New Olympic Rowing Information
Following the tried and tested New information section on The Rowing Service, I am establishing a New Olympic Information Page here which will be linked to the site as above and to the Rowing Service Olympics Index.
Look here each day for the most up-to-date reports and press clippings. Thissite is updated every few hours as new information comes in. If you have anything to add, please email me here.The site is not intentionally UK-orientated, but I need to know of other news.
- IBM's Full Results Site, link direct to rowing. Splits inc.This is also to be found in an indexed form here, but I have yet to get all the links working.
- ResultsIndex from the AtlantaGames - no splits.
- Write to the athletes: theFanmail system.
August 1st 1996.
- Britain in freefall down the slippery slope to mediocrity.
July 31st 1996.
- Medal famine prompts a ministerial intervention.
- Atlanta recalls Dr King's spirit in hour of need.
- Timeless Lewis takes giant leap to greatness.
- Atlanta guard is bomb suspect.
July 30th 1996.
- From now on, there will not be any new rowing coverage, so this page will not be so active. I will put up here any general interest links to the Olympics, but not a long list.
- Times Daily Update for today.
- Rowing: Armstrong rues lost chances, from today's Times.
- Major delays on road to academy.
July 28th 1996.
- FALSE BOMB SCARES HIT ATLANTA, BBC.
- REDGRAVE AND PINSENT LAND BRITAIN'S FIRST GOLD, BBC again, with RealAudio commentary on the last 500 metres.
- Aussies ruling Lake Lanier, win two golds on Saturday, USA WomenSports report.
- BRONZE FOR BRITISH COXLESS FOURS, BBC UK, with last 500 metres commentary.
- Risky Dutch plan brings ultimate gold, ESPNET.
- Men: Redgrave wins unprecedented fourth gold, ESPNET.
- U.S. Women's Eight Fall Far Short of Gold Medal Goal, AG site.
- Redgrave Fourth Olympian to Go Gold at Four Games, AG report.
- It's No Ruse: Rowing 'Roos Are Good Luck, AG.
- Rower Ready to Return to Career as Neuroscientist.
- Women: Newcomer edges Laumann in single sculls, ESPNET.
- Four golds enough for Redgrave, ESPNET.
- Odd quartet finds discord leads to closer harmony, The Times, Saturday.
- Lightweight crews find going heavy, ditto.
- A gold gleaming in the dark, Sunday Times.
- Terrible and wonderful, by Matthew Pinsent. ditto
- Pinsent confident before supreme test, Friday's Telegraph.
- Will the Olympics ever be terror free?, USA Today survey.
- Centennial Park will re-open on Tuesday, USA Today.
- Three athletes test positive: two stripped of medals, USA TOday.
- Netherlands takes men's eight.
- Denmark tops lightweight coxless four.
- Swiss have midas touch in lightweight sculls.
- Germany picks up quad sculls gold.
- Swiss captures gold in single sculls.
- FOURTH GOLD GLORY FOR REDGRAVE, BOA and PA.
- USA women's eight fails to medal.
- Bell & Burns grab silver.
- Germany captures quad sculls gold.
- Romanian double sculls, eight claim gold
- Americans win silver in coxless pairs.
July 26th 1996.
- Dutch Rowing Federation page with Olympic information in Dutch.
- IAAF ruling allows 'drug-taking' athletes to compete in Games, The Telegraph.
- Steve Redgrave's challenge for a fourth gold medal, old article from Michael Calvin, of the Telegraph.
- Pinsent confident before supreme test, the Telegraph.
- All oarsmen are equal, some more equal than others, The Times.
- Redgrave and Pinsent stay on course, and the Rowing Diary from the Times.
- REDGRAVE AND PINSENT FACE OAR-SOME TASK, BOA.
- BBC/PA Olympics 96 - LIGHTWEIGHT CREWS FAIL IN SEMIS.
- Redgrave keeps dream alive.
- American pair reaches lightweight final, ESPNet.
- BURNS EXTEND CAREER, ADVANCES TO ROWING FINALS, USA Today.
July 25th 1996.
- From Sports Illustrated, Personalized (sic) Email results.
- Davidon advances to semifinals.
- Burns, Bell advance in double sculls.
- (US)Women's eight set for race of their lives.
- Outside Olympic coverage, general.
- Olympics turn into lightweight event.
- U.S. women's eight wins repechage, reaches final, ESPNET SportsZone.
- Rowing newsand notes from AG site.
- Fans hot, but not too bothered (at Lake Lanier).
- Yet another profile of Steve Redgrave..... (yawn?!)
- Torrent of abuse prompts Atlantans to strike back, from the AG site.
- All eyes on Olympic Champions, by the BBC, and a linked report.
- Lightweights take plaudits on mixed day from the Times, plus Atlanta Diary.
- Olympics: Host city under fire from IOC official.
- Herbert's dreams left in tatters, from the BOA.
- Double lead way to semis, in the Telegraph.
- From yesterday, really, Haining launches his scull attack in the Telegraph.
July 24th 1996.
- Rowers find that medal rhythm from the BBC.
- Drama as Haining makes light of heavy challenge, The Times.
- Crowded sauna has US in a sweat, The Telegraph.
- Security scare adds to woes of gridlock Games.
- Atlanta Even the politeness makes you sweat.
- Today's precise schedule.
- Brief reports from the Times.
- British crews cut it at last from the BOA.
- Today's updates from NBC.
- ESPNET SportsZone news.
- USA Today's latest.
- Swiss Olympic Rowing index.
July 23rd 1996.
- Today's updates from NBC.
- Two reports from the press wires which are otherwise not loading are mirrored here as report 1 and report 2 on the Rowing Service.
- U.S. pair pulls out prelim heat.
- Latest brief Atlanta news, Games-relevant.
- British rowers bale out of Olympic village in travel protest.
- Olympians give Atlanta full marks for chaos.
- British crews save energy for repechages, The Times (as above).
- Rowing: Atlanta Diary, John Goodbody.
- British crew hijacks Olympic bus, Telegraph.
- Redgrave, Pinsent on the move, with yesterday's results brief.
- ROWERS SEEK MISSING FORM AS MEDAL DREAMS GO ON THE LINE, BBC, UK.
- RealAudio Update of rowing action from the AtlantaGames site.
- Athletes having their share of travel problems, from wire reports.
- Sports Illustrated rowing re-caps of main stories (less biased).
July 22nd 1996.
- Today's UK-centric results.
- Pinsent and Redgrave through - but angry from the BBC, UK.This also includes two RealAudio clips from the BBC coverage.
- REDGRAVE: ORGANISERS ARE WAY OFF TRACK + BRITISH SUMMARY from the British Olympic Assn.
- BROTHERS IN BUOYANT MOOD AFTER IMPRESSIVE OPENING, ditto.
- Rowing: Duo find that travelling is easier by boat, from the Times, David Millar.
- Olympics: Defending champions rise above chaos, The Times, Mike Rosewell.
- Rowing: Redgrave progresses as traffic problems mount from the Telegraph, Michael Calvin.Includes results.
- The Times Olympic results file, Sunday 21st.
- Rower Following Family Tradition 100 Years Later, Theresa Walker, AtlantaGames site.
- Eights, Three New Olympic Events Hit Water.
- Americans Kraft, Schwen Reach Semifinals, Theresa Walker.
- Gold Medal Only Goal For U.S. Women's Eight, Theresa Walker.
July 21st 1996.
- The gold standardwhich (giggle) has a photo printed the wrong way round, hence the GB 2- each rowing on the wrong sides.... Even funnier is the caption for the photo: "attention to detail"....
- Crews are spurred by noble tradition
- Late meander for Mackenzie
This page copyright The Rowing Service, Rachel Quarrell, 1996.