London Olympics countdown: 18 weeks to go
Given the extraordinary feats of Sir Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent, one can be forgiven for thinking British Olympic rowing does not have much of a story to tell before 1984, when Redgrave won the first of his five consecutive gold medals. A new exhibition aims to change that perception, however, by highlighting just how compelling this nation's rowing traditions are.
The Perfect Rower – 100 years of racing for glory, charts Britain's success in what is one of the founding sports of the Olympics and, aptly, is being held at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, the area... read more
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