), Barwon cleans up at regatta (Geelong Advertiser, Australia), Sports Personality 2003 (Rediff, India), Dream comes true for oarsman (Royal Gazette, Bermuda), Topeka rowers round first base (Topeka Capital Journal, USA), Family, friends, classmates remember CSUS student (KTXL, USA), Students mix it for Aberdeen's version of Boat Race (Scotland on Sunday, UK), Lough row challenge crews Ireland bound (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Lake stars beat pain barrier (Rochdale Observer, UK).
Friday 20th February, a snippet in the Times - see "Answer on a table" lower down the page.
Thursday 19th February, recent rowing headlines: Coach's unlikely hunch pays for University pair (Otago Daily Times, NZ), Olympic medalist Silken Laumann will speak in Yukon (Whitehorse Star, Canada), National surf rowing win (Victor Harbor Times, Australia), Olympic hopefuls on show (Shepparton News, Australia), Boat ban likely (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Pupils are top class (icCheshire Online, UK), Rower heads to States for world challenge (Lakeland Today, UK), Rowers on target to shatter record (Halifax Today, UK), French rower gets help during solo row across Atlantic (ITAR-TASS, Russia), Collegiate rowers descend on Lake Lanier (Access North Georgia, USA), Trophy successes for oarsmen (Middlesborough Evening Gazette, UK), Shock as cyclist dies 9 days after accident (Edinburgh Evening News and others, Scotland), New crews compete in Aberdeen event (Highland News, Scotland).
Thursday 12th February, Results of squad races being kept secret from rowers (Martin Cross, Guardian).
Tuesday 10th February UK links - Usual suspects head Great Britain pecking order (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Pair put down marker (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Pinsent and Cracknell stake claim for Athens (Emma Gibbs, Independent). From before the weekend, Leading duo face moments of truth (Martin Cross, Guardian), Gnawsome Foursome feel pressure (Sue Mott, Telegraph).
And in today's Telegraph, Gold is all that counts from James Cracknell, while Matt Pinsent wrote No end yet to Athens trials and tribulations in yesterday's Times.
Tuesday 10th February around the rowing world - UW crew coach decides to resign (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA), Belarus to coach rowing (Viet Nam News Agency), Flying start to season for local crews (Geelong Advertiser, Australia), Boat ban for lake (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Missing formal hearings costs some groups money (a cautionary tale from Pitt News, USA), Fury at pieces of eight (Hobart Mercury, Australia), Elizabeth to the fore on River Lagan (Belfast Telegraph, Ireland), Former NZ champion exhausted avenging defeat (Otago Daily Times, New Zealand), Rowers attempt to find place in uncharted waters (Chicago Tribune, USA), Toughest challenge yet for MS rowers (Guernsey Weekly Press), NYC man plans trans-Atlantic rowing attempt (CNN International), Councillor tells car park protesters to be patient (Richmond and Twickenham Times, UK).
Thursday 5th February - School rowers get back in the groove (Geelong Advertiser, Australia), Medals won by north junior rowers (Highland News, Scotland), St Mary's quad squad aim to make a splash at champs (The Star, Africa), Test for Pinsent and Cracknell (Telegraph, UK, Rachel Quarrell), Paris challenge for charity rowing crew (Guernsey Weekly Press, UK), In the City rowing update (Calcutta Telegraph, India), Dart rowers past 1000-mile mark (South Devon Herald Express, UK), UMBC graduate student sets two rowing world records (The Retriever Weekly, USA), Local clubs do well (Murray Valley Standard, Australia), Twins vie for rowing title (Stuff, New Zealand), Free reigns in scull title no. 9 (Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia), Regatta's move gives rise to mixed emotions (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Hawkins in hall of fame (Hobart Mercury, Australia).
JANUARY 2004 Legend backs sports site bid (Cambridge Evening News, UK).
29th January from the Cambridge Evening News (UK) - Tineke's joy 15 years on from double transplant.
28th January news from round the world - Zoning change OK'd for maritime museum (Palm Beach Post, USA), Team CRC protest capsized (Stuff, NZ), Protest wrangle all over (NZ City), Transatlantic rowing race protest thrown out (Stuff, NZ), Everitt sculling towards Athens (Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia), Let's hear it for Boats Johnson (Portland Tribune, USA), Canadian athletes in home stretch to 2004 Olympic Games in Athens (Guelph Mercury, Canada), Five women trying for two lightweight women's Olympic berths (Guelph Mercury, Canada), Plans develop on £ 4M bird reserve (Lincolnshire Echo, UK), Three rowing brothers set for Athens (Brisbane Courier, syndicated, Australia), Why do men and women persist in taking on the frigid waters? (San Francisco Chronicle, USA), Foursome's awesome example (The Age, Australia), Better get a move on, big brother (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia), Rowers stay fit for racing out of water (Indianapolis Star, USA), Heavyweight show brings Fleming title (Cambridge Evening News, UK), The smoke has settled, but competition will be hot on Lake Burley (Canberra Times, Australia), In the City (Calcutta Telegraph, India).
And a rare sighting of rowing on the stage (as opposed to screen) - Days of whine and rowers (Sydney Morning Herald).
22nd January newsy stuff: Marina developer hopes to open by end of year (San Mateo County Times, USA), Rescuers Tow In Foundering Skiff, Crew (Tampa Tribune, USA - very interesting story), Rare syndrome death theory (South Devon Herald Express, UK), One smart move and Dart boys are away (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Simpler registratraion on the way for river users (Waterscape, UK), India Likely To Send 400-Strong Contingent For SAF Games (Pakistan News Service), Evers-Swindell twins for Twizel (Otago Daily Times, NZ), Twin regatta success (Manning River Times, Australia), Coach calls for action (Geelong Advertiser, Australia), Atlantic rowing pair set off on epic voyage (Cambridge Evening News, UK).
20th January news - Olympics in Brazil: Does Rio Have What It Takes? (Brazzil.com), Rowers sail home after 2900 miles (East Anglian Daily Times, UK), Sao Paulo launches week of birthday events (CNN and syndicated), Umm Al Nar win in close finish (Gulf News, United Arab Emirates), Back to the rowing board for lake plan (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Redgrave tells duo not to quit (Telegraph, UK - not me), A challenging 101 Atlantic nights (Telegraph Expat Magazine, UK), Boathouse Gets Final Approval (The Georgetown Hoya, USA). There's also a piece I've come across in the Telegraph about the England rugby players' fitness training which I thought would strike chords with some, scare others, and remind the rest what it takes to win..... I especially like the quote about Jonny Wilkinson. And rather interesting interview with Sir Steve Redgrave on the BBC (UK) website from yesterday.
15th January - FISA have an article on Allan Hahn - "the brain behind Australian rowing", plus a bit on Waddell (see yesterday's news stories) and Golden recognition for FISA President.
In the news 14th January: British duo eye options (BBC, UK), Waddell abandons Olympic defence (BBC, UK), Rowing Australia unveils Olympic coaching team (ABC Australia), Rivers use to be increased (Suffolk Evening Star, UK), Rowers no worse for wear following Seattle divergence (Seattle Times, USA), Rowing regatta loses corporate sponsor (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, USA), Waddell takes up new role as rowing's ambassador (NZ Stuff), Arvuth, Chanin dominate (The Nation, Thailand), Waddell turns back on Games (Otago Daily Times, NZ), OR, TVA team up to fix rowing course (Knoxville News Sentinel, USA).
10th January: From the Cambridge Evening News this week, Houseboats could be banned from parts of the River Cam (UK).