Rio dis­re­spect­ing aquat­ics, FINA says

Toronto Star - - SPORTS/SCOREBOARD -

MOSCOW— Swimming’s world gov­ern­ing body FINA has strongly crit­i­cized the or­ga­niz­ers of next year’s Rio Olympics over what it says are sub­stan­dard fa­cil­i­ties and “dis­re­spect” for aquatic events. FINA at­tacks the or­ga­niz­ers for slash­ing the seat­ing ca­pac­ity at the main pool, and says ath­letes’ health and safety could be at risk at open wa­ter events and be­cause of a de­ci­sion to use an open-air venue for div­ing, wa­ter polo and syn­chro­nized swimming.

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