Boycott Is Back: USA Rejects FINA Plans For UAE Race In Waters Where Fran Crippen Died

Photo: Fran Crippen died in a FINA world cup event in 2010; upper limits on water temperatures were imposed for races after two inquiries - and now they have been ignored, Japan's response to pull its entire national team from the Asian Championships

Boycott is back in swimming – and this time it is the athletes and the federation of the world’s leading swimming nation showing that in certain circumstances, it is the right thing to do. A little over four years beyond the death of Fran Crippen, FINA plans to return open water to the United Arab Emirates this March

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Boycott is back in swimming – and this time it is the athletes and the federation of the world’s leading swimming nation showing that in certain circumstances, it is the right thing to do. A little over four years beyond the death of Fran Crippen, FINA plans to return open water to the United Arab Emirates this March

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