Olaf Tufte Norway
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Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

27 Apr 1976

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
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Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
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All-time
Gold Silver Bronze
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Sport Guides

ROWING

Biography

Competed in: ROWINGRowing

Single sculler famous for his unconventional training methods

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Olaf Tufte competed in ROWING

Did you know?

  • There are 14 rowing events, all held over a 2000m course at Eton Dorney.
  • They vary from those between solo rowers up to those featuring crews of eights.
  • Some races involve sculling (rowing with an oar in each hand) while others are for sweep rowers (using just one oar).
  • All events begin with heats and there is a repechage round for boats that do not qualify automatically.
  • Rowing has produced at least one gold for Team GB in each of the last seven Olympics.