Swimsuit fears don't hold water: Talbot

Swimsuit fears don't hold water: Talbot

Post by Marty Wallac » Fri, 17 Mar 2000 04:00:00


The head coach of the Australian swimming team Don Talbot says it is legal
for swimmers to use full-length suits at the Olympic Games.

The president of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, says the
rules about using the suits are "pretty vague".

Mr Coates is concerned swimmers may lose any medals they win because of
legal challenges.

But Talbot says suits have been approved.

"Australian Swimming did receive from FINA probably two months ago now a
letter saying that the suits were quite legal and that swimmers could use
them," he said.

"That's all really as far as I'm concerned; they're a goer."

 
 
 

Swimsuit fears don't hold water: Talbot

Post by ay.. » Fri, 17 Mar 2000 04:00:00

I hope that the swimsuit will be worked out soon for the swimmers sake.
No swimmer needs to have this happening to them this close to the games.


Quote:

> The head coach of the Australian swimming team Don Talbot says it is
legal
> for swimmers to use full-length suits at the Olympic Games.

> The president of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, says
the
> rules about using the suits are "pretty vague".

> Mr Coates is concerned swimmers may lose any medals they win because
of
> legal challenges.

> But Talbot says suits have been approved.

> "Australian Swimming did receive from FINA probably two months ago
now a
> letter saying that the suits were quite legal and that swimmers could
use
> them," he said.

> "That's all really as far as I'm concerned; they're a goer."

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Swimsuit fears don't hold water: Talbot

Post by Dan t » Sat, 18 Mar 2000 04:00:00

I congratulate John Coates in his action of bringing this issue to the front
for FINA.Now,FINA would have to make a decisive decision on the suits before
the Games,including Speedos new one.
Quote:

> I hope that the swimsuit will be worked out soon for the swimmers sake.
> No swimmer needs to have this happening to them this close to the games.



> > The head coach of the Australian swimming team Don Talbot says it is
> legal
> > for swimmers to use full-length suits at the Olympic Games.

> > The president of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, says
> the
> > rules about using the suits are "pretty vague".

> > Mr Coates is concerned swimmers may lose any medals they win because
> of
> > legal challenges.

> > But Talbot says suits have been approved.

> > "Australian Swimming did receive from FINA probably two months ago
> now a
> > letter saying that the suits were quite legal and that swimmers could
> use
> > them," he said.

> > "That's all really as far as I'm concerned; they're a goer."

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> Before you buy.


 
 
 

Swimsuit fears don't hold water: Talbot

Post by kais » Mon, 20 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Don't the Aussie swimmers swim fast enough ?

Or how there is a fuss about suits ?

At Athens we saw winners who wore new suits
and winners who didn't.

Eero