Rowing at the 2012 Summer Olympics
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
|Dates||28 July – 4 August|
|Competitors||550 from 58 nations|
|Rowing at the
2012 Summer Olympics
|Lwt double sculls||men||women|
|Lwt coxless four||men|
The rowing competitions at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were held from 28 July to 4 August 2012, at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, was officially termed Eton Dorney. Fourteen medal events were contested by 550 athletes, 353 men and 197 women.
All of the rowing events were staged at the Eton Dorney Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake near Windsor Castle, 25 miles (40 km) west of London. The venue has eight lanes and is 2,200 m in length with a capacity of 30,000 spectators.
Each competing nation may qualify one boat for each of the fourteen events. The majority of qualification places were awarded based on results at the 2011 World Championships, held at Lake Bled, Slovenia, in August and September. Places are awarded to National Olympic Committees, not the specific athletes, finishing in the top 11 of men's events and top seven to nine of women's events, except in the eights where the first seven in the men's event and first five in the women's qualified. Further berths were allocated at three continental qualifying regattas in Africa, Asia and Latin America and a final Olympic qualification regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.
There were eight events for men and six for women. Events included categories for open weight and restricted weight (lightweight) athletes, and two styles of rowing: sweep, where competitors each use a single oar, and sculling, where they use two.
Sculling events include men's and women's singles, doubles, lightweight doubles, and quads. Sweep events are men's and women's pairs and eights, and men's fours and lightweight fours.
|Event↓/Date →||Sat 28||Sun 29||Mon 30||Tue 31||Wed 1||Thu 2||Fri 3||Sat 4|
|Men's Single Sculls||H||R||¼||½||F|
|Men's Double Sculls||H||R||½||F|
|Men's Lightweight Double Sculls||H||R||½||F|
|Men's Quadruple Sculls||H||R||½||F|
|Men's Lightweight Four||H||R||½||F|
|Women's Single Sculls||H||R||¼||½||F|
|Women's Double Sculls||H||R||F|
|Women's Lightweight Double Sculls||H||R||½||F|
|Women's Quadruple Sculls||H||R||F|
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