Great Britain's Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins set a new Olympic record in the women's double sculls heats at Eton Dorney

Great Britain's Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins set a new Olympic record in the women's double sculls heats at Eton Dorney

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

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

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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

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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.

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.

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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...

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Katherine Copeland's delight at winning gold for Great Britain at the 2012 london Olympics
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The silver medallists from Great Britain in the rowing eights during the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, circa July 1976. The team included Richard Lester, John Yallop, Timothy Crooks, Hugh Matheson, David Maxwell, James Clark, Frederick Smallbone, Leonard Robertson and coxswain Patrick Sweeney.

The silver medallists from Great Britain in the rowing eights during the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, circa July 1976. The team included Richard Lester, John Yallop, Timothy Crooks, Hugh Matheson, David Maxwell, James Clark, Frederick Smallbone, Leonard Robertson and coxswain Patrick Sweeney.

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