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International Rowing Federation

Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d Aviron - FISA

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[International Rowing Federation flag]
image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 12 February 2011

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The International Federation of Rowing Associations is the governing body of the sport of rowing. It is empowered by its 128 member National Rowing Federations, the National Olympic Committees and the International Olympic Committee to govern the sport of rowing.
FISA sets the rules and regulations for the practice of the sport, in all its forms (elite, adaptive, and soon coastal and indoor), and organises sanctioned World Rowing events. It also provides advice and expertise for the organisation of rowing regattas, on coaching education and other matters relating to the sport and its development.
FISA was founded in Turin on June 25, 1892. It is the oldest international sports federation in the Olympic movement. Its first headquarters office was established in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1922 and, after moving away, returned to its roots in February 1996.
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Zoltan Horvath, 14 February 2011

The Flag

"Flag Manual" by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, 2008.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 12 February 2011

Flag at the London 2012 Olympics

The protocol manual for the London 2012 Olympics (Flags and Anthems Manual London 2012 [loc12]) provides recommendations for flag designs. Each international federation and international paralympics federation was sent an image of the flag, including the PMS shades, for their approval by LOCOG. Once this was obtained, LOCOG produced a 60 x 90 cm version of the flag for further approval. So, while these specs may not be the official version of each flag, they are certainly what the international federation and international paralympics federation believed the flag to be.
For FISA: PMS 072 blue, 137 yellow, 355 green, 186 red and black. The vertical flag is simply the horizontal version turned 90 degrees clockwise
Ian Sumner, 10 October 2012