Lake Bled is back in the
world rowing calendar. After
hosting three World Rowing
Championships in 1966, 1979
and 1989, it will once again stage world class racing. In 2010,
the first leg of the Rowing World Cup series will serve as
a test event for the 2011 World Rowing Championships.
Slovenia is a small nation with a population of just
over two million inhabitants in Central Europe. In the
North-West it touches the Julian Alps and in the South
the Adriatic Sea.
successful sport in Slovenia. Legendary rower Iztok Cop
became Slovenia’s first ever Olympic Champion with
crewmate Luka Spik, and his three Olympic and 12 World
Championship medals make him the most accomplished
athlete in his nation. Based out of a rowing club in Bled,
Cop is now looking to pass on the knowledge he gained
from 20 years of international competition to the next
generation of promising Slovenian rowers.
In Bled, adaptive racing will begin on 27 May in the late
afternoon and the programme for International and
Olympic boat classes on the following day.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
In terms of the number of medals won at Olympic
and World Championship level, rowing is the most
Iztok Cop from Slovenia competing
in the Men’s Single Sculls.
Rowing World Cup Terminology
Annual team competition, created in
1997, composed of a series of three
international regattas per year.
Overall cup won by the nation with
the most points at the end of the
Rowing World Cup series.
Title allocated in each boat class to the
nation with the most points won in
that boat class at all three regattas.
Rowing World Cup
Rowing World Cup
Leading Nation Cup
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Rowing World Cup winner
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