World Rowing: accreditation still open

Late media accreditation is available for the rowing world championships, which begin in Munich next week.

To be held at the famous 1972 Olympic regatta course in Oberschleissheim, from August 26 to September 2, the event has attracted entries from a record 68 nations. A total of 1285 athletes racing in 474 crews will take part in the pinnacle event of the 2007 rowing season.

World governing body FISA’s marketing and media communications manager Marion Gallimore says that late media accreditation will be considered.

This unusually high entry is due to several factors, according to FISA president Denis Oswald: “Participation was always going to be high at this year’s World Rowing Championships as this is the 2008 Beijing Olympic qualification event. The addition of paralympic rowing has added to this total as well. Munich’s organising committee has made available free accommodation and meals for 150 rowers from developing countries, which is a huge help. The venue in Munich is much appreciated among rowers; it is conveniently located for international travellers and offers great permanent facilities.”

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