|Governing Body:||Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron (FISA)|
Rowing is a sport in which a boat is propelled on water using oars. It was originated in ancient Egyptian times, but first rowing competition was held in the early 10th century between professional watermen on the River Thames in London, UK. Rowing is also a part of Summer Olympics since 1900. It was also the part of 1896 Olympics but was cancelled due to bad weather conditions. The global governing body of rowing is Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron (FISA) and was founded in 1892.