Following comprehensive discussions and considering all possible options, due to the pandemic and related mitigation measures, the Shanghai Organising Committee (OC) believes that it is not feasible to stage the 2021 World Rowing Championships and proposes to cancel the event. Taking into account all information received, the World Rowing Executive Committee has accepted this proposal and decided to cancel the event.
World Rowing very gratefully acknowledges the hard work of the Shanghai OC and the Chinese Rowing Association, and considerable investments into rowing made by the Government of Shanghai and looks forward to the time when international rowing can come back to China.
World Rowing will hold a Video Conference Call for Member Federations on Tuesday 13 July 2021 at 09:00hrs CET and 17:00hrs CET as an opportunity for representatives to ask any questions relating to the cancellation of the World Rowing Championships in Shanghai. Details of the Zoom Webinar will be shared directly with Member Federations.