Olympics spark Leeds Rowing Club renaissance

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An unprecedented surge of interest in rowing following the 2012 Olympics has forced one West Yorkshire rowing club to move home to cope with the growth in demand.

Launched on Roundhay Park lake in 2006, Leeds Rowing Club boasts a membership of about 100 - but has attracted a waiting list approaching 300 since London 2012.

The move from suburban Leeds to Thwaites Mill on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal will mean room for many more boats, club organisers said.

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