Olympic Rowing Trials Set for This Weekend at Nathan Benderson Park

More than 120 athletes in 93 boats are scheduled to race in Sarasota from Feb. 22-26.

By Staff February 9, 2021

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More than 120 athletes in 93 boats are scheduled to race in Sarasota during the five-day U.S. rowing Olympic trials event scheduled for Feb. 22-26. Racing will open with time trials on Monday. Heats will take place on Tuesday, with repechages taking place on Wednesday. Thursday will feature semifinals, with finals taking place on Friday. Racing is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. each day. Due to Covid-19, there will be no spectators allowed on the island at Nathan Benderson Park. Semifinals and finals will be streamed live on and the NBC Sports app.

The 2020 Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo from July 23-Aug. 9, with rowing events slated to start on the morning of July 23. The Paralympic Games are scheduled to take place in Tokyo from Aug. 24-Sept. 5, with paralympic rowing events starting Aug. 27.

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