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Cambodia joins world rowing; events awarded to Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong


12 Oct 2017
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA, October 12, 2017: Cambodia has become a member of the World Rowing Federation, FISA. The South-East Asian nation, which will host the SEA Games in 2023, and Guinea were welcomed as two new national members at the FISA 2017 Ordinary Congress on October 2, following the successful conclusion of the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, USA.

The total number of member national rowing federations is now 153. The Congress unanimously re-elected the following individuals for another four-year term:

President: Jean-Christophe Rolland (FRA)

Vice-President: Tricia Smith (CAN)

Treasurer: Mike Williams (GBR)

The following individuals were elected for a four-year term as Commissions Chairs to serve on the Executive Committee:

Lenka Dienstbach-Wech (GER), Athletes Commission Chair

Patrick Rombaut (BEL), Umpire Commission Chair

Mike Tanner (HKG), Events Commission Chair

The Congress also attributed the upcoming World Rowing Events.

The 2020 World Rowing Senior, Under 23 and Junior Championships received bids from three Organising Committees:  Plovdiv (BUL), Poznan (POL) and Bled (SLO). The bid from Plovdiv (BUL) was withdrawn leaving the congress to vote on the remaining two bids.

The Congress attributed the 2020 event to Bled (SLO) with 94 votes over 57 votes for Poznan (POL).  

Shanghai (CHN) was attributed the 2021 World Rowing Championships with a unanimous vote.

The following events were attributed by the Council:

2018 World Rowing Tour – Costa Brava, Spain
2019 World Rowing Junior Championships - Tokyo, Japan
2019 World Rowing Cup I – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2019 World Rowing Cup II – Poznan, Poland
2019 World Rowing Cup III – Rotterdam, Netherlands  
2019 World Rowing Coastal Championships – Hong Kong, China
2020 World Rowing Masters Regatta – Linz-Ottensheim, Austria
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