Oxford and Cambridge are ready to battle it out again this weekend in the annual boat race. It’s a historic event, famous the world over as a quintessentially English affair. For those of you who have yet to dip a toe into it, here’s our guide to everything you need to know.
The Football Association is one of six sports to receive reduced public funding and will see a £1.6 million drop in its subsidy.
Despite putting constant stress on their backs, rowers and cross-country skiers may not experience any greater levels of chronic lower back pain than the rest of us, according to a new study.
GB Rowing is challenging everyone to get fit in the build up to the GB Rowing Team Senior Trials by getting taking their own 2km trial to mark a big year for British sport while also raising money for The Stroke Association.
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In October it was revealed that nearly 5,000 samples would be analysed. But the IOC says it will now “primarily target endurance events in cycling, rowing, swimming and athletics”.
Basketball, synchronised swimming, taekwondo, boxing, archery and hockey are the big winners in UK Sport’s Olympic 2012 funding programme. All six have received sizeable increases in their budgets ahead of London, with basketball getting a huge 136% increase, up from £3.7m to £8.7m. Rowing is now Britain’s best funded Olympic sport, getting £27.5m of the £304m pot available. The big losers include shooting, table tennis, handball and fencing. UK Sport insists the level of funding builds on the £265m that was provided ahead of the Beijing Games and enables Britain to target a top-four finish in the medals table in London. But its £550m budget is £50m below the £600m that had been pledged and has meant that some sports, like handball, have lost out. “We are gutted,” Paul Goodwin, general manager of British Handball, “I don’t know how we are going to afford our coaches.”