Rowing

Rowing events have been on every Olympic schedule, but were canceled due to bad weather in the inaugural 1896 Games. Only men competed in rowing until the 1976 Montreal Games when women took part for the first time.

The races are divided into sculling and sweep oar. Sculling events see each rower using two oars, while in sweep each rower holds one. The eight-person crews have a coxswain, who steers the boat and directs the crew, but in all other boats a rower steers by controlling a small rudder with a foot pedal.

All rowing races take place over a 2,000-meter course and there are 14 events: men’s single sculls, double sculls, quadruple sculls, coxless pair, coxless four and eights; lightweight men: double sculls, coxless four; women: single sculls, double sculls, quadruple sculls, coxless pair and eights; and lightweight women: double sculls.

Rowing events take place from July 24 to July 31, with medal events taking place on the final four days.

Venue information and access

Rowing will take place at the Sea Forest Waterway, a new area of reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay that has a capacity of 16,000. The venue is about 20 minutes from the Kankyokyoku-chubo-godochosha Mae on Toei Bus Nami  No. 1 that runs past Telecom Center Station on the Yurikamome Line, Tokyo’s first fully automated train that runs between Shimbashi and Toyosu via Odaiba, a large man-made island in Tokyo Bay that features a mix of commercial, residential and leisure properties.


Rowing
Jul 23 | 8:30-12:10
Sea Forest Waterway
Men's Single Sculls Heats
Women's Single Sculls Heats
Men's Double Sculls Heats
Women's Double Sculls Heats
Men's Quadruple Sculls Heats
Women's Quadruple Sculls Heats

Jul 24 | 8:30-12:30
Sea Forest Waterway
Women's Single Sculls Repechages
Men's Single Sculls Repechages
Women's Double Sculls Repechage
Men's Double Sculls Repechage
Women's Pair Heats
Men's Pair Heats
Lightweight Women's Double Sculls Heats
Lightweight Men's Double Sculls Heats
Women's Four Heats
Men's Four Heats

Jul 25 | 9:00-11:40
Sea Forest Waterway
Men's Single Sculls Semifinals E/F
Women's Single Sculls Semifinals E/F
Men's Pair Repechage
Women's Pair Repechage
Lightweight Men's Double Sculls Repechages
Lightweight Women's Double Sculls Repechages
Men's Quadruple Sculls Repechage
Women's Quadruple Sculls Repechage
Men's Eight Heats
Women's Eight Heats

Jul 26 | 9:00-11:20
Sea Forest Waterway
Women's Single Sculls Quarterfinals
Men's Single Sculls Quarterfinals
Women's Double Sculls Semifinals
Men's Double Sculls Semifinals
Women's Four Repechage
Men's Four Repechage

Jul 27 | 8:30-12:00
Sea Forest Waterway
Men's Single Sculls Semifinals C/D
Women's Single Sculls Semifinals C/D
Lightweight Men's Double Sculls Final C
Lightweight Women's Double Sculls Final C
Men's Quadruple Sculls Final B
Women's Quadruple Sculls Final B
Men's Quadruple Sculls Final A
Women's Quadruple Sculls Final A
Men's Quadruple Sculls Victory Ceremony
Men's Pair Semifinals A/B
Women's Quadruple Sculls Victory Ceremony
Women's Pair Semifinals A/B
Lightweight Men's Double Sculls Semifinals A/B
Lightweight Women's Double Sculls Semifinals A/B

Jul 28 | 8:30-11:40
Sea Forest Waterway
Women's Double Sculls Final B
Men's Double Sculls Final B
Women's Four Final B
Men's Four Final B
Women's Double Sculls Final A
Men's Double Sculls Final A
Women's Double Sculls Victory Ceremony
Women's Four Final A
Men's Double Sculls Victory Ceremony
Men's Four Finals A
Women's Four Victory Ceremony
Women's Eight Repechage
Men's Four Victory Ceremony
Men's Eight Repechage
Women's Single Sculls Semifinals A/B
Men's Single Sculls Semifinals A/B

Jul 29 | 8:30-11:50
Sea Forest Waterway
Men's Single Sculls Final F
Women's Single Sculls Final F
Men's Single Sculls Final E
Women's Single Sculls Final E
Men's Pair Final A
Women's Pair Final A
Men's Pair Victory Ceremony
Lightweight Men's Double Sculls Final A
Women's Pair Victory Ceremony
Lightweight Women's Double Sculls Final A
Lightweight Men's Double Sculls Victory Ceremony
Men's Pairs Final B
Lightweight Women's Double Sculls Victory Ceremony
Women's Pairs Final B
Lightweight Men's Double Sculls Final B
Lightweight Women's Double Sculls Final B
Women's Single Sculls Final D
Men's Single Sculls Final D

Jul 30 | 8:45-10:55
Sea Forest Waterway
Women's Single Sculls Final C
Men's Single Sculls Final C
Women's Single Sculls Final B
Men's Single Sculls Final B
Women's Single Sculls Final A
Men's Single Sculls Final A
Women's Single Sculls Victory Ceremony
Women's Eight Final A
Men's Single Sculls Victory Ceremony
Men's Eight Final A
Women's Eight Victory Ceremony
Men's Eight Victory Ceremony

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