Rowing to top the podium

Rowers from Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire win Gold as part of the men's coxless pairs team.

Berkshire rowers win gold

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins win gold in the Olympic double sculls beating their Australian rivals into second place.

Silver for Lightweight Four

South Africa have shattered the dreams of a gold medal for Britain's Men's Lightweight Four.

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GB Rowing announce team ahead of World Cup

by Andrew Pate

The GB Rowing** team announced their line-up for this month's World cup at Eton Dorney in Berkshire. The rowers were among our most successful Olympians last year.

This is the first time the World Rowing Cup been held in the UK for eight years. And a number of Gold medallists and new faces - from our region - will be in action. Andrew Pate took to the water - to get a closer look.

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Burned rowing club in line for £1m grant

Marlow Rowing Club
Marlow Rowing Club after the fire in 2011

The Marlow Rowing Club which was damaged by a fire in 2011 is to be rebuilt thanks to a one million pound grant from the National Lottery. Former member - Olympian Sir Steve Redgrave, will be there later to help celebrate the plans for a new state-of-the-art site for water sports.

Sir Steve Redgrave rowing with club rowers
Sir Steve Redgrave rowing with club rowers

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Team GB's Paralympic hopes

Over the past year Meridian Tonight has been profiling athletes who will be going for gold in the Paralympic Games. As the South prepares for the opening celebrations Penny Silvester reports on Team GB's medal prospects.

Penny Silvester spoke to Tom Aggar Paralympic rower, Lucy Shuker Paralympic wheelchair tennis player, Barry Bowden GB's boccia coach and cos Lily Van Den Broeke.

Leander celebrates rowing success

Huge crowds have gathered in Henley-on-Thames to greet the British Olympics rowers.

Thousands joined the celebrations in the hope of catching a glimpse of the athletes, as they headed up river and then through the town on an open top bus.

Juliette Fletcher spoke to Mark Hunter Silver Medallist, Anna Watkins Gold Medallist and Alex Gregory Gold Medallist.

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