Welcome to the BIRO media service
Welcome to the BIRO media service for the 2004/2005 season. We issue media bulletins by email to accredited media and archive those bulletins here at the British Rowing Newspage.
The menu at top and bottom shows our main pages. Events & Teams lists who is competing where. Regional Media shows where athletes call home. Biographies shows team biographies and photographs.
The Rowing Guide is a short introduction to competitive rowing with key facts – courtesy of FISA to whom as ever our thanks. FAQ answers some Frequently Asked Questions [top]
Key dates for British rowing in 2005
After the GB Rowing – Senior Trials in Hazewinkel, Belgium on 11-12 April, the schedule for the GB squad in 2005 is:
26-28 May, Rowing World Cup, Eton (United Kingdom)
17-19 June, Rowing World Cup, Munich (Germany)
8-10 July, Rowing World Cup, Lucerne (Switzerland)
22-24 July, World U23 Regatta, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
3-6 August, World Junior Championships, Brandenburg (Germany)
28 August–4 September, World Championships, Gifu (Japan)
National and International rowing
To find out about rowing in Great Britain, visit the Amateur Rowing Association – with clubs, links, news, rules and extensive UK club admin support. To follow world rowing, visit the
Athens 2004 Olympic Regatta
Gold for the men’s four – fourth successive gold for Matthew Pinsent. Silver for the women’s pair – Katherine Grainger adds a sweep oar silver to her sculling silver from Sydney.
Silver for the women’s quadruple scull. Bronze for the women’s double. In 2000 Britain celebrated the first ever Olympic medal in rowing for women – four years on three more –
every open weight woman leaves Athens with a medal.
Memories of Sydney 2000 Olympic Regatta