It had been 24 years since Germany last won the most significant race in Olympic rowing, so they didn't miss the chance to celebrate.  The German men's eight team tossed coxswain Martin Sauer high in the air and into Dorney Lake after out-dueling Canada, Great Britain and the United States to take gold.

London Catch-Up, Day 5: Nathan Adrian wins gold by a fingertip

It had been 24 years since Germany last won the most significant race in Olympic rowing, so they didn't miss the chance to celebrate. The German men's eight team tossed coxswain Martin Sauer high in the air and into Dorney Lake after out-dueling Canada, Great Britain and the United States to take gold.

British rowers enjoyed a day of glory at the Olympic rowing regatta, with the…

British rowers enjoyed a day of glory at the Olympic rowing regatta, with the…

Great Britain breaks women's Double Sculls Olympic best  Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain break the Olympic best in the women's Double Sculls heats on Day 3. It was their 22nd unbeaten race in a row.

Great Britain breaks women's Double Sculls Olympic best Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain break the Olympic best in the women's Double Sculls heats on Day 3. It was their 22nd unbeaten race in a row.

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals   #rowing #olympics

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals #rowing #olympics

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: GB bronze in men's eight won by Germany

Olympics rowing: GB bronze in men's eight won by Germany

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: GB bronze in men's eight won by Germany

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Double Olympic champion Heather Stanning announces retirement from rowing

Double Olympic champion Heather Stanning announces retirement from rowing

Great Britain's women's rowing team

Team GB rowers Heather Stanning and Helen Glover can end wait for gold

Best book I have ever read.  A MUST  read!!!!       The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown:  Brown masterfully narrates the tale of the 1936 American Olympic rowing team and their gold medal triumph. He paints a vivid picture of the men in the boat, their world, and their sport. A fascinating glimpse into a bygone era. by Mary Jo...

Best book I have ever read. A MUST read!!!! The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown: Brown masterfully narrates the tale of the 1936 American Olympic rowing team and their gold medal triumph. He paints a vivid picture of the men in the boat, their world, and their sport. A fascinating glimpse into a bygone era. by Mary Jo...

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: Glover & Stanning win Gold for Britain! #Olympics #TeamGB #london2012

Olympics rowing: Glover and Stanning win gold for Britain

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: Glover & Stanning win Gold for Britain! #Olympics #TeamGB #london2012

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