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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The World Rowing Federation (FISA) is adamant every race will take place in the Olympic regatta at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas despite Sundays programme being postponed due to windy conditions and a fault with the buoy system. 49ers Hoodies Jerseys Outlet .Sir Steve Redgrave, Britains most decorated rower, backed the decision to postpone Sundays rowing but warned of a doomsday outcome where, if this wind continues and scheduling chaos ensues, then for the first time since the inaugural modern Olympics medals may not be awarded.The weather caused havoc on Saturday. After Serbias mens pair capsized in conditions Katherine Grainger called the worst shes ever rowed in, Sunday mornings training sessions saw two further boats flip.With gusts blowing down from the hills, the original 8.30 a.m. start time for Sundays rowing was firstly delayed by two hours but then came confirmation at 10.15 a.m. of postponement after the wind direction shifted, seeing 50 metres/second gusts causing boats unable to hold their direction and buoys shifted out of position in the lanes.It was a technical instillation issue causing the delays, FISA executive director Matt Smith said. The expected winds were above anything we expected for the cables of our buoy systems. We had cables lying in lanes. FISA say this problem is now solved.Having lost a day to the elements, Smith said the plan is to schedule the W8+ and M8+ races and M4x and W4x repechages on Monday morning from 8.30 a.m. and then slot in as many of Sundays postponed races from 9.30 a.m. until 1.30 p.m. FISA say the programme will have caught up by Wednesday but if the weather causes further delays then there is a contingency plan of extending the regatta to Sunday, Aug. 14.We are old and experienced in staging regatta, Smith added. We have a lot of tricks up our sleeve, a lot of contingency plans. We could even have two rounds on the same day, we have done that in the past. We have advanced racing in the past. With nine days, including Sunday morning, we are confident we are ready for nearly anything they can throw at us.For Redgrave, he said the rowers safety was paramount but added if these windy conditions continue, then the organisers will face a logistical nightmare to fit in every race.None of the rowers wouldve liked to have run out in that, especially the ones who have the repechages which determine whether they stay in the Olympic regatta or not, Redgrave said as a plastic chair flew off behind him. We are an outdoor sport and in outdoor sports you are open to the elements and you have to deal with that. Weve raced in conditions similar to this and there is a point you have to call it and I guarantee you that 99 percent of the athletes will be pleased.He added: The tough bit is that if this weather continues. But what were hearing is that if the programme gets delayed and delayed then the boats going through repechages may not get the chance to race in them.That is eight out of 14 categories -- so the [Team GB] womens pair and mens four wont race today and if they dont get to race until Saturday when there are perfect conditions on Saturday morning, what do you do then? Do you have the heats, the repechage, the semifinal and final in one day?Youd have 14 events. Its not going to happen, it would be cancelled. The worst case scenario is that there will not be any Olympic medals given out at this Games. So if you start that at the doom and gloom then anything better than that will be good.Team GB team leader Sir David Tanner said he was absolutely supportive of the decision to postpone Sundays racing and FISA had made completely the right call.If we look at the programme to be frank it is possible for it to be completed in fewer days than eight, Tanner said. Youve seen the sessions are relatively short and from my point of view, and our rowers would say the same, if we get a window and can get on with it, they wont argue with racing in the morning or afternoon, we could do it. Wholesale 49ers Hoodies . Pettersen, winner of last years Evian Championships, had nine birdies and three bogeys, holding off a series of challengers led by Marion Ricordeau of France. The second-ranked Norwegian made her season debut after missing the LPGA Tours opening event last month in the Bahamas because of a shoulder injury. 49ers Hoodies Shop . Westbrook has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee — the third operation on the knee in nine months. . Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club.SAN DIEGO -- Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Teo will sit out this week with a sprained right foot and miss San Diegos game at Chicago on Thursday. Teo wore a walking boot while watching Saturday mornings practice. "Manti has a foot sprain and he will be out this week and I will give you any further updates as the week goes on, or next week," coach Mike McCoy said. "But he will be out for the week." The team refused to make Teo available to reporters, saying he would speak Monday. McCoy, a rookie head coach, has been loath to share injury news. When asked how Teo, a starter who played briefly in Thursdays 31-10 loss to Seattle, sustained the injury, McCoy balked. "Im not ... he has a foot sprain," McCoy said. "I will say that and move on from there." McCoy said the injury was diagnosed after the game. However, when asked about injuries at Fridays news conference, the coach said: "As of right now, no one has reported any serious injuries from last night. I havent sat down with our trainer yet, but I will in a little bit. Cheap 49ers Hoodies Store. " This is the second time in camp that McCoys information on injured players has turned out to be less than forthcoming. On Tuesday, wide receiver Danario Alexander tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in practice, a season-ending injury. McCoy downplayed the injury after practice. A few hours later, the team announced the severity of the injury. Now Teo is out for one game, and maybe longer. "I think any player is disappointed when they have a little injury that is going to keep him out for a little bit," McCoy said of Teos reaction to be sidelined. "But its part of the game and he will do whatever he can to get back on the field as quickly as possible." Running back Danny Woodhead missed another practice on Saturday. 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