World Rowing are searching for a new host for the 2025 European Rowing Championships. Upcoming political elections in Serbia prompted the event organisers to reconsider their choice of host. On the 23rd October World Rowing announced the following:
“Due to parliamentary and local elections planned in Serbia towards the end of 2023 – encompassing the Serbian parliament, the Mayor of Belgrade and the Belgrade Assembly – and considering the risk of a delay in the funding and establishment of a Local Organizing Committee for the 2025 European Rowing Championships, World Rowing, European Rowing and the Serbian Rowing Federation have jointly agreed on a postponement of the Event to a later year.
“The decision regarding the year when the European Rowing Championships will be held in Belgrade will be communicated by the parties in due time.
“World Rowing and European Rowing are now progressing discussions to identify a host for the 2025 edition of the Event and will communicate as soon as a decision has been made.”
Most recently Serbia hosted the 2023 World Rowing Championships on Sava Lake in the heart of Belgrade. It was also location for the European Rowing Championships in 2014 and World Rowing Cups in 2017, 2018 and 2022.