Statement Regarding the Proposal for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Program

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The Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Board of Directors confirms its support for the FISA Council’s proposal at this weekend’s Extraordinary Congress, withdrawing its support for the alternate program proposal. This decision follows meetings with the FISA Executive Council where it became clear to the Board that rowing’s position and standing at the Olympic Games is most certain under the FISA Council proposal.

During its meeting at the RCA National Conference, the Board again reviewed the proposals and believes that FISA’s position both takes into account the interest of the overall sport while addressing IOC concerns. Therefore, the FISA proposal presents the strongest position to preserve rowing’s place in the Olympic program with 14 events and the maximum athlete quota while addressing gender equality and the lightweight event.

For information regarding the FISA Council’s report, please click here.