Japan’s swimmers defy altitude fears


Japan’s Olympic swimmers will prepare for this year’s London Games by undergoing altitude training as planned, despite the death of Alexander Dale Oen. Read Reuters.

“We feel great sorrow at what happened (to Dale Oen),” JSF executive director Masafumi Izumi said. “But the autopsy results did not immediately link his sudden death to the altitude.

“After holding an executive meeting we decided to take all necessary precautions and prepare the athletes in the safest way possible,” he added.

“We will send doctors to monitor the swimmers and before going we will conduct electrocardiogram and heart echo tests under low-oxygen conditions.”


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