Event Notes: Brandenburg, Germany To Host 2016 European Rowing Championships
The European rowing federations "have awarded the 2016 European Rowing Championships to Brandenburg, Germany." The championships "will take place from May 6-8, 2016, only a few months before the start of the 2016 Rio Games" (DPA, 6/1). ... Int'l Baseball Federation (IBAF) President Riccardo Fraccari said on Monday that Taiwan is "very likely" to host the inaugural Premier 12 baseball tournament in '15. Fraccari said in Taipei that there was a "99.9 percent chance that the Premier 12 will be held in Taiwan, and that the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association will sponsor it" (CNA, 6/2). ... The Alpari World Match Racing Tour on Monday announced the addition of the Dutch Match Cup -- which will take place from Sept. 24-28 -- as an official stage of this year's world championship tour. The Dutch event joins the current schedule of six events in Germany, Sweden, Poland, Chicago, Bermuda and Malaysia (Alpari).