In a statement sent to the media on Friday, The Singapore National Olympic Council reprimanded the Singapore Swimming Association for not maintaining due diligence to ensure that the national swimmer Joseph Schooling’s swimwear met FINA regulations. The swimmer was forced to swim with new equipment on his Olympic debut, which the SNOC say cost the 17-year old his chance at the Games, having been left rattled at the London Aquatic Centre before posting a time more than two seconds off his personal best.
Now, I’ve heard the same story from another federation, with swimmers feeling outright harassed by officials. So maybe there was a systemic error, also.
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