— Published 6 May 2022

Three candidates for the 2025 Worlds

The International Rowing Federation (World Rowing) can rub its hands together: its “strategic event allocation process”, set up to replace the old bidding campaigns, is working smoothly. The body chaired by Frenchman Jean-Christophe Rolland has unveiled the long list of bidders for the major events on the international calendar for the period from 2024 to 2026, including the World Rowing Championships in 2025 and 2026. As of 29 April 2022, 15 national federations have submitted bids for 24 competitions. Germany leads the way with five bids, ahead of China, Italy and Turkey. Candidates have until 11 July 2022 to submit final bids, including financial guarantees. A full review of all bid documents will then be carried out by World Rowing. All World Championships will be awarded by the World Rowing Congress on 26 September 2022 in Racice, Czech Republic. For the 2025 World Championships, the first global event of the next Olympiad, the decision will be between Amsterdam, Shanghai and Varese. The two losers could be offered to organise the World Championships the following year, a 2026 edition for which World Rowing has not registered a bid.