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Encyclopedia > International Rowing Federation

The Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron, or FISA for short, is the International Rowing Federation which is the governing body for international Rowing. FISA is sometimes referred to by its English translation, which is the International Federation of Rowing Associations. Its current president is Denis Oswald. The Rowing World Cup, World Rowing Championships, and other such competitions are overseen by this organization. Obtained from http://www. ... A sport governing body comes in several forms. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... The Rowing World Cup is an international rowing competition organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ... The World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ...

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History

It was founded by rowing representatives from France, Switzerland, Belgium, Adriatica, and Italy on June 25, 1892 in Turin in response to the growing popularity of the sport of rowing, and the consequent need for uniformity of regulations over such matters as race lengths, boat composition, and weight classes. Also, at the time, betting on rowing was very popular, and the rowers or coaches were themselves often taking bets. Amateur status was unknown in the sport, a state of affairs which can lead to corruption, such as thrown races. The History of Adria & Adriatica as watch trade marks for Swiss Watches is closely associated with the Belle Epoque period through the Montilier Watch Co, established in 1852 in Montilier, close to Morat / Murten, at the foot of the Watch Valley, Switzerland. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Turin (disambiguation). ...


The first regatta organised by the newly formed FISA was the European Rowing Championships and was held in 1893 in Orta, Italy. It only had 10 entries in 3 events and no professional participants. By 1925, the 27th European Championships, held in Prague, included 24 entries in 10 different events. The European Rowing Championships was an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ... Lake Orta (It. ... For other uses, see Prague (disambiguation). ...


FISA established its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1922. Lausanne (pronounced ) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France) and with the Jura mountains to its north. ...


FISA was the first international sports federation to join the Olympic movement. It has been on the Olympic program since the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. (The rowing events at the 1896 games were cancelled because of high winds). Each country which participates in rowing has a federation or governing body which belongs to the FISA Congress. These federations (of which there are currently 118) have overall control of what FISA does. The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ...


Events

FISA organises a large number of international rowing events throughout the year.


Olympics

FISA has been sponsoring the program for rowing events at the Olympic games since the intitial Olympic games in 1896 in Athens. It is also responsible for running the qualification program to select the participants for the games. Rowing has been contested since the 1900 Summer Olympics. ...


Rowing World Cup

Main article: Rowing World Cup

Started in 1997, the World Cup comprises three regattas held in early Summer. The Rowing World Cup is an international rowing competition organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ...


World Rowing Championships

A week long regatta held every year. During Olympic years, only non-Olympic boat classes race. The World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ...


Junior World Rowing Championships

Running since 1967, the Junior Championships is for those who are under 18 by the end of the current calendar year. During Olympic years it is held at the same time as the World Rowing Championships. The World Rowing Junior Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ...


World Rowing Under 23 Championships

First held in 1976, this regatta is for those too old for the Junior Championships but who do not turn 23 by the end of the current calendar year (previously categorised as Senior B by FISA). The event was originally named the Nations Cup and opposed by FISA. In 2002 the name was changed to the World Rowing U23 Regatta and further changed to World Rowing U23 Championships in 2005.


World Rowing Masters Regatta

For rowers over the age of 27. There are also events for mixed crews - where half the crew is men and half women (excluding cox). This year's FISA World Rowing Masters Regatta will take place at Zagreb in Croatia.


World Rowing Sprints

A new idea introduced in 2002 as an attempt to bring rowing to the centre of cities. The first (and only) event took place on the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, London and was sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. Crews from Great Britain, United States, Germany, and The Netherlands took part in the 500 m race. Famous rowing champions raced, including Matthew Pinsent, James Cracknell, and Marcel Hacker. The Serpentine (also known as the Serpentine River) is a 28-acre (11. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Sir Matthew Clive Pinsent CBE (born 10 October 1970) is an English rowing champion, four-time Olympic gold medallist and broadcaster. ... James Cracknell, OBE (born 5 May 1972) is a British rowing champion and double Olympic gold medallist. ...


Each team was made up of 13 rowers (5 women, 7 men, and a cox). Events were held in Women's Single Sculls, Men's Single Sculls, Women's Double Sculls, Men's Pairs, Women's Pairs and Men's Fours. These crews then combined to form Mixed Quad Sculls and Eights.


Great Britain were the eventual winners and crowned the Mercedes-Benz Sprints Champions.


See also

Thomas Keller also known as Thomi Keller (1924–1989) was president of FISA the governing board for international rowing from 1958 until his death in 1989. ... The Thomas Keller Medal is given by FISA, the international govern board for the sport of rowing for an outstanding international career in rowing. ...

External links

  • Official FISA homepage
  • RowingOne - Profiles of international rowers
  • History of the World U23 Rowing Regatta

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International Rowing Federation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (606 words)
FISA was founded by rowing representatives from France, Switzerland, Belgium, Adriatica, and Italy on June 25, 1892 in response to the growing popularity of the sport of rowing, and the consequent need for uniformity of regulations over such matters as race lengths, boat composition, and weight classes.
The first regatta organised by the newly formed FISA was the European Rowing Championships and was held in 1893 in Orta, Italy.
Famous rowing champions raced, including Matthew Pinsent, James Cracknell, and Marcel Hacker.
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