European Rowing Championships

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European Rowing Championships
Status active
Genre sports event
Date(s) midyear
Frequency annual
Inaugurated 1893
Organised by FISA

The European Rowing Championships is an international Rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation) for European rowing nations.

The championship dates back to 1893 which was when FISA was founded. During this time it has grown over time to feature non-European countries until 1962 where the World Rowing Championships was held for the first time.

History[edit | edit source]

The first regatta held as a European Rowing Championships was held in 1893 and these continued annually until 1913; the 1914 to 1919 events did not occur due to World War I. The annual schedule was then interrupted in 1920 when the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp was held which replaced the European Championships for that year. This would be the same for all Olympics going forward with the exceptions being only in 1932 when the Olympics was held in the United States instead of being in an European country.

After the second World War, the first test event for Women was held in 1950 with two more regattas being tested in 1951 and 1952 before a fully fledged program was available for women's rowers at the 1953 edition which was held in Copenhagen. During the mid 50s, some European Championships (especially during Olympic years) saw the women and men compete in separate events and even separate countries during that time. Then in 1960, when the Summer Olympics was held in Rome that year, the first European Championships was held on an Olympic year as a qualifying event for that year's Olympic Games.

Editions[edit | edit source]

The first regatta held as a European Rowing Championships was held in 1893.

Edition Year Host city Host country Events
1 1893 Lake Orta Flag of Italy ITA 3
2 1894 Mâcon Flag of France FRA 4
3 1895 Ostend Flag of Belgium BEL 4
4 1896 Geneva Flag of Switzerland SUI 4
5 1897 Pallanza Flag of Italy ITA 4
6 1898 Turin Flag of Italy ITA 5
7 1899 Ostend Flag of Belgium BEL 5
8 1900 Paris Flag of France FRA 5
9 1901 Zürich Flag of Switzerland SUI 5
10 1902 Strasbourg Flag of Germany GER 5
11 1903 Venice Flag of Italy ITA 5
12 1904 Paris Flag of France FRA 5
13 1905 Ghent Flag of Belgium BEL 5
14 1906 Pallanza Flag of Italy ITA 5
15 1907 Rhine Flag of Germany GER 5
16 1908 Lucerne Flag of Switzerland SUI 5
17 1909 Paris Flag of France FRA 5
18 1910 Ostend Flag of Belgium BEL 5
19 1911 Como Flag of Italy ITA 5
20 1912 Geneva Flag of Switzerland SUI 5
21 1913 Ghent Flag of Belgium BEL 5
1914–1919 not held because of World War I
22 1921 Amstel Flag of Netherlands NED 5
23 1922 Barcelona Flag of Spain ESP 5
24 1923 Como Flag of Italy ITA 5
25 1925 Prague Flag of Czechoslovakia TCH 7
26 1926 Lucerne Flag of Switzerland SUI 7
27 1927 Como Flag of Italy ITA 7
28 1929 Bydgoszcz Flag of Poland POL 7
29 1930 Liège Flag of Belgium BEL 7
30 1931 Paris Flag of France FRA 7
31 1932 Belgrade Flag of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia YUG 7
Edition Year Host city Host country Events
32 1933 Budapest Flag of Hungary HUN 7
33 1934 Lucerne Flag of Switzerland SUI 7
34 1935 Berlin Flag of Germany GER 7
35 1937 Amsterdam Flag of Netherlands NED 7
36 1938 Milan Flag of Italy ITA 7
1939–1946 not held because of World War II
37 1947 Lucerne Flag of Switzerland SUI 7
38 1949 Amsterdam Flag of Netherlands NED 7
39 1950 Milan Flag of Italy ITA 7
40 1951 Mâcon Flag of France FRA 7
41 1953 Copenhagen Flag of Denmark DEN 12
42 1954 Amsterdam Flag of Netherlands NED 12
43 1955 Bucharest (women) Flag of Romania ROU 5
Ghent (men) Flag of Belgium BEL 7
44 1956 Bled Flag of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia YUG 12
45 1957 Ostend (women) Flag of Belgium BEL 5
Duisburg (men) Flag of West Germany FRG 7
46 1958 Amstel (women) Flag of Netherlands NED 5
Poznań (men) Flag of Poland POL 7
47 1959 Mâcon Flag of France FRA 12
48 1960 London Flag of United Kingdom GBR 12
49 1961 Prague Flag of Czechoslovakia TCH 12
50 1962 East Berlin Flag of East Germany GDR 5
51 1963 Moscow (women) Flag of Soviet Union URS 5
Copenhagen (men) Flag of Denmark DEN 7

External links[edit | edit source]

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