March 20, 2020—
Swimming Canada CEO Ahmed El-Awadi issued a statement on Friday evening responding to recent letters sent from the Canadian Olympic Committee and USA Swimming regarding the potential postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games. El-Awadi says the organization “is very much aligned with many of the points” made by USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey, who sent a letter to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) advocating for a one-year postponement of the Games. “Telling athletes to prepare for an Olympic Games during a global pandemic raises serious issues,” said El-Awadi. “We ...
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#Swim Canada's El-Awadi: training during crisis, "raises serious issues"