Stewie Griffin Should Cox wrote:completeIgnorance wrote:I read the rules differently for this FQR. They state "......must participate in that event if they participate at the Olympic Games". Can't USRowing replace some of the rowers and those replaced will simply not participate at the Olympics? They also read that they may participate in another boat that qualified, in 2000 couldn't Teti have rowed Wherly in the 8 and also the 4. Seems that would have been within the rules.
Just wondering. I would like to hear an answer from someone more official.
I have to say, read that way, yes it does seem that you could change someone and NOT take them at all. That would avoid the "Ringers in the boat" scenario.
It certainly used to be the case that only a Medical Reason could see the boat changed. This seems to have changed.
The US Selection procedures won't allow a change unless its for medical reasons or violation of code of conduct. Read "removal of athletes" on page 10 here: http://www.usrowing.org/Libraries/Natio ... .sflb.ashx
US Rowing is a bit lawsuit adverse, so you won't see any changes.