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Balmain Rowing Club's insight:
Some inspiration if you need a different cross-training plan this winter! Get into cross-country skiing like Olaf...
Has much really changed? The rowing season is short, there are more men's crews than women's, there's still more to do to spread the sport across nations and continents. Will the new president of the IOC make a difference to the third-biggest Olympic sport? Martin Cross thinks pressure will come from above, not below.
Here in the shallow end, we are often accused of treating women, and women's sport, with less regard than their male counterparts. Some pressure groups even run a ruler over the sports section, claiming the disparity between the amount of men's and women's sport exposes a chauvinistic agenda.
The above video, produced by UCL following the Head of the River Race earlier this year, is a fine example of a recruiting video (whether or not it was intended as such), as it gives the viewer a window into the sport, visually as well as from the athletes' perspective.
To celebrate the 2012 Olympics, Balmain Rowing Club is having our first public Open Day. We'd like to invite anyone with an interest in rowing, sports or the local community to join us at our club on Sunday 2nd September any time between 10am and 3pm.
What was I thinking turning on the TV? I knew what would be on there! That was stupid. The Olympics were inspiring! I need to use the energy it gave me and use it for good! No more daytime TV... Pick yourself up man!