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Making a Splash?
October 8, 2008 By P.M.    
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The Museum of Sports and Tourism in Warsaw has organized an exhibition marking 130 years of the Warsaw Rowing Association (WTW). The exhibition, which runs until Jan. 10, showcases WTW memorabilia including photographs, winners' cups, and costumes.

The Warsaw Rowing Association's beginnings date back to the 1870s when Poland was partitioned and under foreign rule. A group of 15 Poles decided to found the association, despite this being an illegal project at the time. It was not until 1882 that the association was legalized.

The year 1919 saw the creation of the Polish Friends of Rowing Association (PZTW), which brought together water-sports clubs including the WTW. The first Polish Rowing championships were held in 1921 and the WTW's eight-man team took first place. Poland's rowing team for the 1924 Olympics in Paris included two oarsmen from the WTW. After World War II, the association was revived in 1956.

Until Jan. 10, 2009, Museum of Sports and Tourism
The John Paul II
Olympic Center, 4 Wybrzeże Gdyńskie
Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free entry on Saturdays
The museum is closed on Mondays
Ticket prices: normal zl.8; concessions zl.4
www.muzeumsportu.waw.pl
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