Rio 2016

Throughout August and September, Rio de Janeirio, Brazil, will play host to the world’s greatest sporting event; the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our GB rowers will battle it out in the shadow of the Christ the Redeemer statue to be crowned Olympic or Paralympic champion.


In this dedicated section of our website you can find out about the team rowing in Rio, what’s to come at Rio 2016, facts from Olympics and Paralympics goneby, rowing lingo, and much more!

We hope you enjoy finding out about rowing at Rio 2016 but if you have a question tweet us @BritishRowing or send us a Facebook message.

Key Dates

Paralympic Games Opening CeremonyWednesday, 7 September
Paralympic Rowing RegattaFriday 9 – Sunday, 11 September
Paralympic Rowing Regatta FinalsSunday, 11 September*
Paralympic Games Closing CeremonySunday, 18 September
Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, 7 September
Paralympic Rowing Regatta
Friday 9 – Sunday, 11 September
Paralympic Rowing Regatta Finals
Sunday, 11 September*
Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony
Sunday, 18 September

*Subject to change.

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