Sprint News 9/12/12: Date Set for Curl Hearing; Olympic Furniture for Sale

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 0

September 12th, 2012 In Briefs, News

…USA Swimming has set a date for a hearing with CUBU Swim Club founder Rick Curl for September 19th, after the completion of the USA Swimming convention this week in Greensboro. Typically, hearings are held on a much shorter turnaround than this, but this case has seen some bigger complications than a typical case of its kind…

…Want to live like an Olympian? There’s an opportunity, almost quite literally. Millions of dollars worth of furniture used to outfit the Olympic Games, from press room equipment, beds from the athletes’ village, common-area furniture, and even referees chairs, has to be disposed of some how. Rather than throwing it all away, organizers are actually selling it to the public. By visiting the Remains of the Games website, you can pick up some pretty cool stuff, all of which is labeled as being officially from the Olympics. There’s a souvenir with a story…

…The Chinese University Games kicked off today in Zhejiang, China, and the biggest swim on the first day was two-time Olympic Champion and World Record holder Sun Yang. He’s taken some big time out of the pool since the Games to make some promotional appearances and relax a little, but he still came out swinging with a 1:47.1 to win the men’s 200 free and break the Meet Record. Zhang Lin, who has been trying for the better part of two years to snap out of a funk and return to his 2008 Olympic medal form, was more than 10 seconds behind…

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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