Dorney glory

The facilities and infrastructure for the teams off Dorney lake, oiled by the unstinting efforts of the army of volunteers, have been trialled almost up to Olympic level by last week’s rowing world championships. Lord Coe and the planners in Canary Wharf have just to send along a bloke to daub the Olympic rings on the grandstands and hoardings. After this week, in comparison to many of the other venues of which they are in charge, Dorney can be moved into the ‘not worried’ column.

Read Matthew Pinsent’s full review of Britain’s performances, on and off the water, at the world championships at Eton by clicking here.