World Rowing Championships next year in Bled

Published: 3.9.2010

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World Rowing Championships next year in Bled

The World Rowing Championships 2011 will take place on Lake Bled between 28 August and 4 September 2011. The World Championships will at the same time be the qualifying rounds for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

World Rowing Championships next year in Bled

The World Rowing Championships 2011 will take place on Lake Bled between 28 August and 4 September 2011. The World Championships will at the same time be the qualifying rounds for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Bled`s rowing centre, built in the 1950s, will be renovated for the needs of the World Championships in order to ensure that it meets the high standards necessary for the event and at the same time to improve training conditions for both national and international rowers. In 2011 a modern Bled rowing centre will be ready to host the World Rowing Championships, offering proven and fair competition conditions for the best rowers in the world and the necessary assistance for visitors attending the Championships.

Rowing is one of the most important sports in the history of Slovenia.
The long tradition of rowing in Slovenia is crowned by numerous top-level international sporting achievements. Over 20 medals at Olympic Games and World Championships and the successful organisation of World and European Championships on Lake Bled have further contributed to the popularity of this sport.

Bled has a lot of experience and some of the most beautiful rowing courses in the world, with identical conditions for all competitors. Surrounded by wonderful nature, like a jewel among the Alps, Bled is well known for its mild and pleasant climate and its thermal lake water. Bled offers ideal conditions for a short break or active holiday. The stunning mountains reflected in the surface of the lake, the sun and the fresh air are charming at all times of the year. It is also a prestigious tourist destination that attracts visitors of all ages from all over the world, among them businesspeople, artists, academics, athletes and recreation seekers. Its unique natural beauty and charm and services at the highest level ensure that visitors keep coming back.

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