(I’ve heard that on-line ticket systems are not co operating well with ticket exchanges.
FISA isn’t responsible for the weather – the best they can do is stay as connected to the expert weather forecasters and look for windows of opportunities.(I have to admit – I often joke the weather forecasters and pollsters seem to be the only people who keep their jobs even though their predictions are so often way off).Rowing used to begin on Sunday – day 3 of the Olympics – and the regatta finished on Sunday with Canoe Kayak beginning the next day. This gives the venue a day to convert from rowing to canoe/kayak, but also it gives FISA a chance to find best conditions.I would suppose that as far as FISA and their Fairness Committee are concerned – this week is a nightmare. Athletes have been trying to peak perfectly for a moment in time for years, friends families and fans have spent a lot of money are trying to make sure they’ve the right ticket on the right day, TV networks are trying to juggle how to show everyone everything and FISA needs to figure out how to keep racing fair.
They couldn’t – the Closing Ceremony would start in a few hours; all sports had to be completed.
I believe FISA, the international rowing federation, took a long look at that situation and made a decision to give rowing some flexibility if that were to happen in (their) week one. Now the Olympic Rowing Regatta begins on day 2 – the morning after the Opening Ceremony – and be completed on the Saturday.