Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Canadian Row Team defeated defending champion USA in the bid for gold in the Men's Eight rowing competition.Great Britain finished second while USA finished third. I am so intrigued by this sport. Why? Because I think this is a highly elitist sport! I am reminded of Ivy-league rowing teams, of WASPs and descendants of the Mayflower.

My favorite TV doctor was a member of the Cambridge (yes, the one in UK) rowing team. If not for a real bad bout of infectious mononucleosis (Dr, House! who have you been kissing?!), Hugh Laurie may have been one of UK's rowers in the 1984 Olympics.He was one of the junior coxed pair that won the British national title before representing Britain's Youth Team at the 1977 Junior World Rowing Championships. Later, he was given a sport award of the highest distinction while taking part in the 1980 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Laurie is a member of the Leander Club, one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world. Wooohooo! Go Dr. House!
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