2016 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam

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August 21, 2016 - August 28, 2016

2016 World Rowing Championships, Rotterdam

After the 2014 World Rowing Championships at Bosbaan rowing course in Amsterdam, the 2016 World Rowing Championships are once again being held in Holland. This time, Willem-Alexander Baan rowing course will form the stage on which these exciting championships will be held from 21 to 28 August.

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After the 2014 World Rowing Championships at Bosbaan rowing course in Amsterdam, the 2016 World Rowing Championships are once again being held in Holland. This time, Willem-Alexander Baan rowing course will form the stage on which these exciting championships will be held from 21 to 28 August.

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  • Visit the largest World Rowing Championships ever organised from 21 to 28 August.
  • 3 spectacular events at the new Willem-Alexander Baan rowing course.
  • Over 2,500 athletes from 70 countries… it’s a record!

Biggest World Rowing Championships ever!

Three special rowing events will be held in Rotterdam: the Junior World Rowing Championships, the Under 23 World Rowing Championships, and the Senior World Rowing Championships for non-Olympic boat classes. All in all, this is going to be the largest World Rowing Championships ever organised. With 2,500 athletes from dozens of countries, this is a unique event, and one with which Holland wishes to illustrate its skill at organising such events.

Sport City Rotterdam

The first World Rowing Championships were in Luzern in 1962, and was originally held every four years. From 1974 on it became an annual event. In organising these world championships in Holland, the organisation wishes to bring rowing to the attention of a larger audience and introduce the world to Willem-Alexander Baan rowing course, one of Sport City Rotterdam’s new gems.

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