The Australian rowing team are hard at work readying for Rio, but they have no boat and no oars.
They are up the creek without a paddle.
Originally they had failed to qualify for the Olympics following a third placed finish in Switzerland.
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However, they were handed a reprieve when four Russian boats were forced to withdraw after widespread allegations of doping in the country.
The crew will now have to borrow a boat as the team’s original racer is back in Australia and will arrive too late for the first event.