Complete with a Chinese crooner and everything. We’ll be there :-)
FINA and the Shanghai 2011 World Championships organizers have released this video, describing the five measures that the Chinese government and Shanghai government will attend, in order to ensure the food safety for athletes and spectators. Via fina.org.
Two battery-powered jets tucked into the shortboard’s three-inch shell provide 20 pounds of thrust to propel riders at 12 mph – three times the average paddling speed, and just what you need to catch the big one. Read popsci.com and see WaveJet.
NEC is preparing a Gingerbread-powered smart phone called N-06C with IPX5 and IPX7 waterproof ratings, meaning that this 7.9mm-thick Android has been tested against small water jets and one-meter immersion. Specs are a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 480×854 LCD, 1GB ROM, 512MB RAM, 802.11n WiFi, and 5 megapixel camera with 720p video. Via engadget.com. It will look somewhat like this older (and non-waterproof) NC-04C … Nec Medias N-04C – Docomo Press Conference from SpacePigTV on Vimeo.
FINA’s Open Water Swimming Technical Committee is to work with the International Triathlon Union and the International Olympic Sports Medicine Committee to fine tune the detail of recommendation made by two inquiries into the death of American swimming Fran Crippen in a 10 K marathon race in Fujairah, UAE last October. Read more here on SwimNews.com. One really sad conclusion of the inquiries is that the autopsy report confirmed that Fran Crippen drowned, rather than die of a heart attack or something. In my personally opinion the smoking gun proving that something was seriously wrong with the security at this…
Senior high performance coach Mark Regan was not ranked high enough to be selected as part of the New Zealand team for Shanghai 2011, after having resigned as national head coach after Commonwealth Games 2010. But star performer Lauren Boyle spoke out, saying she has no other coach now she is out of the US collegiate scholarship, and now SNZ Board changed their mind, taking him anyway. Read nzherald.co.nz.
With a variety of concerns being voiced regarding food safety issues in China, the Shanghai World Championships have announced a five-part response to better food security for the World Championships this summer. Read more here on SwimmingWorld Magazine.
It doesn’t get much more laid back than this. They talk about height and the myth that you need to be tall to be a swimmer, about Lochte’s knee surgery and about eating heathy, and other stuff.
FINA has admitted lack of safety measure in Fran Crippen’s death, shortly after coming under heavy fire from U.S. Open Water Review Commission Chair Dick Pound for lack of cooperation. They have release the Task Force Report with recommendations that there should be minimum and maximum limits for air temperature, air humidity, visibility, air quality, water temperature, water quality etc, and now Fran Crippen’s coach Dick Shoulberg calls on FINA to cancel the open water events at the world championships in Shanghai, based on these conclusions and recommendations. “The people in FINA need to move that race from Shanghai,” Shoulberg…
The Morning Swim Show featuring FrÃ©dÃ©rick Bousquet, discussing his world’s best 50 freestyle at the French Nationals recently, and his threatening to withdraw from the world championships. There is also a quick glimpse of Laure Manaudou, hurrying across the room in the background :-)