European Rowing Championships
The European Rowing Championships is an international Rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation) for European rowing nations, plus Israel which, though not a member of the European federation is treated as a European nation for competition purposes.
The first regatta held as a European Rowing Championships was held in 1893, and regattas continued under that name until the 1960s. As of 1962, the event was replaced (one year in four) by the World Rowing Championships, which then became an annual event from 1974. Women's events were introduced in 1954, the first international races for women, but even then men's and women's events were held on different days.
On 27 May 2006 the FISA members voted to re-introduce a separate European Rowing Championships in its own right.
In the first event there were only 3 events (men's single, coxed four and eight) and only ten entries. Races were 3,000 m long, except for singles – which were only 2,000 m.
In 2007, when the European Rowing Championship was re-introduced, there were 14 Olympic boat classes racing over 2,000m. Historically the leading European nations, notably Great Britain and Germany, had taken a haphazard approach to attending the championships. Following the 2012 Summer Olympics, however, both fully committed to the event going forward, and from that date, the championships have progressed rapidly to represent one of the key events in world rowing; given the historic and modern strength of European rowing, they rank behind only the Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cup Series. In Olympic years, when World Championships are not held, they provide a key test ahead of the Olympic regatta, in addition to a significant competitive opportunity in their own right.
In 2015, European Rowing announced that the 2018 edition of the championships would form part of the first European Championships, a co-branded multi-sport event organised by, and consisting of the European championships of, the individual European sports federations.
- 1893 Lake Orta, Italy
- 1899 Ostend, Belgium
- 1908 Lake Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
- 1911 Como, Italy
- 1913 Ghent, Belgium, Ghent–Terneuzen Canal
- 1914–1919 Not held because of World War I
- 1921 Amstel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 1922 Barcelona, Spain
- 1925 Prague, Czechoslovakia
- 1926 Lake Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
- 1927 Como, Italy
- 1929 Bydgoszcz, Poland
- 1930 Liege, Belgium
- 1931 Paris, France
- 1932 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
- 1933 Budapest, Hungary
- 1934 Rotsee, Lucerne, Switzerland
- 1935 Berlin, Germany
- 1937 Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 1938 Milan, Italy
- 1939–1946 Not held because of World War II
- 1947 Lucerne, Switzerland
- 1949 Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 1950 Milan, Italy
- 1951 Macon, France
- 1953 Copenhagen, Denmark
- 1954 Bosbaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 1955 Ghent, Belgium, Watersportbaan (Women's events: Bucharest, Romania)
- 1956 Bled, Slovenia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
- 1957 Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
- 1958 Poznań, Poland
- 1959 Macon, France
- 1960 (Women's events) Welsh Harp, Willesden, London, England, UK
- 1961 Prague, Czechoslovakia
- 1962 (Women's events) East Berlin, East Germany
- 1963 Copenhagen, Denmark (Women's events: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union)
- 1964 Bosbaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 1965 Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
- 1966 (Women's events) Bosbaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 1967 Vichy, France
- 1968 (Women's events) Berlin, Germany
- 1969 Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
- 1970 (Women's events) Tata, Hungary
- 1971 Copenhagen, Denmark
- 1972 (Women's events) Brandenburg, East Germany
- 1973 Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Venues (since 2007)
Medal table (2007–2016)
- Part of the European Championships
- "2015 European Rowing Championships / Event information - worldrowing.com".
- "Women in rowing". World Rowing. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- "World Rowing Cups for 2015 and 2016 to fit in with Rio Olympic preparations, FISA announce".
- "Event Notes: Brandenburg, Germany To Host 2016 European Rowing Championships".
- "Rowing joins the innovative European Sports Championships". worldrowing.com. 2015-03-26. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
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