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Events of the Summer Olympic Games

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SummerOlympics,Kayaking,Canoeing

Rowing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Sailing


Rowing is an endurance sport for both men and women, with two different divisions: sweeping and sculling. Athletes row with one oar in the sweeping events, and two oars in the sculling events. There are eight scull events and six sweep events; all races are 2000 meters long.

The canoeing and kayaking events consist of flatwater and whitewater slalom events. There are 12 flatwater events and 4 slalom events; women compete only in kayaking events.

The sailing program includes 11 events; men compete in 7 and women compete in 4. Crew sizes range from single-handed to three-person boats. All events are sailed in fleet racing format, allowing teams to drop their worst score.

Rowing medal events: August 1-4

Conoeing/kayaking medal events: July 31-August 2; August 8, 9, and 11

Sailing medal events: August 5-11

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