Built for rowing competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics on London, Dorney Lake is also known as the Eton College Rowing Centre. Specifically, it was constructed near the village of Dorney, Buckinghamshire, very close to Windsor and Eton by the River Thames.

Eton College spent 17 million pounds developing and constructing the facility for specific use in the games and afterwards. The finish tower was built with a grant of a half million pounds financed by Sport England, UK Sport, the DCMS and SEEDA. In addition for use by the Olympics and the school, it also can be rented for general canoeing, dragon boating and triathlon training.

The only events not making use of the facility in the 2012 Olympics are the whitewater events, which take place at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfordshire.

For the London Olympic Games, 20,000 seats have been added to aid spectators, most of which are temporary.

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Ripley Hunter enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities and adventure sports. From kayaking to rock climbing, Hunter’s real love lies in fishing, whether on the water or ice. Among his great adventures is deep sea fishing in New Zealand. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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