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Rower Lawrie amazed at Youth Olympic Games call up

Rower Chris Lawrie admits he has to pinch himself in amazement when he thinks about representing Team GB at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.<...>

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Illness forces Houghton out of World Rowing Championships

Two-time Olympic silver medallist Frances Houghton will be absent from this month’s World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam after failing to ove...

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Stanning delighted with Rowing World Championships call up

Heather Stanning expressed her delight after being named in Great Britain’s 66-strong team heading to next month’s Rowing World Championships in...

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Countdown to Rio: Summer sports week in review

Olympic canoe sprint champion Ed McKeever rebounded from his recent illness to claim silver at the European Championships.

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Copeland and Walsh defend World Cup title in Lucerne

Kat Copeland and Imogen Walsh insist they are happy to be put under pressure after claiming lightweight women’s double scull gold at the World R...

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Biography

Alastair Heathcote was selected in the men's eight for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and won a silver medal, finishing in front of the Americans and behind the Canadians. Heathcote started rowing at the age of 15 at Eton College however; he decided not to pursue the sport beyond high school. Instead, he decided on a different path, and moved to New Zealand to work on a farm sheering sheep. After a year abroad Heathcote moved back to Great Britain where he went to study at Newcastle University. To offset his studies, he began rowing for fun. What was supposed to be recreational activity rekindled his passion, and Heathcoat began working towards his Master’s degree at Oxford Brooke University so that he could row on the team there.