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6 reasons why adding mixed relays to Olympic swimming is a phenomenal idea | For The Win

Posted by | April 13, 2017 | Olympics, Summer Olympics, Swimming

By: Michelle R. Martinelli | April 13, 2017 2:06 pm

Last weekend, swimming’s international governing body, FINA, proposed adding a whopping 10 new events to the program for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. More swimming would be awesome, right?It suggested adding the much-needed 1,500 meters for women, the 800 meters for men and 50-meter races for butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke. But, best of all, it proposed two mixed relays — two men, two women teams in the 4×100 freestyle and 4×100 medley events. The International Olympic Committee’s decision on this is expected in July.Bob Bowman, the 2016 U.S. men’s head coach and Michael Phelps’ former coach, told Swimming World:  Read more…

Source: http://ftw.usatoday.com

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