Ken Gallinger: Boycotting swim meet won’t deter Russia’s aggression


This summer, FINA, the world body for competitive swimming, will be hosting the World Masters swimming championships. I have a realistic shot at a gold medal. So what’s the issue? The venue is in Kazan, Russia, a country at war. I am not concerned about personal safety but about the ethics of holding the championships there. Would I be wrong to participate? Your reply will help decide whether to go.

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