Hosszu vs Hungary conflict causes national coach to resign and withdraw resignation

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75-year-old László Kiss will continue coaching Hungary’s national swimming team after having initially tendered his resignation in the midst of a highly publicised brawl between the country’s swimming federation and Katinka Hosszú, the world’s number-one female swimmer.

Mr. Kiss changed his mind after receiving the backing of 110 colleagues – including five-times Olympic champion Krisztina Egerszegi – and a personal phone call from Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who in a Friday radio interview pledged to act as a mediator between the conflicting parties.

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