We are just days away from the start of the Olympic rowing heats at Eton-Dorney. Although the race course is 33 miles away from the Olympic Park in London, it hasn’t stopped 25,000 people from buying tickets to watch the action, according to USRowing.org. The grandstands are completely sold out!
Whether you are one of those 25,000 grandstanders, or viewing from the comfort of your home, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the race course. For the first time ever in rowing competition, there will be a camera strung on cables above the course that will follow the boats all the way down, getting super close to the action. There is an interesting article about it on USRowing.org.
There will be many Concept2 Oars on the course, including the Skinny shafts, so watch for the bright green Concept2 sleeve. You should also check out our special Olympics 2012 page for resources, athletes to watch, and Tweets from athletes at the event.
Medal races start on August 1 with the last day of rowing competition on August 4. Paralympic rowing follows August 31–September 2.
These links to row2k.com and USRowing.org will provide information about how and when you can tune in to watch:
We’re getting excited to see some great rowing!