Entries have been confirmed from 50 countries for the 2010 World Rowing Championships, affirming its status as the biggest international sporting event to be held in New Zealand since the 1990 Commonwealth Games.
The regatta opens on Lake Karapiro on October 30th.
The biggest three teams will be from Germany, Great Britain and the USA and will number more than 100 (including coaches and support staff). Large teams are also expected from Australia, Canada, China, France, Italy and the Netherlands.
Host nation New Zealand last month announced its biggest ever team for a World Rowing Championships with 18 crews and 55 athletes, including entries in thirteen of the fourteen Olympic boat classes.