BY ED WINCHESTER
PHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER
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In December, the IOC announced that the rowing events for the 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Senegal will exclusively feature coastal rowing. The sweeping overhaul, which sees solos, doubles, and a mixed double replacing singles and pairs, is the latest evolution in a fast-changing international rowing landscape and a possible sign of things to come at the senior level. “Coastal rowing is critical to our strategy to expand the sport to new and diverse countries,” said FISA President Jean-Christophe Rolland, who heralded the move as “fantastic news.” The Youth Olympic Games are open to athletes born in 2004 and 2005.