Monthly Archives: May, 2008

Competition
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Amputee Qualifies For The 'Real' Olympics

South African Natalie Du Toit has made history by becoming the first amputee to qualify for the Olympic Games. Read all about it here on The Telegraph

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Equipment
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TYR Sues Speedo, Schubert, Vendt and USA Swimming

According to the Los Angeles Times, TYR has decided to sue Speedo, USA Swimming and Mark Schubert for having “combined to engage in a campaign of falsely disparaging the products of Speedo’s competitors, including TYR, for the purpose of inducing competitive swimmers to refrain from doing business with Speedo’s competitors”. And American swimmer Eric Vendt for breach of contract. See also SwimNews

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Official FINA World Record List Hopelessly Outdated

There is not a single 2008 entry in the official lists, even though 41 world records have fallen so far this year and these new better times are listed in the official FINA ranking lists. It cannot be because the records are pending FINA approval, since the individual FINA record pages state that an asterisk (*) would be used for this purpose.