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The Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre was built to host the rowing and flatwater canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece.

It is the most northerly venue of the 2004 Summer Olympics situated to the east of the town of Marathon. It covers 1,240 sq km and has a spectator capacity of 14,000.

Although not fully completed until January 31, 2004, it held its first successful competition, the Junior World Rowing Championships, in August 2003. During these championships, many boats became waterlogged due to gale force winds and the resulting water conditions. Most of the final rounds were raced over a shortened course to avoid worse water in the second half of the 2km lake.

During construction there was controversy over environmental destruction as wetlands were remodelled for its construction.


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